5 Tips to Put Together a Great Speech

Written by: Lynne Strang Mark Twain once said, “There are two types of speakers: Those who get nervous and those who are liars.”If the thought of speaking in public gives you sweaty palms and a pounding heart, you have plenty ofcompany. One of the keys to getting those butterflies to fly in formation is lots … Read more.

How Do You Sabotage Your Success?

Written by: Brandon Turner Everyone has had the experience of self-destructing. It’s a strange feeling to know that you ruined the very thing you were trying so hard to accomplish. Most self-sabotage is the result of discomfort. It can be the discomfort of failing, succeeding, or having to perform tasks that are uncomfortable. You may … Read more.

The Four Types of Referral Sources

Written by: Stacey Randall Who’s Referring You and Why It Matters Paying attention to where your business – or clients – come from helps you make decisions on where you should be spending your time and resources. When your client is still a prospect, do they find you through networking, advertising, speaking engagements, direct mail, … Read more.

Branding 101: How to Brand a Small Business

Written by: Valerie Hunter You might think branding a small business isn’t necessary and that it will be a difficult and expensive venture anyway. After all, if you’re only operating in your local area or have a small website, why do you need to worry about your brand? While those thoughts might be understandable, the … Read more.

How to Maintain a Healthy Cash Flow

Written by: Katie Conroy Maintaining your business’s cash flow is crucial to the success of your company. Without a healthy cash flow, you risk financial penalties or even outright business failure. But what exactly is cash flow and how can you maintain a healthy one. Here’s a primer on maintaining a healthy business cash flow. … Read more.

Business Planning is Working ON the Business

Written by: Roger Scherping At ProjectionSmart, we’re all about business planning. I searched “business planning” on Google, and all I found was countless articles on writing business plans: “How to Write a Business Plan” and “How to Write the Perfect Business Plan.” Another article, despite its title of “Definition of Business Planning,” was also all … Read more.

Tax FilingTips

Written by: Alex Bulmer It’s not a secret: Americans don’t like Tax Day. A 2014 survey by Pew Research Center, found 56% of Americans don’t like doing their taxes, while 26% absolutely hate it. Whether you’re running a large corporation or a small business, you’ll want to leave yourself plenty of time to prepare for … Read more.