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November 2019 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
November 2019 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
November 2019 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
November 2019 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
November 2019 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
November 2019 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

4 Easy Steps to Getting a Branded Business Email Address with G Suite (formerly Google Apps)

For a small business just starting out, getting a branded email address is essential to start communicating with business contacts and establish a sense of professionalism.  G Suite (formerly known … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Set Up Business Email Accounts
Employee Referral Program

Turn to Your Current Team For New Hire Success

Online searches are not the only recruitment method, and they may not be the best way to attract new compatible team members. I recently read an interesting LinkedIn Article about … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
ChooseWhat Scholarship

Scholarship for students with self employment experience

Have you ever earned money as a contractor or a small business owner? If so, this scholarship opportunity is for you. If you are a qualifying student (see “who can apply” section … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
ChooseWhat Spring 2019 Scholarship Winner

Spring 2019 ChooseWhat Scholarship: And the Winner Is…

It takes time to recognize and develop one’s skill-set, but it takes courage and self-sufficiency to proactively devote those skills toward building a small business of one’s own. Self-employment builds … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Scholarship
November 2019 Small Business Events

May 2019 Small Business Events

For the last 50 years, the President of the United States has recognized the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners by issuing an annual proclamation. This year’s National … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Info To Share With Employees

What Information Should You Share With Employees?

In January, Steve Harvey learned that his long-time daytime TV talk show would be canceled in the fall. Shockingly, he got the news through a network announcement about a new … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
April small business events 2019

April 2019 Small Business Events

There will be no April Fools in your business when you keep up with knowledge-building and networking. Here are some events around the country and in the Austin area that … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Small Business Events
Open Office Workspace Design

Does Your Workplace Design Work for Everyone Who Uses It?

I recently learned that Panasonic has developed a new product. Wear Space is essentially a blinder that reduces office visual and noise distractions. The device may solve a common office … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Close Business Partners

Can Familiarity Breed Success When Forming Business Partnerships?

There’s no hard and fast rule about starting businesses with spouses, family members, or close friends. Some close-knit partnerships do extremely well; others fail, sometimes permanently affecting the relationship as … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management