Bookkeeping is crucial to small businesses in order to keep track of sales and profits. See the importance of bookkeeping with tips from a business consultant in this free small business video. Read More
In college, and grad school, I mostly hung with a crowd in which everybody shared the same interests, hobbies and field of study. I know that a lot of college faculties are beginning to move towards a more interdisciplinary approach, because it more accurately reflects what students can expect their post-school life to be like. College professors t Read More
Some say the economy is moving away from recession and into recovery. Here is a quick tip list for getting your franchise ready for an upturn. How ready are you? Read More
The purpose of Your Business Brickyard is to re-energize business owners and their businesses with the strength generated by a better foundation built on a strong purpose and the perfect execution of the basics. This seemingly simple formula has been forgotten in an era of “me too” strategies and frequent and disconnected jumps to the business fa Read More
Many people who read this blog have caught one of our post in our series titled: “Rules for Entrepreneurs”. It is located here at and has been extremely well received. However with the launch of Grow Smart Business, we have found it is better for the series to continue on ov Read More
Over 20 years ago, I rented an office in downtown Old Greenwich, Connecticut, across the street from the best sandwich shop in town. The first time I went into the shop, I noticed that the menu was a copy of an original created on a typewriter. The thing was barely legible and made worse by scratched out prices with new ones scribbled in. The menu Read More
Going all in can be a scary concept. It's a stretch for your comfort zone, as we discussed last week, it's a stretch for your ego (anything outside of what you're doing today is 'dangerous' as far as your ego's concerned)... Read More
In A Nutshell ... Years ago, as a novice training officer, I read a telling message. "When you speak you repeat what you already know. When you listen, you learn something new". These words are still very relevant for managers in the 21st Century - The Talk Age. Read More
Where do you stand? Is it time to strategize? You don't have to go it alone! Include your staff, associates, and friends in your brainstorming. You never know what someone will come up with. The key is to know you CAN diversify; you CAN be creative and find new avenues for growth. Read More
A confident writer knows when to breathe As writers, the idea of 'breathing space' is likely to mean something different to each of us. For me, breathing space is something we must give ourselves when we become too close, too attached to our writing for it to go any further. Read More

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