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Three Quotes To Help Entrepreneurs When Things Get Tough

Patricia G. Greene | Posted 10.28.2014 | Small Business
Patricia G. Greene

Dell has one of the more intriguing entrepreneurial histories, going from the fabled dorm room start-up, through growing the company and taking it public, stepping down as CEO, coming back as CEO, then leading it back to its current private iteration. Living through all these changes would seem to provide him with a business perspective not available to many other people.

Small Business Support for Raising the Wage Picking up Steam State-side

John Arensmeyer | Posted 10.28.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

A vast majority of small businesses already pay their workers more than the minimum wage, and many small employers feel it's the right thing to do.

What Every Mumpreneur Should Know Before Starting a Business

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Anfernee Chansamooth

So you're wanting to start a home based business so you can be home for your kids. It may sound like the ideal solution but what are the common pitfal...

5 Ways to Celebrate National Entrepreneurship Month

Debra Carpenter | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Debra Carpenter

November is designated as National Entrepreneurship Month (NEM), a time to celebrate the men and women who have the courage to take smart risks in business, enriching and innovating our lives with the results of their efforts.

7 Questions to Tame Your To-Do List

Maria Ross | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
Maria Ross

I used to live by this mantra. But in today's world of 24/7 smart phone access, juggling business/kids/relationship/self-care/community and an avalanche of data coming at us, it's not really sound advice for entrepreneurs or small business owners to stay sane.

The 4 Types of Viral Content: A Study Based on 300 Social Media Accounts

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The 4 Types Of Viral Content - A Study Based on 300 Social Media Accounts Recently our team at Computan studied 300 social media accounts on Facebo...

5 Small Business SEO Tips You Can Implement In-House Right Now

Jonathan Long | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Every small business owner should implement search engine optimization into his or her online marketing strategy, but many shy away because they think they need a huge budget to get started. An effective and complete strategy will cost money, but that doesn't mean you have to sit idle until you can afford to hire an SEO agency.

Don't Negotiate Your Way Out of Negotiating

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

Remember, it is also OK to walk away from a deal. If you are not able to work with the other party down to your dollar comfort zone, then walk away from the deal.

How to Rebrand Without Losing Your Mind

Heather Piedmont | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Heather Piedmont

It was just this September when I awoke teary-eyed and with a strong shudder, I wasn't cold..my soul had finally come to the reason why my recent bus...

Can Higher Consciousness Deliver Higher Profits?

J V Crum III | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

In the world that most of us grew up in, these seem to be conflicting values--are profits and consciousness even related? At first glance, they seem to be values that need to balance each other out.

Unfair Tax Policies Still Throwing Small Businesses for a Loop

John Arensmeyer | Posted 12.17.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Some work has been done recently to address tax loopholes for large corporations, such as the notorious corporate tax inversions, which put small businesses at a disadvantage, but more needs to be done to help level the playing field for small businesses.

What I Learned As a Start-Up Business Owner

Scott MacFarland | Posted 12.14.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

It wasn't that long ago when I started my business and was so looking forward to the challenges ahead of me. Little did I know that every day would be a challenge and new ones popped-up all the time that I didn't expect.

How to Stop Doing it All and Take 100% Control Over Your Business and What YOU Do in It!

J V Crum III | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

Do you wake up excited for the business day ahead? Do you relish the opportunities you'll have to use your unique skills, live your purpose, and c...

Local SEO: Focus on Traffic, Not Rankings.

Jonathan Long | Posted 12.08.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

Useless reports full of graphs and rankings are not the metrics that matter when determining how effective a local SEO campaign is.

Consciously Designing Your Ideal Business

J V Crum III | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

Once you've consciously envisioned the life you desire, it's time to consciously design your ideal business. From my perspective, this begins by defining the powerful difference you are passionate to make through your life and business.

5 Ways to Drive More Traffic to Your Website

Jonathan Long | Posted 11.30.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

With new websites being created daily it becomes increasingly important to identify ways to attract more traffic. You could have the most user friendly website packed full of high quality content, but without traffic all of your efforts are for nothing.

5 Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

David S. Bunton | Posted 11.24.2014 | Small Business
David S. Bunton

It's vital to understand how various choices will impact your business from a valuation standpoint so that you can make informed decisions that will put you on the path to future success.

The Power of Speaking Positively

Alex and Cadey Charfen | Posted 11.23.2014 | Small Business
Alex and Cadey Charfen

So, how can you build trust and create a more positive work environment in your organization almost immediately? First, remember that what you focus on expands. By recognizing that focusing on the positive will move you forward, you can begin to eliminate the negative from your organization.

3 Secrets to Podcasting as Social Media Revolution

J V Crum III | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business
J V Crum III

Think of podcasting as creating a level playing field. Like other elements of social media, podcasting enables anyone with a specific expertise to reach those who want and need that information anytime, anywhere they want it.

The First 6 Months With Your New Digital Marketing Specialist

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 11.22.2014 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

You need a marketing person that understands digital and how your business can benefit from it. Instead, 6 months ago you hired a techie and trapped them in a marketer's body.

Labor Day Resolutions

Betsie Gambel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Betsie Gambel

Dust off your annual goals to see where you stand and if you do not have any goals, now is the time to make them.

When it Comes to Our Economy, Washington Can Do Something Before the Mid-Term Elections

John Arensmeyer | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small businesses have been doing their part -- outperforming big business on the job creation front every month for the past year. But, they can do more if Washington will only step up and take a role in helping fuel this engine for growth.

Don't Ignore Your Company's Blog -- It Can Produce Long Term Revenue

Jonathan Long | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

There is absolutely no reason why your business shouldn't be blogging on a regular basis. Keeping your website updated with new blog posts gives your visitors new fresh content to engage with each time the visit.

Striking Gold in Princeton: 5 Tips for Any Aspiring Collector

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

I stumbled upon a hidden treasure recently, right in my backyard of Princeton, New Jersey. The Gilded Lion is a wonderful antique store, located at 24 Chambers Street, where it has stood since 1989.

Why HR, PR, and IT Are Worthy Startup Investments

Julia Neumer | Posted 11.11.2014 | Small Business
Julia Neumer

Money is tight, especially as you continue to build your startup. We know as well as the next entrepreneur that the bottom line is always top of mind. However, there are a few particular areas in which you should focus on early to secure future success.