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When is Failure Seen as an Option?

Article Language: English
March 14, 2018
Interestingly, more and more articles in the business literature are embracing failure. Seems counterintuitive, right? So why is failure becoming so popular? As Jeff Bezos, the... Read more
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Need Advice? Ask your Employees!

Article Language: English
February 21, 2018
Ask SCORE By: Gray Poehler, Business Counselor   Q: I am working harder than ever but can’t seem to increase my sales. Other than cutting prices what can you suggest?  A: I can’t... Read more
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Steps to Starting a Business in Collier County

Article Language: English
February 7, 2018
Q: I am thinking about starting a business but don’t know what steps I should take. Can you give me some direction in this regard? A: Whether your business is located in Collier... Read more
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A Big Under-The-Radar Cost for Your Business

Article Language: English
January 14, 2018
Some have labeled it "the worst problem in the retail industry". It may be a bit of hyperbole, but the costs of employee turnover are not to be discounted. One national study... Read more
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Nothing Happens Until A Sale Is Made

Article Language: English
December 30, 2017
Q:  I have developed a unique software package that will be a hit if I can just find a way to locate and convince the client of its value to their operation. However sales and... Read more
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Reflections on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Article Language: English
December 12, 2017
Q: Given the disastrous effects of the two most recent hurricanes on both individuals and businesses, what can one do mitigate the financial impact of a natural disaster?  A:  In... Read more
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Show me MORE than the Money

Article Language: English
November 28, 2017
Q: I am experiencing a high volume of employee turnover. Our starting salary is at the upper end of our industry’s pay scale. What more should I offer to attract and retain good... Read more
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Retirement Plans for Small Businesses

Article Language: English
November 28, 2017
Q: I am self-employed and need to set up some kind of retirement plan. What options should I consider? A: You are wise to begin now to prepare for your eventual retirement years.... Read more
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Many Hats to Wear When Owning A Business

Article Language: English
November 28, 2017
QUESTION: I am considering investing in a franchise, but am somewhat in awe of the many details I must deal with on a day to day basis. My strengths are in sales and marketing,... Read more
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How to Collect The Money You Are Owed

Article Language: English
November 28, 2017
Q: Your recent article about managing one’s cash flow emphasized the importance of converting accounts receivables (uncollected money owed to you) into cash in the bank. Can you... Read more

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