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SPEARity™ Knows Life Is a Bold Statement

SPEARity™ Knows Life Is a Bold Statement

If you’re a forward-looking, busy entrepreneur with precious little free time, this is written for you. It provides compact and meaningful content, offers fresh perspectives on some standard business thinking, and introduces you to the man behind some important...

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FortuNuts, LLC. A Good Small Business Story.

FortuNuts, LLC. A Good Small Business Story.

This is a good story that starts and ends in the middle. There’s no conflict, so no need for resolution. The narrative is written with some thoughtful dialogue, provides inspiration, and teaches a lesson or two. The plot includes, some would say, a bit of a mystery....

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Tanya Murphy Is Our Destination Director. Who’s Yours?

Tanya Murphy Is Our Destination Director. Who’s Yours?

“If there’s any silver lining to this [the pandemic], I now know there are some people who will never, ever, ever even think about planning a trip again without talking to me first.” Tanya Murphy, a Cruise Planners independent Destination Director, and her clients had...

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The Secrets to Success with a Smallbizmke Membership

The Secrets to Success with a Smallbizmke Membership

So you just got a Smallbizmke Membership and although you understand the products you are getting, you are not sure all the ways you can use them to best advantage. This article is going to cover all the secrets to using your Smallbizmke Membership to the...

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Carvd N Stone

Carvd N Stone

Her approach veers from some of her profession’s standards, but the conviction behind it and the resulting body of work is revitalizing. It’s the kind of “fresh air” people have been seeking for a very long time. Good news. Positive news. Happy news. Nyesha Stone’s...

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Lo-Cal Flava So Local Es Loco!™ We’re Talkin’ Salsa.

Lo-Cal Flava So Local Es Loco!™ We’re Talkin’ Salsa.

“There’s not much you can’t do with salsa, except not eat it.” After hearing that comment from Milwaukee’s micro business owner Angela Moragne, I decided to turn it into a challenge. During my ensuing salsa research, I discovered several things. First, Angela, whose...

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Who’s Your Barber?

Who’s Your Barber?

It wasn’t the kind of well-planned, highly-coordinated, and pricey marketing campaign that brought in nearly 1,000 new customers to the International Barbershop in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Instead, it was one client’s good review on Nextdoor, a popular neighborhood app....

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Carter’s Quality Care Has Winning Team

Carter’s Quality Care Has Winning Team

A room to call “mine,” fresh linens, home-cooked meals, laundry services, personal care assistance, and daily activities—all provided within a family-like atmosphere—are at the heart of Carter’s Quality Care.

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A Professional Headshot Is a Necessity

A Professional Headshot Is a Necessity

What’s the biggest mistake small business owners make with their headshots? Not having one. Second biggest mistake? Taking it themselves. Third? Not understanding what a headshot should be. Bill Sargent doesn’t blame them. “Most people never think about it [their...

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