Have you kept pace with your business plan and goals?

The business year is almost half over and we may or may not be on pace to reach this years goals. It's that dreaded time of the year when we must stop, look and listen to our businesses. We are at that time of the year when you need to evaluate how your business plan is working, or not working. What did you learn from the first half of the year and what do you want to accomplish by the end of the year? If I revise my business plan now, will I achieve the goals or are they unrealistic? Will I need to spend more money to make this happen? Will I need to get more involved with organizations that I currently support? How will I get there and what must I do to make my goals happen?

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  • May 21, 2015

    For small businesses, this Google announcement is a mobile wake-up call http://www.bizjournals.com/bizjournals/how-to/growth-strategies/constant-contact/2015/05/google-announcement-is-a-mobile-wake-up-call.htmlNews Organization: The Business JournalsMultimedia“Mobile friendly” is all over the headlines these days, courtesy of Google’s announcement that it has begun boosting mobile-friendly web sites in their mobile search results.Language: English

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  • May 20, 2015

    Email marketing critical to success, but users are selling themselves short (study) http://venturebeat.com/2015/05/20/email-marketing-critical-to-success-but-users-are-selling-themselves-short-study/News Organization: VentureBeatMultimediaEmail continues to be critical to business, and generates the highest return on investment of any marketing channel.There are dozens of email service providers and marketing tools available to help businesses leverage the mediumLanguage: English

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  • May 20, 2015

    Facing steep competition over her nearly 30 year as the small business owner of The Avid Reader in Davis, California, Alzada Knickerbocker has overcome big business like Borders and tells us what motivates her to keep going.

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  • May 19, 2015

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/quickerbettertech/2015/05/19/im-looking-for-a-marketing-person/News Organization: ForbesI was just checking out this really cool social media marketing application the other day. It’s called Socedo. Ever hear of it?Language: English

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  • May 19, 2015

    Actions of CARB impose burdens on business.

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  • May 15, 2015

    California Court of Appeal rules government cannot force business into collective bargaining agreement.

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  • May 14, 2015

    The Costs and Benefits of Being a Small Business Owner [Infographic] http://www.marketingprofs.com/charts/2015/27646/the-costs-and-benefits-of-being-a-small-business-owner-infographicNews Organization: MarketingProfsMultimediaSome 56% of small business owners say they feel as if they can never be away from their company, and just over half (51%) say they don't have time to focus on themselves, according to a recent report[…]

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  • May 13, 2015

    Will the Real Engagement Marketing Please Stand Up? http://www.cmswire.com/cms/digital-marketing/will-the-real-engagement-marketing-please-stand-up-029156.phpNews Organization: CMSWireMultimediaEngagement marketing, if we are to believe the current hype, is a new and powerful way for sellers to create and sustain demand for their products and services. Seen in marketing literature since around 2007, this approach holds[…]

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  • May 11, 2015

    How Can Small Businesses Get, and Keep, Clients? http://www.emarketer.com/Article/How-Small-Businesses-Get-Keep-Clients/1012460News Organization: eMarketerMultimediaSmall businesses acknowledge that clients are critical to their success: In a March 2015 study by The Alternative Board (TAB), 48% of small-business owners (SBOs) worldwide said their customers drove their success—the No. 1 response when asked how[…]

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  • May 7, 2015

    Five Small Changes That Make a Big Impact on the Customer’s Experience https://www.score.org/blog/2015/ellen-brezniak/five-small-changes-make-big-impact-customers-experienceNews Organization: SCOREMultimediaIt’s National Small Business Week, which is always a great time to reflect on the passion of small business owners and their ability to know their customers better than anyone.Of course, delivering an exceptional customer experience is never[…]

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  • May 6, 2015

    Small-Business Owners Reveal Secrets to Attaining the Elusive Work-Life Balance https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/openforum/articles/attaining-elusive-work-life-balance/?linknav=us-of-hp-buildingyourteam-insights-articleNews Organization: American Express OPEN ForumMultimediaMost of us know it’s really hard to run a small business, but a March survey of small-business owners we conducted in honor of National Small Business Week makes it clear just how hard it[…]

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  • May 5, 2015

    Entrepreneurs Say Business Ownership Requires These 3 Sacrifices http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7957-good-bad-owning-business.htmlNews Organization: Business News DailyMultimediaAlthough there are plenty of things to love about owning a small business, entrepreneurs say there are many aspects that aren't as glamorous. Indeed, running a business requires considerable sacrifices, according to a new study from[…]

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