14 Bootstrapping Ideas: Build Your Small Business on a Budget

The sluggish economy has every small or solo business owner figuring out how they can get the biggest “bang for their buck”. Whether its money you spend on technology, systems, outsourced help or training, you want to get a great return on investment. And if you’re a start up you want to figure out how to avoid wasting money on services you don’t need. Even if you’re already profitable, conserving your cash a…

10 Ways to Bypass the Bunker Mentality

 All you hear lately is recession  doom and gloom and it can lead you to bunker down, close the hatches and hold tight hoping it will all pass.But since you had the courage to start a business I think you know better. I’ve never been more optimistic as I am now. If you seek out the opportunities that are all around you right now, you’ll be amazed at what you find.

The only thing that could keep the blinders on is FE…

What does this recession mean to your small business?

I’ve lived through a number of economic downturns and recessions and after a while you start to accept the up and down cycles as normal. But the most recent developments regarding Lehman Brothers, together with inflation, the mortgage mess, gas prices-well you know the rest-is really a bit much.

Will things get better? Yes, but most likely after the election. Will there be some discomfort? Yes, there always i…