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Building Business Credit

Understanding, Establishing, and Building Business Credit

Building Business Credit

Small businesses commonly cite a lack of monetary capital as a major obstacle to their development and survival. Loans offer a favorable solution to small business owners as they provide the necessary funds. They can also allow retention of control over the business. There are a variety of loans in the market including traditional business […]

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Difficult Conversations at Work

5 Tips for Handling Difficult Conversations at Work Like a Pro

Difficult Conversations at Work

Most business owners don’t love dealing with difficult conversations at work. But whether you’re encouraging an employee to improve their performance, asking a vendor for a payment extension, or giving bad news to a customer, having difficult conversations is bound to happen. When difficult conversations come up, you need to be ready to handle them […]

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Learn the personal characteristics needed to become a great leader in your business.

8 Essential Personal Characteristics for Leading Your Business to Success

Learn the personal characteristics needed to become a great leader in your business.

This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 6/30/2017. People always want to know what makes a good leader. It’s normally because they’re trying to become a leader, or they’re trying to find a leader to work for their company.

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Vision Statement

Cast Your Vision With a Vision Statement

Vision Statement

You’re the leader of your business. The visionary. The person in charge. The “Big Cheese.” Your business (and employees) will go in whatever direction you point it. So, it’s your job to cast the vision you have for your company. When it comes down to it, your business’s success depends on the vision you set […]

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Mobile App Development

3 Alternative Routes to Building a Mobile App

Mobile App Development

Mobile apps can improve a company’s bottom line, customer engagement, and more. Yet, app development is an expensive process. Many small businesses may think that app development is too much for their available manpower and budget.

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I Hate Raising Prices

I Hate Raising Prices!

I Hate Raising Prices

After 30+ years in business, my companies have developed a reputation of having low prices. We may not be the rock-bottom lowest-priced vendor, but the price that we charge our customers for the value we provide them is always unmatched by our competitors. Here’s why we deliberately keep our prices low and avoid price increases […]

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Bad Business Reputation

The Price of a Bad Business Reputation

Bad Business Reputation

According to a 2017 consumer review survey, the majority of consumers trust online reviews. The survey has tracked consumer sentiment surrounding reviews for seven years, and the implications are just as important for massive companies as they are for micro mom-and-pop businesses. Because so many consumers are putting faith in reviews, negative reviews can have […]

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Learn how to write a strategic plan for your small business.

How to Write a Strategic Plan

Learn how to write a strategic plan for your small business.

When you start a business, you’re thinking about what is going to happen tomorrow or next week. You’re probably not thinking about what you are going to do next quarter or year. But as your business grows, you need to develop more of a future focus. You need to have goals and a plan to […]

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Small Business Project Management

4 Tips for Devising an Effective Small Business Project Management Plan

Small Business Project Management

In business, setting goals and working to achieve them is a constant. Business projects require different amounts of work, staff involvement, and budgets. To make sure you set goals for projects on a case-by-case basis, you can create small business project management plans. Learn about project management basics, why it’s important for small businesses, and […]

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How to Improve Employee Engagement

How to Improve Employee Engagement

How to Improve Employee Engagement

Only 32% of U.S. employees are engaged at work, according to Gallup. Without engaged employees, you’ll start to see a drop in productivity and quality of work. And, you’ll see a spike in turnover rates. You need to know how to improve employee engagement to combat these issues.

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