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Excel at Small Business

ExcelMicrosoft Excel is useful for tracking and analyzing all types of information. When using
it for business, the first thing you need to ask yourself is, “What information do I want to track/manage?”  Businesses use Excel to manage a variety of data including lists of information, budgets, invoices, inventories, expense statements, time sheets, and employee schedules to name a few.

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Contract Bidding Opportunities

Contract BiddingIt’s amazing how many small businesses are not aware of contract bidding opportunities or how to find them via the Internet.  No business owner starts a business with the vision of having it fail.  Don’t let looking at other revenue options only occurs when the business is already failing.  As long as money is coming in the door and cash register, an enemy called complacency sets in quickly.  Don’t let your business be another victim of failing to think outside of the box. Finding and pursuing contract bidding opportunities is a critical component to business sustainability.

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Organic Growth

Organic growth – that sounds like someone growing tomatoes in their backyard.  But it also sounds healthy and many people are willing to pay a premium for produce that is grown organically.  In reality, there are similarities between organic gardening and organic business growth.  Both practices are based on using what is already occurring without adding unnecessary outside influences. READ MORE »

 

Small Business Grants Seeker?

small business grantsEvery small business grants seeker seems to search, review, and then enter a state of major confusion when it comes to finding legitimate Web sites for finding grant funding opportunities.

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Small Business Growth

Small business growthIt is a wonderful thing for a business to step from start-up into the threshold of small business growth …but often this is a pivotal moment for many businesses.   I have a saying or mantra that I refer to when working with business owners and students, “It isn’t what happens to you that counts the most, but rather how you respond to what happens.”  This is very true when it comes to organizational change.  If you don’t respond well, it can be the deal breaker for your business and before you know it things are spiraling out of control, and possibly be at risk of circling the drain. READ MORE »