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Growth Could Kill Your Company!
When Alina Martin took over her father’s small company in 2007 it had been ticking along, growing slowly for several years. The company, Danatec, sold paper-based course materials for corporate trainers to use in safety training of employees. Martin could see that online learning had potential. Her father wasn’t convinced, nor were her salespeople. How […]
6 Keys To Growing Your Business in 2016
If your child, young pet or garden wasn’t growing…what would you do? Nothing Hope they started to thrive without YOU making any changes Ask yourself, “Am I adequately feeding and hydrating?” Consult a pediatrician, veterinarian or expert gardener? The alphabetized list makes the choices seem obvious.  You’d go with C & D and, yet, many […]
Are You Getting the Most From Your Public Speaking Skills?
As a small business owner, you’re living the American dream. You work for yourself, create jobs, and strengthen the economy. And people want to hear about it! You might not consider yourself a talented orator, but one of the skills that got you this far — your ability to sell an idea — makes you […]
What is Cyber Monday, and What Can it Mean for Your Business?
This morning, the Monday morning after Thanksgiving in the United States, is one of the least productive business mornings in America. Employees across the country (and even around the world) are pulling out their credit cards and giving their employers headaches as they complete their holiday shopping. In fact, you’ve probably even stumbled across this […]
5 of the Best Tools to Track and Measure Your Domain's Social Impact
No matter what type of business you own, it is definitely in your best interests to not only have a website but to also take the time to track your domain’s social impact. After all, a website alone no longer provides a strong enough Internet presence to push your site toward the top of Google’s search […]
7 Activities That Don’t Scale but Will Win You Customers
Starting a business is hard work and early on you will need to hustle to find your first customers. There is no need to stress right away about what marketing channels will scale because you won’t know which options work best. And even when you do find out what will scale, it’s often the activities […]

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How to Clean Up Your Data Wasteland
We live in a data-driven world. Even our most basic activities—like exercising and sleeping—have become subjects for tracking and analysis. With constant access to apps and technology that gather detailed information about our lives, it’s easy to become inundated with information that we don’t know how to allocate. The same is true when it comes […]
5 Tips For Improving Franchise SEO Rankings
If you are a franchise owner, or even the owner of a multiple-location local business, search engine optimization has its own set of issues and challenges for your business. The truth is that there are more brands than ever competing for search engine visibility.  Having corporate-backing from a franchise model doesn’t always help with local […]
How to Track Your Social Media Efforts
If your small business is taking advantage of social media to engage with customers in hopes of growing your business, how do you know if your efforts are paying off? The truth is, it can be hard to tell if all the work you’re putting into growing your social media following is worth the investment. […]
Why Getting Professional Data Migration Help is Healthy for Your Business
As a business owner, you will come to realize just how important data is when it comes to the decision-making process. It does not matter how big or small a business is. Data is a crucial asset that must be stored and protected with impeccable ease. Every once in a while the data will have […]