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How to Avoid the Trap Door of Small Business Stress

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.24.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 03.04.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 02.25.2015 | 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 02.24.2015 | 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 02.05.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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.

Big Isn't Always Better

Hans Hickler | Posted 11.07.2014 | Business
Hans Hickler

Expansion is an important element for a startup. The question is, when? All too often, in my experience, the desire to expand begins to rear its head well in advance of traction and readiness.

An Inside Peek at The Huffington Post

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

The winners flew in from all over the world -- from Canon City, Colorado to Adelaide, Australia. They won the competition by selling the most in their category over an eight-month period. The competition resulted in 21,000 entrepreneurs who created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products.

Engagement Is the Motor to Our Economy

Karin Volo | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

Recently, I've been in several conversations with business leaders regarding employee engagement vs. employee satisfaction: Why does it matter?

Business Growth Beyond Survival: Why You Can't Stand Still

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 10.19.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Business growth is a lot like a human being -- you need to keep growing for survival. In fact, ask 60 percent of businesses that were listed on the stock exchange since 1980 that are no longer in existence. You'll quickly learn the importance of growing your business beyond survival.

How Code Empowers Social Good: The Warby Parker Story

Saeed Jabbar | Posted 09.20.2014 | Home
Saeed Jabbar

"Our thinking here is aligned with support for scale, rapid prototyping and agility."

And The Winners Of Shopify's Build- A-Business Competition Are...

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Eight months ago, we challenged people to launch a brand new business and start selling. When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that sold the most in each category during a two-month period would take home the prize.

Celebrating Entrepreneurial Freedom in the United States

J V Crum III | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

Entrepreneurial freedom has always been, and will forever be intertwined with the American heritage; on this 4th of July, 2014 as we celebrate our...

The Importance of Brand Building

Amy Oraefo | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Amy Oraefo

What is a brand? Why is it important? Simply put, a brand is your unique fingerprint -- how you are identified in your community. Whether we know it or not, we all have a brand, both personal and professional.

The Tough Decisions You Need to Make to Achieve Double Digit Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 08.24.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

You've decided to get serious -- really serious -- about growing your business. Now what?

Are You Holding Your Business Back? Here's the Easy Cure

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Many entrepreneurs feel that natural state of things is that we should be the ones pushing or pulling our business along. In fact, most business owners actually identify with one of the two, pushing or pulling.

Do You Think Profits First?

Josh Patrick | Posted 08.12.2014 | Small Business
Josh Patrick

If you own a business you know that you need to put profits first. If you've been around for any period of time, you've had lean times in your business.