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Free ebook is packed with pithy advice for small business owners

Blogger Jeanne Yocum points readers to a free ebook that provides quick, valuable advice to small business owners.

Free e-book will improve your knowledge of small business finances

My colleague Susan C. Hammond has written a great free e-book with 30 tips to improve your financial literacy if you’re running a small (or not so small) business.

Resources: Free e-book helps small businesses learn big business management methods

Here’s a very useful new e-book that can be downloaded for free. It is entitled Small Business Breakthrough: The entrepreneur’s ultimate handbook to success.

What it takes to be an entrepreneur: Part 2

Here are four more elements of the entrepreneurial mindset, as set forth in the excellent book, “Who Owns the Icehouse? 8 Life Lessons from an Unlikely Entrepreneur.”

Do you deliver happiness? Learn how to make customers and employees happy from the CEO of Zappos

After seeing Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, talk about his book, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose, on “The Colbert Report” earlier this month, I’m going to suggest you head on over to and hit the “Buy now with 1-Click” button.

Could an advisory board help you grow your business?

In growing their businesses, small and mid-sized business owners often grapple with issues that are outside their field of expertise or not part of their prior experience. Where to turn for thoughtful advice is always a challenge. This dilemma prompts many business owners to form an advisory board – a group of people who come […]

Small Business Success Q&A #12: Nessen Kohlasch & Associates

I first met Victoria Nessen Kohlasch in what seems like another lifetime, but it really was only a little over 10 years ago. (Of course that was another century, so no wonder it seems so long ago!) She was executive vice president of Marketing and Human Resources at CRIC Capital, LLC, a real estate investment […]

Small Business Success Q&A #10: Confluent Forms & The RFP Database

Worst business advice you’ve ever been given? That the customer is always right. The customer is NOT always right, and if you treat them as if they’re always right, you’re not doing your business or their business justice.

Employee performance: Do the incentives you provide produce the behavior you want?

What are your employees incentivized to do? Do those incentives match your business mission and your strategic goals? If companies like FedEx and Xerox can make mistakes in this key area, which Munger refers to as under-recognition of the power of incentives, perhaps you are too.

3 books every business owner should read

The three books I’m going to recommend that every business owner–actually, every business person–should read are books about grammar. That’s right, grammar.

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