Top Business Gifts for the Holidays Under $25

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Anyone can buy an expensive gift, but it takes creativity to get business gifts under $25 for your customers. Here is my annual list:

Water Bottle that Holds a Smart Phone: $20

This clever design holds your smartphone, credit cards, and cash between two water compartments in. […]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Business|0 Comments

Stop Being Busy and Get Productive

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The one thing that small business owners have in common is that their to-do list keeps getting longer as the day gets shorter. This is because most people confuse being busy with being productive.

Do any of these “so busy” symptoms seem familiar?

  1. You get less done despite […]
By | November 3rd, 2016|Business, Resiliency|4 Comments

New Ways to Leverage Cloud to Grow Your Business

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When I ran my three companies in the 1990’s, technology was a tool I had to leverage in order to be successful, but the investment was enormous for our small business. I almost went broke spending hundreds of thousands of dollars for computers and software. Today, cloud applications […]

By | October 27th, 2016|Business|2 Comments

Chicago Small Business Alert: Learn from Daymond John, Nick Cannon and others!

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In partnership with Chase Ink, I will be reporting live from the Chase for Business Conference in Chicago on September 27th.

Attendees are provided with the opportunity to listen and learn from superstars such as Daymond John, Nick Cannon, Nely […]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Business|Comments Off on Chicago Small Business Alert: Learn from Daymond John, Nick Cannon and others!

Microsoft Turns Your Company Data into Intelligent Actions

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This week, I am attending Microsoft’s World Partner Conference  in Toronto with 16,000 business partners from 144 countries. It is immediately evident that Microsoft has changed […]

By | July 12th, 2016|Business, Marketing, Web/Tech|Comments Off on Microsoft Turns Your Company Data into Intelligent Actions

Should You Publish Your Company’s Payroll?

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In the age of transparency, it seems that one of the most closely guarded secrets at any small business is their payroll.

Most owners do not want team members to know what each other earns. They fear that this information would disclose inherent inequities in pay at […]

By | June 5th, 2016|Business|Comments Off on Should You Publish Your Company’s Payroll?