Government contracting so often gets a bad wrap. I;s too hard to land a contract, awarded contracts are unfair, government is uncooperative, or industry is uncooperative. -ve heard all these and many, many more. It has become almost chic to insult the contracting process. There are certainly...
December 22, 2010 - 0 comments
The holidays are such a wonderful time of year. Most everyone is in a festive, friendly mood. Yet, despite the fun and gaiety, it is also an extremely stressful time, particularly for women business owners. It's a proven fact, the majority of all domestic responsibilities fall on...
December 21, 2010 - 1 comments
Out in the real world, in small business and entrepreneurship where growth comes more as a result of hard work and following through than because of broad strategies, it's too easy to lose site of the big picture and instead focus on the driving route and never ending details. My suggestion for...
December 16, 2010 - 2 comments
The years end is a great time to revisit your marketing plan and see how effective it has been in the last year and what you can change going forward. With the economy showing signs of recovery, a marketing checkup is a smart tool to help you position your business for growth in the coming year...
December 13, 2010 - 35 comments
If, like most small business owners, you use your personal car for business, be sure to follow tax rules so yo;ll get the biggest write-off yo-re entitled to. There are two ways in which to figure the deduction of your business driving costs: track the actual expenses for use of your car on...
December 09, 2010 - 6 comments
Although we may not be excited about it, by now we are used to this economic climate. Even as we work to constantly enhance our personal economy, we know the face of the larger financial situation like the back of our hands (especially as it relates to shopping -- after all it's that Holiday...
December 04, 2010 - 5 comments
There are two words used in the franchise industry that can be downright dangerous for some folks that are considering franchise ownership. The words that ;m about to share with you are what I call,-visual words- Yo'll'see
November 30, 2010 - 2 comments
Government business is big business; especially for small businesses. Hundreds of small businesses make millions of dollars every year providing their services and products to the government through, for example, a General Services Administration (GSA) or Veteran- Affairs (VA) Multiple Award...
November 23, 2010 - 2 comments
You do;t need a degree in public relations to effectively publicize business to the press. And you do-t need a huge marketing budget either. What you do need is a clear understanding of how to reach reporters and what the-re looking for. These 10 tips will get you started. 1. Know what makes...
November 18, 2010 - 2 comments
As small businesses have struggled to survive during the recession, it has been difficult to reward employees with raises and/or bonuses. In fact, many small firms found it necessary to cut employee salaries, perks and benefits in order to survive financially. As we approach the end of 2010, the...
November 18, 2010 - 4 comments