Networking Do’s & Don’ts – Part 3

You’ve attended a networking event and collected a few business cards, now what?  How can you turn these new acquaintances into business friends?  Remember, successful networking is based on building relationships.  How have you built relationships in other areas of...

Eye-opening Stats on U.S. Small Businesses

Late last year Jason Nazar (who runs Docstoc) compiled a list of 16 vital and surprising facts on small businesses in the US.  Some of these stats are astounding  – over 120 million individuals work in a small business and small businesses have generated over...

Networking Do’s & Don’ts – Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we discussed that successful networking is based on relationship building and not selling. In this article we’ll walk you through some ways to “stick-out” from the others trying to build the same relationships. One of the...

The ROI of Happy Employees – A successful business

If you’re a small business owner with employees, one thing you might often find yourself struggling with getting your employees to really embrace a sense of ownership.  To think beyond just getting a paycheck.  To think about themselves as a contributor to the success...