Category Archives: Ideas & Tips

Gain Independence From Your Business By Putting Profit First

Fresh off the Fourth of July holiday and a celebration of our country’s independence, it’s a good time to ask whether your business is giving you the independence you hoped it would. Too many of us start our businesses with … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

As years end and new ones begin, we get reflective about time . . . what we accomplished during the twelve months just ended, and how we’re going to spend our time in the upcoming 365 days. Nearly universally, though, … Continue reading

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Why Dissatisfied Employees Aren’t a Bad Thing

Several weeks ago I was reading through my LinkedIn updates when an article title caught my eye—Why You Need Dissatisfied Employees. “Really?” I asked myself.  Everything we hear as business owners tells us we what we need to do to … Continue reading

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Business Decisions That Make Dollars and Sense

As uncertainty about the economy grinds on, business owners who feel like they’ve been doing everything right still feel like they’re coming up short. One thing I keep hearing is that we’ve cut expenses to the bone . . . … Continue reading

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Inventing the Future

Today is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The theme for this year’s event is “Invent the Future.” The program was created 19 years ago to create an enriching educational experience for our daughters and sons. More than … Continue reading

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Google Takes It to the Street

These days you could make it your full-time business just trying to keep up with the features Google keeps adding to help your business. Remember when Google Maps was the latest and greatest? Recently, Google renamed its Business Center to … Continue reading

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What’s Your Big Idea?

Even in these challenging economic times, many small businesses have been remarkably resilient, employing inventive efforts to stay competitive and remain in business. These businesses are a testament to the power and potential of innovative ideas and creative implementation. One … Continue reading

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