Tips to Stay Ahead of Recruitment & Prevent the Great Resignation

According to the Job Turnover and Labor Survey from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Oct 24, 2021), over 4.2 million Americans quit their jobs in August …

Tips to Make Your Cash Register Ring for the Holidays

The Holiday Season is almost here. For some consumers and retailers, it has already arrived. Below are a few tips …

Small Businesses: Get ready for the Holiday shopping season

Are you ready for the Holiday shopping season?  Your customers are ready to shop, and you need to be ready …

How can the 80/20 Rule help grow my business?

20% of companies’ products represent 80% of their sales. 80% of pollution originates from 20% of all factories. 20% of …

Is Your Business Vulnerable to a Cybersecurity Attack?

When I think about cybersecurity attacks, I typically think about larger businesses being the targets.  However, businesses of all sizes …

Basic Cost Approach to Pricing: How Much Should I Bill for Services? 

A frequent conversation that I have with clients is how much they should charge for the services they will offer.  …

Preparing a Commercial Loan Proposal for a Lender

Applying for a commercial loan to start or grow your business is very different than applying for a mortgage or …

Do you have what it takes to own/manage a small business?

Owning a small business is not for everyone. Before starting a business, people should ask themselves if being a business owner is …

Marketing & The Sales Funnel explained: reach the right people at the right time

Most salespeople and marketers are familiar with the ‘sales funnel’. The sales funnel is a model that represents the customer …

First Steps to Starting a Business in Virginia

Starting a small business is a large undertaking. There is a lot of different information available, and the chance of misinformation is high. Many …
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Deciding on Business Name

You settled on a great business idea.  Now what will you name your company? It’s important to take the time to choose …
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Importance of Developing Your Business Plan

Most business owners know that they need a business plan, yet they find it hard to justify setting aside the time …