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Bring Simplicity to Your Small Business

I was reviewing a calendar of various “special days” recently and I noted that a few weeks ago it was “National Simplicity Day.” I guess things were a bit too hectic in my life to notice it at the time… Sorry. Generally, I load these pages up with things you need to do to push […]

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One Percent Edge #Podcast: Andrew J. Sherman

Redefine How Your Company Compensates, Engages, and Retains the Best Employees with Andrew J. Sherman With 40 percent of Americans dissatisfied and unengaged from their workplace, it’s no struggle to see that we are entering a new era in the business world. The times are changing, as is the workforce and their needs. As you […]

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Some random thoughts on the Amazon-Whole Foods merger

By Cliff Ennico As the whole world knows by now, Web retailer Amazon.com announced that it will buy the Whole Foods upscale grocery chain. The merger will give Amazon access to dozens of “brick and mortar” supermarkets in virtually every major city in the U.S. Amazon has made some pretty interesting acquisitions over the years […]

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How to get a great ‘startup’ education fast and cheap

It doesn’t matter what kind of education you’ve had when you start a new job, some 90 percent of the information and skills you’ll need to be successful will come from hands-on experience. This is one of the biggest reasons I encourage people to start their own business. They will acquire skills more quickly through […]

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Some thorny lease problems

By Cliff Ennico This week’s e-mails are all from small businesses negotiating leases of retail and office space. “My company has an opportunity to lease space in a large office tower in our city – a very prestigious address. “The problem is that we can only sublease the space. The current tenant is having financial […]

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Big banks approving more small business loans

While alternative lenders – like the web-based peer-to-peer enterprises – have been getting a lot of attention in the media, it’s the large banks that are really making small business lending “news” right now. Big bank loan approval rates to small businesses hit an all-time high in the June 2017 Biz2credit Small Business Lending Index. […]

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A cocktail or great tools for your small business [#infographic]

Winning strategies in business are a blend, just like a fine cocktail. Tactics, people, knowledge, timing, and tools are all elements in the perfect mixture. With that in mind, the folks at The Website Group designed an infographic that gives you many of the tools you can use to create your perfect blend. And, as […]

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One Percent Edge #Podcast: Kate Vitasek

 Let Go of Old Business Models with Kate Vitasek Sometimes, the hardest part of growing a business is letting go, yet it’s the unstoppable force of innovation that will set your business apart! What business model do you use? How long has it been since you’ve evaluated your relationship with your buyers? In what areas […]

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How evolving into a ‘tech company’ could secure your future

How broadly do you define your business? We’re living in an age where business success is shrouded in a conundrum. Let me explain what I mean by that. Regular readers of these pages are well aware that I promote finding a niche for your product or service. The “riches are in the niches,” I like […]

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Finding the Right Communication Solutions for Solopreneurs

By Ray Manley There are so many choices to make about a modern business, and if you are a solopreneur, every choice matters more than it might for a business with multiple staff members. As a simple illustration of this, consider your communications solutions. If you choose the wrong options, you may find customers unhappy […]

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