Hawkins Conrad joins BGW

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…

Improve Your Business Writing in 6 Easy Steps

Even if you don’t maintain a blog or publish articles regularly in professional journals, you write more than you think you do.  Proposals to clients,… Read More…

Self-Improvement Benefits You and Your Business

September is Self-Improvement Month, a month focused on making changes, embracing a fresh outlook, and taking advantage of new opportunities.  We tend to think of… Read More…

Don’t Be A Drag: Follow-up with prospects and clients without being annoying.

Many business owners and salespeople are hesitant about making follow-up calls or sending emails for fear of being annoying.  I get it.  No one wants… Read More…

Expanded Mentor-Protégé Program Presents New Opportunities For Business

Experts say it’s the best of both worlds: the combined resources, stability, and experience of large, established firms with the innovation, focus, and energy of small,… Read More…

Creating a Cash-Flow Projection: 5 tips to get you started.

Cash-flow is the life force of your business.  You simply need accessible money to operate — to pay the rent, utility bills, employee wages, and… Read More…

What Businesses Really Need to Know About Gift Cards

Mother’s Day is Sunday, which means the panic over what to get dear mom has officially set in. If your business routinely sells gift cards… Read More…