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December 5, 2016

What’s The Best Business Advice You’ve Ever Received?

For the past two years, at the beginning of every month I’ve posted a business tip of sorts.  It might be a question for you to consider in your own business operations, a quote meant to inspire, or some other tidbit aimed at helping you as an entrepreneur.  As I head into the third year…

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November 30, 2016

Consumers Buying More Snacks Online

Not only are consumers purchasing more snacks than every before, but a recent report showed that a small but steadily growing percentage of those snacks are being purchased online as opposed to in grocery stores or traditional shopping channels.

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November 28, 2016

The Pros, Cons, & Logistics Involved In Popup Stores (PODCAST)

This podcast was based on a request from a listener who wanted to understand more about how to set up and operate a popup store.  I though it was such a good idea, and not a topic we’ve covered a lot on this site, that I reached out to Matthew Greenwell of Storefront, a technology…

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November 21, 2016

Selling Equity In Your Company Via Crowdfunding

First crowdfunding turned the idea of raising capital on its head by enabling entrepreneurs and artists to finance their endeavors by asking the crowd – be it friends, family, and even perfect strangers who were interested in their idea or concept, for monetary donations*. Though not necessarily a requirement of crowdfunding, financial backers came to…

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November 17, 2016

Alert Your Customers To Holiday Deadlines

Like it or not, the holidays are rapidly approaching (or bearing down on us – depending on how stressed you are!) and if you derive some sales during the holiday season then you know how stressful this time of year can be.  To try to minimize your stress and maximize your orders, the best thing…

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