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What Do a Good TED Talk and Running a Small Business Have in Common?

Earlier this year my partners and I were introduced to Carmine Gallo and his book Talk Like TED. In the book Carmine talks about the three components that are present in the most inspiring and successful TED (Technology, Education, Design) talks.…

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A Daily Exercise for All Business Owners

There is one piece of information every business owner should know at all times, or should at least have at his or her fingertips – the amount of available cash.   This sounds very basic, and it is, but it is surprising how many business owners would be unaware of that number. …

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Disaster Recovery Plans. Worth the Time and Money? Yes!

In the wake of the destructive hurricanes that have hit the United States recently, I thought an appropriate topic this month would be disaster recovery.  It’s not normally in the nature of an entrepreneur to be a pessimist, but to protect your business you must at some point imagine what a worst-case scenario looks like.…

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Is It Time To Expand? Questions To First Ask Yourself And Your Team.

The very nature of the typical entrepreneur is to think big and take the risks necessary to be big.  It is this trait in the many who have built America’s small businesses, that has made this country what it is today.  After a few years of success, most are looking for ways to expand upon that success. 

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Cultivate Creativity!

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I saw the greatest quote the other day. “Don’t think outside the box, think like there is no box”. For most entrepreneurs, personal creativity is probably not in short supply.  However, creativity is not always encouraged among the staff in a small business.  That means the owner is left to come up with all of the new ideas on his own. …

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