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Topic: Small Business

3 Things History Teaches Us About Building a Brand (and Business)

A few months back, I traveled to Philadelphia and toured Independence Hall. The thing that struck me the most about our story of independence was how much it has evolved over the years. We think about this one day—the day our founding fathers signed the declaration of independence—and yet really, it was on July 2, 1776 that the Continental Congress voted to separate. On July 4, New York was still holding out. Really, there were lots of personalities with disparate, strong opinions and consensus was not so simple. Really, it was only on August 2 that the Declaration of Independence was signed. Really, independence was not a point in time, but a long, drawn out process.

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5 Departments to Outsource as Your Business Takes Off

Jun 1, 2017 / by Michael Burdick

When most entrepreneurs launch a business, they assume they’ll handle everything on their own. Marketing? Naturally. Sales? Of course. Web design? No problem.

That’s fine and dandy when you’re a small operation based in a garage, but what happens when your pet project balloons to dozens of hires? Administrative tasks pile up until it’s impossible to focus on the most important aspects of your business. Suddenly, going it alone isn’t quite as realistic.

Rather than get bogged down with details, you should recruit employees to take on more responsibilities and outsource duties that don’t play to your strengths. The upfront cost might make you drag your feet, but trying to be a jack-of-all-trades will inevitably make you a master of none. Read the full article here. 

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