AKSourceLink Blog

  • What does your business SELFIE say about you

    Posted by Lisa Wedin on Aug 21, 2014
    An an entrepreneur, you're the face of your business. You represent everything!
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  • How to Get Clients to Pay

    Posted by Lisa Wedin on Aug 14, 2014
    If you don’t have effective strategies in place to make sure your clients pay you on time, you could be setting yourself up for a cash flow problem. To free up your time so you can focus on growing your business instead of on delinquent customers, use these nine tried-and-true strategies offered by business experts and successful entrepreneurs.
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  • 5 Reasons You Should Care About Youth Entrepreneurship

    Posted by Lisa Wedin on Aug 07, 2014
    There has never been a time in history where there were more demands for young peoples’ time: social media use topping 17 or 18 hours a day is just the beginning of the train of distractions that vies for students’ attention. These five reasons will convince you that you should care about youth entrepreneurship. Are you thinking lemonade stand? Stop.
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  • Small Business Resources from the SBA Sam Dickey

    Posted by Lisa Wedin on Aug 05, 2014
    In this informative, one-hour webinar you will learn how to take advantage of training and counseling services, gain access to capital, and even how to break into government contracting.
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  • SBA by the Numbers

    Posted by Lisa Wedin on Jul 31, 2014
    The Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy recently released a new Frequently Asked Questions.
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  • Get Some Gusts

    Posted by Lisa Wedin on Jul 24, 2014
    Taking your business to the next level and seeking angel investors? Find your match using Gust!
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  • Three Traits of Great Companies

    Posted by Lisa Wedin on Jul 17, 2014
    Key take-aways from the book, "Great by Choice" by Jim Collins and Morten H. Hansen. The book focuses on the differences between what the authors refer to as "10X" organizations (those that consistently outperform their market over a long period of time) and competitors in their industry.
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  • Raising Prices Without Hurting Sales

    Posted by Lisa Wedin on Jul 10, 2014
    A new pricing study of the Chicago ice cream market shows that consumers are four times as sensitive to price increases than they are to package downsizing (charging the same for a smaller volume).
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  • The Secret to Getting Grants: Partnerships

    Posted by Lisa Wedin on Jul 03, 2014
    Partners and relationships are the key to getting funding to support entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial support organizations.
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  • Getting Started Exporting

    Posted by Lisa Wedin on Jul 01, 2014
    With the emergence of e-commerce, businesses can now sell and ship their products around the world much easier than in the past. Many small businesses don’t think they have the ability to export their products. There are quite a few resources out there that can help jump start exporting for your business.
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