Category Archives: Business Protection

Should You Get a Patent to Protect Your Startup?

Dvorah Graeser February 25, 2021 Building a business requires fortitude, faith, and a lot of grit. You’re hustling every day, meeting with clients, leading a team, solving problems, finding solutions, serving customers. All of this is a predictable and essential part of being an entrepreneur. But are you protecting what matters most: your startup’s unique … Continue reading Should You Get a Patent to Protect Your Startup?

If You Were to Fall Ill, Would Your Business Be Set Up for a Successful Transfer?

Sara Gelsheimer February 15, 2021 The business community has certainly felt the impact of the pandemic — so much so that the number of active business owners fell by 3.3 million between February and April 2020. That’s a 22% decline, the largest on record. Small businesses were hit the hardest, but nearly half have said … Continue reading If You Were to Fall Ill, Would Your Business Be Set Up for a Successful Transfer?

How to Face Failure: You Can Damage or Strengthen Your Business

Liz Kislik January 15, 2021 We all deal differently with setbacks and disappointments. But it’s a lot easier to work with people who face the reality of the experience and figure out straightforward, practical ways to bring their teams and organizations forward. In contrast, leaders and colleagues who are perceived as living in a fantasy … Continue reading How to Face Failure: You Can Damage or Strengthen Your Business

How to Conduct a Small Business SWOT Analysis

Debra Murphy January 7, 2021 Small business owners tend to view their businesses very tactically. Taking an objective view of your business from both an internal and external perspective can uncover a host of opportunities while highlighting potential threats. A SWOT analysis can help you evaluate your small business and the surrounding business environment that … Continue reading How to Conduct a Small Business SWOT Analysis

What’s Needed Most: Stability or Agility?

Engelina Jaspers November 23, 2020 jarmoluk / Pixabay Agility is often characterized as the ability to think, understand and move quickly and easily. Nimble. Alert. Graceful. Swift. Stability is often characterized as the ability to withstand force or stress without being distorted, dislodged or damaged. Firm. Sound. Strong. Solid. Temperament-wise, those who seek agility or … Continue reading What’s Needed Most: Stability or Agility?

3 Simple Ways to Protect Your Business During COVID-19

Angela Hausman, PhD November 18, 2020 The covid-19 global pandemic seems to have hit every neighborhood regardless of location and size, with many small businesses forced to shutter their doors permanently as their incomes dried up when customers stayed at home. If you run a business, you’re probably struggling to find ways to protect your … Continue reading 3 Simple Ways to Protect Your Business During COVID-19

4 Ways to Help Black-Owned Businesses Survive & Thrive Now

Nahla Davies November 16, 2020 By now, everyone knows that Covid-19 is decimating small businesses across the country; fewer are aware that the negative impact of the pandemic has fallen disproportionately on Black businesses. If you’re a Black business owner, that might not come as news, but for many, the recent New York Times analysis … Continue reading 4 Ways to Help Black-Owned Businesses Survive & Thrive Now