Building Customer Relationships

The first thing that Jay Abraham tried to teach me was the value of a customer. I don’t mean the lukewarm, wishy-washy appreciation of customers that most businesses have. I mean the intense insight that it is not new customers, but old customers, that are the key to growth and profitability. The company does not […]

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Keep the Focus on Your Message, Not Your PowerPoint Slides

Every November, our employees are summoned to the training facility for the annual health care insurance meeting. In advance of open enrollment, a representative from the firm that we work with delights us with his presentation on the status of health care. What’s in with the new plan? What’s out? How much will it all […]

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Unique Funding Opportunities for Women-Owned Businesses

While women own 30 percent of small businesses in the United States and are expected to generate a third of the new jobs, they receive less than 5 percent of the small business loan money each year. To fill this gap, organizations, nonprofits, and other groups are stepping up to offer funding opportunities specifically for […]

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Small Biz Stories: The Challenges of Ascend Aerials

Starting Ascend Aerials has presented many challenges to founder Louie Northern, most notably in the form of FAA regulations. But, he says, overcoming those challenges requires not just the ability to do it, but the will. Wanting to do something, and even being capable of doing something, are not enough. It comes down to willpower […]

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Friday 5 for December 15th, 2017

Be an Open Door Leader By Fran Tarkenton You win by opening yourself up to new ideas and working with others. On the way up, your door is always open. You’re not isolating yourself from the people and ideas around… 3 minute read Pride is a Prison By Will Adams The problem with pride is […]

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Be an Open Door Leader

Many leaders work hard and do all the right things to reach the top—only to make a huge mistake that undoes so much of that work. They close the door. What does that mean? Well, a big part of achieving success in the first place is constantly learning new things and working with others to […]

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Pride is a Prison

Before we dive into our topic this week, I would like to ask you a few simple questions: Do you have a hard time offering an apology when you know you were wrong? Is it hard for you to celebrate other peoples’ success? Do you continue arguing a point even after you realize that your […]

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What is This Financial Statement?!

You probably started your business because you love what you do. But you’re probably a lot less passionate about the various and sundry financial statements that necessarily require so much of your time. The ADP blog team takes a look at many of the business financial statements you are responsible for completing, including the balance […]

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