When Less Polish is Better

We all know that no one is perfect, so why do we let the fear of imperfection affect relationships with our clients? Patrick Lencioni writes about the importance of open and honest communication in his book Getting Naked. We examine some of the points made in his book in this blog post.   Photo from Free Range Stock

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External Causes of Small Business Decline

Early warning signals companies should look for in the external environment include all legal, political, competitive, technological, economic, and social changes that affect them. Regular review of social media, trade periodicals, business publications, and newspapers will help to keep you current. A technological advance, for example, often affects buyer attitudes and expectations, thereby causing social […]

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Entrepreneurship Knows No Boundaries

Last night, we had the opportunity to open our newest innovation center in Chatham County, located at 288 East Street in Pittsboro. At the Grand Opening, we were fortunate to have the economic development team, the town manager, the provost of the community college, banking representatives, real estate professionals, and an array of other participants. […]

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Are You Content With No Content?

Keeping your website and blog content fresh keeps your relevant and interesting to your customers. It seems all too easy to farm this important task out to outsource this task whose time isn’t as valuable as the “experts”, but does this tactic come with a price? We’ll examine why it could here.   Photo is from […]

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Managing In an Uncertain Economy

Managing finances and employees can be tough when the economic outlook is uncertain. Being cautions with your budget, boosting productivity and communicating effectively with your employees so they don’t feel like they are being kept in the dark can allay anxiety and make your business run more smoothly.Read on for more advice on managing in an […]

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We Need More New Companies

Entrepreneurship is an important aspect of the American Dream. In our country, anyone with drive can be upwardly mobile. During these tough economic times, many have questioned the Dream. In reality, a boost in entrepreneurial spirit is just what this economy needs. Read more about how more companies can boost the economy and how we […]

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