Planning Can Help A Family Business Succeed And Survive

Planning Can Help A Family Business Succeed And Survive

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, family businesses comprise 90 percent of all business enterprises in North America, and 62 percent of total U.S. employment. So why are there always so many warnings about going into business with relatives? Though some examples of imploding family businesses have been exaggerated by reality TV shows, operating a…

8 Trends Every Business Owner Should Be Watching

8 Trends Every Business Owner Should Be Watching

Hear from one of the country’s leading small business journalists about what trends are happening right now that you, as a small business owner, should take advantage of or avoid. Rod Kurtz will offer his unique perspective as a writer who interacts with hundreds of entrepreneurs about what’s hot and what will be changing soon. Join…

Don't Take Cash Flow For Granted

Don’t Take Cash Flow For Granted

Without oil, your car won’t run. Without water, your plants will wither. And without good cash flow, your small business is almost certainly doomed. Yet despite its importance, cash flow is relatively simple to monitor and manage. It comes down to making certain that more cash enters your business than exits your bank account. The…

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The Secret To Getting Better Customers

A key to success in business is attracting the right customers for your business. “The Secret To Getting Better Customers” is a roadmap for choosing, attracting and cultivating those right customers. In this session we’ll give you practical tips and tools: Why More Is Not Necessarily Better Who Is Your Better Customer? How to Make…

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Make A Big Impression With A Small-Budget Ad Strategy

Unless customers know about your store, product, or service, they’re not likely to give you much business. The key to raising awareness for many small businesses, is a well-crafted, cost-effective advertising strategy. Too often, however, the word “cost” seems to stand between many a small business and that desired customer base. The most familiar and…

Cultivate Customer Loyalty

Cultivate Customer Loyalty

Every successful sports team has a “go-to” player, someone who can be counted on to perform and deliver whatever is needed in specific situations. As a small business owner, you want your firm to be a “go-to” resource for your customers, the place they’ll turn to whenever they need a certain product or service, regardless…

Raleigh SCORE Small Business Conference Blog Post 5-1-14

SCORE Celebrates 50 Years Of Service To Small Business

  SCORE is celebrating 50 years of volunteer services to small businesses across the nation. Our mission has always been to grow successful small businesses across America, one business at a time. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, and grow. We help our clients achieve their goals…