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Is A Short-Term Loan The Best Fit For Your Business?

When unexpected life events happen, sometimes you’re prepared and sometimes you’re not. As a small business owner, not only are you handling the curveballs that life throws your way, but also the unexpected challenges of business ownership. What happens when you’re not financially prepared for these situations? If you’re a small business owner, cash flow […]

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5 Ways to Engage Employees When They’d Rather Be on Vacation

Engaging Employees Who Would Rather Be On Vacation

For many of us, summer means days spent dreaming about laying on the beach, taking a dip in a hotel pool, or road-tripping to a picturesque national park. But once we hit adulthood, summertime really just means getting into the office a little sweatier than the rest of the year. Vacations aren’t guaranteed, and the […]

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How to Make Your Business Financially Agile and Immune to Shocks

Small Business Financial Agility and Shock Resistance

Everyone has experienced a financial shock, if not in business certainly in their personal lives. An unexpected car or home repair are common examples. In business, a financial shock can come from things close to home. These might include, a sudden need to repair or replace equipment, a vendor raising their prices, damaged inventory, or […]

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5 Types Of Equity Financing For Small Business

5 Types of Equity Financing for Entrepreneurs

Running a small business and thinking about your next expansion move? Equity financing can be one of the most beneficial ways to obtain a large injection of capital without the need for loans from banks or other conventional lenders. In equity finance, you sell a percentage of your business to an investor who in return […]

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How Great Managers Can Drive Employee Engagement

How Great Managers Can Drive Employee Engagement

What is your favorite employee engagement method? Does it involve giving them a special paycheck for their performance? If it does, you may want to reconsider your methods. While this may sound surprising, financial rewards are not as high on the list of effective employee engagement tools. Being happy with a job now depends on […]

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4 Tips For Better Organizing Your Work Day And Managing Your Time

Time Management And Organization Tips

Have you ever met one of those people who knows how to make time for almost any activity? They complete their tasks during their working hours, and yet always have a few minutes to hang out at the water cooler. It seems that their private lives are also well-organized. They travel regularly, go out every […]

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Employee Handbook: 5 Reasons Why Every Small Business Needs One

In the corporate world, employee handbooks are pretty ubiquitous. Nearly everyone who starts a position at a large company is given a booklet, packet, or online manual to peruse on their first day at the office. However, when it comes to small businesses, employee handbooks may be completely absent — job parameters and company policies […]

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How Becoming a Great Public Speaker Helps You Achieve Your Business Goals

Public Speaking Business Goals

When it comes to public speaking, your small business might seem like a safe zone. You feel very comfortable in the presence of your team, and whenever you have important news to share with your customers, you do it through email newsletters and other content marketing efforts. There’s no need to stand up in front […]

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How to Hone Your Storytelling Skills to Increase Loyalty and Sales

How to Hone Your Story

Quality and price aren’t the only things customers consider when they choose who to do business with. They also care about what your business represents. Your business’s story defines who you are, where your business came from, and why you do what you do. By crafting a winning story and incorporating it into the conversations […]

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How to Use Surveys to Drive Success in Your Small Business

Using surveys to improve your business

Surveys are one of the most reliable ways to get real feedback from your customers. In the pre-internet era, running a survey was quite expensive and time-consuming, which meant not all companies could afford to use them. Today, in the middle of the digital era, we have diverse software and communication technologies that allow business […]