Lee Polevoi is an award-winning business writer specializing in the challenges and opportunities facing small business. He is former Senior Writer at Vistage International, a global membership organization of CEOs.
on December 4, 2013
Americans trust online reviews of products and businesses a lot.
According to findings by Forrester Research, 70 percent of U.S. adults online take to heart the recommendations they get from friends and family members. What’s more, 55 percent value professi…Read » Views: 215
on December 3, 2013
The Obama administration last week announced a one-year delay for some small businesses planning to buy health insurance coverage online for their employees. In the meantime, instead of applying for policies via the problem-plagued government website, Healthc…Read » Views: 136
on November 21, 2013
Time is precious, particularly when it comes to running a small business. Yet there are never more than 24 hours in a day. Some entrepreneurs respond to this fact of life with focus and purpose. Others freak out.
Are you in the latter group? You don’t have …Read » Views: 226
on November 13, 2013
A meeting is a terrible thing to waste.
There’s no quicker way to sap morale and productivity than by convening a meeting that fails to produce results. On the other hand, efficient meetings can spark creativity, fuel ground-breaking ideas, and prompt m…Read » Views: 273
on November 7, 2013
In an era of continuous sound bites and instant messaging, the ability to listen well is in danger of becoming a lost art. More importantly, for many frenetic business owners, listening feels like a passive activity that’s not useful or worth indulging. T…Read » Views: 134
on November 6, 2013
What’s stopping you from selling more of your products or services?
People typically decide against purchases based on price, perceived value (or lack thereof), and similar factors. So, we suspect that you and your sales team already have reasonable tactic…Read » Views: 159
on October 31, 2013
So you’re thinking about expanding your small business. Congratulations! That means you’re doing well enough to consider tackling new challenges and opportunities. At the same time, you need to make well-informed strategic decisions before you take such …Read » Views: 305
on October 24, 2013
Do you measure the success of your business solely in terms of profit and loss? This is crucial information, of course, but to get a truly accurate measurement of the state of your company’s financial health, consider broadening the scope of your analysis.
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