Feb 15 2013

Building Wealth: How Smart Business Owners Do It

Cash flow is king when it comes to small business financial success. Most business owners perceive they cannot afford to own the building where they operate. Others don’t want to tie up their cash with a big mortgage payment. But with property values and interest rates at historic lows, this might be the wealth-building opportunity …

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Feb 06 2013

Is It Time for a Virtual Assistant?

Sometimes a business owner needs a little help but can’t justify the expense of an extra employee. Other times, he might need some specialized help that he can’t get locally. Today, many business owners are turning to the services of a virtual assistant. And as the industry is evolving, VAs who offer more extensive services …

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Jan 28 2013

Handling Unhappy Customers

Every company has to deal with an unhappy customer from time to time. Sometimes it is because of a mistake and product problem. Other times, there is a disconnect between customer expectations and the company’s promise. But how the company handles that unhappy customer determines whether the company preserves the customer relationship. In this episode …

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Jan 17 2013

What Obamacare Means for Small Businesses

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All Americans are facing changes set into motion by the Patient Protection/Affordable Healthcare Act. It is changing how insurance providers and the healthcare industry do business.  On this episode of Business: Engaged!, we talk with employee benefits consultant Corry Hull about how these sweeping healthcare changes will affect small businesses. Click here to learn more …

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Jan 10 2013

Creating Stronger Teams

We want the best people we can get on our teams. But even the best people in the wrong roles can’t do their best work for the organization. It all comes down to understanding and utilizing people’s personalities, skills, and talents. And the best teams make sure they have a variety of people on that …

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Jan 03 2013

Why Every Business Needs a Bookkeeper

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  One of the first services a business needs to outsource is bookkeeping and payroll. Government reporting requirements are becoming more challenging every year. Not having a knowledgeable person on board to handle the details can cost you money and productivity. And chances are you can make ten times more doing what you do best …

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Dec 27 2012

Taking Control of Your Debt

Credit is often the lifeblood for businesses so most carry some debt. Some get loans and most use credit cards. But one thing that the economic struggles of the last two years have taught us is that too much debt paired with an economic downturn can mean the end for a business. The same thing …

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Dec 12 2012

Improve Your Life by Changing Habits and Setting Goals

Smart business owners periodically assess their progress toward their goals. Most of us set some goals or at least make some New Year’s resolutions to break a habit or improve our life. On this episode of Business: Engaged!, I provide a formula for analyzing the discomfort in our life and creating an action plan that …

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Nov 08 2012

Getting the Most Out of Your Trade Show Booth

Trade shows can be the best way to prospect leads that end in sales or they can be a king-sized waste of time and money. It all depends on your strategy for meeting your objectives. On this episode of Business: Engaged! we talk with Ken Abernathy, president of Big Hats Consulting. He has over 25 …

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Oct 29 2012

Recruiting and Developing Today’s Employees

Employees carry out your vision for your company and care for the needs of your hard-earned customers. Selecting them and understanding the needs of employees in today’s labor market determines your success. On this episode of Business: Engaged! we talk with Pamela J. Green MBA SPHR. She is a human resources consultant and executive coach. …

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