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Test Business Product Ideas

Have You Pre-Tested Your Business or Product Ideas?

The Amazons and Apples of the world can afford a trial-and-error approach to launching new ideas and concepts. However, even massive entities do extensive market testing; they can afford errors … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
March 2020 Small Business Events

March, 2020 Small Business Events

If you’re looking for a reason to take a day away from work so you can learn something new, Texans get March 3rd off for Texas Independence Day. Still, regardless … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events

5 Ways That Support and Mktg Can Help Each Other

If you run a fledgling business, then you may not have a defined Customer Support team yet. But, every business has someone handling customer questions, comments and concerns, even if … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
March 2020 Small Business Events

February 2020 Small Business Events

Valentine’s Day may be all about hearts and flowers, but have you considered showing extra love to yourself and your business? Staying informed and growing your network are worth more … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Bad Weather Hits Business

Bad Weather Hits … Now What?

Thank goodness that last winter’s deep-freeze is behind us. But, predictions for the coming winter are uncertain, and every season has its regional hazards. You want to keep your small … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
January 2020 Small Business Events

January 2020 Small Business Events

According to one statistic, the majority of New Year’s resolutions fail by January 17th. But, maybe all of those people are doing it wrong. Instead of planning to dramatically change … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
quit job start own business

Is it Time to Quit Your Full-Time Job to Start Your Own Business?

Swedish law requires that companies permit employees to take leaves of absence with relatively few exceptions. If you’re on your way toward starting a new businesses, this is certainly a … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Sarah Morgan Ashey

Fall 2019 ChooseWhat Scholarship: And the winner is…

Self-employment teaches people lessons of independence and accountability that can’t be learned any other way. Combine these lessons with a solid education, and you’ve got everything you need to start … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Scholarship
December Small Business Events

December 2019 Small Business Events

Holiday gifts are a great investment in the people you care about, and gift exchanges are just plain fun. It’s equally fun to buy something for yourself. If you want … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
January 2020 Small Business Events

November 2019 Small Business Events

Once the Halloween candy is gone, it will be time to put your sweet tooth away in favor of your hunger for business ideas and knowledge. Check out the following … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
sell food products commercially

Are You Ready to Sell Your Food Products Commercially?

My family’s special-recipe dill pickles are widely touted as the best pickles around. I don’t plan to sell them commercially, since they’re labor-intensive, highly perishable, and they require seasonal ingredients. … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
January 2020 Small Business Events

October 2019 Small Business Events

Did you know that October 1 is International Coffee Day? The good news is that coffee is typically a free amenity at any of the following events. You’ll want to … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Digital Nomad

Can’t Afford Time For a Real Vacation? Become a Digital Nomad!

I’m a big fan of vacations for every working person — including those at the top, or even solopreneurs. Sure, you play a major role in everything that your small … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
January 2020 Small Business Events

September Small Business Events 2019

Taking advantage of workshops, classes and expos are proactive ways to improve your small business, find funding for your startup, or learn how to make ideas become reality. That is … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
How to Prevent Office Politics

How to Prevent Office Politics from Eroding Your Workplace

Unfortunately, the end of the stressful mid-term elections marked the beginning of the general elections. There is no escape from national politics, but you can take better control over something … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
January 2020 Small Business Events

August 2019 Small Business Events

During the month of August, people across the U.S. celebrate everything from dogs to black cats. But, this is a month when we have one thing in common, virtually from … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Multicultural Marketing Diversity

The Real Meaning of Multicultural Marketing

And How it Affects Your Business When I went to a store to buy my first lawnmower, I brought a male friend, looking for more muscle to get my purchase … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
January 2020 Small Business Events

July 2019 Small Business Events

Every month we select a list of events that have the potential to benefit you and your small business; to help you start your business, develop, grow, and run it … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Grow Business Expansion

Five Ways to Expand Your Small Business

There’s a lot to be said in favor of the small business atmosphere. You may never want to turn into the next Amazon or become an anchor store at a … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
January 2020 Small Business Events

June 2019 Small Business Events

Attending a professional networking event can allow you to get out of the office and connect with other small business owners. They can also help you discover new tools and … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events