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3 Parts of Business Every Entrepreneur Needs to Understand

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

Whether you need to get better at learning how to source investment capital, increase the sales of the firm, brand your business, or talk to clients, there are plenty of areas to focus on to polish your entrepreneurial skills.

How to Know if You Are Out of Your Comfort Zone or On the Wrong Track?

Maria Arredondo | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Maria Arredondo

There are many times in your business when you doubt. There are multiple learning curves, and the learning and stretching beyond your comfort zone often causes discomfort. That's natural.

When Reinvention is the Best Remedy for Your Small Biz Ailments

Melinda Emerson | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Melinda Emerson

Only you know which is the best solution for your business (and your budget). But sometimes just the act of writing out your problems -- as well as their solutions -- is enough to nudge you toward making change.

How Building a Brand Like Starbucks Sparks Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

How do companies like Starbucks, whose coffee is highly overpriced for its quality, get away with increasing prices without experiencing the slightest drop in loyalty? They've mastered the art of creating a brand that resonates.

It's Time for You to Play a Bigger Entrepreneurial Game

Michelle Hext | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Michelle Hext

Recently I've been asking myself... How can I play a bigger game? How can I play full out? How can I participate in this entrepreneurial game at a ...

Do You Know the Secret Sauce for Growth?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Do you want to know the secret sauce that guarantees growth? Well me too, but frankly, I am not sure if one truly exists. Yet if it is growth that you are seeking, be it for your business or yourself, there are five things you need to define in order to ensure that you take the right steps.

Business Networking: How to Meet The Right People

Lirone Glikman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Business
Lirone Glikman

Some places are more likely to be a ground for opportunities than others. Big cities have more workplaces and more networking events going on than smaller towns. Golf courses might have more business people than your local café, and so on.

The Rinse-Wash-Repeat Approach for Getting Growth Results

Amy Radin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Amy Radin

Real growth -- not incremental improvements to last year's numbers, but big results coming from new opportunities you manage to seize and commercialize -- is hard to come by. Here's the three-step formula to get real growth.

Ignoring Your Product/Service Lifecycle Is Costing You Clients

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Just as your business moves through stages of growth and development, products and services undergo a cycle of life from development to decline. Knowing where each of your products stands in the product/service lifecycle is crucial to the ongoing success of your business.

Leadership at Starbucks: An Extra-Hot Recipe for Growth

Laura Berger | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

"Sylvia is here!" Everyone perked up as she came through the door and deliberately hugged them all. "Michael, how is your dog's leg?" "Shana, how is y...

5 Tips to Drastically Improve Your Email Marketing

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.23.2015 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Email marketing provides a huge opportunity for business growth when done correctly, so I wanted to put together a list of tips that you can easily adapt to your strategy.

How to Avoid the Trap Door of Small Business Stress

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 05.24.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Some stress is good. It sharpens our wits and compels us to get things done. Too much stress, on the other hand, clouds our vision, dulls our creativity, interrupts concentration, and stifles our performance.

The Reason Why Your Business Is Still In The Technician Stage

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 05.16.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

What prevents small business owners from operating as visionary entrepreneurs who hire the right people and implement processes so their company can run like a well-oiled machine?

Stop Being the Bottleneck in Your Own Business

Kelsey Recht | Posted 05.04.2015 | Small Business
Kelsey Recht

In the early days a founder needs to do everything and be a jack of all trades. Often the difference between success and failure is whether you complete the task yourself. However, as a founder, when do you become the exact obstacle to success?

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Gabrey Means | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Gabrey Means

Truth be told, though we live and die by our to-do lists, when we started our agency we didn't have a business plan. What we did have was an identified need, a good idea and a bottle of wine to fuel our courage to take the plunge.

It's Time To Grow Your Business

Richard B. Hollis | Posted 04.27.2015 | Small Business
Richard B. Hollis

When you understand your customers and satisfy their needs and you realize you can grow quicker by raising additional capital to expand, you must make the decision of how fast you want to grow and what the competitive threats are if you don't grow fast.

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Cassie Hughes | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Cassie Hughes

Growing isn't just about getting bigger, unless that's truly your goal. It can take a range of forms - from the types of clients you work with to how you build your teams to the way you execute a campaign. Regardless of how you define it, make growth a part of your mission or risk becoming extinct.

A Dozen Easy Ways to Generate Buzz and Leads Without Spending a Penny

Chelsea Berler | Posted 04.07.2015 | Small Business
Chelsea Berler

I've put together this handy-dandy list of a dozen proven, money-saving tips that have worked at Solamar and for our clients. I personally recommend that you.

How to Make a Strong Comeback From a Business Setback

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 04.02.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

None of us want to fail or experience the agony of defeat. Embracing failure as a natural part of business evolution keeps us one step ahead, lessens the aftermath, and provides a giant step forward to a strong comeback. What has been most effective in helping you make a strong comeback after a defeat?

2015: The Year to Help a Small Business Grow #HASBG

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Growth is on everyone's mind. Entrepreneurs are more optimistic about growth opportunities than they have been since 2008. (We hope you're one of them!) And, the number of business start-ups are on the rise!

This Year, Elevate Your Character With a New YOU Resolution

David Nour | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
David Nour

Unless you go into the new year with a new you resolution, you're going to keep doing the same thing and expecting different results -- and as Albert Einstein said, that's the definition of insanity. No wonder the vast majority fail.

Corporate Antibodies: Don't Let Them Kill Your Growth Strategies

Laura Berger | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Laura Berger

You, as corporate leaders, have been given an unprecedented advantage to show growth and results. Interest rates are historically low and corporate cash positions strong. The masses know it, and they are expecting fireworks.

Melanie Duncan on the Key to Business Growth in 2015: Gaining Momentum in 90 Days

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 02.10.2015 | Small Business
Rosella LaFevre

Melanie Duncan is no stranger to these issues, but seems to have beautifully outgrown them, now running several online businesses worth millions in annual revenue while traveling the world.

The Small Business Entrepreneur's Naughty and Nice List for Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 02.07.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

What does every entrepreneur want to find under his or her Christmas tree more than anything else? Without exception, small business entrepreneurs want to open the gift of business growth that lasts through good times and bad.

Change: A CEO's Job In The 21st Century

Brian Kennell | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Brian Kennell

Pioneering companies proactively embrace change--not on a reactionary basis or simply as inevitability, but as an opportunity to challenge the status quo and achieve greater success.