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Last update: 2012-10-23

1-800-GOT-JUNK? On Launching Multiple Businesses

2012-10-23 :: Small Business Trends

Brian Scudamore, Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has started a second brand called 1-888-WOW-1DAY! Painting. The concept is that your home or business is painted in one day. This new painting company has grown quickly, having gone from 1 to 18 franchises in just over a year with a goal of 150 locations by 2016. It took [...]…

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Focus on What You’re 90% Capable of Achieving

2012-09-25 :: Small Business Trends

The 90% Rule is a philosophy that Ken Tencer, CEO of Spyder Works, has always used in building businesses. Understand what you’re already 90% capable of and ask yourself, “What’s the next 10%?”  ”What’s the next product, service or process innovation that you can introduce?” Ken believes that, as entrepreneurs, we must always focus on [...]…

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Use Your Smartphone to Become an iPhone Millionaire

2012-08-21 :: Small Business Trends

As our attentions increasingly divert over to video, mobile content is fast becoming increasingly important. Michael Rosenblum has built cutting-edge media networks and TV stations all over the world from Time Warner’s NY1 to Current TV. His new book, iPhone Millionaire: How to Create and Sell Cutting Edge Video, shares secrets and shows you how [...]…

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The Quiet Revolution, Women Entrepreneurship

2012-07-10 :: Small Business Trends

Jacqueline Baptist was amazed at how rarely the media tells stories of women entrepreneurs. As a result, she has decided to take matters into her own hands and has set out on a course to produce a documentary titled, “She Means Business.” The documentary will explore the key issues women entrepreneurs face such as similarities/differences [...]…

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Six Simple Steps to Keeping the Peace

2012-05-08 :: Small Business Trends

One of the most challenging roles of an effective entrepreneur or small business owner is that of “peacekeeper.” The ability to effectively navigate conflict will ultimately propel you to grow – both professionally and personally.  As a leader without this ability, it can be extremely difficult to see projects through to fruition and successfully manage [...]…

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How To Manage International Payments

2012-04-10 :: Small Business Trends

With the rise of globalization, the world is increasingly trading across borders. Small and medium sized companies have the opportunity to do business in new and emerging markets, but they need international payment solutions and customized advice on foreign exchange. Despite advances in technology, cross border payments continue to present challenges for businesses. The major [...]…

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10 Ways to Qualify Marketing Help

2012-03-13 :: Small Business Trends

John Follis, Owner of Follis Inc., was a founding partner of one of Madison Ave’s most awarded agencies, Follis DeVito Verdi.  A featured blogger for AdWeek/AOL’s “Fuel the Future,” he’s also one of the few marketing executives profiled on Wikipedia. John’s marketing therapy program, Follis Marketing Therapy, helps small businesses around the US achieve their [...]…

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Finance Your Business Without the Crutch of Real Estate Inflation

2012-02-14 :: Small Business Trends

Millions of entrepreneurs have relied on years of real estate inflation to ensure financing in their business. Home equity and commercial property value increases created overnight piggy banks to withdraw capital from to use in operating businesses. Those days are long gone with millions of foreclosed homes and hundreds of closed, crippled banks. Charles H. [...]…

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Get Your Media Groove On

2012-01-31 :: Small Business Trends

In these changing times, the need to be seen and heard above the roar of the crowd is far more challenging than ever before. What small business owners need are the same cost-effective, targeted media tactics and interview techniques that successful businesses use. Some of the most valuable business and marketing skills today are navigating [...]…

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How To Properly Plan For Your Website

2012-01-24 :: Small Business Trends

Most people don’t understand the spell they invoke when they recite the magic works “I need a website” in the presence of a developer. Sometimes the results are good, sometimes bad, sometimes the results are no where near what they wanted. Cal Evans, Author of “Avoiding A Goat Rodeo“ will be joining Anita Campbell and Brent [...]…

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How to Create a Marketing Ideas File

2012-01-17 :: Small Business Trends

When it comes to marketing your small business, coming up with ideas and creative, inexpensive ways of doing so can become quite the obstacle to overcome. That’s when a marketing Ideas File comes in handy. In this episode, David Langton, Founder of Langton Cherubino Group, joins Anita Campbell for an open discussion regarding techniques for [...]…

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How to Protect Your Business When Accepting Payments

2012-01-10 :: Small Business Trends

When it comes to accepting payments for your small business, security for both your business and your customers is crucial. Protecting your business and your customers when accepting payments should be your number one priority. Brian Goudie, Senior Vice President and Small Business Center Director, First Data, oversees the company’s Small Business Center and focuses [...]…

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The Small Business Legislative Outlook for 2012

2011-12-27 :: Small Business Trends

It’s an election year, and many small business owners may be asking themselves, “Will anything get done on Capitol Hill to help small businesses?” In this episode, we have a special guest that will be able to shed some light on that subject for you. SBE Council President & CEO, Karen Kerrigan, joins Anita Campbell and Brent [...]…

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StartUp Cup: A Community Driven Business Model Competition

2011-12-20 :: Small Business Trends

Sean Griffin has spent the last five years creating a business model competition which can be replicated in any community. The fundamentals of this program were developed in Silicon Valley during the dot-com era - but while all the world is focused on tech, StartUp Cup focuses on the other 98% of business startups. And while bootcamps [...]…

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A 360 Degree View of Successful Entrepreneurs

2011-12-13 :: Small Business Trends

Ever wonder what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Trep Life is an online series of video interview episodes featuring successful entrepreneurs that provides a unique, behind-the-scenes look at what it actually takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Join us for this special episode as we discover exactly what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. [...]…

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Business Gift Giving: How It Can Make A Difference

2011-12-06 :: Small Business Trends

The Holiday is fast approaching and gift giving is top of mind for many.  When you’re in business, the task of gift giving can be quite daunting regarding client and customer gifts to express your thanks. What is appropriate? How much should you spend? These questions and more are about to be answered for you. [...]…

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Starting or Expanding a Business: Why Year End Planning Matters

2011-11-29 :: Small Business Trends

The final days of 2011 are approaching and with the end of the year comes thoughts of holiday gatherings and shopping trips. For a small business owner, however, it also should come with a list of ‘To-Do’s’ before 2012 hits. Nellie Akalp, the CEO of CorpNet an online legal document filing service, shares some top items [...]…

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Why Most Businesses Can’t Be Sold and 5 Fixes

2011-11-15 :: Small Business Trends

After working with hundreds of business owners over the last 10 years, certified business broker Julie Gordon White discovered a pattern of problems when owners contacted her to sell. As founder of BlueKey Business Brokerage M&A and author of “EXIT! 12 Steps to Sell Your Business for the Price You Deserve”, Julie knows that these [...]…

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Procrastination and Disorganization: Two Mistakes That Cost You at Tax Time

2011-11-01 :: Small Business Trends

Tracking, logging, categorizing, and organizing business expenses throughout the year can be a real hassle. Human nature says, “If its a hassle, put it off.” This leads to forgetfulness, which then leads to a mad scramble at the end of the year to get that disorganized shoe box of receipts to the tax professional who [...]…

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Shipping Tips For A Painless Holiday Season

2011-10-25 :: Small Business Trends

The Holidays are right around the corner and that means that speedy, hassle free shipping will be top of mind for a lot of small businesses. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some Holiday shipping tips to make that a reality? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Learn from the masters of shipping, United Parcel Service [...]…

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How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Have Redefined Business

2011-10-18 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 30s

Companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are doing things that collectively, they could not do individually – they are creating dynamic platforms that are stable – yet in motion. Phil Simon, Author of “The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Have Redefined Business,” joins Anita Campbell and Brent Leary for an [...]…

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The Value of an Online Presence for Small Businesses

2011-10-11 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 28s

Karla Hakansson feels that enough cannot be said about the importance of having an online presence for small businesses.  And if you think that most small businesses already know the importance of an online presence – think again - many do not even have one. Karla Hakansson, Director of Global Channel Marketing at Verisign, joins Anita [...]…

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Don’t Give A Gift Card: Give An Experience

2011-09-27 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 27s

Ety Rybak feels that nothing beats a memorable experience – from tickets to a Broadway show and a backstage meet and greet to 50 yard line seats at the Superbowl. Ety Rybak is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Inside Sports and Entertainment Group, a provider of once-in-a lifetime event experiences for a cross section [...]…

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The Emergence of the Mobile Office

2011-09-06 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 31s

Today’s smartphones and tablets have influenced a new generation of mobile workers, new ways of doing business and the emergence of a new type of office – the mobile office. The mobile office is about cutting the ties to physical office space and making all the tools and technologies available to employees wherever they may [...]…

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Unclutter Your Closets: Increasing Profit by Reducing Complexity

2011-08-30 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 29s

Most people who have closets find them bulging with unworn clothing, shoes, etc. Businesses have the same exact problem with products, services, customers and suppliers. In the quest for growth in no-growth markets, they confuse proliferation for innovation. They expand adding more products and services.  Complexity is created but too few people understand how to measure and manage [...]…

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The Power of Content For Marketing

2011-08-23 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 30s

Susan Payton is passionate about content and focuses on helping small businesses become experts through their content.  As John Batelle, CEO of Federated Media said, “Every small business is in the publishing business today.”   And with the Internet leading the way, this is very true.  Susan Payton, President of Egg Marketing & Communications, joins Anita Campbell to shares [...]…

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$5,000 to Launch Your Business: Where to Begin?

2011-06-07
Length: 29m 54s

Bobbye Brooks #38; Tonilee Adamson are entrepreneurs with a desire to help people learn how to start and grow a successful business - particularly women. ...…

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Protect Your Startup from Cybercriminals

2011-05-31
Length: 31m 18s

Cybercriminals, like all predators, gravitate towards the weakest targets. With an arsenal of easily-distributed malware at their fingertips, hackers can infect your office with malware ...…

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Boosting Clients Revenue Through Mobile and Social Commerce

2011-05-24
Length: 29m 49s

Kristin Intress is leading the hospitality industry beyond e-commerce and into social and mobile commerce. The hotel market is among the fastest growing segments of ...…

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Entrepreneurship: A Viable Solution to Career Transition

2011-05-17
Length: 30m 12s

Deborah Shanenbsp;launched her business in 2007, as a solution to a thoughtful, voluntary career transition from a 20 year career in broadcast radio.nbsp;nbsp;Unemployment isnbsp;currently running ...…

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Group Buying: Tips on Growing Sales

2011-05-10
Length: 29m 35s

The Wall Street Journal has referred to Office Arrow asnbsp;the "Groupon for business." It's a fact - the group buying phenomenon looks like it's here ...…

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Tips to Keep Your Business Afloat During a Personal Crisis

2011-04-19
Length: 30m 17s

Small businesses are particularly vulnerable when anbsp;crisis strikes close to home.nbsp; And crisis can come in many forms - illness, death, divorce, fire, flood, a ...…

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Demystifying Attorney Fees For Small Businesses

2011-04-12
Length: 32m 47s

Hiring a lawyer is challenging for many small business owners because most know very little about the law and even less about the costs involved.nbsp; ...…

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It’s Never Too Late: But Why Wait?

2011-03-30

Todays trends in small business - Small Business Trends Radio is broadcast LIVE every Tuesday from 1:30 PM until 2PM EST.…

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How to Determine Your Perfect Customer Lifecycle

2011-03-15
Length: 31m 43s

Is your business slacking off after completing a sale? Do you find that your business becomes overwhelmed with getting the sale - only to stop ...…

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Legal Tips Entrepreneurs Need to Know to Start a Business

2011-03-08
Length: 30m 56s

If you're thinking about starting your own business or if you've recently done so, then you probably already know that there are things that need ...…

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Small Business: How to Navigate 2010 Tax Laws

2011-03-01
Length: 30m 47s

As tax season gets into full swing, it's time to discuss thenbsp;changes in this yearrsquo;s taxes that will affect small businesses. From the IRSrsquo; recently ...…

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Daily Deal Site Trend: Profiling Moolala, A New Site

2011-02-22
Length: 30m 2s

There's a new daily deal site out there aptly named, Moolala. And they've developed a unique rewards system at the new site called the Pay ...…

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Selling to Crazy Busy People

2011-02-08
Length: 30m 45s

Jill Konrath is a recognized sales strategist, speaker and author.nbsp;nbsp;Her newest book, "SNAP Selling," soared to the #1 Amazon sales book within hours of its ...…

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SCORE Helps Small Businesses Succeed and Fuel America’s Economic Engine

2011-02-01
Length: 27m 41s

SCORE is an organization that mentors America's small business owners and operators and can help people dreaming about starting their own small business or those ...…

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Readying Your Small Business for a Better Economy

2011-01-25
Length: 30m 55s

Call of the Wild is the longest running adventure travel company, designed specifically for women only, in the world since 1978. Traveling across the United ...…

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Highlights: New Small Business Administration (SBA) Website

2011-01-18
Length: 32m 3s

As part of the U.S. Small Business Administrationrsquo;s mission to ensure that small business owners and entrepreneurs have access to accurate, timely and helpful information, ...…

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Updating Your Small Business Network

2011-01-11
Length: 30m 47s

Small businesses make an array of mistakes when upgrading their networks. When a small business is up and running there are three things they should ...…

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How CRM Can Boost Small Business Sales

2010-12-14
Length: 30m 0s

Many small businesses are desperately struggling to regain market share they may have lost from the downturned economy andnbsp;simple, cost-efficient technologies that help them gain ...…

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How to Mobilize Productivity On iPhone and iPad Using FileMaker

2010-12-07
Length: 28m 32s

The iPad and iPhone are making inroads into business and, as a result, FileMaker Inc. has recently introduced thenbsp;FileMaker Go app for iPhone and iPad.nbsp; ...…

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One Womans Journey: Turning Challenges Into Celebrations

2010-11-16
Length: 30m 30s

Deb Scott, Author of "The Sky is Green and The Grass is Blue: nbsp;Turning Your Upside Down World. . .Right Side Up," left a successful ...…

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: Video Is Even Better!

2010-11-09
Length: 30m 16s

Twenty million small and mid-sized businesses, auction sellers and ten million classified advertisers need effective, simple, economical ways to reach new and existing customers on ...…

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New Technology For Growing Businesses

2010-11-02
Length: 29m 42s

Join Anita Campbell,nbsp;host of Small Business Trends Radio Show,nbsp;as she talks with Ramon Ray, Editor #38; Technology Evangelist for SmallBizTechnology, about some of the hottest ...…

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Tidal Power and America’s Energy Future

2010-10-27

There’s a renewable energy source out there – the ocean tides.  Ocean tides are predictable, you can literally set your watch to them.  They’re a natural part of the clockwork of the universe and all of the planets affect a tidal pattern…

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Turn Your Standard Presentation Into Your Best Sales Tool

2010-10-19
Length: 30m 47s

Every business cranks out a lot of presentations ndash; probably more than they can count. But are these slide decks boosting branding, driving customer engagement, ...…

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Small Businesses Excel Through SCORE’s Mentoring Program

2010-10-12
Length: 29m 39s

Everyone needs someone they can talk to and the same goes in business. A business mentor is someone that's been there, done that, and the ...…

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How to Double Your Revenue By Mastering Persuasion In Print

2010-10-05
Length: 27m 28s

Jonathan Fields is a lawyer turned entrepreneur, author andnbsp;blogger. His last book, Career Renegade: How to Make a Great Living Doing What You Love was ...…

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6 Tips for Growing Online Traffic and Sales That No One Tells You

2010-09-28
Length: 30m 25s

TJ McCue founded Sales Rescue Team in 2008 as a pay-it-forward lab giving website owners free advice on how to improve their design, copy, and ...…

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How to Target Social Media to Reach Your Market

2010-09-21
Length: 27m 54s

Ethan Bloch started his first business at age 13 where he used the social channels of the day (chat rooms and instant messaging) to acquire ...…

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Hot Business Trends to Keep an Eye On

2010-09-15
Length: 30m 52s

Staying on top of the latest trends driving small business can be beneficial in many different ways for you and your small business. It's cruciallynbsp;important ...…

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Social Media Success Stories and How You Can Become One

2010-09-09
Length: 30m 51s

Many small businesses are using social media in impressive ways.nbsp; Waysnbsp;that drive tangible benefits and help them to grow their businesses. Dave Lifson, CEO of Postling, ...…

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Data Privacy: What Every SMB Should Know To Be Compliant

2010-09-01
Length: 26m 54s

Small businesses are strapped for time and resources, and therefore may not realize how serious of a problem that information data leaks can be, or ...…

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Twitter Chats – A Small Business Secret Weapon

2010-08-24
Length: 31m 20s

Have you ever wondered what those Twitter chats and online parties are all about or have you thought they might be useful for your own ...…

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Is Your Ego Holding You Back From Millions?

2010-08-10
Length: 30m 41s

Some small business owners are laughing all the way to the bank because they understand that sometimes - nbsp;you have to put your ego in ...…

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How Social Is Your Small Business?

2010-08-04
Length: 31m 26s

Shawn Hessinger, Chief Moderator at BizSugar, presides over a social media site that crowdsources the finest small business news and tips on the planet from ...…

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Goodbye Infomercials: How A 30 Year Old Brand Is Keeping With The Times

2010-07-27
Length: 30m 47s

Hair Club is a brand with high visibility from the old-school commercials -nbsp; Sy Sperlingrsquo;s, ldquo;Irsquo;m not just the President, Irsquo;m also a client.rdquo;nbsp; However, ...…

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How to Drive Growth in a Downward Economy

0000-00-00 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 30s

Dennis Jarrett has driven the growth of his business to make them the #1 Fastest Growing Franchise in the country in less than 10 years. Dennis feels that the key factors for this growth include value, quality, reliability and their commitment to environm…

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Top 5 Questions to Create an Unfair Market Advantage

0000-00-00 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 31s

Is marketing dead? No - but it’s definitely changing! Today’s modern marketing is less about convincing and much more about educating.  And, as luck would have it, self-employed professionals are actually the best suited to capitalize on th…

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Business Partnering: Learning the Hard Way

0000-00-00 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 29s

Susan learned the hard way that “you never know the skills and personality of others until you partner with them.  That’s when all the warts come out–in business and in love–and then it’s too late.” Susan lost her firs…

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SBA Success: A Personal Story of Recovery

0000-00-00 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 29s

Kevin Hartford and Ed Newell started their business, Alle-Kiski Industries, in 2005 with loans guaranteed by the SBA. A year later, a second SBA loan was granted to buy the building that houses their manufacturing shop. Kevin and Ed saw the economic downt…

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Nine Steps to Failsafe Selling

0000-00-00 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 32s

Selling can be intimidating for many people – especially those that are not professionals at doing so. Entrepreneurs need to sell, whether they’re comfortable with it or not. After all, if they can’t sell their business or service then h…

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Business Tools: Working In The Cloud

0000-00-00 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 29s

The emerging “Cloud Workforce” – the segment of the workforce that works virtually, operating their businesses in the online cloud. It’s no secret that this new way of working requires new types of tools, systems and processes to …

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How to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Small Business Loan

0000-00-00 :: Small Business Trends
Length: 31s

Small Business Finance has been a hot topic this year. While several large banks have boasted about devoting more staff and financial resources to their small business lending programs, in fact, their loans to entrepreneurs have decreased. With capital be…

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Small Business Trends Radio features interviews and open discussions with today's small business experts on a variety of topics. Guests include a mix of influential individuals who speak on issues of the day important to the small business market; and business owners who speak from a \"been there, done that\" point of view, offering insider tips and advice.Small Business Trends Radio is broadcast LIVE every Tuesday from 1:30 PM until 2PM EST.

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