Charlotte, NC a “Best” Place to Start a Small Business (but here’s where you should start one)

If you live in the Queen City and are looking to launch your own business, I have good news for you. Charlotte was just ranked as one… Read More…

Why You Need a Business Valuation (even if you don’t plan on selling soon)

A few weeks ago, the local county tax assessor sent appraisal staff through the neighborhood.  They poked around the back yard, took some measurements, and… Read More…

Save Money on Credit Card Transaction Fees

If I asked you to open your wallet, I suspect you’d be able to show me a few credit cards (some business, some personal), a… Read More…

Wrap-up Busy Season By Truly Connecting With Clients

During our own busy season, we touched on the importance of motivating employees and avoiding marketing pitfalls during your own times of intense deadlines.  But… Read More…

Finding Your Ideal Clients

Can you name something everybody likes?  Vacations? Puppies? Cheesecake? Well, certainly some people like those things.  But for others, time away from the office makes… Read More…

Referrals Are Your Best Sales Opportunities

Every day, your customers go looking for your service.  Every day, they face a barrage of loud advertisements and pushy salespeople.  Every day, they end… Read More…

Avoid These Marketing Mishaps During Your Busy Season

As you know, we’re in our busiest season now.  We officially have one deadline under our belt (the March 15th partnership deadline), and now look… Read More…

3 Things to Consider Before You Crowdfund Your Next Business Endeavor

The Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City based nonprofit focusing on entrepreneurship and education, recently presented its Annual State of Entrepreneurship Report at its annual event,… Read More…

3 Simple Ways To Make Your Website More Effective

There are, like, a billion websites on the world wide web today.  I’m not trying to be dramatic or cutesy in how I say that…. Read More…

3 Steps for Setting and Achieving Your Business Goals

Smart business leaders understand that setting goals is a critical first step in growing their businesses in the right direction.  But what that direction is,… Read More…