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[ 0 ] Mar. 24, 2014

Crisis Management Strategies

By Lucien Canton During the Midwest floods in 1993, White Star Textile Services in Des Moines found itself faced with an ironic situation. The encroaching flood waters had shut down all six pumps at the local water plant and there wasn’t even enough water to flush toilets, let alone process 100,000 pounds of laundry each […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 24, 2014

Your Employees and Customer Service

How do you inspire your employees to commit to your customer service program? By Bill Sims Jr. It’s a business no-brainer that happy employees make happy customers. But how do you get happy employees that deliver the best possible customer service? It requires employees to move beyond simple compliance of workplace rules and becoming truly […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 22, 2014

Hitchcock Festival Boosts Business

The town of Bodega Bay is using the Hitchcock movie “The Birds” to promote the town and business.  “Make It a Bird’s Weekend” at the Hitchcock Film Fest in Bodega Bay will be held March 28-29. What nostalgic event in your town could inspire a similar business-building event or festival? The Bodega Bay Area Chamber […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 17, 2014

Passion A Key To Small Business Success

Conveying passion for what you do can be a key to your small business success. By James Mendelsohn Chief Marketing Officer at CAN Capital One thing that many small business owners have in common is passion—a love of what they do, whom they serve, and how they do it.  A business rooted in something you […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 10, 2014

Creating A Positive Workplace Culture

By Bill Sims, Jr. President, The Bill Sims Company Creating a positive workplace culture is extremely important to cultivating a productive and profitable company. The quality of work we do depends on the quality of our workplace culture. When the environment we work in is positive, we become more engaged and committed employees. By definition, […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 10, 2014

Enterprise Franchising

By Jennifer Tucker Vice President of Business Development at Homewatch CareGivers International Taking a look at the new enterprise franchising trend. Modern franchise owners are changing the franchise playing field. They want more and are capable of more than just sustaining the old business-in-a-box model — they have the experience and drive to rapidly launch […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 10, 2014

3 Reasons You Need A LinkedIn Strategy

What’s your LinkedIn strategy? By Michael Idinopulos CMO @PeopleLinx Everyone who matters to your business is already on LinkedIn. Now with over 250 million members and two new users every second, LinkedIn is the world’s biggest trade show. Everyone who matters to your business is on there. Your customers are using LinkedIn. So are your […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 10, 2014

Staples Adds Small Business Categories

New retail categories to give small businesses greater assortment of tools they need to succeed.  Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) today announced the latest step to help business customers Make More Happen with the addition of eight new categories to its retail stores. Staples will launch the product expansion in mid-March and complete more than 1,000 […]

[ 0 ] Mar. 7, 2014

Big Frog Inspires Entrepreneurship

Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More Hosts Marketing Challenge for Local High School and offers $1,500 in prizes Leaping into the Naperville community, Big Frog Custom T-Shirt & More, announces a partnership with Neuqua Valley High School’s DECA and marketing students to promote creativity in the community and instill an entrepreneurial spirit in the local […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 22, 2014

Brian Tracy’s 7 Tips To Sales Success

Master these seven tips on sales success from the master, Brian Tracy, and you’ll be on your way to a year of soaring sales. Your Sales Success An established expert on sales training and personal development, Brian Tracy has a message for every sales professional: “You have the ability, right now, to earn two and […]

[ 0 ] Feb. 3, 2014

Purdue Startup Guide For Entrepreneurs

As part of an ongoing strategy to foster entrepreneurism, Purdue innovators now have access to a Purdue Startup Guide that provides information on how to protect and commercialize an invention. The 36-page Purdue Startup Guide online publication is a collaboration among the Purdue Foundry and Office of Technology Commercialization. “Purdue innovations can be found in […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 22, 2014

Economy Trending Up, Say Entrepreneurs

The economy is trending up, say entrepreneurs. Although the United States’ economic upturn remains modest, two indicators from the second annual Kauffman Foundation/LegalZoom survey of entrepreneurs indicated greater confidence in 2013. Small business owners reported lenders providing increased access to credit over the last 12 months, and a greater willingness from the entrepreneurs themselves to […]

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