It is important to get up, get out, take a walk around the block or even your yard to recharge and refuel your mind. Entrepreneurs are creative by nature. You are constantly bending your mind to come up with new and different ways to work harder, faster, smarter. Don’t forget to factor in a few [...]
In today’s economy keeping customers is key. Are you listening to what your customer is asking of you? Are you willing to meet their special requests? The old adage is true: it is a lot easier to keep the customers you have than build a new customer base.
Think about scheduling promotions during typically “off season” times of the year by tying in and capitalizing on lesser known holidays and event days. Most restaurants do well celebrating Cinco de Mayo on May 5th, but why not draw in a crowd for August 6 National BBQ Day or August 19 Aviation Day and make [...]
The WBENC was created in 1977 and is the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. The group works to foster diversity in the world of commerce with programs and policies designed to expand opportunities for women. Visit www.wbenc.org to learn more.
If you are interested in exporting one of your products around the world, check out www.export.gov for information. The site is a valuable resource from our government to help you learn about markets, industries, needs and demands around the world.
There are many ways to become more savvy in the way you approach and handle your money. Check out the following websites to learn more: Consumer Literacy Consortium: www.66ways.org Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: www.fdic.gov/moneysmart U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: www.dallasfed.org U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission: www.MyMoney.gov
By Shannon Martin Merchant account scams are a relatively new type of crime, but unfortunately for many businesses they are one that is quickly growing. This means that all businesses that accept their customer’s credit cards for transactions must take steps to avoid being a victim of these scams. Merchant account scams are designed to [...]
By Penny C. Sansevieri, Adjunct Instructor NYU & CEO of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. Twelve years ago it was unclear whether blogs would make a dent in news and communication. Back then, if you wanted to get your idea out you had to market to radio, TV, and print publications, otherwise your message would die quietly. Today, [...]
The Communications Workers of America released a report detailing the linkage between the off-shoring of call center jobs and a range of serious negative effects on U.S. consumers and job seekers, including placing consumers’ personal information at risk. The report details specific instances of fraud directly related to employees at overseas call centers, the lack [...]
Senior Corps of Retired Executives is a nonprofit organization and resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SCORE group helps and serves as free counseling to entrepreneurs. The network includes more than 13,000 mentors in 62 industries. The group also provides workshops, seminars, webinars and phone counseling. To learn more, visit www.score.org.
Bauer Company of Wooster, Ohio manufactures the wooden stepladder. You can learn more about the company by visiting www.bauerladder.com.
If your small business relies at all on the weather–catering, ski resort, event planning, landscaping, outdoor work, house painting, etc.–you need to stay on top of the weather. Some of the most accurate forecasts for every community in the U.S. come from this government organization. Check out www.weather.gov.