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[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

e-Relationships With Buyers Is Key To Small Business Growth

Small businesses are missing out on revenue, loyalty and customer engagement opportunities by not extending face-to-face relationships with consumers into the web and social media, according to a national survey of 3,000 consumers and small business decision-makers by Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW). Nearly 30 percent (850) of the respondents were small business decision-makers, allowing the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

Seven Ways To Keep Young Sales Reps From Crashing and Burning

By Lance Cooper Millennials enter the nation’s sales teams as the most parented generation in history. Yet, they do not have the goals or plans to achieve compelling ambitions. Today, 20 million young men delay maturing until their late 20s and are without solid commitments and responsibilities guiding their lives. This leads to “helicopter parented” […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

Your Business Compliance Checklist

By Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com It seems that 2013 is just whizzing by, and though we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, most small business owners are still staring at hefty ‘to-do’ list. It is extremely important to keep all elements of your business compliant and in good standing with the state […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

8 Factors To Consider When Starting A Small Business

When planning your small business launch, consider the following eight key factors: 1. Do you have the resources to hold out until your business starts making money? 2. Are you willing to leave your current 8 hour a day job to work 24/7? 3. Are you ready to take on tasks that could be dirty […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 7, 2013

Smooth, Speed & Accuracy Are Keys To Building Drive-Thru Sales

The best drive thru restaurants run like machines. Simple goals are met over and over: Orders go out quickly, the food is delivered fresh, and the right orders get to the right cars. But in the drive thru, pressure can run high and the smallest mistakes can prove catastrophic, backing up lines and spelling disaster […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 5, 2013

Startup Saturday: Q & A on What You Need To Know About The Debt Ceiling

In this post for Startup Saturday, we depart from our launch tips and strategies to bring you  research from the The Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget. They’ve compiled an extensive Q and A to help us understand an important issue facing all American businesses: the debt ceiling. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ By The Committee For A Responsible […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2013

Retailers Take The Bite Out of Restaurant Sales

Lunch traffic at retail stores selling prepared foods rose 29% since 2008, a period that saw a 1% decline in midday restaurant traffic, according to an NPD Group report. The report forecasts a continuation of the trend — retailers’ sales of prepared foods is on track to grow 10% during the coming decade, while restaurants […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2013

The Rise of Generation Y

Gen Y workers — those ages 18 to 32 — are ascending into management positions fastest among today’s working generations, says business whiz S. Chris Edmonds. That makes it all the more important for companies to put appropriate training and development strategies in place. “First, organizations must accept the reality of this generational shift. Expectations […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2013

Franchise Groups Partner With FLOTUS To Win Leverage With POTUS

Trade associations and business groups are partnering with first lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign and veteran aid initiative to strengthen their relationship and establish a level of trust with the administration. “The relationships we have built with the White House on veterans has made our industry voice heard on other issues such as Obamacare,” IFA […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 4, 2013

10 Core Business Values That Matter: Stanford GSB-Style

The Stanford Business School newsletter, Re:Think posted an invitation to readers. “We asked prominent Stanford GSB alumni an open-ended question: “What values are important to you in business?” Below you’ll find a combination of personal maxims and principles that may guide your own business values. Which values resonate with you? Tweet  @StanfordBiz. Here are the […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2013

5 Ways To Start A Business Plan

By Tim Berry How do you get started on a business plan? It depends on who you are, what you like, what you do well and how you think. People are all different. I say think of a business plan as a collection of components or modules, and start wherever you feel like it. Here […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2013

Are You Ready To Start Your Own Business?

Think you are ready to start your own business? The U.S. Small Business Administration has put together a “Self-Assessment Checklist” to determine your readiness factor. Check it out at: sba.gov

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