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Why Niching Down is the Most Important Business Decision You'll Make

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 12.07.2016 | Home
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

Starting your own business is one of the most exciting times of an entrepreneur's life. The thrill of running your own show, the terror at realizing y...

How to Manage Your Profitability in Your Small Business

Melinda Emerson | Posted 12.07.2016 | Home
Melinda Emerson

A profitable small business is rarely an accident; you have to constantly work for new revenue. Projecting profits on a financial statement in a busi...

Is Your Mobile App Idea Useful or Useless?

Rachel Wolfson | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home
Rachel Wolfson

There are over 2 million apps listed across app stores, yet less than 1 percent of consumer mobile apps are successful. So, what's the secret sauce ...

3 Business Expenses You Probably Forgot to Forecast

John Rampton | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
John Rampton

Running your own business is no easy task. When entrepreneurs begin talks of their great new venture, they often times rejoice in the potential revenu...

Population Influx Means a Better 2017 for Florida Business Owners

Ernie Diaz | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
Ernie Diaz

Florida surpassed New York to become the third most populous state in 2014, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The state's new residents are a boon ...

Do What You Said You'd Do...Or Don't Say It

Richard French | Posted 12.03.2016 | Home
Richard French

Communicating with startup entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur working furiously to launch a massive startup, I have surrendered to the hard and cold f...

How to Really Thank Your Employees

Gene Marks | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Gene Marks

At this time of the year -- every year -- we're told to be thankful. And, of course, we should. We should be thankful for the bounty we have, for the ...

Why Guest Posting Should Be Part of Your Marketing Strategy in 2017

Sarah Peterson | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Sarah Peterson

Have you heard this saying?: "Your email list is your ATM." Whether or not you agree with it, email marketing is by far the most profitable marketin...

Does your LinkedIn profile need some holiday TLC? [Bonus Checklist Included]

Carla Deter | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Carla Deter

The end of the year is near and you've been thinking about your LinkedIn profile for some time now. You know it's a money-maker for you, your business...

What I Wish I Had Known Before Launching My Podcast: 5 Power Moves from Experts

Keisha Reynolds | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Keisha Reynolds

Podcaster newbies are launching shows into the digital marketplace at growing rates. Exactly how many? Data is unclear. However, according to an artic...

The Single Most Important Question You Can Ask Your Employees

Jason Olsen | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
Jason Olsen

As leaders, we are always looking for the right questions to ask our people. When our employees are faced with a challenge it's tempting to give them ...

Making this Year a Small Business Christmas

Ilene Angel | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Ilene Angel

I don't know exactly when or where or how it started, but we've become a society of "days." Mother's Day and Father's Day simply weren't enough. Did y...

The Insidious Danger Of The Scarcity Mindset

Hilary Lauren | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Hilary Lauren

You have heard that your thoughts inform your decisions, and therefore... they also create your life. It's true.

Make Your Family Business Transition Great Again

Nicole H. Sodoma | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Nicole H. Sodoma

This post is by my colleague, Sodoma Law attorney John C. Woodman. Following the Presidential election, there has been much discussion of what Presid...

How to Turn Your Passion Into a Startup

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home
Jonha Revesencio

What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Starting a successful business requires more than a good idea: You also need financial backing, support, and ...

3 Social Media Tips for a Successful Holiday Season

Katie Lance | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Katie Lance

Ready or not, the holiday season is here! If you are using social media to grow your business, this time of year truly offers so many opportunities t...

Use this Checklist For Your Small Business Loan Application

Jared Hecht | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Jared Hecht

Follow our checklist's 6 steps to maximize the potential of your small business loan application, and secure the financing your business needs to flou...

Tales of a Tree- The first Christmas as a Small Business Owner

Rachel Verlik | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Rachel Verlik

Like many Americans, the weekend after Thanksgiving means holiday decorating for me. As a young child growing up in the woods of New England, Chris...

7 Ways to Convert More of Your Holiday Website Traffic into Sales

Jonathan Long | Posted 11.30.2016 | Home
Jonathan Long

We are in the middle of the holiday season, which is a prime time to generate increased online revenue. Last year, holiday season U.S. retail e-commer...

Learn How Commercial Real Estate Loans Work

Jared Hecht | Posted 11.29.2016 | Home
Jared Hecht

Buying real estate for your small business? It's an exciting move, but also a stressful one. So, let's start with the basics.

The 5 Advantages Startups Have Over Big Businesses

Jose Vasquez | Posted 11.29.2016 | Home
Jose Vasquez

Startups may seem at a natural disadvantage, but they actually hold key strengths over big businesses. When you first start a business, it's easy to...

Get Endorsed by VIPs in Your Field

Loolwa Khazzoom | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
Loolwa Khazzoom

A successful media, marketing, and PR campaign is a game of psychology, a matter of perception. I find that it's based on three components: media, VIP...

How to Start Building Your Credit Fast

Jared Hecht | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
Jared Hecht

We're thinking of a number between 300 and 850... and it's your credit score. Do you know what it is? And most importantly, is it where you want it t...

Don't Fail Because Your Small Business Lacks Accountability!

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
​Jackie Nagel

Accountability within a small business is more important than ever before. With the ever-increasing complexity in the day-to-day running of a business...

5 Secrets to Successful Infographic Creation and Dissemination

John Rampton | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
John Rampton

Infographics have played a huge role in blogging and content marketing this year, and you should expect the same to be true in 2017 and beyond. Howeve...