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4 Ways to Get Vendor Discounts

You don't have to finagle vendors to get discounts. Look for offers that make sense to accept, and find ways to structure deals that reinforce vendor relationships.

Customer Service Lessons from Nordstrom

Nordstrom's one-rule customer service "handbook" is almost as well-known as the company's excellent reputation with customers. Here's why.

8 Ways Telework Can Save You $20,000 a Year

Everyone touts the work life benefits and savings of telework for employees, but why should business owners want their people working at home?

Ways to Make Better Use of Your CRM Tools

If you spend a little more time properly maintaining your customer relationship management tools, you can generate a lot more business.

Build Your Local Economy To Build Your Business

Taking the long view on community outreach and involvement.

Wise Bread & Cricket Wireless Team Up To Answer Your Financial Questions!

To ask us a question, simply tweet the question with hashtag #CricketTips.

An Introduction to Venture Capital

Venture capital can be an option for certain small businesses, although not all companies are a good fit.

Financial Statement Analysis: Recognizing Debt Overload

Business owners can avoid "delayed realization" by recognizing unwieldy debt structures, which could destroy their companies.

5 Workplace Situations That Just Won't Wait

Small business owners face challenges to overcome everyday. Some can wait until tomorrow or next week. Others need to be tackled, head-on as soon as they arise.

Improving Sales Forecast Accuracy with a PERTy Formula

Borrow an estimating tool from the US Navy to help bring your sales forecasts in line with your sales reality.

The Art of the Reminder

Don't just remind vendors, clients, and employees of their obligations. Remind them why they agreed to those obligations in the first place.

Is Your Marketing Campaigns Working?

Improve your sales and marketing efforts with a few quick and easy charts and graphs.

Money-Saving Strategies for Workers’ Compensation

The owner of an asbestos-removal company in New York was sentenced to prison for failing to pay workers’ compensation premiums, according to a July 2009 article in the New York

Factors to Consider in Your Pricing Strategy

The price of your product is an essential part of your marketing strategy. Here are some of the strategic factors you need to consider regarding your pricing.

Food Truck Envy: Should You Jump on This Hot Food Trend?

If you live in a city, you may wonder if it's time to quit your day job and join the legions of food truck owners you see around town.

Cash Flow: What It Is and What It Isn't

When cash flow stops, the situation quickly turns critical. Unfortunately, the concept of cash flow is largely misunderstood. So, before you inadvertently bleed to death, let's

How to Make Collection Calls that Keep Customer Relationships

Adopt a relationship-building mindset prior to making a call to collect on past due balances.

Self Directed IRA + LLC = Checkbook IRA

Growing your business may be your best retirement plan, but it's also important to set aside some personal retirement savings separate from the business. Doing so correctly can

Things to Consider Before Uprooting Your Business

Deciding to uproot your business and go virtual can be very liberating, but there are a number of things to consider and account for before pulling the plug on your office space.

PR Blunders and How to Avoid Them

Getting your business noticed by the wider community can only help. Except when it only hurts.