Small Business Operations

Melanie Graysmith
September 16, 2019 - 9:04 pm
Small businesses are not large businesses on a smaller scale, nor do they have a handy one-size-fits-all definition. However, one truth is consistent in that in order to grow your small business, you must sell the products and services your business offers. Making the sale is essential, especially...
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Mark G. McLaughlin
September 11, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Small business owners and their employees may look at freedom of speech from conflicting angles. The First Amendment to the Constitution protects individuals from government actions that could infringe upon their right to speak their minds. It does not necessarily provide the same protections to...
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Mark G. McLaughlin
September 11, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Small business owners and their employees may look at freedom of speech from conflicting angles. The First Amendment to the Constitution protects individuals from government actions that could infringe upon their right to speak their minds. It does not necessarily provide the same protections to...
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Lori Melton
September 10, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Whether sharing policy updates, hosting a planning or strategy session, or discussing important objectives and goals, meetings are a critical communication forum for businesses of every size. Today’s digital landscape includes a variety of apps that are designed to simplify meeting planning, which...
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Gillian Burdett
September 05, 2019 - 11:07 am
Building an effective website for your business is essential as customers expect to access useful information about your company online. Depending on resources and needs, each business goes about creating their website differently. Be sure to weigh out your options to see what would be the best way...
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Mario McKellop
August 30, 2019 - 5:30 pm
If you are a small business owner who plans to grow your operation, investing in quality sales tracking software should be near the top of your list. The ability to catalog sales data and contacts, as well as forecast future sales is essential to successfully scaling up your small business. A wide...
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Karen Ulvestad
August 29, 2019 - 1:45 pm
As more people access the internet with their smartphones, it is important to create mobile-first content to engage with customers and help promote business ventures. The statistics are fairly consistent in showing social media use is greater on phones than computers. Given this trend, businesses...
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ComEd
August 27, 2019 - 10:38 am
Business expenses add up quickly and often unexpectedly, especially for new business owners. Savings of any kind can go a long way and while energy use is an invaluable cost, there are many ways to reduce your energy bill. ComEd Energy Doctor Ed Krembuszewski explains how variable speed devices (...
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Tabitha Britt
August 22, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Creating a limited liability company (LLC) isn’t as hard as you think. Here are five quick steps to get you started. 1. Select a state Before getting into the nitty-gritty details, you’ll need to choose a state . Usually, business owners choose the state in which they live, but if you’re planning...
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Marlena Turner
August 21, 2019 - 10:25 am
When an organization has a great manager at the helm leading the way, success is imminent. A great manager makes sure all aspects of the business are maintained and run smoothly. They put the proper people in the right places and make sure they have adequate tools and training to help ensure...
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