Start Preparing Your 2020 Business Budget Now

Planning for a new year is always challenging. This is especially true for 2020, a year when economic and political uncertainty will complicate the outlook for every business owner. That said, planning your budget in advance can have a positive impact on your ability...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Business Creditworthy

Establishing and maintaining creditworthiness is essential to the success and financial health of your business. It could mean the difference between getting approved for funding or denied, what types of credit terms and interest rates you’ll pay, and whether an...

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Managing Cash Flow During the Holiday Season

The holiday season may be the peak period in your sales cycle or mark the start of your slow period. Either way, if your business generates the bulk of its profits during a specific time of the year, it’s important to have a cash-flow management strategy. Poor cash...

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Save Time with Smarter Company Meetings

The shorter days that accompany the end of Daylight Savings Time serve to remind business owners of the value of time. Many organizations focus more on managing their expenses or their staff than they do on managing time. As a result, countless hours are wasted on...

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“Treat” Your Customers to Stellar Service

The customer experience continues to be a key differentiator for businesses and organizations across all industries. According to research compiled by Salesforce, 75% of consumers expect a consistent experience, no matter where or when they engage with a brand. This...

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Does Your Company Culture Need a Reboot?

A company’s culture is the set of values that reflect who they are, what their business is trying to achieve in the market place, and how they will go about achieving it. Small business owners who successfully raise the profile of their cultures inside and outside of...

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5 Strategies to Avoid Being a Micromanager

Are you constantly asking your employees for updates or progress reports? Do you prefer to handle even the simplest tasks rather than teach someone else how to do them? Are projects often delayed because you insist on approving everything yourself? Chances are you...

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Discover How to Network Effectively

Networking is not about collecting business cards or building a large list of contacts. Whether through in-person meetings or via social media, it is an essential tool for building the relationships and strategic partnerships that are critical to business growth. Like...

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