2016 NC Small Business Expo

August 20, 2016


Member Spotlight

b&b financialB and B Financial Solutions

Do you need capital to meet the demands of your growing business? Would you like to know if you already qualify for funding today?

B and B Financial Solutions can help you:

Secure the capital funding needed for your business.
Minimize personal liability and reduce your tax burden.
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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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 […]

Member Articles

  • Is Your Family Supportive? July 21, 2016
    Does your family get what you do? Do they understand how much your business or career means to you? Maybe they make jokes like “Don’t quit your day job!” or “How are you going to make money doing that?” Creative types and entrepreneurs have been dealing with these questions for decades. Building strong ties I’ve […]
    Dori Staehle
  • Problems Shape the Organization’s Soul July 24, 2016
    As someone who sees public charter school boards from three venues (member, employee and trainer) I have observed many discussions during board meetings that make me scratch my head. A few examples of this “administrivia” were when a board spent 30 minutes discussing the color of the temporary seating for the basketball court, or what […]
  • Want to relax more next summer? July 7, 2016
    As organizations grow, they are prone to drift away from their mission and core values.  One strategy effective schools use to stave off mission drift is to periodically review and renew the organization’s mission, values, and beliefs (Lezotte, 2011).  Each May, CSD school leaders organize the annual staff retreat that consists of the entire staff […]
  • Know the Early Warning Signs for Disruptive Teachers July 6, 2016
    On one memorable day in my education career, a science teacher I admire listened through a presentation on behaviorist theory, during which the presenter discussed the ability to train children and animals using simple rewards, and culminated their talk with a video of a fish swimming through hoops on command.  This educator stood up at […]
  • What is your summer attrition costing you? July 5, 2016
    I remember when I was the middle school principal of a K-8 public charter school and we had a massive attrition rate at the transition from 5th grade in our upper elementary to 6th grade in our middle school.  Many families believed that this was a good year to transition back to traditional public school […]
  • Targeted Content Development Generates Leads July 23, 2016
    There is more to effective content development than sitting down and typing a stream of consciousness post. Instead, each piece of content must meet three distinct criteria to be useful. Relevance. Whether it is a blog or tutorial, the content must be relevant to your business. If you are in the trade of installing windows, […]
    Steve Hamm
  • How to Increase Conversions in Search Engine Marketing July 15, 2016
    One of the greatest challenges of search engine marketing is converting visitors into paying customers. Here are some tips on how to optimize your website in order to increase conversions.   Relevancy Depending on your ad copy, your potential customers will have a preset expectation upon arrival. It’s important to set expectations in ad copy […]
    Steve Hamm
  • 4 Changes to Make to Your Social Media Marketing Campaign July 8, 2016
    Social media marketing is highly popular for both small and large businesses nowadays for a reason. Not only is it effective, but it’s also incredibly affordable when compared to many other advertising methods, even those that don’t have nearly as much of a reach. However, there is a chance that you are making a few mistakes […]
    Steve Hamm
  • Website Development Trends for Success June 30, 2016
    With new coding frameworks and design practices being implemented on a yearly basis, it’s important for webmasters to stay on top of the latest trends. So if you’re looking to build a professional website that’s aligned with the latest web development trends, check out the following tips.   Say Goodbye to Flash Flash has long been […]
    Steve Hamm