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    March 14, 2017

    Small Business Planning: What to Consider before You Invest

    15 Business Plan Components

    Whether you are ready to step out on your own and start a business for the first time, or you want to reorganize your small business for growth - a sound business plan is the foundation for making your dream a successful reality.   That’s a big deal right? So why is it that so many business owners function without this foundation? And if they do have a plan, often it’s just seen as a simple tool used to seek investment or communicate the company’s direction to others. Of course...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Small Business on March 14, 2017

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    August 7, 2013

    The Web Changes Everything – Or Does It?

    4 Things You Need To Know About Your Web Presence!

    The Internet has changed our lives in more ways than we can imagine – and some we’re not aware of!  Every business owner or principal understands that they need to have a presence on the web and there are thousands of tools that will help you - from providing hosting for a site you design to designing, hosting and managing all aspects of your site.    But as we move forward in this ‘cloud’-based business environment, there are a few key things you need to keep in...Continue reading

    By Robert WaltersPosted in Small Business on August 7, 2013

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    July 25, 2013

    Just Starting Out & Need A Contract For Your Small Business?

    What can a contract do? Why do you need one? What should it say?

    By Dina Eisenberg, JD, Founder, SpeakupPowerfully.com Are you a newbie who is just starting your business? You probably realize that you need a written contract for your small business.  After all, businesses have contracts.  What you might not know is why you need a contract and what to include inside of yours.  It can be confusing so let’s take a minute to walk through those questions.   Understanding what your contract can do.   Understanding what a thoughtfully...Continue reading

    By Dina EisenbergPosted in Small Business on July 25, 2013

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    May 23, 2013

    3 Sales Strategies for Small Business – Get Started Selling!

    You are responsible for your company’s growth, here is where to start.

    By Robert (Bob) Walters, President & Founder of RH Walters Associates Most small to medium-sized business have a lot in common in terms of one or more individuals having an idea, creating a product, developing a service and building a business around it.  What they also have in common – for the most part – is a lack of real sales experience.  But the belief system that drove the founding of the business can be turned into a sales advantage and form the basis for building out...Continue reading

    By Robert WaltersPosted in Small Business on May 23, 2013

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    November 26, 2012

    Six Actions Small Business Owners Should Take Before, During, & After Start-up

    You Want To Start Your Own Business...Now What?

    Here are six areas to focus your efforts as a small business owner, whether you are planning to start your business or already own it. You don't have to be an expert on day one.  The challenge is to continue to develop these skills and incorporate them into your business strategy.  Over time, your positive results will reflect your efforts.    Develop your sales and marketing skills. You can have a fantastic business idea, but if you do not know how to get the word out to potential...Continue reading

    By Lisa WoodsPosted in Small Business on November 26, 2012

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    November 26, 2012

    Small Business: The Importance of Defining and Implementing Processes

    Structuring expectations is important for businesses large and small.

    By Gina Fedeli, President GCF Consulting, Inc. Small firms usually avoid defining formal procedures. They worry about becoming too rigid, and think attracting and retaining innovative staff will suffer, resulting in business challenges. The opposite is true.   There are legal and financial risks when departments like HR and procurement lack guidelines. However, all departments can benefit from clear procedures for repeat activities. Since employees wear many hats in growing companies,...Continue reading

    By Gina FedeliPosted in Small Business on November 26, 2012

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