Survey says: Now is a Good Time to Expand

The NFIB small business optimism index continued posting all-time highs in January. Perhaps most notable among the results is that 32 percent of those surveyed said that now is a good time to expand. That is the highest level in the history of the survey, which dates back to 1972. “Main Street is roaring,” noted […]

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When watching pennies will cost you dollars

Do you ever come across a Facebook post and resulting thread of comments that makes you want to pull your hair out? Of course you do and I want to share a recent one I saw with you. (Don’t worry, it’s not political at all!) A self-employed accountant was having fits with his Windows PC. […]

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Boost your business with these free HubSpot courses

Each month I like to point you toward some excellent free learning and training resources on the Internet. Over the last few months I’ve been focusing on MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses, such as the 52 self-paced business courses listed here. Today I want to point you toward the HubSpot Academy. HubSpot provides inbound […]

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This week in small business: Relish in adversity, read a free sample chapter, get organized

You should embrace adversity instead of trying to find a work-around! That may be one of the important take-aways from this week’s crop of curated content. You’ll also get a chance to pick the brains of some truly successful business men and women. Leadership, management, and productivity Sometimes running after “the latest big thing” can […]

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The 4 People You Meet on the Road to Business Success

No man is an island. It takes a village. Two heads are better than one. The proverbs, adages, and clichés go on and on, but I think you get the idea: in any endeavor, it’s impossible to make the most of it if you stubbornly insist on flying solo. In business there are four people […]

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How to instantly author your own e-book for just a few bucks

  “Now Gary, we can do this the hard way or the easy way. Or the medium way. Or the semi-medium-easy-hard way. Or the sort of hard with a touch of awkward-easy-difficult-challenging way.” – SpongeBob SquarePants In this quote, good old SpongeBob covers pretty much all the ways small business owners accomplish things. However, if […]

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