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Every salesperson has lost a “sure thing” to a competitor who snuck in the back door. It’s possible that the competitor had a better offer at a more attractive price, it’s also possible that the competitor’s salesperson was better at selling than you. Read More
There are some things that businesses spend money on that they don’t necessarily have to. You can absolutely put more money in your pocket by following some simple and effective routes to cutting your expenses. Here are the 5 biggest expenses you can cut in your business and replace with simple, fr Read More
Leadership is one of those things that every successful entrepreneur must have in order to succeed, but identifying what good leadership entails may not always be clear-cut for everyone. So just what kind of leadership style should you have? Read More
Managing your cash flow sounds like a great idea, but in today’s tough times, is it possible? Absolutely. Here are a few top tips for maintaining positive cash flow. Read More

9 Surefire Ways to Get Investors

9 Surefire Ways to Get Investors Avatar Posted by tuckerleroy under Finance
From http://www.openforum.com 1366 days ago
Made Hot by: Entrepreneurosaurus on March 3, 2011 3:40 pm
So you have a great idea that could turn into a successful company, but to get it off the ground you need some cash. But how to get investors?   Read More
ProFounder is a website that helps entrepreneurs and small businesses solicit and receive investments from their own network. Call it “community-based crowdfunding.” While similar websites focus on donations, Mauriello said ProFounder is unique in its focus on crowdfunding investments for for-profi Read More

How to Deal With Soaring Commodity Costs

How to Deal With Soaring Commodity Costs Avatar Posted by tuckerleroy under Finance
From http://www.openforum.com 1377 days ago
Made Hot by: Sun Tzu Business Guide on February 24, 2011 5:52 pm
Prices of many commodities, from cotton to corn, are on the rise. As a result, a slew of companies -- clothing retailers, industrial products manufacturers, paint distributors, etc. -- are feeling the pinch. Even the mighty McDonald’s Corp. recently indicated it might have to raise prices, thanks t Read More
I tend to believe that small businesses have a competitive advantage over larger companies. Decisions can be made in less time. Customer service is more personalized and sincere. New ideas can be approved and implemented in days instead of months. Overhead costs are also significantly less. The lis Read More
When defining the sales goals for your small business this year, it's up to you to decide what your targets will be. Set a fresh goal this January to motivate yourself to try new sales tactics and expand your market. Here are some questions to ask yourself as you set your financial goals and target Read More
When you sit down with your accountant to do the taxes for your business, it's important to keep in mind that you can deduct your company's losses on your taxes -- provided that you meet certain requirements. Read More

Three Key Voluntary Policies for Women

Today 4 in 10 women are the sole or primary breadwinners for their families,¹ and they do more than twice the amount …
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Arthur Piccio, UPrinting Share Clients' Small Biz Spirit @UPrinting

Arthur Piccio, Public Relations and Small Business Coordinator for UPrinting, said he and the print shop he serves … More
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