Raising Money? Sources and Uses of Funds

Have you recently tried to get a bank loan or raise funds from friends and family, angel investors, small private equity funds or other sources? Did it just not go well? If so, read on for assistance. A company that I previously sat on the board of was raising funds to pay for another production…

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Business SEO: Best Tips to Optimize Your Company’s Website

Optimizing a website is an ongoing process that requires patience and devotion. While you could immediately dump money into a pay-per-click campaign, that style of marketing is prohibitively expensive for many businesses. Instead, you or your marketing team may want to try a few of these tips that are both effective and affordable. Keep Producing…

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90% Of Strategies Fail Due to Poor Execution: Why?

This is a guest post by Adele Crane. This article discusses a topic that is near and dear to my heart – execution aka operational implementation. I often hear people talk about strategy, and strategy is critically important. However, strategy without execution is just a series of ideas. It’s like buying software to revamp your…

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How to Choose the Right Technology for Your Business

Technology, in the business context, is there to make life easier. Saving time, money and person-hours as well as completing tasks that would otherwise be impossible are some of the advantages provided by technology. Whether it be improving the productivity, potential or profitability of your endeavour, the efficient use of technology within your small business…

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How Strategic Alliances Can Help Your Small Business

  Small business loans can help you really grow your company by providing you with the capital you need to obtain large quantities of supplies, rent another building to accommodate expansion, hire additional employees, and complete the daily tasks required of you in strengthening and building your company.  However, small business loans are not the…

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Tactics for Being the Best Boss

When someone on your team is promoted to a position where he or she is the boss, it can be a bit intimidating. This is especially true if it happens unexpectedly or is not something he or she had been planning on. While it is a great opportunity, it is also common for them to…

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How Much Financing Does Your Business Need?

Many small and medium businesses that have approached me in the past to serve as Interim CFO (Chief Financial Officer) – when I was providing such services through a previous company – to locate funding typically had no idea how much money they needed. They would put forth a number but could not explain how…

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Happy Thanksgiving to All Business Owners!

Today is the day to give thanks. Customers and Clients Please give thanks for your customers and clients, without whom you would have no revenue or sales, and therefore, no business. Although things may not always go smoothly with them, listening to their complaints can provide you with a wealth of knowledge that you can…

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3 Creative Family Leave Solutions for Your Business

As a small-business owner, you can maintain a well-functioning business when employees take a multi-week maternity leave, have elderly care issues that require them to miss work or have child care issues that distract them. The Family Leave Act applies to businesses with more than 50 employees. Therefore, if you have more than 50 employees,…

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Infographic: Five Types of Problematic Telecommuting Employees

Here is a great infographic from teamfocus.me that speaks to the concerns you have with remote – i.e., telecommuting – employees. It’s humorous yet provides actionable solutions. Enjoy! – TCW Source: 5 Types of Problematic Remote Employees – www.teamfocus.me

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