Do You Fit the New Workplace Model?

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Where's your workplace?

Our work lives are moving at breakneck speeds. The push for more productivity and to do more for less is overwhelming all our teams. It seems that the only thing that stays the same is that the pace of change is increasing geometrically.

Fast Company magazine devoted its January issue to the secrets of productivity. As part of ...

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The Massive Tax Mistake that Many Small Businesses Make

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Business taxes During this past month the topic was always on money: how to get it, how to save it, and, an increasingly pertinent topic, how not to pay taxes on it.

Well, it is that time of year. We are gathering all our financial data for the past year and planning meetings with our CPAs and financial advisors.

Almost every business owner ...

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8 Tips to Save Your Small Business Time and Money

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Time is MoneyIt takes a lot of effort to keep on top of everything you have to do every day—especially if you are a small business owner. Luckily technology has become a helper, but how do you best take advantage of all the tools at your fingertips? Some options offer easy access and quick returns.

Cost Saving Solutions

Are ...

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Is Being Busy Your Excuse for Not Getting Things Done?

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Are you too busy I read a quote on twitter that has really stayed with me–Our culture has made ‘being busy’ one of the highest valued currencies in our social market.

After last week’s blog I received a flurry of comments on whether most of us are busy or productive. (see Which are You Really – a Busy Person or ...

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Which are You Really – a Busy Person or a Productive One? And how you can fix it!

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Are you a busy person or a productive person? At this time of year everyone seems to be concentrating on how to become more productive so they can reach their new goals and objectives. While increased productivity is a great goal for each of us, effective productivity is an essential and necessary key to entrepreneurs who want to be successful. ...

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How to Get Clients to Love You – Is That the Right Question?

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Dear Clients, I Love You! Since it is the month of Valentine’s and love, you will see a host of articles that in one way or another focus on how you can get your clients, customers and prospects to fall in love with your business, product or service.

But in fact, what really needs to be done is that WE need to ...

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Who is Driving Small Business Growth?

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Small Business People of the United States

Small business is the main generator of jobs in the U.S. According to the Kaufmann Foundation, the leader in data regarding entrepreneurship in America, since 1977 small business has been responsible for the creation of three million jobs annually. So it is essential to our economy to encourage the creation and maintenance of small businesses. ...

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How to Be a Winner in the Funding Game

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How to Be a Winner in the Funding Game

Your strategy to win financing from a lender or investor requires that your oral presentation and written business plan be superior to other applicants and exceed the requirements of the financing source.

In last week’s article we provided a detailed outline as to what was expected in your comprehensive business plan to a ...

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What Financing Sources Expect to See in Your Business Plan

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Developing Your Business Plan

When approaching a lender or investor you will need to have a comprehensive business plan. It is different than the business plan that you may use for internal planning.

When developing your business plan to present to a financing source, make it exciting, compelling, and easy to understand. Lenders and investors review hundreds of business plans. Your aim is ...

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Is a One Page Business Plan Right for Your Business?

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One Page Business Plan Are you one of the 80 percent of small businesses that does not have a business plan? If your answer is yes, I want you to analyze your business performance over the past one to three years. Did it reach the goals that you set? Or did you not even set goals?

A business plan outlines your plan for ...

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