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Government Small Business Loans – What To Do If You Don’t Qualify

Government Small Business Loans – What To Do If You Don’t Qualify

What should you do if you don’t qualify for government small business loans? The answer depends on just how committed and determined you are to starting your own business.
Since you’re reading this article, my guess …

Business Should Start Planning For The Turn Around

Business Should Start Planning For The Turn Around

Now is not the time to feel depressed. This recession has hit everyone one hard. Depression seems to go hand in hand with recession. Many business owners, particularly small business owners are feeling emotionally strained …

The Consultant’s Biggest Headache

The Consultant’s Biggest Headache

Here’s the common scenario. You the consultant are out at a client on a consulting assignment. You and the client have mutually upon what the scope of the work is to be to complete your …

What Interpersonal Skills Are Needed By Consultants?

What Interpersonal Skills Are Needed By Consultants?

Consultants require the use of many skills when on a consulting assignment and when working within a client environment. Here are 4 interpersonal skills that the consultant should have. These are important in getting the …

How To Get Free Media Coverage

How To Get Free Media Coverage

There is no question that media coverage will boost business for you. It’s a proven way to put your business in the spotlight in a major way.
A perfect example of marketing 1 to many, which …

How To Design Your Authentic Business Brand

How To Design Your Authentic Business Brand

Branding is yet another necessary element to every business that is almost always overlooked by small business owners and solo-professionals. Most people believe branding is for big companies. 
But the truth is that even if you …

Who Said You Can’t Be Creative In Business?

Who Said You Can’t Be Creative In Business?

Creativity is the engine that keeps us moving forward in our business.
Some have thought that creativity should be left to artsy people and that it’s not for everyone. That is a huge fallacy. Every time …

Merger & Acquisition Earnings Multiples

Merger & Acquisition Earnings Multiples

When it comes to the topic of mergers & acquisitions, how many times have you heard another business owner talk about selling a business for five times, six times or whatever times earnings?
Quite a few, …

Your Personal Contingency Plan

Your Personal Contingency Plan

Most business owners are very good at contingency planning. They plan for every possibility imaginable, but surprisingly few business owners plan for the one thing that is certain: their eventual death or disability. 
Without continuity of …

OK, We Are In A Recession, What Should You Do Right Now?

OK, We Are In A Recession, What Should You Do Right Now?

It’s official. The economy is in a recession. What this means is that business in general will be hurt and that your business will likely be negatively affected. We’ve already seen the effect in the …

Economic Stabilization, Recovery Or What?

Economic Stabilization, Recovery Or What?

It appears that both the domestic and global economies have entered a period of stability after a fairly large decline. There have been strong rallies in both the equity and debt markets. Many true believers …

Are You Making It Easy To Do Business With You Or Harder?

Are You Making It Easy To Do Business With You Or Harder?

Establishing and maintaining your business relies on constant communication to and from your customers or prospects. If you’re not getting inquiries or return calls, maybe it’s hard for people to find your contact info.
For example, …

Before You Go Networking, Have A Game Plan

Before You Go Networking, Have A Game Plan

When you prepare for success, you’ll attract success. It’s so important to take time prior to attending a networking function that you think about a few important things.
First, where are you going? If you are …

Are You Playing Hide And Go Seek In Your Business?

Are You Playing Hide And Go Seek In Your Business?

I’ve met thousands of people while networking and have discovered something very interesting. Most people network to get exposure for their business but fail to remain visible.
They attend every few months or maybe once every …

Lots Of Money Available For Viable Business Ideas

Lots Of Money Available For Viable Business Ideas

At times I hear entrepreneurs say they can’t find money to start or grow their businesses. I don’t buy it. There is always money available for great business ideas.
Of course, there are a number of …

Sustainability In Business

Sustainability In Business

Whether you’re starting, buying, or growing a business it’s critical to determine whether or not the business is sustainable.
There are different ways to view sustainability. Some of the more important measures are money, time, energy, …