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Avoid These Critical Business Plan Mistakes

Even if you have a great idea for a start-up, a poorly written plan can shoot down your dream before it gets off the ground. Without a strong plan, there’s no way to plan for the future, anticipate challenges and opportunities, or hope for a decent chance for success. Here are some things to be mindful of as you embark on this seemingly daunting task.

Your Entrepreneurial DNA: Identify It and Use It to Build Your Company

We sat down with Joe Abraham, author of 'Entrepreneurial DNA: The Breakthrough Discovery that Aligns Your Business to Your Unique Strengths', and discussed how you can identify your strengths as a business owner through your Entrepreneurial DNA, and how you can take your business to the next level.

How to Survive and Thrive when Change Is Constant

We talked to Bruce Kasanoff, author of Smart Customers (Stupid Companies): Why Only Intelligent Companies Will Thrive-and How to Be One of Them, tells you how to manage higher customer expectations and how businesses can use technology to stay ahead of their customers.

Cultivate Cold Leads for More Sales Tomorrow

Hot sales leads naturally get most or all of a salesperson’s attention. Salespeople are always hunting for more customers right now. Unfortunately, this “right now” mindset overlooks other sales leads well worth cultivating. Here are tips on how to avoid overlooking a promising sales opportunity.

The 3 Biggest Financial Errors Small Businesses Make

What makes so many small businesses falter and fail? What accounts for the high failure rate—50 percent in the first five years?[1] Blind spots and personality defects sometimes trip up small business owners and cause them to bring down the companies they have worked hard to build. Thinking you know all the answers is one [...]

A Question of Survival: Will Physical Stores Become Mere Showrooms?

As online shopping becomes even more prevalent in today's society, traditional brick-and-mortar businesses are faced with a new challenge: becoming a showroom for online shoppers. Electronics retail giant Best Buy has faced this problem for years and has become closing some of its doors. We give you insight in to the newest challenge, and how to make it work to your advantage.