Veteran Assistance Available!

Owning a small business as a veteran can be a challenging and rewarding experience. The 2007 U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners indicated that there are some 2.45 million businesses with majority ownership by veterans in the United States. The TSBDC and...

How to Win on Any Social Network

Today, we are experiencing a social network overload. There are constantly new networks coming out and the current top networks are constantly updating and finding new ways to improve the experience. This makes quite a challenge for business owners to decide which...

Let Me Contradict Myself…

We live in a very contradictory time. Everything is extreme to one side or the other.   For example, we have become politically correct to a fault. The mere mention of your opinion on ANYTHING, can get you banned, fired, or ostracized (my dictionary word of the...

Best and Worst Customer Service Experiences

We all have stories of what our best and worst customer service experiences are. For some of you, this experience will make you a loyal customer for life or make sure that you never use that company again. Below are two experiences that come to mind for me. Worst Our...

5 Tips for Crowdfunding

Have you heard of Kickstarter, Gofundme and Indiegogo? These sites are a part of the rapidly growing wave of crowd-funding sites and could be a great tool for you to aid in funding your business idea. Crowd-funding is one of the latest options to consider when funding...

5 Tips to Get Started with Instagram

Instagram has been around for a while but its popularity has been gaining a lot of momentum this year. Instagram is an online photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and apply a variety of digital...