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BizTips from SCORE – Take a Deep Breath before the New Year Begins

Take a Deep Breath before the New Year Begins I always hated this time of year.  The year ended.  Objectives have been either met, not met, or exceeded.  And, you have to start all over again.  As a small business owner for almost 30 years and before as general manager for two different businesses, planning […]

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BizTips from SCORE – Collaboration is All About Building Relationships

BizTips from SCORE – Collaboration is All About Building Relationships Small business is all about competing in challenging environments. It’s doing business in the shadow of the “big box” stores as well as the neighborhood competitor. While competition is unavoidable, there are also endless opportunities to collaborate with other businesses in order to diversify your […]

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BizTips – Reposition through Rebranding

BizTips – Reposition through Rebranding Reposition through rebranding is a great way to revitalize your connections with current and potential customers.  Your brand is how your company and products are identified by customers.  It is a perception held in the mind of current and future buyers of how they connect with you.  It is how […]

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BizTips – Skills Development Leads to Sustainability

BizTips – Skills Development Leads to Sustainability Lifelong learning needs to be a part of every brand and organization in today’s confusing business environment.  Skills can be categorized into several buckets:  management, leadership, organizational, and functional.  To begin the process, you might consider doing a personal inventory by asking yourself how your skills match with […]

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BizTips – Securing a Business Loan – preparation and planning.

Banks typically only approve less than 15% of the loans sought.  However, as a small business owner bank financing is usually the most reliable source.  What are some of the actions you can take to prepare for a loan to assure maximum potential for acceptance? Alan Haut, ND SBA District Director advises, before you begin […]

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BizTips – Word of Mouth Marketing

BizTips – Word of Mouth Marketing Customers come and go to small businesses for a variety of reasons. In order for them to reach out to you for a solution they have to be aware of you and for them to stay with you despite the competition is that you never take them for granted. Steve Strauss […]

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Best Massachusetts beaches: 10 top spots to visit on Cape Cod . . . this summer.

Published: Jun. 04, 2022 By Will Katcher | [email protected] Coast Guard Beach — Eastham Known as an exceptional spot for swimming and ocean activities, Coast Guard Beach has also ranked among the best beaches in the country. Stephen “Dr. Beach” Leatherman, the Florida International University who each year publishes a list of the top 10 beaches in […]

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Beach Expert Explains Why Cape Cod Spot Made Top 10 List

June 4, 2022 | By Brian Engles, CapeCod.com NewsCenter EASTHAM – Coast Guard Beach has been featured on a popular top ten best U.S. beaches list and the expert who compiled the list gave insight on why he picked the spot as one of the country’s best.   Florida International University professor Dr. Stephen Leatherman, […]

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BizTips – To Get Good Hires, Ask Great Questions

 Now, is the time of year when all small businesses are in the hiring mode.  A business consultant once said that the task is not just getting people on the bus, but getting them in the right seats on the bus.  Finding people is double-tough today but finding the right people is a tougher job […]

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Tips from SCORE #8 – Sun Tzu

Tips from SCORE #8 – Sun Tzu What can we learn from others The Art of War, written in the 6th century BC by Sun Tzu was a treatise on war, but his wise teachings are directly translated to owning and managing a business.  His tips were based on strategy not weapons.  Business is a […]

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