on December 28, 2010
If the Serenity Prayer had been written by a small business owner it might read: God grant me the serenity to admit there are business tasks I don’t do well, the courage to do the ones I excel at, and the wisdom to know the difference.
As a small-business …Read » Views: 633
on December 7, 2010
Fake it until you make it!
That’s the advice most entrepreneurs get when they’re just starting out. It’s true that you need to give off an air of professionalism, even if you don’t have a whole staff standing by to service customers. But here’s a ne…Read » Views: 422
on December 6, 2010
“Manufacturers and retailers report that people are buying less, more frequently, and are determined to keep cash on hand,” according to a Wall Street Journal article called “The Just-in-Time Consumer.”
Flexibility is the key to success in the current…Read » Views: 387
on November 15, 2010
Small businesses that are overcoming the odds and growing rapidly need to find creative ways to maintain their momentum. Since they usually don’t have big budgets for marketing campaigns, they should take advantage of free publicity whenever possible.
One s…Read » Views: 983
on November 5, 2010
Managers are often guilty of compartmentalizing their staff into silos: Bob handles the phones, while Sally boxes the widgets. This can work well… until Sally gets sick and Bob gets bored. If one staff member is out for an extended absence, your business can…Read » Views: 1,190
on October 22, 2010
When you’re just starting out as an entrepreneur, money is usually scarce. That’s why you need to find creative ways to trim expenses and run your business on as lean a basis as possible. To help you out, here are 10 simple ways you can save money in all f…Read » Views: 609