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…

Living By Your Values: Combating Illiteracy


People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. ~Theodore Roosevelt I had every intention of writing a post on John H. Patterson, the industrialist, but having gone to the library and finding out that the book wasn’t available, I pivoted as opposed to missing a consecutive post. On that…

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…

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…

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…

13 Essential Digital Marketing Resources for Small Business Owners


A few years ago, I’d published a post on Social Media Week, 10 Websites For High Quality Free Stock Photos, which shared some of my favorite sites for stock images. Today, I’ll contribute a few digital marketing resources for you to consider. Google My Business It bears repeating, unless you’re a small business owner who…