Are Social Media Reviews From Real Customers?

42% of all online reviews are fake.  This statistic was published by Kim Komando citing a report from researchers at BestSEOcompanies. Some media sites set standards for how many positive...

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AN EMPLOYEE TODAY IS YOUR COMPETITOR TOMORROW

Successful businesses must protect themselves from an employee today becoming a future competitor. Many business owners don’t believe this could happen to them. I used to think so too. ...

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Business Owners Lack People Management Skills

Business Owners Lack People Management Skills

Recently I presented a webinar to SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) guiding business owners on a variety of Exit Strategies.  In my...

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Strategy versus Marketing. Most business owners don't realize they need both plans.

 

Small Business Owners Do Not Know The Difference Between A Strategic Plan And A Marketing Plan.

Almost every business owner I meet tells me they need more customers so the first thing they do is...

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When Will Women Business Owners Get Off The Merry-Go-Round?

 

I recently spoke to a dynamic online women in a business roundtable. The topic of discussion was how to say ‘no’ in business decisions that result in making more money.

I selected this...

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What Is Your Goal For 2022?

2022 is upon us, and small businesses are struggling to reach out of the pandemic. Yet, per Vice President Kamala Harris, one-third of all small businesses in the United States closed due to covid....

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A Goal Without A Plan Is Just A Wish

 

A GOAL IS JUST A WISH WITHOUT A PLAN

What is the goal for your business?   Reach another level of revenue?  Perhaps you plan to move up to six figures, seven or even eight?  ...

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Meet Amanda Kennedy

Meet Amanda Kennedy, an entrepreneur.  In this Darlene's Biz Talk podcast, learn how Amanda and her husband Bob, turned their hobby into a full-time successful and profitable business....

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Business Theory vs. Business Reality? The difference can make or break your business.

Many MBA students and Professors of Business approach me for entrepreneurial advice. At first, I thought it was because, after a brief encounter, they learned I started a few of my own businesses...

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Why Big Banks Don't Want To Fund Small PPP Loans

A 26-year old entertainment business forced to close, a 3-year-old egg production company stopped expanding and a 2-year old children’s birthday party planner shut down because each...

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