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01:06:55

Maximizing COVID-19 tax savings & PPP forgiveness

A flurry of legislation surrounding the COVID-19 crisis has brought assistance programs and changes to tax policy...

Have you wasted as much money as I have?

Top performers in industries with perpetually high turnover learn how to keep the perfect from being the...
00:55:19

How to Buy a Building

Dreaming of freeing your business from an unaffordable rent or an unresponsive landlord? Buying a building with...

Building relationships with journalists to promote your business

Almost every small business owner would love to have their operation featured in the local newspaper. Lee...

Replays of recorded presentations

Informative CEDF webinars and recorded seminars you may have missed

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...

Let the software robots do your work!

Small businesses are entering the age of information automation. But are you still retyping, re-entering and manually updating your records? You don’t need to...

Is selling on Amazon right for your business?

Third-party sellers on Amazon represent more than 54% of the transactions. Can you get a share of the more than $53 billion in revenue?...

How to pitch investors

Explore business funding in Connecticut and how to convince the decision makers to write you a check. Presentation slides in pdf. There are ample sources of...

Raise more capital or raise sales: what’s the right priority?

Founders of young companies are often torn. Do you seek investors (or loans), or focus on improving sales? Thousands of entrepreneurs are faced with this...

Help! I don’t know how to sell

Many of the smartest entrepreneurs and business owners struggle with the notion of selling because of their own belief they are not "natural salespeople."...

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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How to apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The SBA is expected to imminently announce the opening of the Restaurant Relief Fund, a...

Let the software robots do your work!

Small businesses are entering the age of information automation. But are you still retyping, re-entering...

Is selling on Amazon right for your business?

Third-party sellers on Amazon represent more than 54% of the transactions. Can you get a...

How to pitch investors

Explore business funding in Connecticut and how to convince the decision makers to write you...

Raise more capital or raise sales: what’s the right priority?

Founders of young companies are often torn. Do you seek investors (or loans), or focus...