This is a great weekend to set your small business goals for the year. What do you want to accomplish? How will you get there? Is there a way you can measure your strides? You can use the SMART method to create actionable goals. SMART is a mnemonic used by life coaches, motivators, HR departments, […]
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The value of mentors: they want to help you get to the top. You can find a mentor in your industry by visiting SCORE.org. By Brian Tracy Benjamin Franklin once said, “there are two ways to acquire wisdom; you can either buy it or borrow it.” By buying it, you pay full price in terms […]
You can start your own embroidery business even if you have no experience and can’t draw a straight line. EmbroidMe will help you launch and grow: EmbroidMe 2121 Vista Parkway West Palm Beach, FL 33411 561-640-7367 www.embroidme.com Key Personnel: Ray Titus, CEO Mark Johnson, President Tony Foley, International Director Ty Thomas, Vice President / Sales […]
Aaron Levant, age 30, was a high school dropout when he started AGENDA at the age of 19. Over the last 10 years, Aaron has grown the trade show into one of the biggest and most influential action sports and streetwear trade shows in the nation—and is credited with putting competitors, like Action Sports Retailer (ASR), out […]
Have you thought about exporting but think it’s too vast and overwhelming of a topic? Exporting can enable small businesses to increase sales and profit, reduce dependence on the domestic market and stabilize seasonal fluctuations. If you’re ready to explore exporting, Export Assistance Centers, located in major metropolitan areas throughout the United States, can help. […]
Mark Thompson and Brian Tracy put together these seven questions for leaders in their book, “Now, Build A Great Business,” AMACOM, writing that it is in difficult markets that the most successful companies invest more, not less, in seven key practices. These seven principles for sustainable business success are posed as questions that you must […]
The Small Business Administration estimates that over half a million small and micro businesses are launched each year. At the same time, nearly as many close their doors for good. Experts agree that turning a great idea into a profitable reality begins with informed business owners. Capital One and Consumer Action advise potential business owners […]
Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps –with links to resources–can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Step 1: Write a Business Plan This is a good way to answer all the question you might have about starting a particular […]
Learn from top experts on franchise financing issues for veterans during a VetFran Webinar on Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. ET. “Franchise Finance for Veterans” will feature TD Bank Head of the Small Business Administration Richard Bradshaw, National Association of Development Companies President and CEO Beth Solomon, BoeFly Co-President and Chief Strategy Officer Mike Rozman […]
By Bobby Campbell, CEO of 3 Interactive As a budding entrepreneur or a startup CEO, you’ll get a lot of advice—and much of what you’ll hear follows conventional wisdom and seems like common sense. Don’t fall for it. To succeed in a competitive business environment, you need to blaze your own path and be willing […]
Here is a 15 point checklist for your small business startup: 1. Pick something you will love to do and work on every day. 2. Choose a company name. 3. File a trademark–easy to do with help from nolo.com or legalzoom.com. 4. Decide on your company’s legal structure. 5. File for incorporated status is this […]