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[ 0 ] Jun. 24, 2013

Deluxe Reveals “DNA” of America’s Small Business Owners

Small businesses (SMB) have long been seen as the nation’s economic engine – but what really makes that engine run? A new, independent survey has found that SMB owners share several distinct attributes – a sort of unique “DNA” – that help them live their passions while adapting to the shifting economic landscape.Commissioned by Deluxe […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 24, 2013

6 Effective Approaches to Inspiring Leadership from Zenger Folkman Research

A recent IBM study asked top executives what they want most from their leaders. The top trait that emerged: Inspiring leadership. Most people believe that the ability to inspire comes from an inherited “charisma” some people are born with. However, Zenger Folkman, a leading authority on strength-based leadership, has discovered six evidence-based approaches to inspiring […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 24, 2013

Sell More By Getting To The Top Decision Maker

By Richard Schroder Think back to all your sales situations over the last year. How many meetings did you have with real decision makers versus day-to-day prospects who seemed to support your offering but lacked decision / budget authority? How many of the latter type of situations did you win and lose? My instinct is […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 24, 2013

7 Tips To Manage Cash Flow

“Managing cash flow is one of the most important yet under-appreciated challenges faced by small businesses,” said Quincy Miller, Head of Business Banking for RBS Citizens. “Companies that have accelerated their receivables, streamlined their payroll and established more-advantageous payment terms and processes with their vendors, suppliers and customers have a definite competitive advantage in today’s […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 23, 2013

Baskin-Robbins Launches Franchise Incentives

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, announced the introduction of unprecedented development incentives in 2013 for new franchisees and military veterans. These limited time only incentives, some of the steepest the brand has ever offered, are part of Baskin-Robbins’ growth plans to attract new franchisees and develop with current franchisees through […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 22, 2013

Startup Saturday: 20 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting A Small Business

Think that you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and start your own small business? Before you take the plunge, ask yourself these 20 questions to make sure you’re thinking about the right key business decisions. Answering these questions will help you determine what you need to do, and help you find the […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 21, 2013

GE Capital Supports U.S. Growth of Ural Sidecar Motorcycles

GE Capital’s Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) business announced that it will provide inventory financing to dealerships that carry Ural Motorcycles, distributed by Irbit Motorworks of America, Inc., based in Redmond, WA. Made in the Siberian town of Irbit near the Ural Mountains of Russia, the motorcycles are easily recognizable due to their sidecars and heavy-duty […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 21, 2013

5 Tips To Stay On Top Of Your Credit Score

The busiest travel season of the year is on the horizon, and freecreditscore.com™ wants to help travelers mitigate post-vacation credit debt that can impact their credit long after a vacation ends. “Summer travelers can avoid common credit pitfalls by planning ahead,” said Ken Chaplin, senior vice president at freecreditscore.com. “Small steps can make a real […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 21, 2013

10 Steps To Starting A Small Business

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Click on the links to learn more. Step 1: Write a Business Plan There are many free templates available online and you can find more at […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 20, 2013

Young Entrepreneurs Want More Support from Gov’t & Big Business

Young entrepreneurs from the G20 countries see themselves as the most dynamic source of technology innovation and expect their businesses to achieve strong growth and job creation in the next two years, according to a report by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA). However, these entrepreneurs demand more support from governments […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 20, 2013

Car Buyers’ Shopping Trends

Car buyers spent an average of $30,803 on new car purchases last year – an all-time high, according to Edmunds.com, the premier resource for car shopping and automotive information. Edmunds.com also found that an average of $2,200 – or about 7 percent above base prices – was spent on optional equipment for those cars. The […]

[ 0 ] Jun. 20, 2013

Miller Lite Turns Friends Into Great Business Partners

Miller Lite is turning great friends into business partners through Miller Lite Tap the FutureTM , a business competition pitting teams of entrepreneurs against each other for a prize pool of $400,000 in business grants. Competitors will have a chance to pitch and receive advice from some of the sharpest business minds in the country, […]

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