Small Business Stories

  • Getting Attention In The Age Of Overwhelm


    Read this! Listen to this podcast! Watch this cool video! Click on this link! Tweet this. Friend this person (yes, “friend” is now a verb!) Buy this from me!!! Ugh! It seems to never stop. We are inundated with messages, all trying to get our atte...

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  • 12 Ways To Expand Your Marketplace


    When expanding your business, you should explore all the strategic alternatives available to you. Select the one that makes the most sense and then prepare a plan on how to implement that strategy. There are at least a dozen common strategies and ...

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  • Troubleshoot Printer Problems


    Printer problems are annoying, especially when you are in a hurry and just need to print one last document before running off to a meeting. Here are some simple steps and procedures to try before you call your IT support staff for help: 1. Make su...

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  • Don't Start Your Speech By Telling a Joke


    A popular assumption implies that a speaker should start his or her speech by telling a joke, to get listeners in an upbeat mood and grab attention instantly. Like many widespread assumptions, this one is wrong. Here are five good reasons not to s...

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