Accidents happen, are you covered?

General liability insurance acts as a security blanket against claims arising from accidents What’s the forecast look like for your small business in 2014?  It’s likely to include plans for growth in sales, more clients or customers, and becoming more well-known in your industry and geographical area.  These are all worthy goals and attainable with focus and effort. Find out why YOUR small business needs liability insurance in this guest […]

If You’re Serious About Growing Your Business, Start with Workforce Planning

“Workforce Planning” sounds like something straight out of a big enterprise. And it is. But it doesn’t mean it can’t be applicable to small businesses too. I see it all the time. Small business owners and startup founders will set their minds on working with a skeleton crew for as long as it takes to reach a breaking point. Then they find themselves scrambling to find people to handle the […]

4 Biggest Mistakes Small Businesses Make That Stunt Their Growth

Small business owners have a lot on their hands. Trying to manage employees, service customers, keep the bills paid and keeping their name in the forefront of people’s minds can be a difficult juggling act; especially if you’re running understaffed. Often times, in being caught up in the day to day of running the business, owners make some crucial mistakes that keep them from truly growing their business. Are you […]

The New Networking: It’s About That Money, Honey

OK before the moral police come for me, calm down. It’s not what you think. Or maybe it is, just a little. If you want to be successful in networking, you have to stop being afraid to talk about making money as it relates to networking. Sure, money is not the end all be all, and there is more to life than money. Real relationships have true value, and so […]

As Your Small Business Grows, So Do Your Risks

Let Professional Liability Insurance help protect you The goal of almost all entrepreneurs is company growth. These small business owners are not the type to aim low; they set aggressive goals and work diligently toward them. If you count yourself among this group of go-getters your business is likely growing or on a solid path to increases in sales and clients. But as your business grows, so does your risk.  […]

Your Ego & Pride Could Be Blocking Some Well Deserved Blessings

How open are you to suggestions for improving your business? Put aside criticism and let’s focus on well-intentioned guidance or suggestions. How many times has someone offered a suggestion about something like a new class to help you learn or thinking about adding a new product or service, and you told them “no, I don’t do that/that’s not right for my customers“? Step out of your ego & stop blocking […]

Do You Know the Difference Between Having a Business and Running a Company?

To the average person, having a business is the same as running a company, just different wording. Well in my opinion, that simply isn’t true. And I know there will be some small business experts out there who will challenge me and tell me I’m being mean in discrediting lots of hard working small business owners. But it is what it is. And having a business isn’t the same as […]

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I Know What I Must Do to Grow My Business…But I Just Can’t

I’ve heard this from friends and acquaintances more than a few times in the last six months. And each time I’ve been left dumbfounded. While these aren’t clients of mine, it bothers me even more that these words come from people I know have great potential if they’d only apply themselves. Don’t let laziness, fear or intimidation keep you from success.Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule   At first, I didn’t […]