How to Transition from an Owner to a CEO

This may sound strange. You might say, "C'mon, I run a small business, why should I transition to a CEO? What could we possible have in common?" More that you think. Over the years, we have helped a...

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Running a Small Business- The Unfortunate Truth

If you are a small business owner, you probably started running a small business because you loved being a doctor, a lawyer, a craft brewer, or whatever your passion is.  However, the unfortunate truth about running a small business...

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If You Don’t Plan for Growth Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later

Most business owners start a business because they love what they do, not because they love marketing, business models, etc. But, if you don't plan for growth, now, it can create a number of problems later. If you wait until...

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Accelerating Small Business Growth: 5 Proven Methods

Don’t just satisfy your customers, fulfill them People are emotional creatures.  As much as we like to believe that we make decisions solely on rational facts, weighing the pros and cons, in reality... we don’t.  We are driven by...

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How to Survive the 3-Year Itch

Did you know that twice the number of business fail or go out of business in their 3rd to 7th year in business than do in the first 2 years? It’s because of the 3-Year Itch. Just...

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How to Get a Small Business Loan Painlessly

The most important thing to think about when getting a small business loan from a lender is your personal credit.  Few small businesses have a long enough track record to have a long credit history.   Even those that do,...

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Vacation from Your Small Business? Tips on How

Vacation from Your Small Business? Here are Some Tips on How For many small business owners, the idea to take a vacation from your small business seems like a luxury.  Visions of your vacation tethered to your phone or computer...

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Seasonal Business & Tips for Managing Them

Are we as much of a seasonal business as we think? Summer can be a peak time for a seasonal business. Many small businesses are seasonal businesses, or at the very least, have seasonal peaks. The question we all need...

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3 Key Hacks to Qualify for a Small Business Loan

Hack # 1: To Qualify for a Small Business Loan, Clean up Personal Credit Rating It’s unlikely that you will qualify for a small business loan with a credit score less than 700. A score of 720 seems to be...

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What Can Help You be BOTH a Successful Business Owner and Mom?

Women are still expected to be the primary care givers in most families. If that’s you, a business plan will help you make sure that you will have enough time to do both. If that’s not you, great. A...

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