Bracelets and bath bombs. Dried apples and aprons. Plants and popcorn. What can we learn from passionate young entrepreneurs? That is what I set out to discover this past weekend in the small community of Ada, Michigan. Two large tents were filled with young businesspeople, ages 5 to 14, who set their products out on […]
A number of years ago, Career Press published my book Small Business for Big Thinkers. In the book there is a chapter titled Position Yourself. Learn to Brag. So often we are raised to be humble, not to brag about accomplishments, not to go for the awards. But recognition is important if you want to […]
Why does big business like small business? Here are several reasons I gave at a speaking event in La Jolla, CA.
As a small business owner, how do you know when you’re ready to go after big customers?
Big business and small business sometimes have a love-hate relationship. Watch this short video to learn more.
Small business owners have so many issues to deal with. So much so in fact that many owners throw up their hands and say, “I don’t know where to start.”
Cisco offers an immense amount of information and resources for business in addition to their product offerings. I was honored to be asked to participate in a Cisco Chat entitled “When the Going Gets Tough, Forge Your Own Path.”
Big businesses are often great at operations and I’ve had the benefit of learning from my big customers in this area. As a small business, your mindset towards operations must change.
A cybersecurity breach is a communication crisis that is unique. That’s because when it is discovered you might not know all the facts immediately and it can drag on for a long time.
Too often a company tries to be all things to all people. Upfront you should consider how your products, services, and approach to doing business match your customer’s requirements.