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Small Business As Usual 19-2, innovation

Innovation doesn't come from brainstorming. It sneaks up on you like a cat at the intersection of...
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Manager or a mouse? How to have brave conversations

Business managers failing to deal with productivity issues, unresolved disagreements and chronic problems in the workplace waste...

Could you use the Golden Triplet?

A recent article in these columns discussed the response a small business has to take to compete effectively against...

Networking success. It’s more than just a meeting, it’s a process

Memberships in chambers of commerce and other organizations or associations provide wonderful opportunities for business development through...

Replays of recorded presentations

Informative CEDF webinars and recorded seminars you may have missed

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,...

Do you and your partners have a proper agreement?

If you are going into business with one or more partners, you need a legal agreement spelling out how you are going to run...

Sharing financials with your employees

Many of the most forward-thinking leaders of small businesses share company financials with their team members. Should you share your (financial) secrets? What if...

How to turn a supervisor into a leader

Most owners of growing small businesses have team leaders or supervisors who assist with the direction of staff so that the customer service and...

Articles

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

Man in block of ice

How to handle being frozen-out by colleagues

If you are doing your best to build real influence at work—by serving others and adding real value—the same cannot always be said of...
Buried in work

Helpers, experts, and rogues

Certain types of employees, more so than others, tend to jump into projects outside their normal jobs. I classify these people into three groups:...

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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Man in block of ice

How to handle being frozen-out by colleagues

If you are doing your best to build real influence at work—by serving others and...

Develop your marketing playbook

Promoting your business online has many opportunities but it can be overwhelming – social feeds,...

The strategy your small business needs to grow

Strategy deals with the deliberate actions owners and managers undertake to grow their businesses. Strategic...

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...
Buried in work

Helpers, experts, and rogues

Certain types of employees, more so than others, tend to jump into projects outside their...