5 Budget-Conscious Recipe Ideas For Your Next Office Party


According to Farmer’s Almanac, potlucks began as and are a cherished tradition in villages, towns, and cities everywhere, offering a way for a community to connect. It’s an opportunity for cooks to showcase their culinary prowess, or share with others dishes which may have memories attached, creating an opportunity to develop richer relationships. In your…

Retirement Benefit Plans For Your Small Business


Retirement plans. We all want them, but not all employers make them available. Maybe you’ve hired the first few employees for your small business, you find them to be talented and wish to entice them — plus new hires — with a benefits package that includes plans to build towards their retirement income to supplement…

What’s In A Name? The Story of Five Bells Inn


Today’s post will focus more on sharing a story re: a fictional business owner’s experience, as a result(?) of his business name. So, what’s in a name? What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet. -Romeo & Juliet Some say that your business name should…

Starting a Small Business That Succeeds Longer Than 5 Years


According to the 2018 US Small Business Profile issued by the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are approximately 30.2 million small businesses in the United States employing 58.9 million employees. Businesses begin an as idea, and while many people have good ideas… not everyone has the characteristics to help them succeed in their venture. Fifty-percent…

The Art of Selling & Prospecting


A few weeks ago, I’d published “A Guide to Developing Your Sales Pipeline for the Small Business Owner or Entrepreneur.” Today, we’ll discuss sales and prospecting. At the heart of sales, are relationships. Behind every sale is a person. If you treat him or her as a commodity, or anything other than a human being…

5 Recommended Books for the Small Business Owner or Solopreneur


In this post, I’ll share a few books that may prove to be of benefit to individuals looking to grow both personally and professionally. They cover topics such as identifying your values and living by them, finding purpose, management principles, and more. Give them quality. That’s the best kind of advertising in the world. ~Milton…

Learning to Express Gratitude 365 Days a Year (Sometimes 366)


In today’s post, we’ll explore the importance of being grateful every day. While this isn’t as easy of a task as it sounds, the benefits are worth it — both for yourself and the people you “choose” to share/express that gratitude with. It’s been said that your current situation is a reflection of your inner…

10 South Florida Incubators that Support Small Businesses & Startups


Many small businesses face some of the same problems in their early days such as financing, marketing, and mentorship. Yet, there are solutions available to assist along the way. One of these are your local incubators, essentially an organization that offers small business & startups resources needed to develop within a shared space. Some of…