Haiwen Ding of ICOW – Grand Prize Winner

This month, our blog will feature each of our StartRight! 2014 finalists.  We are glad to share a little bit about each of them – they are a group of bright and impressive women!   ICOW is a direct online channel to help Chinese students to apply for higher education in the U.S. via a […]

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Your Ideas Have No Value

This appeared at www.entrepreneur.com and was written by Carol Roth. Whether it’s brainstorming a new company, a new product or a new service, most entrepreneurs love the idea-creation part of business more than anything. This brings out the inevitable fear of sharing, where entrepreneurs range from staying tight-lipped to shoving an NDA in front of […]

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Everything Is Marketing but Marketing Is Not Everything

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by George and Mary-Lynn. Do you sell products or services? Or do you promote a brand? For the most successful small businesses, it’s the latter. They realize that it’s the way to capture mind share with customers and prospects. Everything is marketing If you want to be one […]

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Increase Your Return-on-Travel on Your Very Next Trip

This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Rhonda Abrams.   This blog post first appeared on 06/30/14 on Visa Business   To increase orders from your current customers and find new clients, plan a business trip. Travel, an important tool in your small-business tool kit, is an investment in growing and sustaining your business. […]

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3 Ideas to Help Turn Social Media Engagement Into Profit

This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Ron Cates. If you are like many small businesses, then you’ve already begun to integrate social media activities into your marketing efforts. But marketing on social media and driving results through social media do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. It’s entirely possible to grow an active following online- with lots of […]

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8 Essentials to Get the Most Out of Working From Home

This appeared at www.entrepreneur.com and was written by Stephen Key. Working from home isn’t for everyone. To be successful, you must be disciplined, motivated, and — above all else — a self-starter. It’s been relatively easy for me, because I’m motivated by the reality that my success or failure rests directly on my shoulders. If […]

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4 Tips for Getting Paid Speaking Gigs

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Carol Roth. Getting booked for speaking engagements (especially paid ones!) is something that many would-be speakers struggle with, especially when they are first starting out. So, here are 4 tips to help make this often arduous process a little less challenging: (1) Build Up Your Rep It’s […]

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5 Things Entrepreneurs Are Wasting Time On

This appeared at www.carolroth.com and was written by Brad Shorr. Time is the entrepreneur’s most valuable commodity, and great entrepreneurs know how to make every minute count. Do you? Many small business operators teeter on the brink of failure because they are not using their time wisely – i.e., productively. Here are five of the […]

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Improve your business website with simple changes to the header and footer

This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Whitney Frost. Say you’re a mom whose kids badly need haircuts. A search for “hair salon for kids” offers some options, and you click to learn more. When you arrive at a website, you see a bright, cheerful homepage with photos of a kid-friendly salon, complete with […]

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Crowdfunding

This appeared at www.asbdcbizblog.blogspot.com and was written by Mary Juetten. Money doesn’t grow on trees. Hard work is the key to success. You would be hard pressed to find someone who hadn’t heard these lines growing up. But some of these erstwhile truisms need altering ever since online crowdfunding has taken the world by storm. For a case in point, look at […]

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