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There have been thousands of books written about leadership, and what makes a leader.  Some say leaders are born, not made.  Others would argue that leadership is a skill that can be developed.  Leadership requires so many characteristics, as well as a commitment to continued growth; but what are the characteristics that make a great entrepreneur?  Here are five...
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By Dr. Sinclair N. Grey III How do you feel when someone gives you a referral? If you're like me, you're overjoyed because it saves you money on marketing and advertising. As the saying goes, 'word of mouth is the best marketing tool.' Getting a referral helps to ease the sales process because you're coming to the table with credibility. Just...
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So how can you do it? How can you, the little guy, see wins in the search engines, in your lead flow, and in your revenue stream when faced with these giant competitors? With dedication to consistently following these 10 tips, you’ll come out on top with the kinds of big industry wins that you might never have dreamed...
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Whether you’re a solo entrepreneur (solopreneur) or you have a full team, running your own business can sometimes seem like a never-ending cycle of documents, tasks and communications. Thankfully, there are tools available for almost anything you can imagine — and business operations are not an exception. Here are seven simple and proven tools that will allow any business owner...
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If you’re making these common invoicing mistakes, you can correct them quickly. A business is nothing without income. That might go without saying — but many business owners spend so much time focused on finding new opportunities and doing daily tasks that they lose sight of the most important parts of generating income: the invoicing. An invoice isn’t just a receipt....
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Many people assume that only big, international companies can gain something from new technologies. But in reality, even a small business can find the right solution to grow and expand into new markets. It could even be easier than you might think. After all, most of us use the internet all the time in our daily lives, and a little...
Beyonce once asked, “who runs the world?” And answered with, “Girls!” Given that women influence over 83% of all consumer spending in the United States, we wouldn’t say she’s wrong. So let’s kick off Women’s History Month by opening up a dialogue about connecting with and marketing to women. The conversation has come a long way. We’ve started to replace...
A good business plan is like a road map by which you out line your plans, directions and the method by which you are attempting to reach your targets/goals. It is an autobiography of your business. It will tell the story of “Why” you are in business and where you want to take your business. Your business plan is a...
Some retailers hire companies to evaluate the quality of service in their stores; they often use mystery shoppers to get the information. They instruct a mystery shopper to make a particular purchase in a store or restaurant, and then report on the experience. As a small business owner you want to know how well your business is functioning and this is...
Small businesses that support each other do better. Are you active in your local Chamber of Commerce? The Chamber of Commerce is also a goldmine of information about local economic development, trends, and policies. If you have the space to accommodate the meeting, offer to host a meeting so the members get to see your place of business. At the chamber...
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