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Annie Mueller

Great Examples of Investments For Small Business

Great Examples of Investments For Small Business

Don’t be afraid to spend money to Investments For Small Business; just be sure you’re spending on stuff that will help your business grow. Don’t be afraid to spend money on your business; just be sure you’re spending on stuff that will help your business grow. Here are 10 stories, from real small businesses, of small investments that have turned out to be well worth the cost. 1. Administrative help “One of the most importantRead More

Deborah Shane

How to Put “More Serve in Your Sell” to Make More Sales

Small Business Sell

The shift from sell first to serve first is here and now. We no longer sell by leading with the product.  Sales are made by leading with the person and a relationship with them. Referrals, recommendations and introductions play a huge part in the sales process now. The sales process has changed consistently over the past decade and educating customers is essential and integral to building a trust bond. We no longer buy things and engage with businesses, people and companies that weRead More

Free small business help available

MARSHFIELD – A counselor from the Small Business Development Center at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point will be in Marshfield, by appointment only, Nov. 12. Confidential business counseling is available without charge to current or prospective small business operators on issues ranging from financial management to sources of capital. The SBDC staff member will meet clients at the Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MACCI) from noon to 4 p.m. Appointments must be madeRead More

Joyce M. Rosenberg

What Issues Are Affecting Small Business Right Now?

Stop Ebola Virus What Issues Are Affecting Small Businesses Right Now

Small Business owners have their fair share of issues they need to stay on top of. These days they can add three more to the list. Gas prices are plunging. Fears about the Ebola virus are increasing. And the upcoming elections are raising questions about what the new Congress is likely to do. All of these issues affect small businesses and can have positive or negative ramifications depending on the situation. Here’s a look at each:Read More

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How to Write a Business Plan

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Planning for Success You’ve no doubt heard the expression, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Many entrepreneurs write a business plan only when they need to secure start-up financing. However, your plan is far more than a document for banks and investors to read; it’s an invaluable roadmap for launching and growing your business. In order to put your business concept on paper, you need to think through and research the many factors thatRead More

Question and Answer About Small Business with Stephanie Lynch

Stephanie Lynch, CEO and Founder of OnTheQT.ie

Stephanie Lynch is the CEO and Founder of OnTheQT.ie, a website dedicated to finding and showcasing the best out of the way places in Ireland. Stephanie talks about how she started and why ‘off the beaten track’ tourism is growing. So what is On The QT all about? We’re a tourism website with a difference. So we promote the places that are out of the way and where people go back again and again. ItRead More

Kehlan Kirwan, Irish Examiner Ltd.

Small Business Column: Budget 2015

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As the dust settles, Kehlan Kirwan looks at Budget 2015, and what it may mean for Irish small businesses The intention of Budget 2015 was to make sure that most people felt money was staying in their pockets rather than haemorrhaging as a result of further government money gathering. The exercise worked. Over the ensuing days of review, it became apparent, that for the first time in seven years, people seemed upbeat about what theRead More

Small Business Merchants: Obama Announces EMV Program

President Barack Obama meets with members of his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House

President Obama today signed an Executive Order launching the new BuySecure initiative, to help businesses and consumers keep financial data secure. The initiative is designed to reduce identity theft. And there’s important news of interest to small business merchants. The initiative is intended to accelerate the move to EMV chip-based credit cards and charge cards. Speaking at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau this morning, President Obama noted that more than 100 million Americans have hadRead More

Alyssa Gregory, Small Business Information Expert

100 Small Business Ideas: A List of Small Business You Can Find Your Own

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If you are looking for a new small business opportunity, you are in the right place. This list of 101 small business ideas includes everything from personal services, to retail opportunities, to environmental services, to pet-related ideas, to technology businesses. Use this list to identify the business idea that is perfect for your situation.   The all of business ideas you can develop with the WordPress web D5Creation.com theme to distribute your business information toRead More