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Why Hire a Small Business Consultant?

Why hire a small business consultant? Why not? If your reason has to do with time or money, then my response is you can’t afford to be without one. In today’s very competitive business world hiring a small business consultant…
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9 Hot Facebook Marketing Tips

I have been on Facebook for about a year now. One thing that seems to mystify me – as well as my business consulting clients – is how to effectively market your business on Facebook. Yesterday I came across this…
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5 Ways to Keep Your Top Performers

With the economy starting to turn around many companies are starting to hire again. But this more active job market also means that your top performers may be considering moving on – if they are not happy. So how do…
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11 Red Flags You Should Avoid When Hiring

With the economy starting to turn-around I am beginning to see small businesses hiring again. One of the keys to hiring good talent is to avoid hiring bad talent. But how do you do this? This article does a great…
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How to Diagnose What’s Wrong With Your Business

I recently came across this article, “How to Diagnose What’s Wrong With Your Business.” It does a nice job of helping small business owners determine what’s wrong – as well as right – with their business. If your business is…
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What to Do When You Underbid on a Project

As a business consultant I am regularly speaking with business owners on bidding work. One of the top areas we talk about is what to do if you underbid a project. I recently came across this quick article that provides…
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5 Reasons People Resist Change

The new year tends to bring about thoughts of change. Most small business owners assess the prior year and then begin thinking about various ways to improve their business in the coming year. Some even take the step of creating…
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The Top 9 Morale Destroyers

Now that the holidays are over and the new year has begun it is a great time to focus on improving company morale. By developing rapport and building relationships with your people you can make a significant impact on employee…
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7 Ways To Improve Your Productivity

We are all busy. Many of us are multi-tasking and yet we still don’t seem to get the things we want to get accomplished at the end of the day. There has to be a solution to this? There is!…
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6 Year-end Tax Tips for Small Business

With the new year just around the corner, here is a great article on 6 Year-end Tax Tips for Small Business. Although time is limited, you should take advantage of at least one of these tax tips this year to…
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7 Small Business Recruiting Myths

With the economy looking to pick up in 2012 many small business owners are contemplating hiring in the new year. If you are considering hiring next year I think you will find this easy-to-read article relevant. It discusses the 7…
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Small Business Confidence Is Up

I just finished reading an article in Businessweek regarding small business owner confidence. It seems that for the third straight month small business owners’ confidence is up. The survey found that hiring intentions has climbed and projected sales has improved.…
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Overcoming Procrastination

One of the biggest obstacles to business planning is getting started. Procrastination can be a huge issue for many small business owners. In my organizational behavior class that I teach for the University of Phoenix I share a great article…
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Plan Now for the New Year!

December is a great month to plan for the coming year. Business planning does not have to be a chore. An effective plan can be easily completed in a couple of hours and need only be one to two pages…
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