Laughing Skull Lounge: Differentiate Yourself

What makes you different from everyone else around you? Marshall Chiles, founder and owner (and self proclaimed “dudeman”) of the Laughing Skull Lounge in Atlanta, has created a business unlike any others in his market. With the smallest space and the fewest seats of any comedy venue, the Laughing Skull Lounge offers a more intimate […]

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Friday 5 for March 24th, 2017

The Power of Recurring Revenue By: Fran Tarkenton Recurring revenue is the greatest model for a business that I know, when you have recurring income and people continuing to come back and buy the product again and again and… 3 minute read GSB TV: Get the Most Out of Content Marketing With: Ed Fox and […]

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GSB TV: Get the Most Out of Content Marketing

Content marketing helps your business build trust and credibility with customers and prospects. On this session of the GSB TV Digital Marketing Show, Ed Fox and Edwin Bevens talk about how you can get the most out of content marketing in your business. By anticipating customers’ needs and providing value to people first, you can […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Funding a New Small Business

Question: What is the best way to go about getting a loan from the SBA? Contrary to popular belief, the Federal Small Business Administration or SBA does not provide loans but merely provides loan guarantees on funding offers made by its lending partners (Banks, Community Development Organizations, Microlending Institutions and other lenders). There are several […]

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Make Time for Strategic Planning

Running your business is an exhausting, all-day-every-day enterprise. You have so many things to do—from the central task of finding more customers to the ins and outs of day-to-day operations. And it’s especially true for a small business, where you don’t have a huge staff of people to spread the tasks around. With so much […]

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The Power of Recurring Revenue

In the late 1980s, I discovered infomercials. Bill Guthy and Greg Renker started Guthy-Renker in California after they got the idea for creating and running infomercials, and even though I had no idea what an infomercial was at the time, I joined them. We started out by doing an infomercial with Tony Robbins—the first infomercial […]

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How a B Corp Certificate Can Help You Achieve Success

B Corp Certification is provided by B Lab, and requires companies to meet high performance standards for their environmental, social, and transparency standards. This certification is rigorous, but it can help a business stand out from the pack by clearly communicating your values and commitment to the community. It can also help companies attract better […]

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Consultant’s Corner: How Do Government Contracts Work?

Q. What does it take to win government contracts? Government Contracting Pros and Cons Government contracting can be a reliable and profitable revenue source for a business; however, there a various considerations with government contracting. For example, the paperwork and other administrative burden and extended payment terms are unattractive to many businesses. To help determine if […]

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Why Small Businesses Should Embrace March Madness

We’re midway through March which means we’re fully in the midst of March Madness, the single-elimination college basketball tournament that b-ball fans anticipate yearly. It’s also around this time of the year that the internet sees an uptick in productivity listicles, since the stereotypical sentiment is that employees are too distracted with games and fantasy […]

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Laughing Skull Lounge: Finding Customers

The best way to get new customers is to take care of your current customers, says Marshall Chiles, founder and owner of the Laughing Skull Lounge in Atlanta. If you deliver a great product or service, your customers will tell their friends about it, and word of mouth advertising like that is the best thing […]

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