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  • Professional Selling Skills: A Fundamental Now More Essential Than Ever
    In the 21st century, Professional Selling Skills (PSS) are an essential, non-negotiable business fundamental. Here are three key Read more »
  • Professional Selling Skills: A Fundamental Now More Essential Than Ever
    In the 21st century, Professional Selling Skills (PSS) are an essential, non-negotiable business fundamental. Here are three key Read more »
  • And On The Second Day, The Genius Cluster Invented Email
    Email continues to be the communicating-workhorse of choice by serious professionals of all industries and disciplines. But in many ways, it’s the killer app that never got the disruption respect it Read more »
  • Revealing The Success Secrets Of Highly Effective People
    Through self-analysis, highly effective people see what they do well and capitalize on it, as well as recognize and evaluate what they don't do well and improve or minimize Read more »
  • The Concorde Fallacy and the Concorde Question
    Perhaps the hardest decision a small business owner ever faces is when to end a business pursuit. Remember to ask yourself the Concorde Question: "Do I have a fighting chance, or just a chance to Read more »
  • The Benefits of Fintech Partnerships in Emerging Markets
    By Andrés Abumohor In many emerging market economies, individuals cannot fulfill banking requirements, such as providing a credit history or collateral, in order to access lines of credit. This is true for a majority of small businesses in emerging markets as well. Inadequate access to financing is a problem Read more »
  • Jim Blasingame's 2019 Crystal Ball Predictions
    Jim Blasingame reveals his #2019 predictions for #smallbusiness, the #economy, #technology, and more. Stay tuned - last year his predictions were over 85% Read more »
  • The real price of free information
    The Information Age can level the playing field for small businesses and empower them as never before. But it can take them down if they become victims of its worst aspects, like getting caught up in Availability Read more »
  • 5 Things I Wish I Had Together Before I Started My Own Business
    When I finally made the decision to give up the network news anchor life — and the stability that came with it — to  start my own business , I wasn’t scared. I was relieved. That’s because getting to the point where I was ready to bring my business to life was a feat in itself. I started my multimedia production Read more »
  • 5 Financial Steps To Take When Starting A Business
    By  Kevin Simpson Starting a business can be one of the most satisfying experiences of your life, if you are able to handle the challenges that come your way. Becoming an entrepreneur is a key goal for many people, but staying in business takes effort. According to the Small Business Administration, roughly  30% Read more »
  • Five year-end steps to take while closing out this year
    Do you have the discipline to set up your business for a clean and fast start on January 1? While you're pushing 2018 over the goal line, here are five steps you can take for a great beginning in the new Read more »
  • 5 Things Retailers Need to Consider Heading Into the 2018 Holiday Shopping Season
    Shutterstock photo For most retailers, the 2018 holiday shopping season will present their biggest opportunity of the year to engage with customers. It will also represent the bulk of their annual sales.  As a result, this time of year is crucial for retailers to achieve success. With that in mind, current Read more »
  • What if your customers went away for a month - or more?
    The storm surge is the most devastating element of a hurricane. Everybody knows that. But that maxim was compromised when Hurricane Harvey's surge onto the Houston area lowlands became just an opening act. For days, Harvey hovered over almost a dozen counties in the region, causing decisions by local watershed Read more »
  • 3 Reasons Why Loyalty Is More Important Than Ever
    Loyalty isn’t about points or miles or discounts. It means more than collecting an email address in exchange for a discount. Today, loyalty is about the journey and the relationships that brands create with their customers. That’s why loyalty programs take on added importance in the Age of the Customer. Because Read more »
  • Small Businesses Need Their Bankers More Than They Realize
    It’s easy to see why entrepreneurs are bonding with alternative lenders. What’s not so easy to see is why they’re leaving bankers out of the loop. However, with renewed trust in each other, both institutions are finding mutual benefits. What’s more — the B and B called “Business and Bankers” is finding a renewed Read more »