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Leadership skills for new businesses

It doesn’t matter whether you are a Main Street startup or a company with ambitions to raise...

Where does small business get its capital?

Recently I was asked to pinch hit for a presenter at an SBA-sponsored Reboot workshop for veterans...
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Turning obstacles into opportunities

In every obstacle lies an opportunity. Chip Janiszewski explains how, as a professional speaker, his perceived obstacle...

Small Business As Usual episode 17-1, time management

Are you trying to get out of production and into management? Interview with CEDF client Aubrey Schmalle of...

Replays of recorded presentations

Informative CEDF webinars and recorded seminars you may have missed

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 Street or are startups chasing a potential...

Why do you want to go into business?

Yes, because you want to make some money. But there’s a lot more to it than that. Without even touching on the matter of...

Effective customer communication for business owners and their front-line managers

What do you or your key managers sound like when you are speaking with your customers? Do you find conversations with clients getting out of...

Restaurant Revitalization Fund opening

On May 3, the SBA is opening the first phase of the Restaurant Relief Fund, a provision of the American Rescue Plan Act. The...

Decontaminate your toxic workplace culture

As a small business owner or manager do you feel burnt out? Are you frustrated with employees who seem inefficient? Uncooperative? Noncompliant? Do you wish...

How to apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The SBA is expected to imminently announce the opening of the Restaurant Relief Fund, a provision of the American Rescue Plan Act. The law...

Articles

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

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I could have chosen the easier path

In a recent article, "What does it take to succeed in business?" my CEDF colleague, Frederick Welk, compared five business disciplines related to measurement...
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What does it take to succeed in business?

Previously I have written about my conclusions in Five Disciplines of Our Most Profitable Clients. Not everyone measures success in dollars and cents, and...

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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Identifying small business risks and reducing them

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

Why do you want to go into business?

Yes, because you want to make some money. But there’s a lot more to it...

Effective customer communication for business owners and their front-line managers

What do you or your key managers sound like when you are speaking with your...

Restaurant Revitalization Fund opening

On May 3, the SBA is opening the first phase of the Restaurant Relief Fund,...

Decontaminate your toxic workplace culture

As a small business owner or manager do you feel burnt out? Are you frustrated...