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Ask Dr Deborah(2)

Ask Dr. Deborah | Dreaming of a Better Future

Dear Dr. Deborah, I grew up with little expectations for my future. After high school I got a job working as a waiter and have been living paycheck to paycheck ever since. My job is okay, but my passion lies in fashion design. A friend of mine recently told meRead More

Shop Small

Why It’s Important To Shop Small

According to the SBA, there are over 28 million small businesses in America, and those businesses make up 54% of all sales in the U.S. What does this mean? It means that in order to have a healthy economy, we need to shop small. Each year thousands of individuals startRead More

National Small Business Week

Celebrating National Small Business Week

The first week of May is National Small Business Week, a period dedicated to honoring the impact small businesses have in our communities and across the country. As one of those businesses being honored, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate your success and build some buzz within your targetRead More

employee benefits

Small Business Doesn’t Mean Small Employee Benefits

It is a common misconception in today’s job market that small business means small employee benefits. However, this doesn’t need to be true. Owning and running your own small business has its challenges, one of which is attracting top talent. In a small business, every person is vital. Workers needRead More

marketing

6 Unique Marketing Ideas for the Holidays

All small businesses are faced with the challenge of competing with big corporate chains, especially during the holidays. Even with Small Business Saturday and the Shop Small movement, it can be hard to compete with big businesses who can afford to spend millions on holiday marketing. To gain an advantage,Read More

financing

How Much Financing Do You Really Need?

One of the biggest challenges in starting your own business is securing the financing you need to cover start-up costs. However, before you can determine where that financing will come from, you need to identify how much financing your business really needs. So, how do you figure out what yourRead More

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Halloween Tricks and Treats for Your Small Business

Halloween is a time to be someone else, voluntarily scare ourselves silly, and have some fun. Why should your small business have to miss out? If you haven’t joined in yet, here are a few tricks and treats to help promote your business for this spooky holiday and also justRead More

back-to-work

6 Back to Work Essentials for Small Businesses

Labor Day is past and summer is officially over. Now, it’s time for everyone to get back to work. Whether you are just starting up or looking to grow, make sure you have these essentials on hand as you get back to work to help your small business run moreRead More

business-plan

7 Reasons Why You Need a Business Plan

As we guide clients through the 5 Steps to Successful Self-Employment or 10 Steps to Venture Success, we are frequently asked the question, “Do I really need to create a business plan?” The answer is and always will be YES! We said it in our article Fact or Fiction: SmallRead More

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Top 10 HR Issues Small Business Owners Should Track

Small business owners possess several advantages in the U.S. business climate, including their ability to more quickly and easily change human resource practices and policies. This is important because as technology changes and the government rolls out new regulations, businesses need to adapt quickly. The smaller, simpler structure of smallRead More