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How to prepare for Small Business Saturday

Since 2010, small businesses have been officially involved in the post-Thanksgiving holiday shopping frenzy with Small Business Saturday. As a local, small business this day may be daunting and intimidating. Whether it is your first Small Business Saturday or your eighth, here are 7 helpful tips to best prepare your business.
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National Preparedness Month: Crisis Communications

Whether it’s a ravaging wildfire, tragic flooding, or even an untimely power outage, having a crisis communications plan is one of the smartest things you can do as a business owner or operator. Don’t wait until the last minute, because having the right safeguards in place can truly make or break you when disaster strikes.
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Too many divergent viewpoints? Create a company avatar

The early stages of a project can be frustrating and painstakingly difficult. If your team or company is struggling to get on the same page, try this.
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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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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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Four ways to tip business (or personal) negotiations in your favor

You make concessions and/or prevail in small ways or debates every day and are probably pretty good at communicating your needs or value to colleagues… more...
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