Saturday, January 23, 2021

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The opportunity of loss

Editor’s Note:  The author is a CEDF client who operates Awesome Toys and Gifts in Stamford and...

Run your business like a champion

Among the many offerings of CEDF’s business advisory services as explained on our website is this phrase:...

Small Business As Usual 19-7, why borrowing got hard

Small business owners might wonder what happened to the world where they could dial their banker on...

The road to profit is paved with budget discipline

One of the great joys and motivations of owning a small business is freedom. You are free...

Replays of recorded presentations

Informative CEDF webinars and recorded seminars you may have missed

How to finance your small business

Seeking financing for a small business in the coming months with a bank or nonprofit lender like CEDF? Confused about when equity is the...

Small Business Relief Legislation 2021

Congress gave the SBA 10 days to formulate the regulations related to the PPP "second draw," an additional EIDL grant for businesses in low...

Don’t fall hook, line and sinker for phishing

Congratulations, your small business is the new preferred cyber crime target. Why? You’ve got a smaller security budget. Your staff has less training. As...
Navagating the unemployment insurance system video

Navigating the unemployment insurance system

COVID-19 was a kick in the teeth for many small business owners financially. Despite liberalization of the program that allowed certain self-employed business owners...

Understanding the basics of the CT Paid Leave program

CT Paid Leave will impact businesses of all sizes, as well as their employees. Will your business be registered with the state by the...

Managing your reaction to volatility in your business and your investments

Volatility may be a term that causes you to think about the stock market, but it makes many appearances in the business world, from...

Articles

Small Business Chalkboard -- Articles to help plan and operate your enterprise

Can your employees figure out what’s right?

We recently featured a webinar about establishing an ethics program and why this is important, even for smaller businesses. It’s been my observation that...

Covid-19 work from home is a hacker’s paradise

Editor’s Note:  The author is founder and CEO of Netology, a Stamford-based IT services provider that manages network systems for many small businesses in...

Small Business As Usual podcasts

The art of operating small enterprises and the issues faced by the owners

Small Business As Usual 21-1 — fortitude

What do you do when you lose 85% of your business? Stephen Richmond of Painting with a Twist in Hartford describes his approach.

Small Business As Usual 20-6 — diversity, inclusion & equity

  Karen Hinds of Workplace Success Group explains why small business owners need to be engaged with diversity, inclusion and equity and how it can...

Small Business As Usual 20-5 — facing uncertainty

  What makes some entrepreneurs better suited for the most emotionally challenging part of business ownership -- uncertainty? Dr. Len Wysocki has insights into the...

Small Business As Usual 20-4 — building community

Michael Cervellino of Belle Academy had figured out how to deal with COVID-19 long before the pandemic hit through charity events and old fashioned...

Small Business As Usual 20-3 — preparation for change

As a small business owner, it’s likely you’ll have to deal with change on a daily basis. Ralph Mesite shares how he prepared for...

Small Business As Usual 20-2 — employee personal problems

Organizational development consultant and author Bruce Tulgan explains you can be be humane, thoughtful and take the right approach to dealing with employees who...

Small Business As Usual 20-1 — should you go into business?

Lots of people are attracted to owning their own businesses. But not everyone stops to make a truly informed assessment of whether it’s right...

Small Business As Usual 19-9 — bread saved my life

We've all heard stories about how the challenges of small business ownership cause personal crises. In contrast, Jennifer Acuna, owner of Loafing Around, LLC...

Small Business As Usual 19-8 — improving cash flow

Cash flow problems have to be the number one problem small business owners face.  Michael Mongillo of Eleven Arrows Consulting points out the solutions...

Small Business As Usual 19-7, why borrowing got hard

Small business owners might wonder what happened to the world where they could dial their banker on the phone and arrange for a loan...
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Stephen Richmond

Small Business As Usual 21-1 — fortitude

What do you do when you lose 85% of your business? Stephen Richmond of Painting...

How to finance your small business

Seeking financing for a small business in the coming months with a bank or nonprofit...

Small Business Relief Legislation 2021

Congress gave the SBA 10 days to formulate the regulations related to the PPP "second...

Don’t fall hook, line and sinker for phishing

Congratulations, your small business is the new preferred cyber crime target. Why? You’ve got a...
Navagating the unemployment insurance system video

Navigating the unemployment insurance system

COVID-19 was a kick in the teeth for many small business owners financially. Despite liberalization...