Skip to content

Success Tips

This week in small business: Cybercrime threats, cybersecurity benefits

Writers look at cybersecurity from two distinctly different points of view this week and we’re also treated to some very savvy tips and perspectives on productivity and motivation. Grab the advice here and head into 2018 firing on all cylinders. Leadership, management, and productivity Cory Capoccia discusses how cybercrime is a bigger threat than physical […]

Continue Reading: This week in small business: Cybercrime threats, cybersecurity benefits →

Will Alexa be your next employee of the month?

Did you hear the news about Amazon’s Alexa? The company is targeting businesses to adopt the popular voice-activated assistant. Frankly, I’m shocked that it’s taken this long – but I’m not surprised that Amazon was the first to come forward in this market. We have been discussing the business adoption of voice assistants like Alexa, […]

Continue Reading: Will Alexa be your next employee of the month? →

7 reasons why investors won’t back your startup

No, no, no! Toddlers expect to hear that, but when you’re a grown adult with an idea for “the next big thing” and investor after investor tells you no, it’s not only painful, it can ruin your life plans. With my background in investing and knowing many in the field, let me give you a […]

Continue Reading: 7 reasons why investors won’t back your startup →

Discover what happens when ‘Love It or List It’ collides with the small business world

What would the cable TV love child of CNBC’s The Profit and HGTV’s Love It or List It look like? I think it would look pretty much like A&E’s new program, Save It or Sell It. The new reality series features Robert Hirsch and Eric Casaburi. The pair visit struggling businesses whose ownership is torn […]

Continue Reading: Discover what happens when ‘Love It or List It’ collides with the small business world →

New study blasts common SEO beliefs out of the water

How do you answer these questions: Are you packing your blogs with keywords or painstakingly trying to get your percentage of keywords exactly right? Are you trying to make sure that the first sentence of your articles contains your keyword? Are you plugging your keyword into your headlines? If you answer “yes” to one or […]

Continue Reading: New study blasts common SEO beliefs out of the water →

This week in small business: Get ahead with 2018 tips and predictions

It’s that time of year when we look back at 2017 and make predictions about 2018. But, along with those traditional articles, this week we have a wealth of comprehensive marketing and management guidance. Leadership, management, and productivity Uber had a security breech and kept it secret. It shows that cybercrime can hit anyone and […]

Continue Reading: This week in small business: Get ahead with 2018 tips and predictions →

The challenge of boosting growth in a low-inflation economy

For anyone who was around during the hyper-inflation days of Presidents Ford and Carter, the current economic climate as something of an Alice-in-Wonderland feel. I say this because in those days the Fed was continually hiking its interest rate to bring down inflation. Today, the Fed is more worried that there isn’t quite enough inflation […]

Continue Reading: The challenge of boosting growth in a low-inflation economy →

10 tips to put a winning retail year-end game plan in place

In basketball they have “crunch time.” In baseball, they have “the bottom of the ninth.” In football they have the “hail Mary.” In retail – and related industries – we have the holiday shopping season. We’re all quite well aware of the fact that for stores, it’s “make-or-break” time. It determines whether retailers will finish […]

Continue Reading: 10 tips to put a winning retail year-end game plan in place →

This week in small business: The real driver of economic good times revealed

If our elected representatives need to be clued in on the importance of small business to the country’s economic wellbeing, a good place to start would be reading Mary Ellen Biery’s article based on Sageworks statistics. And, for those of us who actually work for a living, the marketing, productivity, and entrepreneurship articles here are […]

Continue Reading: This week in small business: The real driver of economic good times revealed →

5 Tips for Making Small Business Saturday a Soaring Success

Are you like many businesses and taking the wrong approach to Small Business Saturday? This special day for local businesses has become increasingly popular in recent years and that’s a good thing. However, if you’re judging your success merely by scanning your end-of-day cash register totals, you’re making a big mistake. Don’t view Small Business Saturday […]

Continue Reading: 5 Tips for Making Small Business Saturday a Soaring Success →