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Why Small Business Success Depends On This Sticky Factor

Written by: Lynne Strang I’ll never forget the most unusual compliment I’ve ever received in my career.  It happened during a debrief for a just-completed conference that some industry colleagues and I had spent many months putting together. Seated around a big table, we reviewed what went well, what needed improvement, and what we wanted … Read more.

6 Pros And Cons Of Sustainable Business Practices

Written by: Julie Morris When you’re writing your business plan, you’ll need to pinpoint the principles that drive your company. If you are passionate about the environment, this principle might be sustainability. Implementing sustainable business practices isn’t easy, though. Small Small Business explains that aspiring ecopreneurs should consider the following pros and cons that they … Read more.

Creating A Safety Net For A Small Business

Written by: Ethel Lair Small businesses live and die by their operating cash flow, according to statistics from ForwardAI. Maintaining a stable cash flow is hard – many businesses have narrow profit margins, late-paying customers, high overheads, low cash reserves, and, consequently, cash flow crunches. Needless to say, when there’s no cash, operations may stall … Read more.

Changing How We Think About Our “Full Plate”

Written by: Quint Studer We live in complex, chaotic times, and it can feel like we’re busier than we’ve ever been before. Everybody’s got a full plate. When I speak to groups and ask, “Whose plate is chock-full right now?” 100 percent of the hands go up. This is not a new response. As long as … Read more.

Securing Your Small Business Website: Powerful Tips and Tweaks

Written by: Katie Conroy Websites experience an average of 94 attacks a day, reports Expert Insights, and 2,608 bot visits a week. A successful attack wreaks havoc on day-to-day operations, not to mention compromises sensitive company and customer information. In rare cases, the company may go bankrupt, as PrivacySavvy can confirm. It’s a given your … Read more.

Great Leaders Know That Less Is Often More

Written by: Quint Studer “Less is more” is a common term; however, it is very uncommonly practiced. It seems there is a natural tendency to feel that the more actions taken, the better the results. Then there is the difficult decision of how much “less” is too much “less.” Like many things, at times, the … Read more.