Friday 5 for April 13th, 2018

Take Control of Your Health Care Costs To help GoSmallBiz provide you and your family with real change, additional choice and control over health care costs, please complete this 100% anonymous survey by April 20th. Take the Survey Don’t Do These 4 Things When Business is Booming By Deborah Sweeney Success in business is just […]

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Take Time to Learn Someone’s Story

The expression “don’t judge a book by its cover” is a metaphorical phrase which means, “You shouldn’t prejudge the worth or value of something by its outward appearance alone.” When such advice is ignored―and let’s be honest, we have ALL been guilty of ignoring it―there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on new relationships, fruitful […]

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Don’t Operate on Your Personal Assumptions

What you think is not always what other people think. Assuming that your personal likes and dislikes and way of doing things is universal can lead you to make big mistakes. What’s more important is being in sync with how your customers feel. Make sure you understand their preferences, their timetables, their assumptions of how […]

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What’s a Premium Audit?

Premium audits may be required for your business insurance policies, especially workers’ compensation policies. Don’t be afraid! These audits are intended to make sure your insurance matches your risk exposures. They are conducted near the end of your policy’s term, and based on a number of business documentation, could raise or lower your premiums. Learn […]

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Don’t Do These 4 Things When Business is Booming

Success in business is just as much cautionary as it is celebratory. When you start breaking even and gradually grow used to business being on the up and up, naturally you’ll be inclined to spend more money. Sometimes this spending is done for the greater good of the company’s ROI, like hiring new employees. Other […]

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Friday 5 for April 6th, 2018

What is the Best Loan for Your Business? By Fran Tarkenton There are lots of factors that go into deciding what is the best possible loan for your business. Depending on things like your current cash situation, profitability, available… Watch video Would Your Customers Pay More for Great Service? By Shep Hyken What would you […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Protecting Your Business Methodology

Question: I’m a professional fundraiser for nonprofit organizations. My clients sign one-year contracts. How do I protect my ideas (e.g., fundraising strategies, event ideas, etc.) when a contract ends and the client implements my methodology themselves? Generally speaking, your fundraising contracts should include terms and clauses that explain the ownership and permitted use of any […]

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What is the Best Loan for Your Business?

There are lots of factors that go into deciding what is the best possible loan for your business, says Ami Kassar, author of The Growth Dilemma. Depending on things like your current cash situation, profitability, available assets, credit rating, collateral, and more, different options could be more appropriate for your needs. You might be a […]

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Are You the Master of Your Material?

The fall semester of my junior year in college, I landed what felt like a cushy job: TAing for a history professor teaching a freshman-level introductory Western Civ course. I would sit in on class each Tuesday and Thursday morning (it was an 8 am class, so, yeah, nothing’s perfect), take attendance, hand out any […]

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