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Articles posted by Josh Hart

NOV
21
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When interviewing an employee or outside candidate for a leadership position, you'll certainly be looking for qualities you hope to find in that leader--excellent communication skills, someone who's a motivator with creativity, knowledge of your business and self discipline. There are certain qualities that can red flag a person as the wrong candidate for the job. Make sure you're on the lookout for those, too. Beware if you sense your candidate...
NOV
14
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Where there's a will, there's a way. The sentiment has never been so accurate in today's financial environment. If you have an idea, a plan and the drive to make your business dream a reality, you can find ways to finance that dream. Cash flow is the stream of revenue and expenses that alters the cash account available at any given time. Part of keeping your cash flow positive is a strong collection practice, making sure you receive the money owed to you for your product or service. Common sense tells us that keeping personal expenditures down will keep the cash flow positive. But when you need to access more cash, what are your options?
OCT
21
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Maybe you have a hobby that people have been telling you lately you could get paid for. Or you had a flash of genius in the middle of some tedious task, showing you (and possibly the rest of the world!) an easier way. Whatever your idea, how do you know when your idea could be more than unique and cool, but a legitimate money-making business? If you're thinking you've stumbled on the next Shark Tank winner of an idea, here are a few things to consider when making a plan.
OCT
11
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Your small business is personal. You invest time, talent and money. You put great thought into colors and layouts, ingredients, fonts or fabrics. You strive to provide the best possible service or product. In business, specifically service industries, it's not possible to please everyone all of the time. Tastes are subjective, an employee might exercise poor judgment or a supplier might deliver sub-par services. The internet, usually your best vehicle for promotion, can suddenly become hostile, where faceless, nameless customers sling mud. So when you log into Yelp or Facebook, Twitter, Bing, CitySearch, Wize, TripAdvisor, OpenTable or Local.com and discover a venomous review by a dissatisfied customer. What do you do?


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