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Using the Law of Attraction to Create the Company You Want

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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Has this ever happened to you? You’re sitting there, thinking about nothing and out of nowhere you get this amazing idea. You’re excited about this idea and the possibility that it holds for your business. While you’re in the flow, you start putting a plan in place to make it happen and then BOOM, an email shows up from a potential client who needs exactly what you’ve been thinking about!

That is the Law of Attraction at work.

What’s the Law of Attraction and Why Should You Care?

The Law of Attraction states that which is like unto itself, is drawn.

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Brett Robertson Discusses Owning The UPS Store Franchise

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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Have you ever thought about owning your own business and thought maybe a franchise would be a way to do just that?

One possibility is opening a UPS Store franchise. But you may be wondering exactly what owning such a franchise might mean.

In fact, the experience may be more active and involve more creativity and innovation than you might have ever imagined. Even though a franchisee is operating under The UPS Store banner, it’s actually a small business and often a family-run one, too.

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Non-Financial Non-Corporate Business’s Contribution to GDP

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Source: Created from data from the Federal Reserve Flow of Funds report.

Non-farm, non-financial sole proprietorships and partnerships accounted for a higher fraction of U.S. gross domestic product in 2013 than in any year since 1980, federal government data reveal. Although the Great Recession on non-corporate businesses drove down the non-corporate, non-financial business sector’s share of gross value added from 18.0 percent in 2007 to 17.1 percent in 2009, the subsequent economic recovery has pushed the contribution to economic value of non-farm non-financial sole proprietorships and partnerships back to 18.7 percent of the total.

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Non-Financial Non-Corporate Business’ Contribution to GDP

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Source: Created from data from the Federal Reserve Flow of Funds report.

Non-farm, non-financial sole proprietorships and partnerships accounted for a higher fraction of U.S. gross domestic product in 2013 than in any year since 1980, federal government data reveal. Although the Great Recession on non-corporate businesses drove down the non-corporate, non-financial business sector’s share of gross value added from 18.0 percent in 2007 to 17.1 percent in 2009, the subsequent economic recovery has pushed the contribution to economic value of non-farm non-financial sole proprietorships and partnerships back to 18.7 percent of the total.

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How Facebook Custom Audiences Can Increase Sales

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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Facebook advertising is a great way for personal brands to immediately start building exposure. Since the program began in 2004, there have been a lot of changes along the way. Today there are a variety of options to choose from to help target the right market.

Many brands and businesses advertise on Facebook as a way to promote their content and attract new leads. But what about the conversions after someone has clicked on the ad? This can be a challenge for most campaigns, but there is a solution.

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Entrepreneur Brings Ukrainian Roots to Black Forest Deli

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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Deli owner Victoria Shparber may run a small business in Lehigh Valley, Pa. But the Ukrainian flare she puts on her food along with her on target marketing techniques sets her business apart from others in the community.

Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Shparber and her family moved to America about 20 years ago. To support herself through high school and college she worked in the food industry.

In that time she has filled the shoes of bartender, waitress, and even bagel maker as she reached her goal to one day work in international relations.

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Focus on Customer Share not Market Share to Grow Your Business

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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If you need to grow your business, are you focusing on identifying prospects, converting them into leads, and actively converting those leads into paying customers? If so, you should consider changing your focus. Why?

Because focusing on growth through acquiring new customers is the hardest, riskiest, least profitable and least efficient way for you to grow. Growing through new customers is intuitive.  For example, it’s easy to assume that growing the number of customers you serve by 35 percent will grow your business by 35 percent.

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Fish Forever Encourages Sustainable Practices, Helps Local Fishers

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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Large companies have started their own corporate sustainability programs. These might involve buying more sustainable materials, putting restrictions on building projects, or partnering with large organizations like the World Wildlife Fund. But not many of these programs really work at a grassroots level. That’s where Rare comes in.

The conservation non-profit brings conservation efforts to the places untouched by these corporate supply chains. For example, the organization’s latest project is an initiative called Fish Forever.

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The 7 Day Startup is a Crash Course to Launching Your Dream

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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Guiding a startup takes a lot of time. Startups have become the modern version of the American dream. Thousands of people around the world  invest their hard-earned time, money, and energy into their hope for the “next big thing”.  Most of us know (and expect) that reaching that dream of the “next big thing” it will take years of networking, sales, and marketing before we even reach a tiny portion of success.

Dan Norris says that you can skip all of that and become profitable business in 7 days.

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Events Slow Down for The Holidays

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

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For the next few weeks things are going to be slowing down as the holiday season arrives. Don’t let that stop you from taking advantage of what the season has to offer. This is a great opportunity to plan your own holiday events, Christmas parties, and get-togethers. Say thank you to your employees, clients, and partners as the year comes to a close. Once January hits, things are going to pick up again, so look forward to an eventful year.

To see a full list or to submit your own event, contest or award listing, visit the Small Business Events Calendar.

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