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Small Business Administration Resources

Links to Small Business Administration (SBA) resources and information. Read more

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

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

December 16, 2020

One of the early-developed lean tools, developed in the 1930’s, is The 5 Whys. It is a problem-solving technique developed by the founder of Toyota Industries Corporation, Sakichi Toyoda. It's also useful for solving your business problems, regardless of your industry.

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Validating a Local B2C Business Idea

June 21, 2019

If you don’t have customers, you don’t have a business.  First things first, who’s going to buy what you’re selling?  And why buy your product, or service, instead of the competitions?

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How To Get Your Product in Stores: 9 Tips From Entrepreneurs

December 4, 2020,

To answer this question, we turned to nine entrepreneurs who have “been there and done that” when it comes to successfully convincing stores to stock their products. Here are their tips on how to get your product in stores.

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Can You Pivot Your Business During the Pandemic?

October 6, 2020,

Here are few lessons small businesses recently shared that have ultimately led to their survival during the pandemic.

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8 Steps To Develop a New Product

September 14, 2020

We rounded up 8 professionals who have successfully developed and brought their products to market. Below are their essential steps to an effective product development process!

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Productize - Steps for Turning Your Service Into a Product

July 9, 2020, 2:00pm EDT

Service companies have been among the worst hit by this pandemic. Learn the simple steps to "productize your service" and meet the immediate need of consumers. Read more

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How to Perfect Your Pitch

June 16, 2020, 12:00pm EDT

This free, recorded webinar will help you master the art of persuasion and learn how to pitch your product or business to potential investors. Read more

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How Female Founders Can Innovate and Disrupt the World of Business

June 16, 2020, 11:00am EDT

This webinar will provide insights for women who want to innovate and disrupt the world of business – to grow faster, stronger, and soar globally for a better tomorrow. Read more

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Protecting Your Ideas

February 11, 2020,

Inventions aren’t all about scientific or mathematical formulas. Sometimes they’re just about the same entrepreneurial adage—find a niche and fill it.

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