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Blogs Contributor - Bridget Weston Pollack

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  • February 11 is "Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day." What better time for entrepreneurs to come to terms with the fact that setbacks happen—and that wallowing in them serves no productive purpose?Along with the elation of meeting business milestones, moments arise when not...
  • January is here, and it’s back to business as usual.Or is it?After a holiday break filled with eating, drinking, and being merry, chances are you may be feeling the winter blahs. Psychologists attribute the post-holiday blues to a number of factors including the sudden lack of social events...
  • Small businesses employ almost half of all workers in the United States and have been responsible for much of the post-2008 economic recovery through their hiring efforts.Over the past year, hiring activity has been on an upward trend for small businesses, with plans to add workers hitting the...
  • To succeed in small business, entrepreneurs must be committed to learning throughout their careers. That learning doesn’t stop once they gain the expertise and confidence to become business mentors. A few months ago, we welcomed 420 SCORE volunteers from all over the country to our...
  • Guess what people are doing right now? They’re starting their holiday shopping. They may not be decking the halls yet, but 17 percent of shoppers surveyed by the National Retail Federation said they start researching holiday purchases before September, while 8 percent reported making...
  • 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...
  • Ever wish your small business could do more for the community? Maybe you volunteer as a group or have a favorite cause, but you want to take that work a step further.A corporate social responsibility (CSR) program could be what your company needs to work toward a community mission alongside your...
  • Whether you’re more excited about firing up the grill, relaxing on the beach or being more active, the warm summer months can provide challenges for your small business — especially if you’re based at home.It doesn’t take much for a seasonal change to derail your focus....
  • Small business owners are always thinking: about their next sale, next potential customer, long to-do lists. At night, sleep may elude them as the day’s worries percolate.Ever wonder what they think about most?We asked — and their responses will help us better help them develop thriving...
  • Ask any one of America’s 62 million volunteers why they give their time, and you’d probably get nearly 62 million unique answers.But some reasons for volunteering — and the benefits — are universal: a greater connection to one’s community; an opportunity to share...

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