Small Business

Financial Advice For Graduates

This week, almost one thousand people will graduate from University with their MBA degrees. They will then embark on careers that will span decades. Last year I posted some financial advice for the graduates, and some people found that useful, so this year I’m sticking with the theme. Those who read last year’s post will notice some similar ideas. I should note that I teach marketing, not finance. This advice comes from several decades of working, saving and investing, and [...]

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7 Reasons Why You Need A Small Business Website

Many small businesses, especially new small businesses, run a lean operation. They focus on necessities and urgent matters, only spending money when they need to. So, it’s easy to see why some business owners might think a website is a luxury item they can afford to live without. They might even believe a Facebook page is enough for an online presence, or that a sign with their phone number will generate calls, or that a traditional mailer will help them [...]

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Notes On Being A Better Manager

Quick hits on being a better manager beginning this Monday morning. Drink some coffee and shoot for 5 out of the 10 tips below and you will be well on your way to being a good manager. 1. Pencil in intentional one-on-one time with your direct report. Put it on the calendar and send out meeting invite like you would a typical meeting. Go out for lunch or coffee. Make a rule not to talk about work but check in [...]

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