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19 Sep

Mid-Year Economic Report

Small business owners are generally optimistic, but is the “honeymoon” over?  The Mid-Year Economic Report released last week by the National Small Business Association is telling. In full disclosure, I sit on the Board of

29 Aug

Guest Post :: How to Pick the Perfect Time to Sell your eCommerce Business

By: Jock Purtle If you’re like any other entrepreneur that wants to sell their business, you want to get the highest price possible. To get the maximum value for the sale of your eCommerce store, you

22 Aug

The Business Plan

The business plan has been the “must” for every would-be entrepreneur. When I first started out, I read all the books about how to create the perfect one before I ventured out to get funding.

4 Aug

Guest Post :: Email Marketing Cheats for your Business

By: Eric Bullen The art of communicating with your customers has evolved over the years, but despite the advent of social media and other forms of online interaction, the humble email remains the number one

20 Jul

Are you Overthinking Business Decisions?

Every day, business owners makes countless decisions. Some have long-term, significant impact on the business. Others are small ones. It is important to think through decisions. However, you should be aware overthinking decisions can lead

29 Jun

Upgrade your Facebook Page with Cover Videos

Facebook is arguably the “most social” of the social media platforms when it comes to sharing content. Recently, Mark Zuckerburg announced a new purpose for his creation: “Give people the power to build community and

19 Jun

5 Lessons from my Dad the Dry cleaner

We just celebrated Father’s Day and in honor of my dad, who will be 93 in just a few short weeks, I wanted to share some of his business wisdom. I am the owner of

31 May

Customer Service – a Team Effort

Last week I shared my views that real customer service begins with serving the right customer for your business. Once you identify that customer it is time to dig deep into how to provide unparalleled service.

22 May

Think “Customer” before you Think “Customer Service”

Customer service. It is critical to maintaining long-term relationships with customers. Organizations like Nordstrom and Disney have shared their secrets to great service over the years. Michael Brown challenged the traditional thinking on customer service

9 May

Show Me the Money

Ask any small business person about the challenges they face and at least one will be access to capital. In simple terms M-O-N-E-Y. Often no one wants to lend you money when you need it.