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The Most Alarming Trend in Small Business

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This post originally appeared on THEsmallCOMPANYBLOG. As regular visitors to my blog know, I typically don’t give lectures or tell small company owners what to do.  Most of my articles are written under the assumption that a) good or bad, adults can make their own decisions, and b) small business people will almost always do […]

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Written by Eric Rudolf

November 10th, 2010 at 7:46 am

33 Changes for the Small Company Manager

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This post originally appeared on THEsmallCOMPANYBLOG. Looking back on this past year as a manager in a small  company, I see a mix of both good and bad.  Sure, my company was one of the few in its industry to NOT lose ground over the last 12 months (as my buddy Mike says, ”Flat is the new hypergrowth—right?”), but my performance, […]

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Written by Eric Rudolf

October 6th, 2010 at 7:32 am

5 Ownership Mistakes That Kill Small Company Growth

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This post originally appeared on THEsmallCOMPANYBLOG. At some point in the past 12 months, all of us have heard a friend, relative or co-worker say ”I should start my own business!”  The basis of their claim is usually that they are ‘idea people,’ and obviously idea people always make GREAT small company owners . . . right?  Not […]

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Written by Eric Rudolf

September 28th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Tips for a Tough Economy: Marketing on a Smaller Budget

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This post originally appeared on THEsmallCOMPANTBLOG. As the economy remains uncertain and the term “401″ more accurately describes my account balance than the retirement vehicle itself, marketing services firms across the nation are trying to get their finger on the “our method is most cost-effective” scale. If you read the self-promoting white papers and newsletters, you will find that nearly every sector of the marketing […]

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Written by Eric Rudolf

September 20th, 2010 at 1:06 pm