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Small Business Statistics

12 Statistics That Can Help Your Small Business

Don’t let the word, “statistics” scare you. This will not be an advanced math class. It will, however, provide useful information about other small businesses like yours. This is how … Continue Reading

Startup Step: Management
Micromanaging break chains retain control

How to Retain Control Over Your Business Without Micromanaging It

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. This quote comes from General George S. Patton, a person … Continue Reading

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Clienteling CRM Customer Management

Clienteling: What It Is, and How Your Business Can Do It

How many times have you opened online websites that seem to have endless suggestions for products that absolutely nail your taste and interests? This is one example of clienteling, and … Continue Reading

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Hiring Talent Workers Employment Market

Fighting the Battle for Talent

Four Ways That Small Businesses Can Find the Right Workers in a Tight Employment Market Your business may still be small, but how can you grow if you can’t hire … Continue Reading

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Lessons Dog Teaches Business

Five Lessons That My Dog Teaches About Running A Business

My 15-pound dog, Charlie pulls like he’s 150 pounds, yet I see people with their Pit Bulls and Great Danes walking gently at their sides. Still, my small business heels … Continue Reading

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Holiday Deals Specials

5 Ways to Use Holidays to Boost Sales

When did you see the first of many promotions for Halloween this year? Are you already seeing ads related to Thanksgiving and all of the winter holidays? Every year, businesses … Continue Reading

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Personal Business

It’s Just Business — Don’t Take it Personally

Elon Musk Should Teach a Class on the Downsides of Personal Involvement I’m impressed by Elon Musk; he is a great example of how to take a creative no-holds-barred approach … Continue Reading

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Exit Strategy For Success

Don’t Let Your Exit Strategy Outshine Your Success Strategy

Some time ago, I explained the importance of planning for the end of ownership. This was important advice, but never let it take time away from constantly honing your success … Continue Reading

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Gold In Complaints

There’s Gold in Them-Thar Complaints

How Negative Customer Feedback Can Make More Money for Your Business Nobody enjoys criticism, but when it comes to building a winning business, it can be more valuable than praise. … Continue Reading

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January Small Business Events

October 2018 Small Business Events

Trick or treat? New business leads? …or is startup funding what you need? October is around the corner and once again small biz and startup communities throughout the country have … Continue Reading

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Referral Marketing

Are Your Customers Helping to Increase Your Sales?

If the answer to this question is “no,” then you’re probably not familiar with the term, referral marketing. The fact is that 92 percent of individuals who make buying decisions … Continue Reading

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Project Management Triangle

Understanding the Project Management Triangle

How to Satisfy Customers When You Can’t Do it All Have you ever lost business because your small company simply doesn’t have the resources to accomplish everything that the customer … Continue Reading

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How Many Meetings

How Many Meetings Does Your Business Really Need?

I just read an article saying that Jeff Bezos, Mark Cuban, Elon Musk and others all view meetings as time-wasters. Cuban says that he won’t attend meetings (or talk on … Continue Reading

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January Small Business Events

September 2018 Small Business Events

September is the perfect time of year to step outside of your routine, socialize, expand your community and nourish your ever-growing small business. With the hotter summer months fading away, … Continue Reading

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Follow Your Passion

Following Your Passion: a Moneymaker or a Dud?

If you start a business based on your hobbies or anything that you love to do, is it true that you’ll really never work a day in your life?. The … Continue Reading

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PayPal payment avenues charges

Paypal Fees: Who Gets Charged What?

Buying, selling or sending money online is a remarkably immediate process that has become embedded in our modern economic system. With reputable companies like Paypal, these tasks can be completed … Continue Reading

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Global Outsourcing

The Logistics Behind Global Outsourcing

You’re probably not ready for global business expansion yet, but your company still touches areas outside of the U.S. Perhaps you get the best deal on parts or office supplies … Continue Reading

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Office Laughter

Fun and Laughter: The Best Medicine for Your Business?

A Jubilant Workplace Atmosphere May Not Always be Right, But it Offers Definite Advantages for Many Have you heard the one about the business that kept everyone laughing? The punchline … Continue Reading

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December Small Business Events

August Small Business Events

August is brimming with an excellent line-up of events for entrepreneurs and small business owners. We highly recommend taking advantage of these public classes, seminars, expos, and workshops that have … Continue Reading

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Networking 101

Networking 101

How It Helps You … And How You Can Help Others Regardless of the quantity and quality of people on your team, you can’t always count on them to meet … Continue Reading

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