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Small business cash flow

It’s the first week of April. How are your financials doing? It’s time for a small biz check up. By now, all your financials on the first quarter of 2014 should be available to you. If not, get on your bookkeeper or accountant to reconcile your bank accounts and send you the Net Income Statement for the […]


It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted. I’ve missed my readers! As of late August, I’ve been under contract to write “….A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners” due out September 2014. AMACON Books, the publishing arm of the American Management Association is my wonderful publisher. Please mark your calendars in early September for […]


Shop the small businesses in your neighborhood. Follow the #shopsmall movement on Twitter. Every dollar you spend stays in the neighborhood and enriches all our lives. Thank the grocer, the dentist, the dry cleaner operator, the shoe shine guy, your plumber, your electrician, the local baker and restaurant owner. Without them, our lives would not […]

In this season of giving thanks, it seemed fitting that we remember how it all started. Below you will find the unedited version of Abraham Lincoln’s speech to encourage all Americans to give thanks for all our blessings. His words from 1863 ring true through the generations.  Happy Thanksgiving to all our readers and subscribers.  […]

Rachel and Sally at the soda fountain

When Sally Mengel and Rachel Moore debuted Loblolly Creamery in 2012, they could not have expected how wildly popular it would become in just two years. Both relied on previous restaurant experience as they tapped into the growing local, artisan food community in Little Rock and developed ice cream flavors that are created from scratch […]

Victoria and Nate wedding by Michael Beard Photography

We had so much fun talking with the Beards that we weren’t able to fit all of the good tips they shared in one post. So here is part two of our adventures with Michael Beard Photography. Working with a couple on their wedding day is all about creating a positive customer experience that takes […]


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