growth

Why Face Time Still Matters

It’s official: Email, texting, and social media are no longer just helpful supplemental business tools. They’ve taken over the whole game. Yes, technology has m...

The Four Forces of Cash Flow

The problem with cash flow is that it lags behind profit for most businesses. Unless your customers pay you and you pay your vendors at exactly the same moment,...

The ‘Wisdom’ of Borrowing

Borrowing money is often a necessity for a growing and expanding a new business, but it’s also one of the least understood parts of business management. So, wha...
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The Rising Power of Self-Service

Customers today expect—and demand—the availability of self-service options, round the clock.  Airline passengers are now accustomed to printing their own boardi...

Maximizing Labor Productivity

Every entrepreneur that is struggling to be more profitable always tries to cut anything but labor. But instead of thinking about cutting costs, why not just in...
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The “Grow or Die” Lie

All growth is good. Bigger is better. All businesses must either “grow or die.” If you’re a small business owner, you might have been nodding along as you read ...

The 7 Deadly Sins of Business

Every day millions of Americans arrive at work filled with low-level dread and resignation. Overloaded, overstressed, and overwhelmed. The typical workday is a ...
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Prep Domestically & Grow Globally

Unlike smaller countries that think globally from the beginning of a product’s life cycle, U.S companies typically consider global expansion only after achievin...

Social Brand to Social Business

Many organizations today spend a lot of time, resources and financial investment trying to understand the social landscape and engaging externally their custome...
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Ten Growth Factors for Small & Medium Business

Times continue to be difficult for businesses about a year into this recession. So many small and medium businesses I’ve recently spoken with are either going under or selling out, I’m beginning to take it personally (yeah, it’s all about me!). During good times, anyone can drift along, and during tough times, the weaklings fall off the grid, but during particularly hard times like right now, only the best survive. Being average no longer cuts it.