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A written business plan is an assembly of facts, ideas, assumptions, and projections about the future. Planning is measuring your business motion against the baseline of assumptions and projections... » More
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Jim challenges us all, as we celebrate Thanksgiving this year, to make a difference by focusing on our shared humanity instead of our differences. » More
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If your sales effort isn’t getting the job done, it’s probably not because your team isn’t working hard enough, it’s because in The Age of the Customer, vendors are being ruled in or out before the... » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg reports small business owners are attempting to take advantage of current economic growth but remain pessimistic about business conditions in the near future, w... » More
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Since World War I, America has honored its military veterans. Again this week, we recognize all who have taken the oath to protect and defend our country, including those who served in the National... » More
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You’ve no doubt seen the classic Jeff Foxworthy act where he says, for example, “If you have more than one car jacked up in your front yard, you might be a redneck.” Just as Jeff got rich deliverin... » More
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Fear and greed are the two primal emotions that have propelled human civilization, but they are not our only productive motivators. Six others have not only contributed to human development, but al... » More
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For a small business to find success in The Age of the Customer, Naisbitt’s Razor must be at the heart of your business strategy: “The more high tech we have, the more high touch we will want.” » More
Bill Dunkelberg
NFIB Chief Economics Bill Dunkelberg reports, "Small business owners are doing their best to meet the needs of customers, but are unable to hire workers or receive the needed supplies and inventori... » More
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All CEOs have to make many tough decisions, and the failure to do so can lead to, well, failure. But the impact of avoiding the tough calls is more treacherous for a small business CEO. Here are th... » More