Posts by Deborah Sweeney

How Employees Can Learn to Love Mondays

It’s a little strange that it’s 2019 and the general opinion of Monday is still not positive. According to Gallup research, Mondays are one of the worst days of the week for a person’s overall wellbeing. This kind of wellbeing is made up of five elements that include purpose, social, financial, community, and physical. We…

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How to Write a Sales Script That Won’t Annoy Your Customers

Sales scripts get a pretty bad rap because they are so closely related to cold calling, and cold calling is annoying. (Ever notice how it seems to always happen during dinnertime?) But these scripts can actually be pretty useful, as long as they’re written and used the right way. Prompts are great for getting new…

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What is Involved in Forming a Non-Profit Company?

If you’re looking to form a non-profit corporation, there are several important steps for you to follow. Incorporating a non-profit corporation is often similar to a for-profit corporation, but there are some differences to be aware of. Here are some general guidelines for incorporating a non-profit. Pre-Incorporation Matters Prior to incorporation, you should have a…

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Ready to Be a Registered Agent? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions

Most states require that small businesses designate a registered agent in their state of formation. Registered agents (also referred to as an RA) act as the state’s means to communicate with a corporation or LLC. They accept official documents on behalf of your business, organize the materials, and get the paperwork over to the business…

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How to Tackle Your First Year as an Entrepreneur

If you recently decided that now is the perfect time to start the business of your dreams, you should be in the midst of making those dreams come true as you read this! To help get you started, here are five tips every new entrepreneur should keep in mind as they tackle their first year…

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How Long Does It Take to File for a DBA?

That old cliché about time being money has a magical way of creeping into so many of these types of posts, doesn’t it? Even if you don’t judge every minute of your life by the amount of money you could be making, you still probably want to know how long it will take to file…

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How to Push Through Doubt When Starting a Business

Optimism keeps growing with small business owners. The overall index is up +136, according to the latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey conducted in Q3 of 2019. It’s a slight uptick from Q2, which was at +129. However, all upticks that are on the up and up are measures of owners’ present and…

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The Art of Friendly Networking

If you can recall being on the playground, meeting a new playmate on a jungle gym, and being able to make an instant friend on the spot as a child, you can understand the appeal of networking in a business sense with those already close to the heart. Just as easy as it was to…

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How to Keep the Office Movin’ and Shakin’ During Slow Times

One of the best ways to gain one more customer is to keep your employees happy: your people who deal directly with the people. And sometimes, sales get slow and morale begins to droop. Or it goes the opposite, and everyone is go-go-go and can’t stop for a break with so much on their plates to address (tax season anyone?).…

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