Monthly Archives: November 2012

Encouragement for the Business Owner

A lighthearted look at the qualities of an entrepreneur that will only take 2 minutes of your time. http://mashable.com/2012/11/28/be-an-entrepreneur/

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Thoughts About Funding Your Business

There is a lot of information out there about small business lending and how to get your business funded.  A common belief is that there has been a crackdown on funding because of our economy.  Now you may find this to … Continue reading

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More Resources for Young Entrepreneurs

Check out these articles! Online Education for Young Entrepreneurs: Worth Your Time? 10 Top Reasons Why First-Time Entrepreneurs Fail 13 Websites to Help You Save on Startup Costs 5 Ways to Set a New Company Up for Success Inc.com Success … Continue reading

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The Importance of a (Good) Market Analysis

An essential part of every business is a business plan.  And one of the biggest sections in that business plan is a market analysis, also known as a competitor analysis.  This process involves information on industry trends, an assessment of major competitors … Continue reading

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Do You Document?

When working with small business owners in development we have come across two methods of dealing with a company process: documented and undocumented.  While undocumented is just as it sounds, nothing written or recorded, a documented process can be as simple as … Continue reading

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Make Way for Young Entrepreneurs

The up and coming future of small business ownership belongs to the world’s youth.  Stories of new “retire at 21” entrepreneurs pop up often enough to catch our attention…and make us wonder if we can make that happen for ourselves.  … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time For Business

Logo of the U.S. government’s Small Business Administration. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) If you aren’t following current trends and information from the Small Business Administration you should.  According to their report now is a great time for small businessesand to get that … Continue reading

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How To Be An Entrepreneur: Believe In Yourself

Merriam-Webster defines entrepreneur as “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” There are three qualities listed within this definition; organizer, manager, and risk taker.  Your role as entrepreneur will encompass all three qualities as you move through the … Continue reading

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