Resources for Creating an Internship Program

Over the weekend, I blogged about why small business owners should consider hiring an intern. Here are a few more suggestions and resources for developing a successful internship program: Figure out what type of internship you want to create. It’s important to be specific so your internship applicants are clear about what type of opportunity they are […]

Deep Domain – Saving Healthcare Software & Keeping Costs Low

  Deep Domain, Inc. began in 2007, a small startup in Redmond, WA but the fifth business of  Howard Mahran. Deep Domain is a software company with a focus in healthcare. They’ve set out to help hospitals and clinics easily get information out of their electronic medical records systems. With Deep Domain it’s possible to […]

The Five Things You Should Do Every Day

This is a guest post from one of our members, Matt Heinz from Heinz Marketing. Read more from Matt on his blog, Matt on Marketing. It’s incredibly easy to get sucked into the day, every day. You can get lost in email, lost in meetings, lost in your RSS feed or social networks. You can feel busy, […]

Why You Should Hire An Intern

As a small business owner, you have limited resources when it comes to hiring additional employees. Instead of draining your overhead by hiring an additional employee, have you considered creating an internship program? Many interns are willing to work unpaid in exchange for experience building opportunities. Instead of paying an intern with money, you will […]

5 Reasons Why Talented Employees Leave Their Jobs [INFOGRAPHIC]

Recruiting talented employees is one of the most difficult (and most important) responsibilities of a small business owner. Your people are your brand, product, and culture. However, once you find your core team of people- what are you doing to keep them happy? The answer isn’t money. Sure, you need to pay your people what […]

3 Tips for Using Groupon to Grow Your Business (Without Destroying It)

Our friends at Salty Waffle recently published an article written by Cameron over at Synotac. If you’re a small business owner- I definitely recommend checking out Cameron’s daily deal sites for business blog series. There has been a lot of buzz about Groupon, LivingSocial, Google Deals and all the other online deals sites over the last year because of […]

Tech Tuesday- Sales for Startups by Matt Heinz Recap

Yesterday, we hosted a Tech Tuesday talk discussing Sales for Startups by Matt Heinz of Heinz Marketing. Matt spent an hour sharing his startup sales expertise with our community. If you were unable to join us for the event. You can check out yesterday’s slideshare presentation below: [slideshare id=9348353&doc=2011-9-20salesforstartupsdeck-110920163001-phpapp01] Matt Heinz recently published his newest […]

Discover Your Top 5 Strengths With StrengthsFinder 2.0

Strengths Finder 2.0 is a fantastic book designed to help individuals and teams discover their untapped talents. The StrengthsFinder book is complete with a unique access code, which allows you to take a 30-minute online assessment. The results of the assessment will reveal your top 5 strengths. After discovering your strengths, you can flip through […]

Healthcare’s Gone Mobile with MobiSante – Smartphone Ultrasound Imaging

MobiSante CEO and Co-founder, Sailesh Chutani picked up a smartphone and told me it was an ultrasound machine and I could use it. I was beyond excited. Ultrasound technology has moved into our pockets and MobiSante made it happen. Amazing? Yes. But practical? You bet.MobiSante has honed in on how mobile devices can impact healthcare. They’ve […]

Carolann Joy Salon – Small Business Success & Entrepreneur Not Afraid to Fail

Carolann Joy Salon is a boutique hair salon in Redmond, WA and the small business of a true artist. Named after its owner Carolann Joy Schmidt, Carolann Joy Salon is almost impossible to get into—almost. Why the high demand? Joy says she owes her success, in part, to her clients. “[Carolann Joy Salon] clients are […]