The Guide to Running a Small Business: 8 Things You’ll Never Want to Forget

1. Nothing Happens Overnight In the early stages of running my small business, I constantly found myself filled with feelings of anxiousness and anticipation. Why had this brand not achieved the level...


Eight Reasons Why Small Businesses Have An Edge

  There’s nothing quite like a small local business to keep the ball rolling and the high end retailers on their toes. Small companies have many great attributes that have kept them in pretty good ...


Water that Takes a Different Shape – Interview with My Cause Water’s Michael Fitzgerald II

While the $11.8 billion bottled water market seems like an attractive option for innovation and new entrants, the market has some of the toughest competitors including PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Nestle, and ...


Funding for Small Business: An Entrepreneur’s Insights

According to Venture capital database CB Insights, the total number of U.S. Venture Investments in 2012 was $28.3 billion – a large figure that actually was slightly down from the $30.6 billion rais...


9 Simple Local Marketing Ideas for Your Small Business… No Internet Required!

So often these days when we think about marketing our small business, we think about finding new customers on the internet. Facebook, Yelp, Google Ads – they all take up an inordinate amount of our ...


Bad Habits of Good Negotiators

A negotiation begins when two parties involves share information. The thing is that most individuals are matchers. This means that they behave in accordance with the rule of reciprocity: they will tre...


A Practical Guide to Task Management for Small Businesses

Are you worried about your accounting or keep forgetting those good ideas that come up from time to time? You’re probably one of the countless entrepreneurs lacking a solid routine for information s...


Will the Federal Minimum Wage be Increased Any Time Soon?

Uncertainty abounds amongst small businesses across the United States. Entrepreneurs in a wide array of industries, especially startups, find themselves challenged in making decisions for their short,...


Want to Win? Tackle These Issues and Stay Focused!

It is safe to assume that, if given one wish, most entrepreneurs would ask for more hours to their day. No matter what stage in its start-up life a small business may be in, time is precious and must ...


The Progression of Company Culture Within an Organization

What does every single business ever created have in common? The answer is they all started out as an idea; one person’s fantasy as to how their vision can make a difference to the world. From t...