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  • Have you noticed how sometimes people don’t want to plan because they don’t want to put future numbers on record? I call this the “crystal ball and chain” problem. People are thinking “if I write down my numbers for next year, they’ll use that to fire me.”...
    Industry Word - August 21, 2017
  • Today there are 1.2 billion websites -- or one website for every seven people in the world! That’s a lot of competition. If you want to get traffic to your website, you’re going to have to take the right steps.Take a look at the following 10 things savvy online marketers do to get web...
    Industry Word - August 18, 2017
  • Occasionally, franchise owners run into problems running their businesses.If you decide to become a franchise owner, who should you communicate with to get an issue you’re experiencing resolved?And most importantly, what if your issue (or issues) aren’t getting taken care of? What...
    Industry Word - August 15, 2017
  • Did you know more than 52% of all small businesses in the U.S. are home based?According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up 99.7 percent of all U.S. businesses.If you are considering or are in the process of starting...
    Industry Word - August 14, 2017
  • Who doesn’t love the freshness of vine-ripened tomatoes, just-picked cucumbers or corn bursting with summer sweetness? This time of year, there’s likely a bounty at your local farmer’s market.U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has designated this week as National Farmers...
    SBA News and Views - August 08, 2017
  • For small business owners, it can be difficult to find good job candidates. Small businesses often times have to compete in the job market with large employers offering an attractive menu of fringe benefits. A possible solution for small businesses is finding workers who can be trained for the jobs...
    Industry Word - August 08, 2017
  • Advertising and marketing is regulated by federal law, and if you’re not on top of the regulations that apply to you, your ads could end up costing you more in fines than they bring in business. The Federal Trade Commission regulates and enforces advertising laws. Here are some key...
    Industry Word - August 04, 2017
  • What’s an encore entrepreneur? It might look a lot like you.These are people who might be starting a business for the first time as they near retirement age. Or, you may be retired already, and seeking a new path to help you feel reinvigorated in your new lifestyle.Here at SCORE, we know age...
    Industry Word - July 28, 2017
  • When President Trump asked the members of his Administration to tell him about the American heroes we have encountered in our Cabinet roles, one family instantly came to mind.Rob Leonardis is President of Ember Industries in San Marcos, Texas. It’s a family-owned business he runs with his...
    SBA News and Views - July 25, 2017
  • Most business owners have a general idea of the executive summary that comes with the traditional business plan.  However, in the real world, summaries come up much more often than just in the business plan. How to create the summary, and how to use it, depends on the business objective. ...
    Industry Word - July 20, 2017

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