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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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

Networking Do’s & Don’ts – Part 1

The key to successful networking is to focus on relationship-building, rather than selling.  People do business with people they know, like, and trust.  When you attend a networking event, the people you meet there don’t yet know you.  It takes time for them to get to... read more

TYSB Movement Leader of the Week – Alice Boswell

This week we are proud to tell you about Alice Boswell! Alice is an entrepreneur who founded Just Me Magazine, a digital publication with affordable advertising costs for small business, entertainers and individuals. Their motto is “You don’t have to be a celebrity to... read more

TYSB Movement Leader of the Week – Alexis Fedor

This week’s Movement Leader learned about Thank You Small Business from its founder, Carissa Reiniger and attended the first event in New York City at The Strand bookstore. Alexis explained her involvement by sharing with us, “I feel extremely supportive of the... read more

TYSB Movement Leader of the Week – Heather Stafford

Heather Stafford, founder of Gemini Red Creations, is passionate about small business and entrepreneurship.  Any opportunity she gets to learn more and share with others, she tries to get involved.  When we announced all of the ways that small business owners could... read more

Celebrating 9 Months of THANKS!

In the next week we will be celebrating nine months of supporting small businesses through the Thank You Small Business Movement. As we take a look back over these past nine months, we’re amazed at how far we’ve come in such a short amount of time! TYSB officially... read more

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