A business is created to offer some product or service to customers. Yet, many business owners fail to remember this as they allow themselves to become engulfed by the many challenges that arise when running a business. In fact, the sooner business owners recognize that the key to running a successful business involves keeping their customers at the forefront of their operations, the more they will be able to capitalize monetarily. If you are a business owner looking for ways in which you can run a successful business, here are four critical things you need to know.

4 critical things

1. What problems are you solving? [click to continue…]


Martin Zwilling in Management/Leadership in Entrepreneur, October 29th, wrote an article on 10 Qualities Every Leader of The Future Needs to Have. These are the same qualities you’ll need to start-up and run your small business.

At the end of the article, he summarizes by saying that: Savvy entrepreneurs and managers around the world are finding it more effective to lead through influence and collaboration, rather than relying on fear, authority and competition. This is rapidly becoming the new paradigm for success in today’s challenging market. Where does your startup fit in with this new model?

The 10 qualities are: [click to continue…]

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What Can Your Small Business Learn From Starbucks $1 Cups?

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Cut the Virtual Ribbon: Starting an Online Business

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6 Key Opportunities to Grow Your Business in 2013

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As a business owner you are always looking for innovative ways to grow your business. You want to ensure that your company has its viability. If you are interested in expanding your business here are 6 key opportunities to grow your business in 2013. Identify your Company’s Weak Link and Strengthen it One of the […]

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