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10 Rules for Productive and Effective Meetings by Nick Cray

Article Language: English
September 28, 2021

10 easy-to-follow rules for conducting productive and effective meetings.

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Should I Form A Corporation Or An LLC? What's The Point? by Bill Ferguson

Article Language: English
April 14, 2021

Which is better, corporation or LLC? Most of the time, the simple answer is this – an LLC. It’s simpler to form and it allows for the most favorable tax elections.

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Mission Statements - Who Needs Them? by Kenneth Wundrow

Article Language: English
April 14, 2021

Businesses need mission statements to tell the public and especially their customers what it is the business does.

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To Be (Self-Employed ) or Not To Be by Bill Ferguson

Article Language: English
February 22, 2021

It takes more than a better mousetrap to be successful in business. The purpose here is to tell you what you need to be successful, in addition to the better mousetrap.

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Lean Manufacturing Tools by Nick Cray

Article Language: English
December 16, 2020

One of the early-developed lean tools, developed in the 1930s, is The 5 Whys. It is a problem-solving technique.

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It's As Simple As Asking a Question by Kathleen Paris

Article Language: English
December 3, 2020

I have had an exciting, intense, and wonderful career as a management consultant and have worked with organizations around the world.

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Budgeting for Next Year by Bill Ferguson

Article Language: English
October 26, 2020

Companies using a calendar year to do their financial statements need to take this time of the year to do budgeting for next year.

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Validating a Local B2C Business Idea

Article Language: English
June 21, 2019

If you don’t have customers, you don’t have a business. Who’s going to buy what you’re selling? Why buy your product, or service, instead of the competition?

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Prepare and Protect Your Small Business

Article Language: English
September 27, 2022

As an entrepreneur, you put your heart and soul into making your business a success. So, ensuring your business is protected against the unexpected makes sense. That's where business insurance comes in. This article will help you understand the different kinds of insurance you can purchase and how they can help you mitigate risks. 

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What Do Employees Want? How to Attract and Retain Workers for Your Small Business

Article Language: English
September 27, 2022,

Many business owners still struggle to find and keep employees, whether small businesses operate in-office (store or restaurant), virtually, or in a hybrid environment.  
As the nation continues to operate at nearly full employment, keeping your staff happy and onboard is even more difficult. Several recent surveys of U.S. employees reveal some challenges small business owners face and how they cope with them.

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5 Ways Smartphones Can Boost Your Productivity

Article Language: English
September 19, 2022,

If you’re a devotee of iPhones, it’s time to get excited—Apple just unveiled its new lineup of smartphones. Since the release of iPhones in June 2007, they have changed how we work and live. 

Whether you’re a loyal iPhone user or a fan of Android, there is likely a lot you don’t know about how smartphones can improve your team’s efficiency and productivity. 

Here are some tips for how smartphones can boost your business.

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Should You Start or Grow a Small Business During a Recession?

Article Language: English
September 12, 2022,

Starting a business in the next 12 months is a smart move, despite fears of a recession or inflation. Read this blog by small business expert Rieva Lesonsky to learn why.

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