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Can you really finance a business on social media?

It was probably inevitable that the tried and true friends and family approach to small business financing...

If you want to build real influence, don’t fall for the quid pro quo

I’m fond of saying, “If you don’t have authority, you’ve got to use influence.” Sounds great, right?...
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Create your growth mindset for success

Starting or cultivating a business requires lots of inputs – funding, knowledge, hard work and luck. But...
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Identifying small business risks and reducing them

It’s goes way beyond having insurance. Businesses face serious threats to their existence whether they operate on Main...

Replays of recorded presentations

Informative CEDF webinars and recorded seminars you may have missed

Can your business make it to angel investor heaven?

You’ve probably heard only ½ of one percent of startups are funded by venture capital. Fortunately, angel investors fund more deals for new and...

Manejo de alimentos de manera segura

¿Qué es ServSafe? La certificación ServSafe brinda capacitación tanto a los gerentes como al personal para educar e informar sobre los protocolos de seguridad alimentaria,...

Managing conflict in your workplace

The most important and hardest element of a small business owner’s role is handling people. But building a harmonious team requires careful attention to...

Información importante sobre los pagos de EIDL de COVID-19

¿Recibió un préstamo por desastre por daños económicos (EIDL) durante la pandemia? ¿Tiene preguntas sobre cómo realizar sus pagos y a quién contactar si...

Build your business dream team

To create and sustain a solid foundation in business, every owner needs advisors. When surrounded by the right advisory team, you won’t have to...

Don’t lose your shirt when building your business location

There are numerous special considerations when you are budgeting to develop a first or an additional business location, whether it is a store, service...

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...
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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 21-3 — fiscal fitness

Everyone knows how important it is to have enough financial information to make wise decisions. It would be a lot easier if you had...

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...
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Can your business make it to angel investor heaven?

You’ve probably heard only ½ of one percent of startups are funded by venture capital....

Manejo de alimentos de manera segura

¿Qué es ServSafe? La certificación ServSafe brinda capacitación tanto a los gerentes como al personal para...

Managing conflict in your workplace

The most important and hardest element of a small business owner’s role is handling people....

Información importante sobre los pagos de EIDL de COVID-19

¿Recibió un préstamo por desastre por daños económicos (EIDL) durante la pandemia? ¿Tiene preguntas sobre...

Build your business dream team

To create and sustain a solid foundation in business, every owner needs advisors. When surrounded...