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  • Do you dream of getting interviewed by a reporter, radio personality or blogger? Unless you know how to handle yourself during the interview, your dream could turn into a nightmare. You see, getting the media’s attention is only half the battle for a small business owner. What really matters...
    August 05, 2014 - 17 comments
  • As small businesses rely more and more on technology, if your company is like my company, you find yourself spending a bigger chunk of your budget on technology.  That’s not a bad thing if you get leverage from technology. In other words, it’s a net positive if that technology...
    August 04, 2014 - 17 comments
  • Some of the best advice I can give to you if you’re looking to someday own a franchise business is to look at industries that are growing. The pet industry is one of them, and I have the stats to prove it.  The pet industry is huge....and it continues to grow, with or without a...
    July 29, 2014 - 15 comments
  • If you don’t plan your business because you don’t need a formal business plan document for a loan application or investors, you’re missing out. Planning is a tool for steering and managing your business – something that benefits all businesses, whether they need the formal...
    July 21, 2014 - 23 comments
  • Employees are one of your biggest assets, even though they don’t appear on your balance sheet. They help you operate your business and are the faces of your company brand. But employees can also be a big liability if they steal from you. What can you do to protect yourself? Acknowledge the...
    July 17, 2014 - 9 comments
  • You’ve probably heard the adage that “keeping an old customer is cheaper than converting a new one.” But just how much cheaper is it? According to survey data presented in the new SCORE Infographic out this month, securing a new customer is six to seven times more expensive than...
    July 09, 2014 - 14 comments
  • When you apply for a new credit line or request a credit limit increase for your business, suppliers, creditors and lenders want to see how your company has handled its existing credit obligations in the past. This enables them to determine if they should approve your request and to help determine...
    July 08, 2014 - 8 comments
  • Does your small business have a marketing plan? A study by Marketo shows that companies with a documented marketing plan are more likely to be satisfied with their marketing efforts. As you might expect, however, smaller companies are less likely than large ones to have marketing plans. Overall,...
    July 01, 2014 - 33 comments
  • It’s been years since I was making a real living off of business plan consulting (I migrated to business plan software instead), but I had an exchange last week that reminded me of one of the biggest problems – and most common misunderstandings – related to business plans. Not...
    June 25, 2014 - 16 comments
  • When you need help to run your business, you have to decide whether to hire an employee or outsource the work to an independent contractor. For the most part, independent contractors are on their own when it comes to taxes, insurance, and retirement savings. In contrast, employees are largely your...
    June 19, 2014 - 7 comments

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