A new program aims at boosting minority owned small businesses in the United States. The U.S. Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency is the organization heading up the effort. There are many features, tools available from the organization's Website including a database making businesses easier to find and there is even more. Read More
Certainly, many small business owners have experienced what it is like to run a small business with a skeleton staff. Those who started their business likely founded it with perhaps only one employee, themselves. But now the tough economy is bringing back those hard times for many small businesses. This CNN Money.com small business article looks a Read More
A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article titled, “Stop Selling Like You're Walking On Egg Shells!” As usual, I received a number of great comments from readers. Among those comments came one in particular that really stood out. It said— Read More
I've come to find that there are three skills not taught in school, that have always made life easier for me. These skills have helped me stand out in positive ways and I think everyone should take the time to better themselves in these three little areas: Read More
Many startups realize the significance good customer service can mean for the success of a small business - or even a large operation. When done right, customer service can grease the wheels of any marketing and loyalty program. That's exactly what Joan Lamonica did when she opened up a retail store recently. She's the fashion designer and owner o Read More
Organizing yourself and your workload in a way that prevents interruptions is a pivotal entrepreneurial skill that must be developed. However, that can be easier said than done, especially for new entrepreneurs starting up, when you are responsible for..... Read More
Every once in a while, when I have the feeling that I'm well familiar with an online spot I actually go back to see if there's anything else I could find that would interesting and add more value to the platform or specific tool. In this case, I wanted to share with you three hidden online tools that I'm sure you'll find very helpful. The vide Read More
I always thought that expanding my business at a steady pace was a smart move. Now I worry that it could potentially kill us. Read More
Some people are stronger at things than others. That's what makes business so magical. Before you get into new collaborations, take some time to get to know your own personal SWOT. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. Read More
If you watch any kind of TV and pay attention to the ads — the images, the sounds, and the appeal — it's all very youthful — cool, fresh, and relevant. Major brands like the Pepsi's and Starbucks of the world 'get it' and have made it a PR/marketing best practice for many years to tap this market. There is huge importance of tapping into the you Read More

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