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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 […]

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This Week in Small Business: Economic omens, cheat sheets, and startup advice

Cheat sheets, tips from a Facebook insider, and some gloomy economic thoughts (sorry, I don’t write them, I just report them) are among the interesting and important items you’ll discover as you work your way through this week’s created content. Leadership, management, and productivity In this installment of Laura Emily Dunn’s Women in Business Q&A, […]

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This week in small business: Win-win with women!

Women in Business month is behind us now, but articles featuring successful women and their role in boosting our economy are still proving to be popular. We have three of them this week, along with other inspiration and practical advice for the entrepreneur and small business owner. Leadership, management, and productivity A. Scott Anderson, CEO […]

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THE Small Business Expert Congratulates President-Elect Donald Trump

Mr. President-Elect, I am from the “Show Me ” state of Missouri and you certainly showed our country that the underdog can win. For many of us who are small business owners that is inspirational because we are too often forgotten, ignored and discounted. Your victory last night gives us great hope for the future. […]

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This Week in Small Business: Important trends in Content Marketing, SEO and the Economy

Wow! Just finished this compilation and realized that none of the articles linked to here focus on the presidential race! (You can thank me later.) However, there are some very interesting insights into how things are changing, especially in the world economy, SEO and content marketing. And, in the big scheme of things, these will […]

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You Aren’t in Kansas Anymore. Corporate Casualties Crash into Small Biz World

Corporate employees and small business owners may as well live on two different planets.  Corporate employees work hard to meet the goals and objectives of their organizations just as small business owners do.  But unlike small business owners, corporate employees never have to worry about making payroll or keeping the lights turned on.  There’s no […]

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The Blame Game. Get Over it and Get on With Growing Your Business

A recent survey found that small business owners are fairly pessimistic about the economy this year, and they believe it will have an impact on their business. But folks, it is what it is.  You can’t change it and blaming all your business troubles on things out of your control is a waste of mental […]

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Small business owners confident in their future; but the future of the economy…not so much

The National Small Business Association (NSBA) released its 2015 Year-End Economic Report today and the big picture is one that we have seen before: Small business owners are generally upbeat and confident in their own ability to grow, but they fear others may not fare as well in an uncertain economy. I think this reflects […]

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This Week in Small Business: Tune up your customer experience and get your website humming!

I don’t doubt that 2016 will be yet another year when customer service standards are ratcheted up even higher. This week’s compilation of the best small business articles from around the Internet includes some top tips to help you improve the customer experience at your small business. Leadership, management and productivity If you don’t know the […]

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Drop in Labor Participation Signals Weak Economy

For immediate release ST. LOUIS, MO – “Some will trumpet the June drop of two-tenths of one percent in the unemployment rate as great news, but in fact it just masks the truth of what is happening in the US economy: The administration is breaking the back of the job creators,” said Susan Solovic, THE […]

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