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Where to Find More Time to Think How many times a week do you start the day with a well intentioned to-do list, and end the day asking “where did the day go?”  As business owners, we already fragment our attention by wearing many hats in the business.  Then on top of it we are interrupted on average 7x/hour... View
Small Business Owner Success Infographic Learn the tools and resources successful entrepreneurs found most helpful for their small businesses. View
Business Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. Listen to this podcast to hear SCORE mentor Hal Shelton share his... View
Importing Goods From Other Countries The most important issue to determine is what, how and how many you want. For example, I get clients who say, “I want to import apparel”, which is about as useful as I want to go out to dinner. The more information you have, the easier it is to develop relationships, find suppliers,... View
How to Cope With a Supply Chain Crisis Have you ever ordered something online from a store you’ve never bought from before? Have you waited and wondered why your order didn’t arrive in a timely manner? For customers, this experience is frustrating, and as a small business owner, disruptions in your supply chain that... View
Creating a Safe Workplace Environment for Growth When initially launching a business, many entrepreneurs and stakeholders consider sacrificing safety and comfort to save every cent they can. Entrepreneurs and their supporters will often gladly work their fingers to the bone to be part of something special, unique, and hopefully, profitable. View
All that Focus May Not Be All That Good It is a widely held notion that truly successful entrepreneurs have achieved that coveted success by virtue of an unwavering focus on their goal. However, if we peruse the bios of just a handful of self-made billionaires, it becomes clear that a laser-like focus may not be the hallmark of... View
9 Keys to Building Great Business Teams Business owners and entrepreneurs often need to be team builders as well. It might be a project-based team, a team of advisors, employees or problem-solving group. Whatever the team purpose, it’s essential to build it well to achieve the best results. View
Distribution 101 for Entrepreneurs When you start marketing a product, you have a lot of options. You can sell directly from a website or physical storefront, through channel partners or corporate B2B partners, or through distributors. View
7-Step Checklist for Growing Your Business Given the ever-changing nature of our economy along with volatility in our capital markets, the challenge facing many business owners today is: how and when to grow? This question often leads to other questions which help define the path business owners should choose for their companies. In... View