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How are you going to compete?

There are really only three ways that a company can compete: cost, innovation, or customer intimacy. Let’s...

Are you really sure you want to add that new product or service?

You may have heard some clichés about knowing your customer. Perhaps you’ve heard some about knowing the...

This will be an unforgettable opportunity

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost,...

Don’t be afraid to hire the overqualified

During my ten years as a small business owner, I experienced plenty of opportunity to interview job...

Replays of recorded presentations

Informative CEDF webinars and recorded seminars you may have missed

Seven Strategies to Improve Your Business Cash Flow

Every business struggles with keeping a positive bank balance from time to time. And some struggle all the time. But you might be able...

Building employee satisfaction & engagement

A leader’s guide to maximizing employee capacity A common denominator for market leaders in any sector during these turbulent times is the ability to harness...

Strengthening your business to become bankable

Want to nurture your business to the level where banks will compete for your loan business? Want to take advantage of the lowest rates...

Develop your marketing playbook

Promoting your business online has many opportunities but it can be overwhelming – social feeds, digital ads, email campaigns, search optimization, affiliate programs and...

The strategy your small business needs to grow

Strategy deals with the deliberate actions owners and managers undertake to grow their businesses. Strategic decisions involve using company resources to create value and...

How the SBA’s EIDL loan can still help your business

The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program has undergone major updates that have provided the agency more capacity to process loans with greater speed,...

Articles

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

Training process

How to create a shareable job aid

The number one most effective form of shareable job aid I have seen is the humble checklist. It’s a simple but powerful tool used...
interuptions

Transform work interruptions into opportunities

If you’re wondering whether interruptions from colleagues have disappeared during the COVID-19 pandemic, rest assured, they have not. Ask just about anyone—those side conversations...

Small Business As Usual podcasts

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

Small Business As Usual 21-2 — unintentional entrepreneur

Some people appear to be born entrepreneurs. Others seem to end up owning businesses having never contemplated that career. But is that the same...

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...
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Seven Strategies to Improve Your Business Cash Flow

Every business struggles with keeping a positive bank balance from time to time. And some...
Training process

How to create a shareable job aid

The number one most effective form of shareable job aid I have seen is the...

Building employee satisfaction & engagement

A leader’s guide to maximizing employee capacity A common denominator for market leaders in any sector...
interuptions

Transform work interruptions into opportunities

If you’re wondering whether interruptions from colleagues have disappeared during the COVID-19 pandemic, rest assured,...

Strengthening your business to become bankable

Want to nurture your business to the level where banks will compete for your loan...