There’s something about starting a new year that’s invigorating. You have a clean canvass upon which to create a masterpiece. But if you remain mired in your old ways of thinking, instead of a masterpiece you may wind up with a boring copy of years past.
Who couldn’t use a little extra cash for their small business. You could win $10,000 as part of the 2013 Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award sponsored by Sam’s Club® and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The programs is designed to honor standout small businesses and the people who run them. The winner, seven regional finalists and 75 Blue Ribbon winners will be recognized at America’s Small Business Summit, April 29 to May 1 in Washington, D.C. Applications must be submitted by January 7, 2013. (The day after my birthday!) Click here for more info.
Whether it’s your relationship with family, friends, co-workers, employees, customers, suppliers, competitors, teachers, advisors, etc. — every interaction affects your life in some way. And the value of relationships can’t be ignored, particularly when it comes to building your business.
Ever wonder why some people seem to get ahead in business while you struggle? It could be a result of their after-hours activities. Seriously! What you do after work could be as important as what you do doing your work day.
Tips for hiring a summer intern to help your small business grow.