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Leadership, storytelling, and Super Bowl commercials

At 164 million viewers, the last Super Bowl was the most watched television event ever. Nearly half of all American houses had the game on.… more...
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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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The ‘Big Five’ office annoyances & How to deal with them

One of the best features of TDS’ signature business product, managedIP Hosted, is that it breaks some of the chains that constrain your business –… 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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Outdated phone equipment putting your business at risk?

Technology makes the world go round. My computer. My smartphone, iPad, and iPod. Even my desk phone. I switch from one to another quickly and… more...
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