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[ 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

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2013

Make Your Business Famous On Vine and Pinterest

Progressive companies are finding success in using Vine, Pinterest and other social media tools to grow their business and establish industry authority. And yes, some are even getting famous. Manifest Digital is further leveraging these social media channels to reach prospective employees and to help current employees achieve their goals. Growing 6 Seconds at a […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2013

Local Web Hosting Company Helps Launch Kansas City Entrepreneurs

Arsalon Technologies, Kansas City’s local provider of business-class hosting solutions, is giving back to tech entrepreneurs. Qualifying companies that are working with Launch KC, Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James’ strategic initiative to attract and develop IT entrepreneurs to the Crossroads Arts District and throughout Kansas City, receive 12 months of free hosting services. Entrepreneurs […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 3, 2013

How To Hang On To Rock Star Part-Timers

Small companies tend to struggle to retain part-time workers and miss out on chances to turn rock star part-timers into full-time team members, says biz whiz Baron Christopher Hanson. To improve your performance, put yourself in your workers’ shoes and figure out what they need to be fulfilled. “Learning what truly motivates, compensates and satiates […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 2, 2013

How The Learning Experience Grew To 134 Locations

The Learning Experience preschool began franchise operations in Boca Raton, Fla., in 2002 and has since grown to 134 locations owned primarily by franchisees. The company has invested $1 million in technology, according to CEO Richard Weissman, and adds two to four new centers per month.

[ 0 ] Sep. 23, 2013

Ten Simple Things a Company Can Do NOW to Boost Customer Service

By Peter Shankman, Principal, Shankman|Honig Hands down, the most overlooked part of running any small business is customer service. Small businesses spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on marketing, trying to convince people they’re the best, yet if they simply improve their customer service by a fraction, the customers will do it for them! Behold, […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 16, 2013

3 Leadership Myths To Avoid

By Erick Lauber, Ph.D. Bradley was failing, and failing badly. Not only did the members of his team avoid him in the lunchroom and never stop by to say “good morning,” they had begun taping a target to his back every day and everyone had signed up for archery lessons. Bradley’s leadership style just wasn’t […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 12, 2013

SBOMAG ROUNDUP Wall Decal Business Earns $2 Million

Wall Monkeys is a premium wall decal printer based out of Washington D.C.. Wall Monkeys founder, Jason Weisenthal started the company in 2009 by himself, and has grossed $1.2M in sales in 2012, with projected sales for 2013 to reach over $2M. Jason owns 100% of Wall Monkeys, and the company has zero debt with […]

[ 0 ] Sep. 12, 2013

Getting A Resale License Or Seller’s Permit

If you are planning to sell goods, you will likely need to obtain a seller’s permit, usually from the tax or revenue department of the state in which you are doing business. As a requirement of obtaining this permit, you will be obligated to collect sales tax on goods you sell, and periodically submit those […]

[ 0 ] Aug. 31, 2013

Startup Saturday: 10 Businesses You Can Start For $100 Or Less

We’ve rounded up 10 businesses you can start for $100 or less. With a home-based launch, you’ll save on overhead. We present these small business concepts as food for thought. Conduct your own due diligence research to determine if the enterprise could work in your region. Charge what your market will bear. You don’t need […]

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