Faith Stewart 

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How to Manage Online Reviews: Your Reputation Precedes You

These days no deed, good or bad, goes unpunished.  The age of the internet has given birth to the online review, meaning how you treat customers, especially the negative, is more widely known than ever before.  Unhappy customers, and happy ones if you are lucky, have many options for letting everyone know exactly what they think of your business quickly and easily.  While the … [Read more...]

5 Startup Business Hacks That Won’t Bust Your Budget

...And Might Even Save It! A “hack” is a term that has come to describe a way to make things easier, more efficient, and more effective.  For example, a camping hack would be a tip that would make camping easier, a game hack would make winning a game easier, and a business hack makes running your business easier.  Following are five business hacks that will not only make it … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Startup Business Financing: What Lenders Need From You

The financing part of starting a business can be completely overwhelming.  From finding a lender, all the way through the application process, until the sweet (or bitter) end of approval or rejection, the whole thing can wear a person out.  While it may seem that getting a startup loan or any type of business loan is as simple as filling out an application and having the right … [Read more...]

Get Your Budget Out of Hot Water: When Finances and Circumstances Collide

Regardless of how successful a business is or how awesome the owner is, sometimes things happen that are out of our control.  These things may cause the business to suffer, and sometimes it may not be able to recover.  The key to safeguarding against these types of circumstances is to be prepared before they happen, and have a plan to set things back in order as soon as … [Read more...]

Today’s Business Etiquette: Keeping It Real in a Virtual World

With the technological boom of the recent years, including social media, there is almost no reason to actually interact with humans face to face anymore.  That is, no reason other than to keep that wonderful thing known as human interaction from disappearing the way of the rotary phone.  Can you imagine a world where seeing another human and actually speaking to them is as … [Read more...]