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Superb Service Businesses [Series 2] - MAKING IT! TV (Special Edition)

Superb Service Businesses [Series 2] – MAKING IT! TV (Special Edition)

See how Jimmy Williams designs and creates unique gardens. Cyndi Romero-Turk provides floral arrangements for special events and corporate accounts. Nien-Ling Wacker establishes the industry leader of standard document imaging solutions. Arlene Thomas specializes in translating media into more than 150 different languages and dialects. Get insights from our in-studio guest: Christine Kloser and…

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Google AdWords Secrets: What Works for Small Business

Google AdWords Secrets: What Works for Small Business

Launching an AdWords campaign is one of the most effective ways to grow a small business. Whether you are trying to get the word out about your business or have a special event or sale to promote, launching ads on Google can mean big business in little time.

The Google Display Network (GDN) reaches the majority of U.S.-based Internet users — a whopping 80 percent — giving AdWords advertisers the…

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4 Reasons Why Every Small Business Needs HR

4 Reasons Why Every Small Business Needs HR

As a small business owner, you might be tempted to cut costs and eliminate your HR department. After all, resources are tight. And your managers can probably hire, terminate and discipline their employees without assistance from HR – especially if you only have a small team. Right?

Well, not exactly. There’s a lot more to human resources than hiring and firing. There’s payroll,…

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Four Common Myths About Business Ownership

Four Common Myths About Business Ownership

As the economy recovers, you’re likely to meet a starry-eyed human babbling on about becoming a business owner.

Probing for the object of this person’s entrepreneurial infatuation will precipitate the what, where, how and when questions and, finally, the most important question: Why do you want to own a business? Answers to this last question, unfortunately, often produce what I call “The Myths…

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Operation Be-Your-Own-Boss

Loyalty. Duty. Respect. Selfless service. Honor. Integrity. Personal courage.

As a service member you live and breathe these seven values, but did you know that the same qualities that make you an admirable soldier can also make you a thriving franchise owner?

That’s the theory behind the Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative (VetFran).
Founded during the Persian Gulf Warin 1991 by my late…

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Complete Guide To Starting A Food Business

Complete Guide To Starting A Food Business

Getting Started An entrepreneur is a builder—one who sees an opportunity, sizes up its value, and finds the resources to make the most of it. Entrepreneurs are innovators introducing something new to the marketplace, putting a different spin on a product or a process. Browse the information on food regulations and food processing technology, or if you just getting started, read our Food For…

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Quote: Robert G. Allen

Quote: Robert G. Allen

“Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want.”

Robert G. Allen (An investment adviser and author)

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Girl Power [Series 4] - MAKING IT! TV (Special Edition)

Girl Power [Series 4] – MAKING IT! TV (Special Edition)

See Nien-Ling Wacker establishes the industry leader of standard document imaging solutions. Arlene Thomas specializes in translating media into more than 150 different languages and dialects. Lily Coe opens a full service travel agency that focuses on the Asian market. Lula Washington keeps her passion for dance alive by opening a dance company. Get insights from our in-studio guests: Rieva…

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Starting a Business From the Streets: Jason Mercado

Starting a Business From the Streets: Jason Mercado

When Jason Mercado found himself in a dire situation, he had a choice: become consumed by negativity, or try and find a way out.

After being laid off in 2011, and finding himself homeless during the height of a national economic downfall, he did the last thing anyone would have expected: he decided now was the perfect time to open a small business.

“I thought, well, I love to bake. This would be…

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What Makes Your Company Important? Peeling Back The Mystique Of Your Brand

What Makes Your Company Important? Peeling Back The Mystique Of Your Brand

Stumped by the concept of identifying your brand and what makes your small business unique? While “branding” may have been the overhyped “business word of the week” once or twice, it continues to be important insofar that you (not to mention your employees, prospects, customers and influentials) need to know what it is that sets your company apart and gives it value.

Let’s step back from mystique…

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