3 Signs Your Cash Flow is in Trouble


As a small business owner, you’ll hear a thousand times over that “cash flow is the lifeblood of your business.” Even if you’re sick of hearing it, it’s important for you recognize why the saying is so popular. Cash flow management will literally make or break your small business. According to Dun and Bradstreet, 90% of […]

How To Win Federal Government Contracts


Many small businesses often overlook, readily discard, or become immediately intimidated by federal contracting, but the federal government is one of our nation’s largest purchaser of goods and services. One of the biggest misconceptions is that it’s TOO hard to win a government contract. That’s not true. By failing to see the lucrative possibilities afforded […]

How Your Parenting Skills Can Help You Run Your Small Business


Running a new business? Don’t put away those parenting books…Yet. We all know raising kids is a full-time job with around-the-clock duties and tasks that never end. While diaper changing, hair braiding and helping with homework are niche skills, parenting requires a set of guiding principles that are helpful to another audience: small business owners. […]

Four Old-School Ways To Boost Your Productivity


Ever wonder how you can boost your productivity? Chances are the answer is yes. Boosting your productivity would make it possible for you to achieve your goals in record-breaking time. The entire idea of record-breaking goal achievement is perfectly encapsulated in The 12 Week Year which introduced the idea of getting goals done in 12 […]

6 Common Email Newsletter Mistakes to Avoid


It’s no secret that sending out regular email newsletters can help drive repeat business. It can also deliver better returns on your marketing investment, encourage your customers to generate referrals and attract new customers. It has a more personal touch than a Facebook status update. Email has become an essential marketing tool. In order for […]

How and When to Protect Your Intellectual Property in Your Small Business


Every business starts out from an idea. No matter where you are in the stage of solidifying your business idea or executing your business plan, intellectual property is a substantial part of the plan and you want to  timely and correctly protect this valuable asset, especially as you try to get your endeavor off the […]

How to Beat the Mid-Campaign Curse in your Crowdfunding Campaign


If you’ve ever started a crowdfunding or fundraising campaign before, you likely know about the mid-campaign curse. Most crowdfunding and fundraising campaigns start strong only to struggle until the last few days, but that doesn’t have to happen to your campaign. Months of buildup and pre-launch buzz ensure good fundraising over the first couple of […]