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The CARES Act Opens Floodgates to Free Money for Businesses

The CARES Act Opens Floodgates to Free Money for Businesses

By | Small Business

The CARES Act has opened the floodgates to free money for businesses.  Below are the basic details of loans available to businesses.  They are incredible unless regulations apply limits: This new law lets any business borrow 2.5 months of payroll, benefits, interest on loans and lease payments. The loan is made through a bank that is an SBA approved lender and is guaranteed by the…

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Improve Your Health and Happiness with Better Work-Life Balance

By | Business Strategy

Most people struggle with balancing their responsibilities at work with family, health, and other obligations at some point. However, the task can seem nearly impossible at times when you’re a business owner instead of an employee. You may fear that stepping away for even a day or two will cause your company to cease functioning and that you will return to a disaster. Regardless of…

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Small Businesses Also Help Themselves by Giving Back to Their Communities

By | Small Business

When a community supports your business and helps make it profitable, it’s only natural that you as a business owner want to give something back in return.  While that’s an admirable thing to do, supporting your community and getting behind one or more important causes also can help you connect with customers in ways that you might not have been able to otherwise. This can…

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How to Successfully Start a Business with a Friend

How to Successfully Start a Business with a Friend

By | Entrepreneurship, Small Business

Starting a business with a friend can either bring success beyond the wildest dreams of both of you or a nightmare that breaks up the friendship to the point you never speak to each other again. For most people, the success of this arrangement falls somewhere between these two extremes. Before either of you forges ahead with forming a business partnership, we encourage you to…

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9 Great Ways to Help Your Small Business Grow

9 Great Ways to Help Your Small Business Grow

By | Uncategorized

  Success. Every small business owner wants it. Your desire, your passion is to see your small business grow and succeed. Success seems to require a combination of attitude and persistent effort. Said noted business leader and television personality, Oprah Winfrey, “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” Noted hotel industry leader Conrad Hilton once said,…

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Overcoming Setbacks on the Road to Success as an Entrepreneur

Overcoming Setbacks on the Road to Success as an Entrepreneur

By | Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Leadership

There are not many things you can count on as an entrepreneur in the business world, but one of those things is that you will definitely experience some setbacks. Entrepreneur setbacks are bound to happen to everyone, and if you aren’t experiencing any kind of problems, then it probably means you haven’t risked much either, and you’re not achieving nearly as much as you could….

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8 Strategies to Help Improve Your Customer's Experience

8 Strategies to Help Improve Your Customer’s Experience

By | Business Strategy, Small Business

While many business owners think their company is doing an above average job keeping customers happy, a recent Hub Spot survey indicates otherwise. It might shock you to know that only 10 percent of customers give the companies they regularly do business with high marks for providing a great customer experience. We highlight eight common barriers to an exceptional customer experience -and their solutions –…

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What are the Different Types of Small Businesses Structures?

What are the Different Types of Small Businesses Structures?

By | Entrepreneurship, Small Business

If you’re thinking of starting your own small business, you may be wondering about the different types of small business structures, and which would be most advantageous for you. These business structures define many things about your business, including how ownership, finances, liabilities, and taxes are all managed. Partnership When ownership responsibilities are shared among two or more people, a partnership can be formed. There…

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4 Insights about Generation Z Every Business Owner Should Know

4 Insights about Generation Z Every Business Owner Should Know

By | Business Growth, Entrepreneurship, Small Business

Generation Z describes the nation’s 73 million young people from early elementary school to recent college graduates. The exact years can vary with most sources listing the generation beginning with those born in 1995 or 1996 and ending with birth years between 2010 and 2012. The important take-away for business owners is that 40 percent of consumers will be a member of Generation Z by…

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