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Social media has become second nature for many small-business owners and startup entrepreneurs. Business owners spend significant time – and sometimes money as well – seeking fans, likes and followers on all kinds of social platforms, from Facebook and Twitter, to LinkedIn, Quora, Tumblr and Pinterest, among others. more
A highly capable young woman I hired not long ago recently came to me with a minor dilemma. A social media account she was taking over was linked to a phone number we didn’t recognize – possibly an ex-employee. She was wondering how to contact the person via text. more
Ever notice how some small businesses seem to thrive under just about any economic conditions, while others constantly struggle and miss opportunities that come their way? In part, in might be the type of business, the location or financial backing. But the most successful business owners display some clear patterns and habits. more
If you hope to sell your business someday – even far into the future – the time to think about increasing its value is now, not when you decide to put it up for sale. CPAs and business brokers say that too many business owners are shocked to find out the business they’ve been building for years isn’t worth nearly as much as they thought. But there are things that you can do along the way to boost the value of your business, and make it more attractive to potential buyers. more
"Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offence." more
Starting and growing a business takes great dedication and efficiency. There’s little room for wasting time. But even the best of us can struggle in the day-to-day world with all of the little things that can sabotage our efforts to spend time effectively on the things that matter most. more
In our electronic age, an organization compiles voluminous data and communications across the spectrum of its management and operations. more
Got an “exit plan” for your business – a way to cash in on its value someday? Most entrepreneurs have such a plan when they start out, and it often involves selling the business to someone else, or to a larger company looking for a foothold into a product, service or marketplace you offer or serve. In a few rare cases, highly successful small firms can end up “going public” with an initial public offering. more
As technology becomes an ever more vital tool for small business, the ways that business owners use it continue to change. Usage of newer technology platforms such as cloud computing, smart-phones, tablets and high-speed Internet, for example, has increased greatly over the past three years. more
You’ve heard it many times before: “Knowledge is power.” But is it, really? What good is knowledge if you don’t put it to use? The real power is in execution, argues Brian Moran, CEO of The Execution Co., which works with business leaders and entrepreneurs to improve performance. more
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