Business Assessment Tool

Regardless of the type of business you want to start, the Small Business Association has a free business assessment tool that will help you as you assess how prepared you are for starting a business.

Holiday Gift

This past Monday, on Christmas Eve, I was able to give a young woman some wonderful news that she had been anxiously awaiting. She’d had a breast biopsy the previous Thursday. We were closed that Monday, but I knew she would be waiting. So I called the pathologist and then called her. What a gift …

Personal and Business Goals for 2008

As seems to be tradition for many, it’s that time of year where people write down their goals. Others write down resolutions (which are in my mind smaller steps one takes to getting toward the bigger goals). Either way, we all tend to do this now, with the plan to jump into action on Janaury …

Business Disaster Plan

The storms and subsequent flooding that happened in our area last week, has me thinking about business disaster plans, and what can we do differently the next time we are affected, both at home and at the office.

A short week at the office

This Thanksgiving Holiday has found me giving thanks that it was a short week at the office. I thought I’d share a few highlights.

Naming Your Business

What Was That Name Again? Or, what should I call my business? Choosing a proper name can make a big difference in the success of your new business. Business names that are easily remembered have a better chance of getting word of mouth referrals and customer recognition than names that everyone forgets without fail. Businesses …