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What is SMART Goal Setting?

By | 2018-06-03T14:04:03+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Business Planning|

What is SMART Goal Setting? With the New Year just around the corner, I imagine many of you are already thinking about your Resolutions. For most, the New Year's Resolution is a chance to make a long-lasting change. Unfortunately, a lot of people start strong on those resolutions, but pitter out after a few weeks [...]

Developing a Small Business Branding Strategy

By | 2018-06-03T14:04:22+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Business Planning|

Developing a Small Business Branding Strategy I've been really reflecting on my website lately. Not only the content, but the look and feel. In fact, you may have noticed I changed the front page. A lot of the changes and the behind the scenes work I've been doing reflects my through process as I've [...]

36 Questions to Ask before You Buy a Business – Part 3

By | 2017-01-13T19:10:20+00:00 June 26th, 2016|Business Planning|

Questions to Ask before You Buy a Business If you've made it through the part 1 and part 2, congratulations! This article concludes the Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Business series. Today, we'll address management, legal, and questions pertaining to the seller specifically. Management & Transition 22) What are and have been [...]

36 Questions to Ask before You Buy a Business – Part 2

By | 2017-01-13T19:09:31+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Business Planning|

Questions to Ask before You Buy a Business In the last post, we covered questions to ask before you buy a business related to products, services, and financials. Today, we're going to get into Customers and Employees... two very important pieces of your business. Without customers, your business will have no income. As such, [...]

Considerations Before You Buy a Business

By | 2018-06-02T16:19:38+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Business Planning|

Considerations Before You Buy a Business Starting a business from scratch can be risky and full of uncertainty. If you don't have enough funds or outside income to tide you through the initial growth, your business could be doomed before you even start. Purchasing a business can come with huge advantages over starting a [...]

How to Do What You Like & Make Money

By | 2017-01-13T19:16:21+00:00 June 18th, 2016|Business Planning|

How to Do What You Like & Make Money Lately, I've been doing a bit of self-reflecting... mostly about how I spend my time and my personality. It led me back to why I started Backbone America (the website) -- I truly enjoy seeing small businesses succeed. When my department was part of a reduction [...]

Steps for Starting a Small Business: 7 – Obtaining Start Up Business Funding

By | 2018-06-02T17:11:55+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Business Planning, Startup Advice|

Obtaining Start Up Business Funding For many entrepreneurs, funding their business is one of the most important steps for starting a small business. One of my favorite tasks of being a business advisor is helping entrepreneurs find startup business funding. There's something about crunching the numbers that really injects me with energy. Once I get [...]

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