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How to Use the Power of Storytelling to Increase Sales

June 14, 2021,

People like to hear stories of how folks like them, solved a problem, alleviated a pain point, made their lives easier, more successful, better, easier, etc. Here's how to incorporate storytelling in your


6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Dive into Starting a Business

June 7, 2021,

When you dive into something, you're all in. There's no turning back once you jump off the the dock. Likewise, when starting a business. Here's what you need to think about....


What’s Your Competition Doing Online?

June 7, 2021,

Most every business has competition. It’s up to you to keep up with what your competition is doing and today’s technology makes it easy to do that without their knowing it! Here are some tips and tools to help you keep tabs on your competitors.


5 Business Growth Traps You Don't Want to Fall Into

May 24, 2021,

Most small businesses will struggle to meet their strategic goals. Why? They fall into "growth traps." Find out how to avoid them. Article by Steve Feld, Certified SCORE Mentor and business coach.


5 Myths of a Business Plan that can Delay Your Success

May 17, 2021,

By Steve Feld, Certified SCORE Mentor and business coach. You really don't want to hinder the success of your business because you believe any of the 5 Myths of a Business Plan that can Delay Your Success.


The 2021 Hiring Crisis and What to do About it

May 10, 2021

Are you having trouble finding qualified employees? Here are some tips to help you determine if you really need them. By Steve Engelhardt, Certified SCORE Mentor


Admit It! You Don't Know What You Don't Know

May 3, 2021,

You have to admit it, there are many things about running a small business that you don't know. Here are some tips as to where to get the help and knowldege you need for business success


Can your Facebook Page Initially Serve as your Website?

April 26, 2021,

Your budget is tight. You don't have money for a website. Can your Facebook page, or other social media profile, initially serve as your Website? An expert has the answer.


How to Understand Your Target Market for Marketing Success

April 19, 2021,

Understanding your target market is a key, foundational step for small business owners to have successful and effective marketing efforts. By Steve Feld, Certified SCORE Mentor and Business Coach


What you Need to Know about Creating Buyer Personas

April 5, 2021,

Before starting any marketing, clearly define your target market and create buyer personas. Here's what you need to know on how to do this.