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  • 30 October 2014
  • Dr Billy M.

Trick or treat? The value of giving away free stuff this Halloween

Many people celebrate Halloween by carving jack-o'-lanterns, throwing costume parties, or visiting haunted houses. The spirit of the holiday is best captured, however, by the practice of trick-or-treating, when children of all ages pour out

  • 28 October 2014
  • Tracy Spahr

Celebrating Women’s Small Business Month: "Be excited to go to work every day"

While women may still face challenges in the business world, they are “leaning in” more than ever. According to the National Business Administration, women are one of the fastest growing segments of American entrepreneurs

  • 23 October 2014
  • Dr. Billy M.

Women business entrepreneurs: find your opportunity and take it

Today, women entrepreneurs from all walks of life are starting businesses that more closely align with their own personal values, affording them greater freedom and flexibility. Whether you’re a student, a mother, returning to the

  • 21 October 2014
  • Dr Billy M.

How to convince investors to finance your small business

Whether you’ve just begun to realize your business idea or you’ve been operating for some time and need an injection of capital for growth and expansion, investors can be a lifeline. Even if you have

  • 16 October 2014
  • Dr Billy M.

Give 'Em Something to Talk About: How Will Your Business be Remembered?

As a business owner, how will my business be remembered? In a climate where social networks have become, , websites and social media that can rate your business, help you present a positive image, and garner public, , listen well, respond promptly, and always be courteous. This will help your business stand out, , a socially responsible stance will likely differentiate your business, increase your visibility