2016 NC Small Business Expo

August 20, 2016


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Secure the capital funding needed for your business.
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Protect your personal finances and personal credit history.
Get the funding you need now.
Position your company to take advantage of worthwhile opportunities.

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2607, 2016


By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Expo, Events, Health & Wellness, Melanie's Blog|1 Comment

The world has felt “yucky” lately to me.  It started with a bad dream – no, a nightmare, several months back where people went into crowded areas – for no reason, other than anger, frustration and confusion with what’s going on in our world – in our communities, and started killing.  I was hoping it was just a nightmare and […]

1105, 2016

A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur

By | May 11th, 2016|Categories: Melanie's Blog|0 Comments

Business Growth

It’s been a day full of excitement and concern.  One of our members finally received a traditional loan that she has been searching for over the last 6 years.  I went to the closing with her and could see the relief in her eyes as she has been dependent on daily […]

2703, 2016

What is the Business Alliance?

By | March 27th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Growth|0 Comments

Business SuccessI have worked over the past decade as an Accountant and CFO, diving into the numbers of different companies and non-profits and using these numbers to help the business move forward and grow. I was brought into work with businesses who were generating close to 1 million […]

2303, 2016

Are You Paid What You’re Worth?

By | March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Business Growth, Business Productivity, Member Spotlight|0 Comments

Get Paid What You Are Worth

I’m looking forward to attending Leslie Flowers workshop on Friday, Ask for What You Deserve and Get Paid!  This is an area that I struggled with when I opened up my first […]

Member Articles

  • Time to Fire Things Up! August 23, 2016
    Can you believe it’s almost fall?! It’s not just time for pumpkin spice lattes. It’s time to fire up your business or music career! You can’t do that, however, unless you have a strategy and a game plan. So, I have a question for you: Have you mapped things out for the next stage of […]
    Dori Staehle
  • Creating Communities of Care and Support for Students August 30, 2016
    In 2015, the newly developed Professional Standards For Educational Leaders (PSEL2015) were released by the National Policy Board for Educational Administrators. The ten new standards are listed in the table below: Standard 1 – Mission, Vision, and Core Values Standard 2 – Ethics and Professional Norms Standard 3 – Equity and Cultural Responsiveness Standard 4 […]
  • 3 Questions to Test Your Organizational Health During Teacher Work Days August 23, 2016
    August means different things to different people. To some people, August is the best time to get to the beach, head to the mountains, or maybe catch fish, but to educators it’s the time to refocus on a new school year. We all have a chance to install new initiatives and correct the deficiencies of […]
  • Are You A Good Follower? August 16, 2016
    Everyone knows all great leaders have ONE thing in common…followers. I never really thought about how many leaders I follow until I was asked by a mentor, “How good of a follower are you?” I thought about the best leaders I know and have followed over the past five years. Dr. John Fischetti, my dissertation […]
  • Mentoring Turns on The Power of Your Leadership August 9, 2016
    We hear a lot of talk about mentoring, coaching, and the importance of having a mentor or a coach.  So what constitutes a positive mentor-mentee relationship that will inspire and empower the mentee? It goes without saying that new school administrators need to have a strong relationship with a trained mentor they can trust.  However, […]
  • Unless Your Landing Page Optimization Pops, You Might as Well Skip the Trade Show August 26, 2016
    Trade shows are the ways that start-ups and well-established businesses alike compete for the attention of the consumer. At these events, companies make connections, find buyers and retailers for their products, and introduce new services to an interested demographic. But if you have neglected event-specific landing page optimization (LPO), you might as well skip the […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Want to Improve Your Content Development? Make Your Writing More Interesting August 18, 2016
    There is more to content consumption than simple information transfer. If it were just about getting the information, people would be just as happy to learn from a dry research paper as from an engaging piece of content with reader participation in the comments. Content consumption has an emotional as well as intellectual component, and […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Content Development: Answering Customer Questions August 12, 2016
    Determining what content to create for your website can be intimidating for many small business owners. Content development may not naturally be part of your skillset, leaving you without knowing what to write. However, if you and your marketing team put your heads together with sales and customer service, you can come up with an […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Local Marketing Requirement: A Responsive Website August 4, 2016
    People search for local small businesses on multiple devices. If you operate a small business in a specific location, potential customers can find you through a Web search conducted on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. To make sure your website doesn’t turn customers away, you need to ask yourself if it functions well on any […]
    Steve Hamm