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  • The holiday shopping season is in full swing, but whether your target customers are consumers buying gifts for Grandma or businesses shopping for services, everyone's in a frugal mind-set. Given that most consumers are still holding tight to their purse strings, business owners might be...
    March 24, 2010 - 9 comments
  • When going into business for yourself or with someone else the decision on when and if to quit your “day” job will inevitably come into question. Should you or shouldn’t you, and if so when? Recently I was unfortunately witness to a friend who gave up her teaching career to join...
    March 24, 2010 - 2 comments
  • I read a thing* not too long ago, written by Darren Rowse of ProBlogger*, suggesting that bloggers should write an elevator speech for their blogs.Darren went on to deal with the objections he anticipated would come from the blogger crowd: That's for entrepreneurs hoping to corner and glomp VCs;...
    March 22, 2010 - 3 comments
  • Periodically, my colleagues and I find articles about how to succeed in business. It may be an e-mail or an article in a magazine. Yes, we still read magazines, sometimes in print. First off, should one even BE in business? *Are You Cut Out to be an Entrepreneur? Take This Test was developed by...
    March 16, 2010 - 0 comments
  • In toda;s tough economy, there is an unfortunate domino effect in accounts receivabl-your customer is late in receiving payment so it becomes a late payer of your invoice; unless you receive payment you could be short of cash needed to pay your bills. If your business routinely bills for goods and...
    March 16, 2010 - 3 comments
  • Although the economy is slowly turning aroun;at least according to official report-consumer- budgets continue to be tight. But although consumers are still holding onto their purse strings, one area where they are willing to spend is on socially responsible products and services. In a recent study...
    March 10, 2010 - 1 comments
  • The recession has ended and the economy is rebounding. You are thankful that, although a little bruised and battered, you and your business survived. For several months after, you limped along and licked your wounds, but now things are looking up. Yo;re at a steady trot now and your books are once...
    March 09, 2010 - 0 comments
  • A recent Gallup poll* found that 7 out of 10 U.S. workers are satisfied with their jobs. Even more interesting: business owners topped the list of those who are most satisfied. Eighty-seven percent (87%) of business owners say that their job is the;ideal jo- for them. I think that speaks...
    March 05, 2010 - 3 comments
  • Officially, spring begins on March 20th. Soon, the smell of freshly cut grass will be wafting through the mostly fresh air. A sense of renewal will fill the landscape. Things will start turning green. Green can be a relaxing color. Tha;s why many hospitals use it in their décor. Some television...
    March 02, 2010 - 3 comments
  • In my first blog post within the Business.gov Community, called;Your First Five Steps in Government Contracting Register your business with the CCRGet a GSA Schedule contractDo your homeworkSecure referencesMake a commitment Once yo-ve done these, yo're ready to move to the next step: finding...
    February 25, 2010 - 2 comments

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