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Is Your Small Business Resilient Enough?

The ability to quickly adapt, recover and reinvigorate in business is a constant requirement "I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the

What is Your Company’s Reason?

Be sure your small business brand and mission has a good reason and it is communicated. As I explained in a previous article, certainty is a thing of the past. Companies no longer have the luxury of assuming that

The Business Balancing Act

Managing sales is a balancing act to protect your brand and cash flow. Rapid growth is a welcome addition to any business, but at the same time, unmanaged growth can be detrimental to a company’s quality and brand

The Process of Review is Critical to Success

Don't underestimate the critical process of review as it will align management to position your business for success. Core to management and the success of any business is to establish benchmarks and map progress within

Customer Service Still Matters

People will talk about you anyway. Make sure it’s good because good means more people will buy your products or come to your establishment. Bad means they will cross you off the “must check out” list or never put you on that list to begin…

Do Our Meetings Just Create More Meetings?

We're all too familiar with time draining meetings, but with a good leader they can be incredibly productive There’s a funny commercial Google put together when it was introducing the world to a Google Hangout a few years ago. The spot …

7 Business Pitfalls to Keep Top of Mind

Here are seven costly yet all too common business mistakes which can impede your success. When running a business, it's easy to get caught up in day-to-day concerns and lose sight of the big picture. Here are some costly yet

Planning is Key to Successful Meetings

Five meeting-planning best practices to help improve meeting quality. Face-to-face business meetings can be productive and don’t have to break the bank if they are planned carefully and well in advance Meetings hold such

Taking the Entrepreneurial Plunge

Six best practices when starting a small business after working in corporate. I have a 30-year career in events - tradeshows, conferences, etc. - and until recently, I have always worked for others. I have worked for media

Who’s the Boss? Let’s Look at Your Options

A CFO-CEO could be one of the founders of the company and is very actively involved in all aspects of the business - not just accounting and finance. A privately held company with expanding sales and marketing will often hire a CFO-COO to…

Set Client Expectations to Achieve Success

2 critical stages which can make or break client expectations are the initial client meeting and final review. Two critical stages in the operational process, the initial client meeting and the final review, can

Small Business Efficiency from Sameness

How achieve business efficiency from managing your time and your employees' time. One of the small business owner's greatest challenges and most important resources is the scarcity and management of time for the owner, the

Can Disruptive Innovation Lead to Change?

3 tips help manage hiring in today’s ever-changing world Over the past couple of years I have noticed an increase in the volume of social media networking conversations on the topic of disruptive innovation. If

Scale Up to Keep Up

Building Business Operations This is a MBDA Advertorial Many businesses equate scaling up to adding new employees who can maximize growth capabilities. Although personnel is a factor, scaling business

Managing Growth By A Hispanic Entrepreneur

Be careful what you wish for when managing growth...here are three key factors to help. Every Hispanic entrepreneur wants his/her company to grow, and growth is a good thing. But managing that growth can be trickier

3 Small Business Year-End Priority Tactics

How to Put Away What No Longer Serves Your Business. Resolutions, although most of us seem to make them every New Year, rarely work because they are usually founded on a context of resistance. “What you resist persists,”

A Second Big Growth Spurt

The Accidental Entrepreneur, A Hispanic Business Journey One fine day, an older gentleman (he was then my current age) called and said he wanted to talk to me about an idea to do TV commercial testing for the Hispanic

A Day In the Life of a Designer

My first experience mentoring a very young aspiring small business fashion designer. This summer I had the fun experience of giving a talented 8 year old girl named Grace the experience of “a day in the life of

Why You Should Always Be Anticipating Change

Four questions you can ask to embrace an open-to-change mindset Editor's note: 9-11 was a catalyst for change in the way we think and in the way we live. On this twelve anniversary of 9-11 we thought it appropriate to embrace change in…

Treat Vendors as Assets

Vendors and independent contractors can be critical to your small business success For many businesses, doing everything in-house simply is not an option. If this is true in your business, be sure to treat vendors and…

D.C. A Popular Business Destination

Nation’s capitol boasts top of the line hotels that can host large and small groups Home to many of the country’s most beloved national treasures, Washington, D.C., is certainly a favorite for meetings, groups

Grand Cayman is a Popular Travel Spot

Business travelers and tourists alike will find luxury group accommodations, restaurants, spas and water activities abound on this island paradise We recently had the pleasure of organizing a large group to Grand

Your Price is Right-If You Do Your Homework

Entrepreneurs need to research industry pricing and consider product positioning Image: Fotolia How much should I charge? That's one of the first questions most small business owners ask. And it's not an easy one to answer.…

The Accidental Entrepreneur

Chapter 2 – Getting Started, The First Three Years I am a researcher, that’s who and what I am. And I am a Hispanic researcher, dedicated to bringing the voice of the Hispanic population to the people who need

Destination Miami 3 Hotel Reviews

Considering Miami? Travel Pro Noel Mayforth Carroll identifies three options for your Hispanic business client facing events or meetings. The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa Who says a meeting

Keep a Business Eye on E-Workers

Protect Your Business By Telling Your Workers You're Watching Over the past 15 years, most work places have seen the introduction of  communications technologies including e-mail, voice messaging, and computers with Internet access.…

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Elizabeth Rios

Dr. Elizabeth Rios is a strategic visionary and has served her community in NY and FL in various capacities for over 25 years. She has served in…

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