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[ 0 ] Nov. 18, 2013

Avoid These Ten Ways To Lose Money In Your Small Business

By Pam Lontos President, Pam Lontos Consulting Chances are that you’ve read numerous books and articles on what to do to succeed in business. But often, knowing what not to do is even more important. In order for your company to make more money, be sure you’re not inadvertently making any of these top 10 […]

[ 1 ] Nov. 11, 2013

How To Create A Supportive Workplace

By Andrew Deutscher The Energy Project While people participating in a meeting at work rest their mobile devices on top of their notebooks or journals, Mark, a VP of his company, adds an extra item. His blood glucose meter sits inside a black pouch on top of the table. During the 2-hour meeting, Mark will […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 11, 2013

Attention Retailers: How To Dominate Competitors With Customer Service

If retailers want to own the market, crush competitors and reap financial rewards, they must create a strategic plan to improve customer service and enhance the customer experience, according to John Tschohl, president of Service Quality Institute, www.customer-service.com “If your company thinks customer service is limited to greeting a customer and dealing with their complaints, […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 9, 2013

20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting A Small Business

Here are a number of important questions for you to answer before you pursue a particular opportunity or go any further in starting your small business: 1. Do I like the idea of this business? You must enjoy the business because you are going to be spending quite a lot of time working on it. […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 6, 2013

How Do I Know If I Have A Good Idea To Start A Small Business?

Q:How do I know if I have a good idea for a business? A: The Small Business Administration (SBA) has put together 3 criteria for a successful business. You should be able to answer “yes” to at least one of the following: Does the product/service business serve a presently unserved need? Does the product/service serve […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

5 Tips To Make Your Micro-Business Thrive

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 […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

Recommended Read: Outsmart Waste by Tom Szaky of TerraCycle

Tom Szaky is the eco-preneur who launched TerraCycle. In his new book, Outsmart Waste (Berrett-Koehler, $15.95), Tom says that to outsmart waste, first we have to understand it, then change how we create it, and finally rethink what we do with it. Tom traces the roots of our current garbage crisis to 20th century social […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

Esri Can Help You Map Buying Habits

Esri.com is a geogrpahic information system that maps population and buying habits. Jack and Laura Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 as a small research group focused on land-use planning. The company’s early mission was to organize and analyze geographic information to help land planners and land resource managers make well-informed environmental decisions. Today esri.com can […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

5 Easy Ways To Build Traffic For Your Small Business

Every small business needs to build traffic, but promotions and ads can be costly. There are easy, lowcost ways to generate interest in your small business and bring more customers to your door: recurring promotions. They can take just about any form from a casual “Happy Hour” to a month long plan of activities to […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

Avoid These 8 Common 401(k) Mistakes

By William H. Black, Jr. Pension Services Your business has sponsored a 401(k) plan. Careful attention has been paid to plan design, underlying investment options, and employee awareness and comprehension of the Plan’s features and benefits. What could go wrong? Everything is now perfect. Right? Right? Employers and employees have the best intentions going in, […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

5 Customer Service Practice Tips Your Customer Will Love

By Frank O’Hara CEO, O’Hara Publishing Enterprises For your business to really soar high and succeed, it’s not enough that customers like you. They have to love you. So when you’ve discovered amazing customers who are fond of your business, make sure to go the extra mile to keep their trust and loyalty. Below are 5 […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

4 Steps For Veterans On Starting A Small Business After Military Service

Military veterans looking to start their own businesses have many resources to help them make that leap. Although it can seem like a challenging task, their military experience and skills learned in service can help guide veterans who are looking to become entrepreneurs. Nicole Zoellner, founder of Nizo Wear Nursing Bras, LLC, was inspired to […]

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