What Small Towns and Local Partners Teach Us About Small Business

What Small Towns and Local Partners Teach Us About Small Business

As a member of our local VFW (Veteran of Foreign Wars) Auxiliary, I have observed the partnership between our Post and Auxiliary and our village where we are located.  The village is small and the VFW has grown into the social center for the village and the surrounding area, with community breakfasts and suppers, Bingo, the winter fishing derby, the Easter egg hunt, Thanksgiving and […]

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Your Website Needs Marketing

Your Website Needs Marketing

Guest Post by Jill Kurtz, Owner, Kurtz Digital Strategy All your online efforts should drive people to your website. This doesn’t happen by happenstance. You need understand and learn various wordpress tips, find out about the best ways to generate traffic and then market your website to your target customer to get them hooked on to your content or service. You need to understand the […]

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Be a “Yes, and” Small Business Owner

Be a “Yes, and” Small Business Owner

Are You Stopped by “Yes, but” Thinking? When presented with the unknown, something that feels like a stretch, something you honestly don’t want to do or don’t know how to do – but you know you should do it – what is your first reaction?  Or, when presented by an exciting new idea you love and then uncertainty and fear set in, how do you […]

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Dr. Seuss: If You Never Did, You Should.

“If you never did, you should. These things are fun. And fun is good.” ~ Dr. Suess Grow by Trying New Things! In life and small business, make it a point to try new things. This is where growth happens!  And as Dr. Seuss says, “If you never did, you should!” You might not like all of them, but you might LOVE some of them. […]

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Moving Your Small Business Forward During a Pandemic

Moving Your Small Business Forward During a Pandemic

Success is Rarely Accidental Even during a pandemic, you and your small business can move forward and grow. How can you, as a small business owner, make that happen?  Get a positive mindset, understand that results require action, be persistent, and then take our #BeTheRiver Challenge. Together, they will help you grow your business! Remember, it’s your business, and it is frankly up to you. […]

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Your Friends Matter More Than You Know

Your Friends Matter More Than You Know

If a friend doubts how successful you will be with your business, and voices that doubt to you…repeatedly… it just may be time to give them the boot.  You do not need their negative energy as you are launching and building your business during “normal” times. You certainly do not need their negative energy in 2020. The Naysayers You know who I’m talking about, right?  […]

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What If You Asked, “What if”?

What If You Asked, “What if”?

Solve small business challenges by asking, What If?

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Let Your Business Grow

Let Your Business Grow

As a business owner, have you held fixed ideas about what products and services you *should* offer and how you *should* deliver them?  Is there room for growth? Are *you* what is holding your business back?  Maybe. Personal Growth Is Essential Unless you are living in a bubble, it’s a pretty safe bet you have given these questions some serious thought in the past several […]

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How Are Your Video Skills? It’s Time to Level Up!

How Are Your Video Skills? It’s Time to Level Up!

We all know that video is an important marketing tool for today’s small business owners, right?  Do you…really?  Let’s check it out. The Case for Video Biteable.com gave some interesting stats about video…eye-popping, actually.  Okay, they sell video creation products. You can begin with a free, introductory “Make a Video” service, and I’m pretty sure they keep trying to upsell you.  Still, these stats are […]

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Critical Small Business Tips to Tame Overwhelm, Including an Attitude Adjustment

Critical Small Business Tips to Tame Overwhelm, Including an Attitude Adjustment

Tips to help you tame small business overwhelm caused by day-to-day small business tasks that are out of control. Start with an attitude adjustment.

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