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6 Lessons Learned From Managing Growth

Vacation tip: When you are an entrepreneur, you will never need a vacation more than you will as your company is growing, and it will never be harder to get away. Everyone looks to you. If you're doing this as a couple, it may be even…

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

Scams and Small Businesses

Fraud insights, recommendations and actions for small business owners. Recently two members of my immediate family have been scammed.  With one, the results were devastating; with the other, we caught it in time. Both members…

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

2019- What Do We See?

Here are 3 areas of key importance for next year! This is the first headline I read this morning:  Nvidia’s Alcan can generate fake human faces that look 100% real.  With my coffee in one hand and the iPAD in the other, I contemplated…

When Managing Data Words Do Matter!

In the end, words matter. The sooner you and your organization can identify, collaborate to define, document, integrate into your IT applications and educate your BI teams, the more successful you will be at managing KPIs that make a…

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…

Where in the World is Your Data?

Small business owners and IT executives should build a transition roadmap that addresses their business model, business partner, service provider and internal communications, as well as culture, governance, processes, and security both…

Invest in What Matters

Why would you separate your investments from your values? Editor's note: Fernando Valenzuela award winning educator and investor shares his personal views and thought leadership insights on the high rate of return in

Blockchain – A New Small Business Paradigm

There are multiple new risk exposures that organizations will need to address before committing to any blockchain implementation. Small business owners and IT executives must ferret these exposures out and determine how they can achieve an…

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

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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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Tina Trevino

Tina Trevino, Partner & Director of Community Relations for Latin Biz Today is President & CEO of Tocaya Design under which she does design…

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Senen Garcia operates SG Law Group LLP, a thriving law practice in multiple states assisting clients with their corporate, real estate, estate…

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