February 18, 2015
Good morning everyone,
As you have probably noticed, not much has been posted on this site lately. Unfortunately, I have just been too busy to keep things fresh. Therefore, I am planning to shut down the http://northjerseysmallbusiness.org site in the near future.
If you wish to continue to follow activities of interest to small businesses in the north Jersey area, perhaps you will follow us on our LinkedIn group. The LinkedIn group can be found at:
I hope you will follow us via LinkedIn, but if not- thanks for being here.
July 4, 2014
“Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom).” (Source- Wikipedia)
While the 4th of July is a great summer holdiay full of parades and barbequed food, it is important to remember this is a day to celebrate the birth of our nation, and our declaration of independence of the tyranny of Britain. Many people died for their dedication to our independence, and we must be ever-diligent to no let our freedoms be taken- either by revolution (e.g., hostile take-overs), or evolution (e.g., the slow loss of freedoms to an ever-growing government oversight and control).
June 20, 2014
This post was originally from Inc. and then shared with Time. Click here to read the full story.
“Want to avoid giving the impression you lack confidence and authority? Avoid these words”
“These words are not always triggers about confidence level, but they are my first signal that something is amiss. They make me think the sender is not that sure about the product or service. And they are dead giveaways that I need to question what the person says.”
The words to avoid are listed below, and you can read the article to see why these words are on the list.
June 19, 2014
A triple play from Carol Roth’s Business Unplugged blog:
Don’t Let Pricing Become a Pitfall
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 04:00 AM PDT
Many small business owners and solopreneurs (especially those in professional services) have trouble figuring out how much to charge their clients. It’s brain – and nerve – wracking, particularly when you’re starting out in business. Pricing mistakes can trip up the most talented and skilled small biz professionals as they risk… Under-pricing their services because […]
|A Candid Letter to Future EntrepreneursPosted: 29 May 2014 04:00 AM PDTI lost a friend in 2011. It happened while I was on a hiatus from the life I had built for 18 years in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The year I temporarily moved away to write a book. The year I stopped making coaching a hobby. It was the year I decided to stop being a scaredy-cat, […]
|3 Ways to Connect with New CustomersPosted: 28 May 2014 04:00 AM PDTSo, you’ve started a business- your website has launched, your products and services are ready to go and the sign in your window now reads “OPEN”. But after you’ve done all of the legwork to get your business up and running, how do you find the customers that will actually hire you or patronize your […]
June 18, 2014
Do you need a logo for your new company, but you’re not an artisitc type? Try 99Designs. This site uses rowd-sourced design projects where you can actually conduct a contest among graphic artists and collect votes on the designs to help you choose the one for you.
My duaghter recently used them for her new business and was very satisfied with the prices and the results.