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How to set SMART Small Business Goals and achieve success

Every successful business has clearly set and articulated goals to attain specific objectives. Yet, in the world of small business, many businesses lack a focused goal. “Get more business” is a typical reply of small business owners when asked of future plans. Any self-respecting CEO would be tossed out of a shareholder meeting for uttering …

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10 Ways to Grow Your Small Business Without Making Major Changes

  Not every change you make in your business has to be a major one. Even small adjustments can make a big difference over the long run — especially if you’re making the right changes. Members of the online small business community have plenty of experience growing businesses with these small changes. So they also …

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5 Signs Your Small Business is Growing Too Fast

  I know, business growth sounds like a good thing. And it is. However, growing a small business requires planning, and I’ve seen businesses grow too fast. This uncontrolled growth can lead to quickly going out of business. You could burn through cash, exhaust your resources, not to meet customer demand, make risky hiring decisions, …

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Top 10 Challenges for Small Businesses

Want to know the biggest challenges facing small businesses? The National Federation of Independent Businesses may have at least a partial answer. The NFIB’s Index of Small Business Optimism has been an invaluable resource since 1975. They’ve done research on everything — from job openings to labor markets, from capital spending budgets and the cost …

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Top 10 Challenges Small Business Owners Are Facing Today

  Want to know the biggest challenges facing small businesses? Some challenges can simply be fixed with a software solution, such as the ones curated in CUE’s marketplace by our team of experts. For others, the National Federation of Independent Businesses may have at least a partial answer. The NFIB’s Index of Small Business Optimism …

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3 Out-of-the Box Business TED Talks

TED talks contain a wealth of information and advice about how to improve your life and your business. Some of the ideas are directly applicable to only one problem, while others have cross-disciplinary possibilities. In his book ‘The Medici Effect,’ Frans Johannson argues that some of humanity’s most break-through insights come from an intersection of …

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Setting Up Your Business in the Cloud: Simplified

It was not too long ago that to set up a business meant to shell out a lot of money: you needed to pay software licensing fees, get the hardware, fund the installations along with many other things. Today, it is a different situation: the cloud is used more frequently in software; consequently, the cost …

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Cloud Computing 101: A Short, Simple Guide for Small Businesses

With many software options touting the benefits of the cloud, you may find yourself in the awkward spot of wanting to agree with the leading IT companies but also confused — what is the “cloud”? To start off, the term “cloud” was chosen back in the 1990s to describe networks which are composed of computers …

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Business Uprising: 4 Insights on Building a Company

Last week CUE attended ‘The Power of Starting Small,’ presentation by Jenna Walker former CEO and co-founder of Artifact Uprising. SheSays hosted the event. Walker discussed the journey of starting the e-commerce branding force that sells custom photo books and prints. CUE has attended many founder presentations and events, but this one stood out because …

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4 Types of Funding for Any Small Business

You have a great idea, a strong agile team, and a great customer base. Now, your only challenge is growing your company in production, marketing, building your quality team, or expanding your product/service line. You realize that you need to fund this next chapter in your business somehow. Here are a few popular options that …

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