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  • November 29th is Small Business Saturday! That’s right, the day after Black Friday and before Cyber Monday is your chance to make a lasting impact in your community by encouraging shoppers to shop local.But just how big an impact does the day have? According to research by American Express...
    October 29, 2014 - 2 comments
  • Struggling to differentiate your businesses’ services against the competition? Hoping to close more sales, but not sure how to do so with your limited resources? Here are eight surefire ways to increase your small business sales.Narrow Your Target MarketFocus in business is everything, but...
    October 22, 2014 - 21 comments
  • Internships represent a burgeoning market. According to Internships.com, 67 percent of 2013 graduates completed at least one internship during college, and a separate study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) found that approximately 90 percent of student interns said they...
    October 15, 2014 - 6 comments
  • Across the country, manufacturing and production is returning to the U.S. And it’s a trend that’s likely to continue thanks to lower energy costs, higher U.S. worker productivity, increasing labor costs overseas and, of course, the logistical advantages of U.S.-based production.This is...
    October 06, 2014 - 10 comments
  • The holidays creep up on us fast, and it seems like each year the big retailers start their holiday sales sooner and sooner. Last year, for example, retail giants Walmart and Target both began their holiday deals well before Thanksgiving, with campaign planning no doubt starting several months...
    October 01, 2014 - 6 comments
  • What’s your small business brand identity?Sure, you’ve got a logo, a website, business cards, signage and perhaps even a storefront – but your brand is so much more than the “look” of your business. While all these can help you project a carefully crafted image to your...
    September 29, 2014 - 8 comments
  • It may not be something that often crosses your mind, but football coaches and small business owners have a lot in common. Both professions require leadership, dedication, commitment and a strong work ethic in order to succeed. Just like football coaches, as a small business owner, you must take on...
    September 03, 2014 - 17 comments
  • Summer is nearly over, signaling the start of school for students and teachers and the end of the fiscal year for the federal government and businesses throughout the country. This change of seasons is also a good opportunity to take a break from the frantic day-to-day grind and find new ways to...
    August 25, 2014 - 18 comments
  • With two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power in foreign countries, exporting represents a big opportunity to tap in to new markets, expand your customer base, and grow your business. However, getting started with exporting can sometimes feel like a complex maze of regulations, policies,...
    July 21, 2014 - 15 comments
  • Father’s Day is less than two weeks away, and if this year is similar to last in predictions for spending, it can be a profitable time for your business. A 2013 survey by the National Retail Federation indicated that shoppers would spend more than $100 on a gift for Dad – more than $12...
    June 04, 2014 - 24 comments

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