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Early Mornings and Other Things for Love/Hate Relationships

Early Mornings and Other Things for Love/Hate Relationships Funding Your Business Growth I joke a lot about hating math. The truth is, it fascinates me, especially when it goes past the basics to include formulas and patterns and complex answers to burning questions like “what is the smallest file size that will produce the quality of the image I need for my client?” I feel the same way about finance.  Maybe it’s because, in the world of small business where I live, I often hear “we just can’t afford that”. True, budgets are critical, but at the same time, everyone
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Recap: SALTY SALES Training™ from Brent Long

Business Builder Breakfast Recap: SALTY SALES Training™ from Brent Long Brent Long engages with his audience in a very powerful way. It’s not different from the way he engages with someone in a one-to-one conversation. I like that, because it’s authentic. He’s insightful, he’s very direct, and he’s proven to get results. What he is ISN’T is comfortable. His mission is to coach sales people to success, not to comfort. That’s probably why his presentation morphed from the original title to one that is much more impactful…and takes a lot more to explain. Brent started by asking for us to
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Brent Long’s 7 Steps to SALES Excellence

Building a SALES Culture to Scale Up and Sustain Your Business Brent Long Presents 7 Steps to SALES Excellence   I’m looking forward to learning what this means from Brent Long of Long on Life. Kyle Koppenhoefer, Principal of AltaSim Technologies in Worthington, first introduced me to Brent. Kyle and I frequently swap stories of the typical frustrations of building our businesses. We both agree that leading sales and managing an effective sales process are some of the most difficult responsibilities for most small business owners. What can you expect from Brent Long and the second in our series of
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Cash Flow Analysis Recap: the Key to Making Critical Decisions for Your Business

Cash Flow Analysis Recap: the Key to Making Critical Decisions for Your Business Which Company Would You Rather Buy? That was NOT the introduction I expected in a presentation that was billed as “Cash Flow Analysis” for an audience comprised of small business owners intent on growing their companies. Eric Rucinski of Advanta Consulting quickly piqued our interest and oriented our thinking, then flew through a wealth of charts, examples, abbreviations, and calculations that clearly demonstrated that “value” is the true measure of business success. Any time you are faced with an investment, purchase decision, or virtually any choice, whether
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The Business Builder Breakfast Series

The Business Builder Breakfast Series Presenting the Business Builder Breakfast Series Columbus is nationally recognized as a great place to start a business and it’s especially friendly for startup growth. There is a large and active community of support for startups including education, open-door coaching, and peer groups and mentoring. When I looked around for the same kind of support for established businesses, I didn’t find the same smorgasbord of opportunities. I wanted to connect with resources that could help those successful startups stabilize onto a path of sustainable, healthy, profitable growth. Business Builder Breakfasts evolved as a partnership between
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