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Are you always on? How’s that working out for you?

Late last night a friend of mine posted on Facebook, “I love these thirteen-hour days.” I could relate. Over the course of the last thirty-plus… more...
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Hardball: managing cash flow in a tough economy

Hardball: managing cash flow in a tough economy

The SBA reports that insufficient capital is the top reason small businesses fail. Then follows lack of experience, poor location, poor inventory management, and over-investment… more...
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Don’t be part of the 10 percent

It wasn’t too many years ago that a business owner looking for a loan didn’t have many options. He or she would visit their local… more...
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Hey, you! Get on that Cloud: Apps for Small Business

The Rolling Stones had a big hit telling people to get off that cloud, but now is definitely the time when you want to get… more...
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Three Things I learned from Abraham Lincoln

I’m a big fan of Abraham Lincoln. Needless to say, I’ve seen the movie “Lincoln” with Daniel Day Lewis in the title role, but that’s… more...
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Beyond a business plan:  5 things to know (and do) when starting your business

Beyond a business plan: 5 things to know (and do) when starting your business

You’ve written a business plan explaining your product, marketplace, competitive advantage, and your marketing and financing strategies (the purpose of a business plan). You’ve got… more...
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4 Smart Ways to Leverage Twitter for Your Small Business

Last week I was speaking with a small business owner who asked me if I really thought Twitter or Facebook was a worthwhile investment in… more...
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Five FREE “Must Have” Apps for Business or Personal Productivity

Five FREE “Must Have” Apps for Business or Personal Productivity

What’s in your apps folder? As Google, Apple, Facebook and Yahoo continue to squabble for your desktop, tablet and mobile app dollars, we’re beneficiaries of… more...
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Is Starting a Company Risky? Part 2

Guest post from Justin Beck, CEO PerBlue In my last post, I discussed a few risks and sacrifices associated with starting a company. If you… more...
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