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[ 0 ] Jan. 18, 2014

Startup Saturday: Eight Key Startup Tips For Your Small Business

By Victoria Treyger, Kabbage Everyone has great dreams of working for themselves but there are important startup steps to launching a business that you need to know in order to move your dreams to reality. Owning your own business means a lot of things, including freedom and flexibility. But starting your own business also means […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 11, 2014

Startup Saturday: Coming Up With A Simple Idea

Stephen Key (with Colleen Sell) wrote One Simple Idea for Startups and Entrepreneurs (McGrawHill, 2013) and in it advocated that one reason small businesses fail is because their ideas are ‘too big.’ Too new or too complicated for the market to grasp and buy. Key says begin small and start with a very simple idea. […]

[ 0 ] Jan. 4, 2014

Startup Saturday: Government Contracting As A Small Business

By Paul J. Karch, SELLTOGOVERNMENT.COM We have all seen the stories from the media regarding a government shutdown, sequestration and amazing amounts of government debt. Putting the doom and gloom aside, one soon realizes that the U.S. federal government represents, for all intents and purposes, Fortune 1 in the marketplace. Having spent more than 25 […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 28, 2013

Startup Saturday: Seven Key Steps To Building Brand Loyalty

How do you create and build a brand? To create a compelling brand, you have to capture more than just the market share, you capture the total mindshare –that is, minds, hearts, soul and hence the unimpeachable trust of your customers. That is what leads to brand loyalty. Libby Gill, veteran management consultant and author […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 21, 2013

Startup Saturday: 10 Ways to Make Your Office “Wow” Your Clients

You are setting up a new small business. You opted to rent an outside facility from which you will run your company. How will you make your office “Wow” your clients? Here are ten tips from a pro who knows. Most of our communication doesn’t come from our mouths. We communicate nonverbally with our bodies, […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 14, 2013

Startup Saturday: Top Small Business Trends and Wish Lists for 2014

What do small business owners wish for in 2014? j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM), a provider of business cloud and digital media services just released the results of its 2013 year-end SMB survey. The survey, which was sent to over 32,000 j2 Global® eFax®, eVoice® and Campaigner® SMB professionals, focused on the priorities and “wish […]

[ 0 ] Dec. 7, 2013

Startup Saturday: Brian Tracy’s 12 Steps To Working With A Mentor

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 […]

[ 1 ] Nov. 30, 2013

Startup Saturday: The One Leadership Secret You Can’t Ignore

By Vinay Nadig I talk about twenty core Leadership Secrets in my executive coaching, speaking and writing.  But if someone asked me to name only one that can make an immediate impact, I would pick the behaviors to counter setbacks. All of us have had (and will continue to have) some professional setbacks – prospects […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 23, 2013

Startup Saturday: 5 Tips To Help Name Your Small Business

Naming your business is an exciting process. The name you choose not only tells the world who your company is, but it provides information on the attitude of your firm and the tone. Of course, you must follow the basics: such as name the company for today and tomorrow. Here are some additional considerations from […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 16, 2013

Startup Saturday: Six Tips To Find The Right Buyers For Your Small Business Products

What make a would-be buyer worth pursuing? How do you know where to direct your energies to find the right buyer prospect? Imagine running an ad for the “perfect prospect.” How would you describe that coveted person? Acclaimed sales training pro Brian Tracy says, “A good prospect has definite characteristics.” He share his strategies in […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 2, 2013

Startup Saturday: 10 Service Professionals Who Can Help You Start Your Business

In launching your business, you can work alone as a sole proprietor but you will need to call on help from key individuals from time to time. Make a checklist to see how many of these ten service-providing companies you’ll need to call on as you get ready to start your own business: 1. Attorney […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 26, 2013

Startup Saturday: How SCORE Can Help You Start Your Business

Q: What is SCORE? A: For 45 years, SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” has been the premier, free business counseling and advice service in the United States. SCORE is a nonprofit association with 370 offices nationwide and more than 11,200 working and retired business professionals who volunteer to help a new generation of entrepreneurs. […]

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