11 Ways to Know You’re Meant to Be An Entrepreneur

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On July 31, 2015
Mark Cuban, the billionaire “Shark Tank” investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, is known among NBA fans for racking up fines for misconduct at Mavs games he gets a bit too excited about. But nothing, he writes in his book “How to Win at the Sport of Business,” makes him more competitive than business. […]
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Do Startup Names Matter?

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On July 20, 2015
Startup names may be a dime a dozen, but most founders still agonize over what to call their dream. Are they right to invest so much energy and time — or would any random string of letters be fine? If anyone knows the answer, it’s Jonathan Nelson, who created the well-known startup incubator Hackers/Founders (aka […]
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Social Media Privacy

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On July 7, 2015
Social networking giant Facebook has received much criticism over the past few years due to its decline of organic reach, affecting both companies and users. Unfortunately, things aren’t getting better – a recent study in March 2015 by Locowise revealed that a measly 2.6% of Facebook Page posts are seen organically by their fans. Obviously […]
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Exit Strategies Take Time and Planning

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On March 16, 2015
Most business owners want to sell their business at some point. Unfortunately most fail to plan effectively for this eventuality. In many cases owners cannot find a good buyer and end up liquidating their business for only the value of the assets. Prepping a business to sell for a premium price takes a significant amount […]
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Tools for the Toolbox: Hire Right the First Time

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On March 5, 2015
Small business owners are usually good at technical operations but often have trouble hiring employees. Some simple tools will help you find the right person to fill the job the first time. First, write a job description. Describe the essential job functions in order of importance. Include occasional as well as regular day-to-day tasks. Be […]
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Focus on Your Strengths and Grow

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 23, 2015
As small business owners continue to tighten their belts, minimize discretionary spending, and watch as friends and family lose their businesses, their jobs, their homes and suffer personal challenges during this recessive economy, it is critical to focus your energies on your business strengths. For those companies who have weathered seasons of the highs and […]
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Building a Relationship You Can Bank On

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 12, 2015
Business relationships are important to overall business success, and far too few borrowers continue in a meaningful relationship with their lender after their loan has closed. In many cases, an adversarial type relationship develops over time. A common perception is that bankers only want to assist you when you don’t need them. Mark Twain even […]
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Know When to Hold Them, Know When to Fold Them…

  • Posted by Marketing Intern
  • On February 12, 2015
Most business owners assume they will go out on top when they are ready. They think they will sell their business at just the right point and cash out like a poker player who walks away from the table after winning a huge pot; rarely is this the case. All too often the business begins […]
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