Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hiring Tips for First Time Entrepreneurs

Hiring mistakes can plague startups. We suggest five areas entrepreneurs might do well to stress. Continue reading

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Presenting Your Case To Investors Is Rarely Free

Six reminders to observe when pitching angel investors, or more established ones. Continue reading

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5 Key Metrics You Should Use

Nicole Fenda, writing in smallbiztends.com, had a useful post on five key metrics you should follow this year (and other years, actually). If you budget, also track your actual vs. the budget for the five. As usual, we’ve edited the … Continue reading

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The Customer Service Secrets to Dealing With Hostile Customers

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National Entrepreneurship Week

National Entrepreneurship Week started in the United States on the 18th, and runs through the 25 of February. That’s not particular news in this country, but we find from our readership and course enrollments¬†that the¬†entrepreneurship movement is alive and well … Continue reading

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Google +: The Money Kit

This article originally appeared in Entrepreneur magazine, and is one of the best that we’ve seen on why anyone would pay attention and/or use Google +. So, we’ve edited a bit for business consumers, and hope that Chris Brogan, who … Continue reading

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To Hire Well, Keep the Job Description

To hire well, use success attributes of employees, and ranking of the attributes. Continue reading

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7 Ways to Getting Your Finances Back on Track

Practical methods for fixing your finances. Continue reading

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Translating John Jantsch

Normally, we like what John has to say, but he did a blogpost in ducttapeMarketing.com/blog that requires some explanation, we think. There’s some verbiage about platforms, but what we think John really means for much of this is that your … Continue reading

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SBA Is Doing Working Capital Loans

One of our Solutions Forum clients just got a working capital loan from the US Small Business Administration, which is rather unique, for a variety of reasons: 1. The loan was tied to his receivables, but not in a formal … Continue reading

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