It’s graduation season. Graduations do not guarantee success. At some level graduation is a completed checklist, accomplishment and a new stage of life for the graduates. Moving on to the next level, marking progress. Continue reading →
National Small Business Week is April 30 through May 6 this year. It really gets rolling on Monday, May 1, with the NSBW Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C., when SBA Administrator Linda McMahon announces SBA’s National Small Business Person of the Year. However, don’t feel left out if you can’t make lunch with Linda. On the following days, live events will be broadcast online. Here’s a listing of those events:
Monday, May 1, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET: NSBW Awards Luncheon. Streams on SBA website.
Tuesday, May 2, 11:30 a.m. to noon ET: Facebook Live with SBA Administrator Linda McMahon. Streams on Facebook.
Wednesday, May 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET: National Small Business Week Road Tour Kicks Off in Indianapolis, IN. Streams on Facebook and SBA website.
Thursday, May 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET: National Small Business Week Road Tour Stops in Arlington, TX. Streams on Facebook and SBA website.
Friday, May 5, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT: National Small Business Week Road Tour Ends in Fresno, CA. Streams on Facebook and SBA website.
Finally, you can join or monitor the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek.
Developing a marketing strategy for your business can be tough, especially if you don’t know where to start or what to focus on. Referring to the four questions below to help guide you. Continue reading →
5S is a system to organize a workplace and execute tasks that provides the highest levels of convenience. Typically it involves identifying, storing, maintaining and arranging tools and materials to create a more organized and productive workplace.
5S is the nickname for a series of 5 Japanese words that all begin with S along with their English close translations: Continue reading →
How many times have you heard someone say, “I’m just not a numbers person”? Have you ever been that person? It’s a common expression and an easy escape hatch to fall through when you’re staring at spreadsheets full of numbers and formulas. But it’s a phrase, and an attitude, that’s ultimately unproductive and stopping you from taking your business to the next level. Continue reading →
Many businesses have been in business 3, 8, 12, or more years, yet each year is a repeat of any other prior year. Why? Because everyone is so caught up in the day to day work of the business (working IN the business) that they don’t take the time to step back and take an assessment of where the business is (working ON the business) and intentionally do things differently to move forward toward the vision for their business. Continue reading →
The first industrial revolution spanned from about 1760 to around 1840, triggered by the construction of railroads and the invention of the steam engine and ushered in mechanical production. The second industrial revolution, starting in the late 19th century made mass production possible, fostered by the advent of electricity and the assembly line. The third industrial revolution began in 1960’s, with the digital revolution and the development of semiconductors, mainframe computing, personal computing and the internet. Continue reading →
“Long before the word ‘entrepreneur’ became popular, the concept still existed.” – Clifton Taulbert
What is the mindset of successful entrepreneurs? What underlying beliefs and behaviors enable them to succeed? How do they recognize opportunities the rest of us overlook? What is it that leads them to accomplish so much with so little? Were they born with a unique ability or is an entrepreneurial mindset something we can all learn to apply? Continue reading →