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Rick Cottrell, Voted Top Business Advisor in St. Louis, MO.

Rick Cottrell, CEO of BizResults.com, was just voted one of the top business advisors in St. Louis, MO. by the Small Business Monthly.  Says Rick, “Business owners realize they can’t go it alone to reach their goals. They need the right kind of planning and strategy from an experienced advisor to reach next level success.…
Stay One Step Ahead of the Competition for Continued Growth

Stay One Step Ahead of the Competition for Continued Growth

New business owners sometimes operate in fear of the competition without really knowing anything about their competitors. To remain competitive, the first thing you need to do as a business owner is to study and learn from your business competition. Before you can do that, however, you need to identify your top competitors. How to…
How to Avoid and Resolve Conflict with Your Business Partner

How to Avoid and Resolve Conflict with Your Business Partner

Starting a business with one or more partners can be an excellent way to combine resources and draw on the different strengths that each partner brings to the venture. As with any relationship that involves human beings, however, you must be prepared for the potential of conflict with a business partner. It may be inevitable,…
Follow These Tips to Reduce Small Business Expenses

Follow These Tips to Reduce Small Business Expenses

The whole reason you started a business was to have greater control over your earning power. That’s why it can be so frustrating to see your profits disappear to cover a multitude of expenses. While it’s impossible not to incur small business expenses, following some of the tips below can prevent too much of your…
7 Tips to Help Your Small Business Stay Competitive Against Big Retailers

7 Tips to Help Your Small Business Stay Competitive Against Big Retailers

  Small business changed forever once the Internet came on the scene in the early 1990s. The inability to stay competitive with such online shopping giants as Amazon.com forced many small businesses with brick and mortar locations to close for good. While some have panicked and assumed this meant the end of mom-and-pop type stores,…
Best Practices for Splitting Profits in a Small Business Partnership

Best Practices for Splitting Profits in a Small Business Partnership

  Determining partnership profits in a business can be a huge source of strain, if not handled properly from the start. Before starting your business with one or more partners, make sure that you all agree on the structure of your business first. This can have a big impact of partnership profits as can the…

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