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Topics focused on small business planning, start-ups, business growth, business transition, and exporting.

5 Social Media Tips for B2B Businesses that Cost Nothing

New business owners are all in the business of spreading awareness and attracting new customers. Yet many B2B business owners skip social media in favor of outbound email campaigns and traditional advertising. The reasons for opting out of social are usually something like, “Our customers aren’t on social media or don’t care about it.” Yes, they are and yes, they do. Almost the entire planet (3.6 billion people) is on at least one social media platform, and they spend a LOT of time there (145 minutes per day).

Cash Flow Management Tips For Small Businesses

Do you know how much cash your business has available right now? Do you know what bills are due...

7 Smart Strategies to Make Your Business Taxes Easier

Next year’s tax season is probably the last thing on most people’s minds right now. Since tax...

Job Shop Misconceptions: Making the Case for Lean

In my conversations with owners of job shops and contract manufacturers about their business...

5 Ways to Focus on Personal Development as a Business Owner

No doubt, as a small business owner, you bring an incredible amount of value to the table. It’s...

How to Harness the Power of Social Media Without Spending Money

Let’s be honest — the rise of social media might be one of the best things that ever happened in...

Eight Techniques for Favorable Negotiation Outcomes

Before entering into a negotiation, planning is essential. The person with the right mindset is...

E-Commerce Financing: Funding Your Online Business

If you run an e-commerce business, that is, you sell products online and ship them to customers,...

17 Finance Terms You Need to Know About Your Business Credit Card

Your business credit card is more than just a piece of plastic to buy supplies with! If you use...

4 Ways to Streamline Expense Tracking and Make Better Business Decisions

Tracking business expenses can be a lengthy process — and it can get out of hand quickly. It’s...