Category: Business Stories

Expert Tips: Start a Successful Business from your Side Hustle

2019 is your year to put some “muscle in your hustle” and turn it into a viable small business. Teddy Roosevelt was right on the money when he said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” The very fact you are reading this blog is proof that you are ready to take …

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How to Scale Your Small Business: 5 Growth Tips for Entrepreneurs

Scaling your business can be a very exciting endeavor. In addition to increasing your revenue, the growth of your company could also mean that you’re able to serve more people and make a bigger impact on your community. However, business growth can also be stressful, as it requires you to invest tremendous capital, time, and …

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Signs your business is growing too fast and what to do about it

A growing business is a great thing, and it is what we all strive for. Rapid growth can also be a pandora’s box of problems. Daniel Lubetzky, founder and CEO of KIND Snacks, knows the pains of entrepreneurial ups and downs. In a FastCompany interview, Lubetzky said, “Fast growth can hide a lot of weaknesses …

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5 Things You Should Do Before Starting a Business in 2019

While starting and running a business is one of the most rewarding and economically productive things you can do, entrepreneurship is far from easy. As Small Biz Trends reported, a little over half of small businesses fail within the first four years, with “incompetence” being the top reason for failure. We’re not saying this to …

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What makes a really good phishing email? And how to avoid being targeted

We have all received those blatant phishing emails that are so badly constructed they can’t be real. But, these emails are getting more devious… as one of our customers recently found out. Our customer was targeted by a prevalent Office 365 phishing email. An employee from their company had been conversing back and forth with an …

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Start Up Advice from Santa

No one ever thinks about Santa as an experienced business owner, but he’s been running a successful enterprise for centuries. So before the holiday crunch, I sat down with Santa over a cup of hot chocolate and asked for his small business start-up advice. I also asked for a red Tesla. I’ll see if Santa …

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