January 31, 2018

With the end of yet another great year it’s time to prep ourselves for the next. Small business owners take this time to evaluate their accomplishments and set the course for what’s ahead.

Every small business has a slightly different end of year checklist. That said th...

January 23, 2018

A subset of creative networkers and entrepreneurs insist on oddball cards with unusual shapes and materials to stand out with potential clients.  

Getting a business card from Randall Ostrow can be a puzzling experience. To make an impression, he hands out wooden cards...

January 22, 2018

A lot of people toy around with the idea of starting their own small business, but figuring out what steps to take is one of the biggest hurdles. The fact is, most small businesses start out with a simple idea. Whether or not that idea actually takes flight, however, a...

January 22, 2018

Starting a retail store – and ensuring that it succeeds – is a major undertaking.


Organizing and securing premises, paying utilities, outfitting the shop, and stocking inventory are often easier said than done, creating a challenging and costly web that requires carefu...

January 19, 2018

If narrowing in on a single, successful business idea for your small town is stressing you out, don’t worry. We’ve got your back.


Here are 27 of the most promising business ideas for small towns. So read on below and thank us later.

1. Coffee Shop and Bar
 

When you thin...

January 19, 2018

When people hear new year’s resolutions, they often think of “exercising more”, “spending more time with the family”, or “traveling more”. Besides these personal resolutions, you can also create impactful resolutions for your small business. A resolution, after all, is...

January 8, 2018

Why is everyone all of a sudden trying to become LinkedIn-famous? Is anyone else tired (like me) of reading about all of the branding “hacks” out there? After all, there’s a lot more to achieving great personal branding than tricking algorithms. 

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January 8, 2018

Hard work becomes easy when your work becomes your play. Never underestimate the value of loving what you do.