Using Cloud Computing to Compete with Big Companies

Using Cloud Computing to Compete with Big Companies Cloud computing has leveled the playing field for small businesses. Network connectivity and access to shared computing resources means that businesses of any size can have the data processing and storage capabilities previously reserved for conglomerates. While that’s great for your business, it’s also great for other small […]

10 Tips for Creating a Safe Construction Site

10 Tips for Creating a Safe Construction Site Google “construction safety” and you will get nearly a billion results. With all the information at our fingertips, you would think we’d all be experts at keeping workers safe, yet the construction industry leads the nation in workplace fatalities. So why does the construction industry fail at creating a […]

Detroit Strong: How Don Jaeger Built a Fitness Business by Putting Community First

Detroit Strong: How Don Jaeger Built a Fitness Business by Putting Community First Don Jaeger could have spent the summer of 2006 kicking around his hometown of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, training for his final year as a college hockey player. Instead, the 23-year-old decided to put his passions to work and start a business. Jaeger formed […]

4 Signs You’re Ready to Expand Your Business

4 Signs You’re Ready to Expand Your Business As restaurant owners we are a special blend of oxymorons. We’re so smart we’re stupid. We’re so full of energy we’re exhausted. We’ve got enough gumption to make the impossible happen, and yet sometimes just putting one foot in front of the other is a challenge. Yes, […]

Countdown To Small Business Saturday 2015: 4 Ways To Make Yours a Success

Countdown To Small Business Saturday 2015: 4 Ways To Make Yours a Success Now in it’s sixth year, Small Business Saturday is one of the most anticipated days of the year for small business owners across the country. Slated for November 28th, 2015, it’s a day to celebrate independent businesses while kicking off the peak holiday shopping season […]

Bootstrapper Q&A: How To Manage Inventory Levels Over The Holidays

Bootstrapper Q&A: How To Manage Inventory Levels Over The Holidays   If you run a small business, the holiday shopping season represents a mixed blessing of sorts. It’s likely one of your busiest and most profitable selling times of the year. It’s also potentially problematic when it comes to managing inventory levels. If you order too much […]

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Passing Down a Family Business

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Passing Down a Family Business After decades of fruitful ownership, passing down the family business is on your mind. You may be ready to spend your days traveling the world, or maybe you’re just tired of dealing with the day-to-day decisions required of managing a business. No matter if you are […]

Providing Professional Services That Are Good for People, Planet, and Profit (3P)

Providing Professional Services That Are Good for People, Planet, and Profit (3P) Like any other small business, providers of professional services — such as doctors, lawyers, accountants, and architects — need to generate profits in order to stay in business and continue serving their clients. But while earning a profit is the most obvious goal of running […]

What You Need to Know Before Taking on the Family Business

What you need to know before taking on a family business

What You Need to Know Before Taking on the Family Business Taking over a family business brings a great deal of pressure. You know your family is counting on you to keep the business thriving or even pull it out of a slump. You may not even know if taking over your family’s business is what you want to […]

3 Ways Disorganization Could Be Wreaking Havoc On Your Bottom Line

3 Ways Disorganization Could Be Wreaking Havoc On Your Bottom Line In 15 minutes, you could finalize a contract, sign a deal, mastermind a plan, or make a new connection that could drastically change the trajectory of your business and send you off in the way of success. Or, in those same 15 minutes in […]