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What’s Your Credit Score?

by Jim Martin

A recent Creditera survey found nearly half of small business owners don’t know they have a business credit score—even though that score is critical to obtaining business loans and other financing. 24% of small businesses have considered closing their doors in the last 12 months, often citing financial issues… [READ MORE]About { title }

Five Reasons You Need a Strategic Exit Plan

by Jim Martin

Some entrepreneurs go into business with the intent to build, sell, and move on. Others spend decades building and running their businesses. Regardless of your intention, you need to have a strategic exit plan. Here are five reasons why one is essential:

  1. Everyone Will Exit Their Business. The only… [READ MORE]About { title }

Work Better by Not Working Weekends

by Jim Martin

A recent study at Stanford found productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours, and productivity drops off so much after 55 hours that there’s no point in working longer. People who work as much as 70 hours (or more) per week actually get the same amount… [READ MORE]About { title }

What Really Drives Innovation at Work?

by Jim Martin

Every company wants to be innovative. A Google search of the term “innovation” brings back nearly 400 million results. We operate in a business climate where the pace is accelerating exponentially while seething with competition. While many companies want to keep up, only a few actually do. Fast-growth companies understand… [READ MORE]About { title }

Automating and Your Bottom Line

by Jim Martin

We live in uncertain times. Particularly as entrepreneurs. Even when we have stability, we worry it may be fleeting, since so much of our professional lives are outside our control. Hiring a new team member is a gamble, not just for the balance sheet, but because we may not be… [READ MORE]About { title }

Can You Make Your Small Size an Advantage?

by Jim Martin

Large businesses seem to have all the advantages—economies of scale, pricing power and brand recognition, to name a few. But small businesses across the United States are beating larger competitors through one simple idea: creating better customer experiences. While many large businesses provide good customer value, consolidation in industries… [READ MORE]About { title }