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Survive and Thrive – in Business

Year Three….hard to believe it has gone by so fast. I reflect back to the fall of 2010 when I decided to leave Corporate America after 30 years to take that leap of faith and start my own business. With […]

End of Year Checklist for Every Business

For small business owners the end of the year means more than holiday parties and last-minute shopping, it’s also the time to get business in order for the New Year.  While it may be hard for small business owners to […]

Why Stay in Business?

I’ve been in business for 2 years now.  As we’ve grown, I have learned a lot, had some fun, and experienced some problems. There are days that I ask myself (along with other business owners that I meet) what’s the point?   Especially […]

Tips on Setting Your New Years Business Goals

Set Specific Goals Setting goals is important.  That is how you convert abstract IDEAS (i.e. cut expenses, increase sales) into specific, concrete TARGETS (i.e. reduce G&A by 5% before the next stockholder meeting, increase sales of retail brands by $60,000 […]

10 Tips for Holiday Giving to Charities

The holidays are approaching quickly.  Here are 10 tips for Holiday giving to charities.  Please review these tips to make sure you protect yourself from getting taken advantage of and to make sure your generous gift is used for the […]

Bartering Small Business Services

Remember when you were a kid and traded a bag of potato chips for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at lunchtime?  The concept was simple and two people received something they really wanted without any exchange of money.  Today’s professional service […]

Commitment to Quality

Every day I have the opportunity to meet with a wide range of business people, from the single untested entrepreneur to the established successful business person.  As I review business plans, sales forecasts, and financial needs I notice one common […]

How to Manage Your Cash Flow

Cash is your business’s lifeblood.  Managed well, it keeps your company healthy and strong.  Managed poorly, your company goes into cardiac arrest.  Here are 9 cash flow rules you can implement that will transform the way you manage your business. […]