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Skill #6 Information Management

Skill #6 Information Management

  Do you feel like you’re drowning?   I do. Look at all the stuff that is coming at us. Cable news channels, blogs, podcasts, emails, text messages, Instagram, and on, and on. Thomas Frey in the post on future skills you will need ( http://bit.ly/2yFqvos ) cites a study done by UC San Diego. That study showed in 2008 the average American spent 11.8 hours a day gathering information. The study also stated that number was increasing at approximately 2.6% each…

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5 Dangers of Fast Growth.

5 Dangers of Fast Growth.

As Small Business Owners we know growth is the name of the game.  But, did you know you can grow too fast?  Here’s a great post warning you about what can happen. 5 Dangers of Overly Fast Small Business Growth Strategies By Suzanne Kearns Posted in: Small Business   Comments1 When you start your own small businesses, you immediately start thinking about growth. Maybe you just dream of eventually opening a second store, or you might envision becoming a huge conglomerate or…

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Starting a Small Business? Here’s Step 2

Starting a Small Business? Here’s Step 2

Congratulations!  You’ve decided to start your own business.  You know just what you want to do.  You can’t wait to get started.  You’ve answered all the questions I posed in my previous blog. (Click here if you haven’t read it). https://successfulcm.com/2015/12/10/want-to-start-…ness-read-this/ Hold on there, kiddo!  Before you quit your day job, there is a lot of thinking to do.  And…yes, more questions to answer. “Oh, come on,” I hear you say.  “I answered a bazillion questions last time” True. But…Wait,…

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Why You Need a Business Plan

Why You Need a Business Plan

If you are a small business owner, I’m sure you’ve been told you need a business plan.  You may have even looked into it and decided you didn’t have time to fill out a 50 page template with charts, graphs, and spreadsheets.    Make no mistake, you definitely need a plan.  But, you can start out simple (think one page) and then build on it.  Here’s a post that can get you started.  Why You Need a Business Plan (And…

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