Are you feeling stuck or frustrated that your business is not doing as well or growing as fast as you’d like? It happens to most business owners every now and then. Things are going fine, and then you hit a plateau or roadblock that you can’t seem to get past. When that occurs, you need…

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Photo Credit-Stark Photography Are self-doubt and fear of failure keeping you from achieving the dreams you have for your business? Do you admire—maybe even envy a little—peers who exude self-confidence and success, and wish you could be more like them? Well, you can, if you are willing to devote some time and effort to developing…

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Photo Credit-Stark Photography Up to now, this has been a disappointing year for many design firms. However, designers in some parts of the country are beginning to see business pick up again, which bodes well for the rest of us. When business does return, you’ll want to get the maximum benefit from each project. Use…

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During this time of social distancing we’ve all had to become more adept at using technology to keep in touch with our teams, clients, suppliers and tradespeople. If you’re beginning to dread having to participate in yet another virtual meeting or conversation, you’re not alone. Many of us are experiencing “Zoom” fatigue, and that includes…

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All businesses have their ups and down, good times and not-so-good times. When business is lean, like now, two things will help you pull through. One, keep in mind that the present situation is only temporary. The good times will return. Two, use the time you have now to focus on the essentials, so when…

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As some states and municipalities begin to relax stay-at-home restrictions, employers have a big decision to make as to when and how to re-open their businesses. Two of their biggest challenges are how to ensure the workplace is safe and how to convince employees it’s okay for them to return. Maintaining social distancing measures and…

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Chances are if you’ve recently applied for a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) small business loan, you’ve yet to get a decision on your application or you’ve been told it’s on hold because the lender has run out of funds. Congress is now very close to approving additional funding to revive the program, this time with…

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There’s been some confusion as to what, how and when designers can apply for assistance offered through the recently enacted CARES federal COVID economic relief bill. Here is some basic information to help you get started. Also, download a copy of The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act, which contains more detailed information…

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