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[ 0 ] Jan. 15, 2014

Free Business-Building Boot Camp For Women Veterans

In a boot camp of a different kind, the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) will celebrate the first anniversary of its Women Vetrepreneurship Program by launching “Back to Basics: Building Your Business Boot Camp” (B2B) in partnership with The PrivateBank. A kick-off celebration will be held at the Pritzker Military Library and Museum, 104 S. […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 15, 2014

Carving A Niche: Send Notes To Loved Ones After We’re Gone

Looking for a business to start? Try carving out a new niche. That’s what Debbie Gruber has done with HeartWriting.com. It’s a fact of life that most people would rather not dwell on, but the reality is that one day all of us must pass on. In acknowledgement of this reality, the folks at HeartWriting.com […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 15, 2014

Four Tips To Help Freelancers Cope With Their Workload

Those new to freelancing often tend to think that working as your own boss means having much more free time than you had as an employee. This couldn’t be less true – yes, you have the freedom to tailor a time schedule suited to your specific needs, but as a freelancer you obviously have a […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 15, 2014

SBOMAG Roundup: Friends Fun Wine In A Can

Friends Beverage Group of Miami is innovating the beverage industry with a new wine drink – Friends Fun Wine In A CanTM – a refreshing and casual, everyday beverage. Friends Fun Wine has a friendly taste targeted at consumers who enjoy wine and a vast majority of the population that does not drink wine. The […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2014

Five Tips On How To Find and Work With A Mentor

In the first months of opening your business, you’ll need to make many important decisions. But you don’t have to make every decision on your own. Ultimately, you’re responsible for you business, but you can always consult a mentor for advice. What is a mentor? A mentor is someone who has been down the same […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2014

What Type of Salesperson Are You? Hunter or Farmer?

Each morning ask yourself, “Where is my next sale coming from?” That’s a suggestion from Brian Tracy, Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in training and the development of individuals and organizations. Brain is the author of 55 books and his Unlimited Sales Success (with Michael Tracy) (AMACOM) suggests that you […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2014

Putting Together Your Inventor’s Notebook

From the moment they come up with their brainstorm inventors need to document their ideas in a notebook or logbook. The notebook must be accurate and detailed. It will be the first way to prove that the idea, the invention is really your own. The notebook provides a chronological account of how you developed the […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 14, 2014

Five Steps to “Raise The Bar” of Your Small Business by Jon Taffer

Jon Taffer is the host and executive producer of Spike TV’s hit show Bar Rescue. He is also considered the best authority in the food, beverage and hospitality industries. His book, Raise The Bar (with Karen Kelly, New Harvest, $26), is a treasure trove of do’s and don’ts for any small business owner no matter […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 13, 2014

SBA Presents Webinar Series On How To Navigate Business Development Program

The 8(a) Business Development Program The U.S. Small Business Administration will present Not Just Contracts: The SBA’s 8(a) Business Development Program, the first of a free, two-part webinar series on Jan.15 at 2 p.m. EST.  The second webinar will be held Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. EST. The hour-long webinars will cover: Eligibility requirements for […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 13, 2014

Five Tips To Help You Manage Employee Rivalry

By Barbara Jaurequi Child Psychiatrist David Levy introduced the term “sibling rivalry” in 1941. Self-explanatory in its terminology, the concept of sibling rivalry is easy to grasp. The mechanism of employee rivalry works essentially the same way, with the employees in a competitive relationship, striving for greater approval from their employer or manager. Many managers, […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 13, 2014

Six Small Business Tech Trends To Watch This Year

  By Terry Connell, SVP, Comcast Business According to a recent report by Bank of America, small businesses are bullish on 2014 and expect to hire new employees to keep up with increases in sales. Coming in the face of uncertainty and challenges tied to the Affordable Care Act, this is great news for our […]

[ 1 ] Jan. 13, 2014

Five Points To Consider About Electronic Bill Paying

By Bill Price, CFO, MineralTree Are you still paying bills the old fashioned way by writing checks and sifting through mounds of paperwork?  Do you realize this method actually increases your financial vulnerability to fraud, cyber-attacks and identity theft? Did you know, unlike individual bank accounts, your business bank account is not protected by FDIC […]

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