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Small Business Cash: 3 Ways to Serve the King

For entrepreneurs starting a new business and seasoned veterans alike, sales feed the business, but sales without cash flow is like bread without water.  Sooner or later the business will dry out and die.  It’s cash that feeds the internal organs of the business that make it go.  Managing your business finances is one of the most important aspects of running a business.  It may be why you spend a boatload of time keeping track of your cash flow, balance, and income statements.  When managing your business finances, cash flow is a paramount metric, especially for start-ups.  Managing your finances will never be easy, but you may be able to make it easier on yourself. Read More…

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5 Smart Strategies for Debt-Free Small Businesses

The following guest blog provides ideas for Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups to plan and preserve cash flow.

Every single day new business ventures are being created.  Some of them will succeed and many will not.  What separates them?  Many entrepreneurs make a great start with the help of ample resources and capital but ultimately falter along the way without proper planning. They fall into debts and require a debt consolidation loan to fix finances. The new business owners that survive and thrive follow certain strategies that increase their likelihood of success and preserve King Cash. Read More…

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Keeping Your Good Business Credit In Lean Times: 5 Best Practices

The following is a guest post to the Smart Growth Strategies Blog.

When running your own business, you want to make sure all of your finances are in order, especially come tax season. You want all of your reports to be organized and easy to find so nothing is overlooked, and you want the whole process to go as smoothly as possible.  However, a few business owners fail to realize that their business credit is just as important as their tax information. Read More…

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Roadblocks to Organizational Change: Are You Guilty?

As a business owner or company big cheese how many times have you tried to make an important change within your company just to see nothing happen any differently then before you started?  You communicated effectively, telling the rank and file just what they needed to know to implement the new initiative, right?  Or did you.   Are you guilty of creating roadblocks to change in your company? Read More…

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How to Look for Office Space When Relocating Your Business

The following is a guest post to the Business Growth Strategies Blog.

There are several matters that small business owners must bear in mind when renting office space.  Although you must contemplate dimension and cost, those who are switching to a new office must also consider the degree of expressway accessibility and space for entertaining these spaces supply. Being careful to account for aspects like onsite facilities and how maintenance problems will be handled helps to ensure that businesses make the optimum choice that will meet their expectations, in the present and in the future. Read More…

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Tebow Time for Small Business: Coming Through in the Crunch

Tim Tebow, Broncos, DenverThe craze sweeping the nation this winter comes from the National Football League.  Of course I’m referring to Tebowing, originated by Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, and you either love him or hate him.  Removing religious beliefs from the equation, Tim Tebow along with the Broncos have strung together a series of remarkable comebacks before recently bowing to the superior Brady Bunch and the New England Patriots.  Denver was left for dead on multiple occasions through three quarters plus in games, only to rise like Lazarus to overcome the football Reaper and stand in victory.

Is there a leadership lesson in this over-hyped story for small business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate execs? Read More…

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Target Your Audience: 3 Ways to Win at Speaking in Public

This post is written for paid professional speakers but the tips below apply just as well to business presentations.

I’d bet that you could be a pretty good speaker.  You may even be one now.  Say your prayers, practice every day, and repeat motivational self-talk and you’ll get a standing-O every time you speak before a group, right?  Wrong!  The days of giving the same talk to audiences repeatedly and getting laudatory reviews are gone for all but the celebrity orator.  You and I, business presenter or professional speaker, will have to do what every other businessperson is learning the hard way to do in the global economy—customize.  That’s right, each talk must be specifically tailored to the group you’re speaking to. Read More…

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Grease the Signs: 3 Ways to Prevent Your Company From Being Ripped Off

Small Business can take a lesson from grass roots political operatives in 2012 and take steps to limit the risk that competitors will be eating their lunch by mid-year by literally stealing their lunch.  So how do you stop competitors from copying your good practices and ideas or co-opting them for their own, engaging in corporate theft?  You need to grease the signs. Read More…

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Don’t Kill with Kindness: 4 Leadership Best Practices for Bosses

When directing and disciplining employees on the job, what approach is correct to get the best long-term performance?  Are you better off being a friend or a tyrant?  Shoot for respected and we’ll call it a day.  Read on to learn why on the job it can be cruel to be kind, and four best practices to get what you want from employees. Read More…

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Situational Behaviors, Eternal Values: 5 Questions for Business Owners

In business and in life, it’s an unfortunate fact that behaviors tend to change with circumstance.  This shows itself most frequently as need or lack of something changes decisions, behaviors, and all too often, values.  So the real question is, do you compromise your business values based upon dire circumstances? Read More…

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