I have had the opportunity to work with the small-business community over the last twenty years. That community includes people looking to start a business, those in the start-up stage, others growing to the next stage, and a cadre of people dedicated to support these folks. I have seen businesses start but also shut down. […]
Are You Ready to Start Your Small Business?
Owning a business is often part of a person’s dream. The appeal of business ownership comes from a variety of reasons including independence, being the boss, money, and family time to name just a few. Yet there is a substantial gap between starting a business and still be running that business five years later. Statistics […]
Don’t be the “Best-kept Secret”
Is your business the “best-kept secret?” While that question should make you smile, it also should raise a concern. Reaching your full potential will not happen if people don’t know your business exists. How do you know if you are the best-kept secret? If you finish a sale and your customer comments she wishes she had […]
Don’t Neglect Your Networks
Do you get caught up in daily life? Are there things that you want to do but just don’t get done. Such is the life of a small business owner. It never seems like there is enough time to get to all of the tasks you desire. How often do you tell yourself that it […]