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February 17th, 2018 by

The year is moving along at a fast clip, and hopefully your business is on the road to achieving the goals you have established for 2018.  It goes without saying that revenue growth is the top priority for entrepreneurs, and this week’s roundup of “how to” information and resources provides some solid ideas for achieving […]

February 16th, 2018 by

BY BARBARA WELTMAN According to Upwork’s Freelancing in America: 2017, 57.3 million Americans (36% of the U.S. workforce) are freelancing. Freelancers contribute an estimated $1.4 trillion to the economy each year, and the numbers are growing. It’s predicted that the majority of the U.S. workforce will be freelancers by 2027.  Freelancers experience challenges that employees do not. But […]

February 10th, 2018 by

Ouch! Only 1/3 of sales time is spent selling! How to fix the problem by Susan Solovic- What if you owned an auto repair garage and your mechanics only spent about 1/3 of their working hours actually fixing cars for your customers? It would be an intolerable situation, wouldn’t it? That’s essentially what a Hubspot survey discovered […]

February 4th, 2018 by

There were 200,000 jobs created in January, which is a very solid number. In addition, wage growth is stronger with average hourly earnings up 2.9 percent on an annualized basis (the best gain since 2009).  The good news doesn’t stop there. New business creation and entrepreneurship are steadily rising.  The climate for starting and expanding […]

January 31st, 2018 by

by Susan Solovic- The other day on Fox Business, Charles Payne noted how the Long Island Iced Tea Corporation changed its name to include the word “blockchain” – it’s now The Long Blockchain Corporation – and its stock price tripled overnight. Such is the power of blockchain. Okay, I’m kidding about the “power” of blockchain; […]

January 27th, 2018 by

The latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index finds that business owners are the most optimistic since early 2007. They have a healthy outlook on cash flow, capital spending and expect that obtaining credit will ease. The top business concerns all sound familiar – attracting customers and finding new business, finding and retaining high quality staff, […]

January 22nd, 2018 by

by Susan Solovic- Sometimes I think Mark Zuckerberg sees the people and businesses who inhabit his world – aka Facebook – like dolls at a 4-year-old’s tea party. He sits us where he likes. He makes us interact with each other however the mood strikes him on any given day. Currently, Zuckerberg is in the […]

January 21st, 2018 by

By Karen Kerrigan- Incentivized by key provisions in the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” many large companies have announced new investments and large-scale spending plans for U.S.-based projects.  Apple’s recent announcement to invest $30 billion in U.S. facilities over the next five years, create 20,000 new jobs, and pay $38 billion in new taxes was the […]

January 19th, 2018 by

January is National Mentoring Month By Karen Kerrigan- Mentors have played a very critical role in my life and career. Oftentimes these mentoring relationships were informal interactions or get-togethers where I simply wanted to learn “tips of the trade,” acquire feedback about ideas, or seek advice and counsel. But other times they were more structured, […]

January 13th, 2018 by

The first two weeks of the New Year are behind us – is your business on a growth track? The economy continues to strengthen, as highlighted by a report showing the strongest holiday retail sales since the Great Recession. There continues to be an ongoing flow of news related to significant business expansion and investment, […]

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