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Brian Scudamore, Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has started a second brand called 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting. The concept is that your home or business is painted in one day. This new painting company has grown quickly, having gone from 1 to 18 franchises in just over a year with a goal of 150 locations by ...
The 90% Rule is a philosophy that Ken Tencer, CEO of Spyder Works, has always used in building businesses. Understand what you’re already 90% capable of and ask yourself, “What’s the next 10%?”  “What’s the next product, service or process innovation that you can introduce?” ...
As our attentions increasingly divert over to video, mobile content is fast becoming increasingly important. Michael Rosenblum has built cutting-edge media networks and TV stations all over the world from Time Warner’s NY1 to Current TV. His new book, iPhone Millionaire: How to Create and Sell Cutting ...
Jacqueline Baptist was amazed at how rarely the media tells stories of women entrepreneurs. As a result, she has decided to take matters into her own hands and has set out on a course to produce a documentary titled, “She Means Business.” The documentary will explore the key issues women ...
One of the most challenging roles of an effective entrepreneur or small business owner is that of “peacekeeper.” The ability to effectively navigate conflict will ultimately propel you to grow – both professionally and personally.  As a leader without this ability, it can be extremely difficult ...
With the rise of globalization, the world is increasingly trading across borders. Small and medium sized companies have the opportunity to do business in new and emerging markets, but they need international payment solutions and customized advice on foreign exchange. Despite advances in technology, ...
John Follis, Owner of Follis Inc., was a founding partner of one of Madison Ave’s most awarded agencies, Follis DeVito Verdi.  A featured blogger for AdWeek/AOL’s “Fuel the Future,” he’s also one of the few marketing executives profiled on Wikipedia. John’s marketing ...
Millions of entrepreneurs have relied on years of real estate inflation to ensure financing in their business. Home equity and commercial property value increases created overnight piggy banks to withdraw capital from to use in operating businesses. Those days are long gone with millions of foreclosed ...
In these changing times, the need to be seen and heard above the roar of the crowd is far more challenging than ever before. What small business owners need are the same cost-effective, targeted media tactics and interview techniques that successful businesses use. Some of the most valuable business ...
Most people don’t understand the spell they invoke when they recite the magic works “I need a website” in the presence of a developer. Sometimes the results are good, sometimes bad, sometimes the results are no where near what they wanted. Cal Evans, Author of “Avoiding A Goat ...
When it comes to marketing your small business, coming up with ideas and creative, inexpensive ways of doing so can become quite the obstacle to overcome. That’s when a marketing Ideas File comes in handy. In this episode, David Langton, Founder of Langton Cherubino Group, joins Anita Campbell ...
When it comes to accepting payments for your small business, security for both your business and your customers is crucial. Protecting your business and your customers when accepting payments should be your number one priority. Brian Goudie, Senior Vice President and Small Business Center Director, First ...
It’s an election year, and many small business owners may be asking themselves, “Will anything get done on Capitol Hill to help small businesses?” In this episode, we have a special guest that will be able to shed some light on that subject for you. SBE Council President & CEO, ...
Sean Griffin has spent the last five years creating a business model competition which can be replicated in any community. The fundamentals of this program were developed in Silicon Valley during the dot-com era - but while all the world is focused on tech, StartUp Cup focuses on the other 98% of business ...
Ever wonder what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Trep Life is an online series of video interview episodes featuring successful entrepreneurs that provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look at what it actually takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Join us for this special episode as we discover ...
The Holiday is fast approaching and gift giving is top of mind for many.  When you’re in business, the task of gift giving can be quite daunting regarding client and customer gifts to express your thanks. What is appropriate? How much should you spend? These questions and more are about to be ...
The final days of 2011 are approaching and with the end of the year comes thoughts of holiday gatherings and shopping trips. For a small business owner, however, it also should come with a list of ‘To-Do’s’ before 2012 hits. Nellie Akalp, the CEO of CorpNet an online legal document filing service, ...
After working with hundreds of business owners over the last 10 years, certified business broker Julie Gordon White discovered a pattern of problems when owners contacted her to sell. As founder of BlueKey Business Brokerage M&A and author of “EXIT! 12 Steps to Sell Your Business for the Price ...
Tracking, logging, categorizing, and organizing business expenses throughout the year can be a real hassle. Human nature says, “If its a hassle, put it off.” This leads to forgetfulness, which then leads to a mad scramble at the end of the year to get that disorganized shoe box of receipts ...
The Holidays are right around the corner and that means that speedy, hassle free shipping will be top of mind for a lot of small businesses. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some Holiday shipping tips to make that a reality? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Learn from the masters of shipping, ...
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