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The Business Alliance provides the structure, resources and support to start and GROW a sustainable business!

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Wired, Twisted & Stoned

wire and bead artist, and a metalsmith extraordinaire
designing and making wearable art for over ten years
inspired by all things natural, including wire, metal, natural stones, vintage materials, found objects, hardware, and even aluminum can lids!

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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 […]

2601, 2016

How to Put More Time Back in Your Day!

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Events|0 Comments

Brian Hilliard

If you have not experienced one of Brian Hilliard’s events, he will be back in town Thursday, February 11th from 9:30 – 11 am at the Executive Office Suites of Lafayette Village (N. Raleigh) for his Raleigh Live Event “How to Put […]

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  • Rebels: It’s Time to Rise Up and Rock! May 25, 2016
    Have your ideas, abilities, or talents ruffled a few feathers? People then start questioning your credentials, your experience, or your direction – or they’ll poke fun at you. It’s easy to brush it off when it’s someone you barely know. What do you do if it’s a close friend or family member? Would you stand […]
    Dori Staehle
  • Being a Great School Leader is a Choice January 25, 2016
    When I was a public charter school principal my team will tell you I had some horrific habits and very little discipline. Whatever article I happened to read the week before, that’s what the faculty meeting focused on. I would arrive at school each day prepared to observe, coach, lead and implement strategic initiatives. Then, […]
  • Handout for Lisa’s Legal Webinar 10/19/15 October 19, 2015
    FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY; THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE CONSULT WITH COMPETENT LOCAL COUNSEL ON ISSUES DISCUSSED HEREIN. APPENDIX D   INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR TEST INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE IRS Independent Contractor Test   The IRS formerly used what has become known as the “Twenty Factor” test. It has attempted to simplify and refine the test, consolidating […]
  • Multiply Your Leadership April 25, 2015
    On April 9, 2015 I was fortunate enough to host a Leadership Seminar with partners Brian Boone and Lake Norman Charter School Superintendent, Shannon Stein. Twenty public charter school leaders attended our six hour session hosted by Maureen Joy Charter in Durham. Our theme was, Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan. Since a school […]
  • 27 Things Extraordinary Public Charter School Boards Do March 13, 2015
    Adopt long term goals: If you do not have a destination, you will never get lost. Focus on the critical data: If it does not inform the board on the long term goals, it doesn’t belong on a board meeting agenda. Develop a strategic calendar: Your board calendar is your best tool for oversight. Prepare […]
  • Effective Search Engine Marketing Requires Concentrated Brand Development May 25, 2016
    When you discuss your small business with a digital marketing agency, you know that you want affordability, website development services, and social media engagement. When the experts start talking about search engine marketing of your brand, you pause. Have you truly defined a brand message, so that video marketing, local engagement, and online services can […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Your Business, Search Engine Optimization, and Supplementary Content May 19, 2016
    Your business is virtually invisible online without expertly applied search engine optimization (SEO). Basic strategies include adequate keyword prominence within your content, the use of latent semantic indexing keywords (LSI), and unique content additions at regular intervals. Of course, this is not enough to catapult your company’s website to the top of the Google Rankings. […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Top 6 Logo Design Tips from Digital Marketing Agency Pros May 12, 2016
    Start-ups and long-established Fortune 500 companies have one thing in common: the need for an expert logo design. The logo you choose becomes the face of your corporate persona. It displays on your signage, brochures, business cards and anywhere else that you market your business. Make a mistake here, and you jeopardize the positioning of […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Website Development Experts Reveal Design Trends to Incorporate Now May 2, 2016
    Each year, the look of business websites undergoes dramatic changes. Since website development is the art and science of adapting to change while keeping stringent search engine optimization (SEO) techniques in mind, professionals tend to look for trends that prove successful before encouraging clients to follow suit. Top Trends Emerging Now Customization is a huge […]
    Steve Hamm