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  • What Your Bankability Says About Your Business's Sustainability
    If your small business is bankable and you need a loan, you'd go to a bank. But if you aren't and are considering online alternatives, be sure you fully understand the requirements of those Read more »
  • How to Create a Sales Plan Template
    Sales affect the entire business, and your sales staff requires an in-depth plan to succeed. A good sales plan is specific and lays out tasks, realistic goals, and a base strategy for individuals to develop. Creating ideas and plans for marketing is time-consuming and difficult – which is why  most businesses opt to Read more »
  • We're Living In Everest-Summitting, Rarified-Air Economic Times
    Current headlines may lead you to think the economy is slowing dramatically and small business optimism is declining. The challenge is to put the news in context and be a more discerning consumer of 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 »
  • Why Every Investor Should be Cheering Etsy's Good Earnings
    There are many things that we can learn from Etsy's ( ETSY ) earnings that were released after yesterday’s market close, but perhaps the two most important are that some strategies and ideas that have until recently stood the test of time are rendered pretty much useless in the modern economy, and that we should all 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 »
  • 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 »