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You have to do more than just, BE THERE.

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In today’s world, there is a lot of noise in the marketplace. For that reason, your business has to do more than just BE in the marketplace. You must stand out, rise above the noise and get noticed. How do

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How well do you know your own business?

It is a challenge to keep a small business afloat. There are regulations, customer issues, employee problems and marketing short-falls that cause daily angst. The average business owner struggles not only with the fires they face daily but also the

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How creative is your marketing?

We all can agree there is a lot of “noise” out there. No matter what market you are in, it is hard to put together a message that resonates with your target market. So, what are you doing to be

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Cash flow problems? 5 ways to improve your small business cash flow…

Increasing revenues and profits are great ideas but improving cash flow makes it easier to sleep at night. (If you thought all of these (revenue, profit, cash flow) were the same, we need to talk!) Here are a few quick

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5% rise above the competition: Implement your strategy

Only 5% of companies execute their strategies. – Doug Dvorak You ponder, plan, create action lists and strategies for hours. You can probably point to at least one strategic plan created for sales, operations, growth, expansion, start-up, a new product

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How do I know my marketing is working?

We need to address the question of how to know your marketing is working. You put a lot of time, money and effort into getting the message out about your business. It would be great to know if all that

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Entrepreneurs want to retire too!

When you are starting a business, you may have visions of retiring early or building a nest-egg to live a fancy-free retirement sometime in the future.  However, most business owners find out early on that putting away cash for retirement

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