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Do you treat your customers differently?

An article in the Wall Street Journal recently caused quite a buzz with many other media outlets...

With unemployment low, can you avoid turnover?

Most of CEDF’s borrowers have five of fewer employees. Businesses of this scale are often in a...

Ready to do more for your community? What’s your CSR plan?

What used to be considered, civic spirit, self-interest, or just plain neighborliness on the part of the...

What’s wrong with being smaller?

Company of One by Paul Jarvis is a contrarian's message against the popular business mantra of growth at all cost....

Replays of recorded presentations

Informative CEDF webinars and recorded seminars you may have missed

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...

Is your 1099 worker really an employee?

With the rise of the "gig economy" the distinction between independent contractors and employees has become more confusing for small business owners and legally...

12 tips for getting a small business loan

Understanding how things look from the lender’s point of view can help prepare a small business for a successful effort to raise debt capital,...

Find the right legal structure for your new business

There are six different legal entities available for operating a business. Choosing the structure that’s right for your objectives and resources is crucial for...

Articles

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

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Six steps to good email hygiene

Many of us have embarked on worthy crusades to tame our inboxes and therefore our time. (Remember the inbox zero trend from a few...
dog with a bad attitude

Five bad attitudes you do not want to become known for...

Everybody has bad days or bad moments. But, even if you are not feeling it today, make sure you don’t wear your bad feelings...

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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Do you and your partners have a proper agreement?

If you are going into business with one or more partners, you need a legal...
email box

Six steps to good email hygiene

Many of us have embarked on worthy crusades to tame our inboxes and therefore our...
dog with a bad attitude

Five bad attitudes you do not want to become known for at work

Everybody has bad days or bad moments. But, even if you are not feeling it...

Sharing financials with your employees

Many of the most forward-thinking leaders of small businesses share company financials with their team...

How to turn a supervisor into a leader

Most owners of growing small businesses have team leaders or supervisors who assist with the...