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Business Success Strategies

June 24th, 2017 by

SBE Council member Jason Duff is a successful entrepreneur. Also, he is successfully helping to reinvigorate the small town Main Street where he grew up in Ohio.  As he notes in a recent Forbes piece about his experiences: In the post-recession dust of 2010, storefronts in my small hometown of Bellefontaine, Ohio, were shuttering. One […]

June 23rd, 2017 by

The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Entrepreneurship & Startups Looking for a New Venture? These are the Seven Best Local Businesses to Start in Your Community, Forbes.  “Despite the rise of online shopping, one survey shows 85% of […]

June 17th, 2017 by

  The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Startups & Entrepreneurship The Passenger Economy: A $7 Trillion Opportunity, Inc.  “With the rise of autonomous vehicles and the passenger economy, there will be plenty of opportunities for startups […]

June 16th, 2017 by

Are you a night owl or a morning person? If you’re more active at night, there’s a decent chance you’ll also be more inclined to respond positively to that coupon or special offer you just found when you started to go through your email. That’s one of the conclusions you might make after you check […]

June 10th, 2017 by

By Susan Solovic- Are gigs starting to dominate? Are you up to speed on NMT? These are some topics explored in my wrap-up of great content this week.  As usual, you’ll find a lot of sound leadership, management and marketing advice in this collection of curated content. The Economy John White covers how the rapid rise of the gig economy is […]

June 6th, 2017 by

By Susan Solovic- Have you considered all your options for growing sales? You can think of the growth paths as points on a compass: • North: Expand by adding higher priced offerings. • South: Expand by offering a lower priced, entry-level offering. • East: Expand your territory geographically. • West: Expand your territory through exploration. […]

June 3rd, 2017 by

  The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. FEATURED RESOURCE Small Business Success Virtual Conference – SCORE Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:00pm – 5:00pm EST / 9:00am – 2:00pm PST Don’t miss the Small Business Success Virtual […]

June 3rd, 2017 by

By Susan Solovic- Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so the big retail outlets must be quite impressed by the smaller local stores that line the Main Streets and neighborhood commercial areas of American cities and towns. When customers walk into a well-managed local store, there’s a good chance that the sales associates and […]

May 27th, 2017 by

  The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Startups and Entrepreneurship The Rise of Smart Farms, Small Biz Labs. “Tech startups are increasingly targeting agriculture. This is leading to a range of new companies and technologies focused […]

May 20th, 2017 by

  The past week’s roundup of “How To” articles, educational resources and events, business news and success stories recommended by SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan. Trends in the Economy & Market Why Amazon is Leaving Legacy Retailers in the Dust, Knowledge @Wharton. “Amazon has expressed a mission to take over the retail world, and […]

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