small business week

It's National Small Business Week

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May 20-26, 2012, is National Small Business Week, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  There are a lot of things to love about small businesses. For one thing, small businesses make up more than 50% of the gross national product (GDP). And they make up more than 99.7% of all employers. President Obama […]


Great By Choice by Jim Collins

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Ten years after his groundbreaking bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with new focus and a new question to ask: “Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty – even chaos – and others do not?”  This time, with the help of his colleague Morten Hansen*, Collins enumerates the principles for building a truly great […]


The Real Cost of Living

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Every decision – from buying a home to grabbing a latte on the way to work – has costs and benefits, personal and financial.  In her new book The Real Cost of Living; Making the Best Choices for You, Your Life, and Your Money, Carmen Wong Ulrich shows us how to make better decisions, and […]


Five Cool Business Apps for Your Smart Phone

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If you are a business person and own an iPod, Blackberry, or Android, you can benefit from a few of the thousands of  business apps available for your smart phone.  The following five downloadable applications are particularly helpful for businesses of all sizes in terms of improving your productivity, profitability, and time management: SQUARE – […]