Only 49% of Small Businesses Have a Growth Plan

Only 49% of Small Businesses Have a Growth Plan

The small business community feels their local and U.S. economy are strong. This according to the annual Small Business Pulse Survey from SunTrust. But only 49% of the respondents in the survey said they have a clearly stated plan for business...
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Use these Fortune 500 lessons on data governance for your small business

Use these Fortune 500 lessons on data governance for your small business

It’s easy to aspire to be just like a Fortune 500 company – killer quarterly earnings, adulation from the press, respect from your peers, etc. It’s just as easy to forget there’s a reason these largely successful companies stay on...
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Maturepreneur Event Focuses on Those Starting a Business in the Next Stage of Life

Maturepreneur Event Focuses on Those Starting a Business in the Next Stage of Life

Life expectancy has skyrocketed. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when mature individuals stay in business longer. Or when they start a new venture later in life. The Maturepreneur Today Virtual Summit aims to provide resources on how to start and...
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Small business owners: Don’t rush into using AI

Small business owners: Don’t rush into using AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is here to stay, and the tricky question for small business owners is not whether to jump on board, but when. Daniel Faggella, AI strategist and founder and CEO of Emerj, writes, “Given the inevitability of AI’s appli...
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Bringing Life To Small Businesses: An ‘Idea Guy’ Makes Entrepreneurship His Reality

Bringing Life To Small Businesses: An ‘Idea Guy’ Makes Entrepreneurship His Reality

For Tyler Deike, entrepreneurship isn’t just a career choice — it’s in his blood. Coming from a family through several generations of entrepreneurs  — and as the saying goes, “like father, like son,” before even learning to drive, Deike and...
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Meredith Schmidt of Salesforce: Small Business Is a Real Business Unit For Us, Not Just a Product

Meredith Schmidt of Salesforce: Small Business Is a Real Business Unit For Us, Not Just a Product

A few months ago during Salesforce’s annual analyst summit, I got the opportunity to spend a few minutes with Meredith Schmidt. Meredith serves as Executive Vice President & GM of Salesforce Essentials & SMB.  Salesforce Essentials consist of the ...
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