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Surviving an Economic Downturn

The economy can often be unpredictable, and while economists can tell when things are going to slow down it isn’t always possible to predict a downturn. When the market crashed in 2009, many small business owners were caught unawares, and they lost their businesses. While the economy is strong now, and small businesses are thriving, […]

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Technology for the Reluctant

Even though it is 2018 there are still many entrepreneurs and employees who are not sold on the idea of using technology to manage and organize their business. Instead of using automated invoicing, as an example, they insist on handwriting receipts and only accepting payment via checks. This lack of interest in using technology to […]

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Success in the Summer

Summer is traditionally a downtime for most businesses, but it doesn’t have to be. With your regular customers out of town throughout the summer months, there are many new people in town with whom you can do business. The task at hand is getting them in there and turning visitors into customers. Establish a Plan […]

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Making a Difference

Many small business owners have huge hearts for their communities and local causes. They feel immense loyalty to those have supported them and want to keep tight bonds with those around them. The other side of that is many small businesses have smaller budgets and less room to make significant philanthropic contributions. So what can […]

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Technology and Small Business

According to the Small Business Administration 99.7% of US employer firms are small businesses. Inc Magazine said in 2014 that 49.2% of America’s workforce is employed by these small businesses.Small business owners often feel immense loyalty and thankfulness to their employees. Many entrepreneurs worry that implementing new technology will hurt those who work for them […]

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Sharing Positive Feedback

Much like in our personal lives there is a fine line between sharing success and coming across as bragging when we discuss our businesses. Our customers want to hear about how well things are going, and new potential customers need to see successes in order to feel confidence towards our businesses. How we handle sharing […]

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Social Media and Feedback

Imagine you are a restaurant owner. Last night didn’t go great. One of the stoves wasn’t working. Two people called out sick. You ran out of chicken. It was the worst night you have had since you opened. You know it. Unfortunately, so do your customers. You wake up the next morning to see some […]

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