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5 Advancements in Technology Helping Small Businesses Compete

With less staff, resources and money compared to large corporations, small businesses have always been the stereotypical underdog. However, thanks to advancements in technology, these small businesses now have the ability to bring their companies up to match the larger competition. From online project...

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Evolution Book Shelf: Steve Jobs Says Be Willing to Fail & Ask for Advice (Interview Commentary)

Occasionally, I have the good fortune to speak to young people about entrepreneurship, opening the idea of self-employment as a career alternative. For the last few years, Denea Jackson (Evolution’s office manager) has facilitated the opportunity to present this message to the fourth-grade class...

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How To Set Attainable Goals For Your Small Business

Setting company goals is an important factor to keep your business continuously moving forward. However, the purpose of setting these goals is lost unless you make them realistic and attainable for your team. Attainable goals give your team something manageable to strive for, creating...

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5 Keys to Cultivating a Positive Company Culture

While knee deep in the growth stage, many small-business owners neglect to focus on one of the most important factors to the long-term success of their organization – creating a positive company culture. By boosting employee morale, a great company culture can have sweeping...

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Developing a Successful Sales Process

  Having a well-defined sales process is the key to successfully managing your sales team and pipeline. A sales process is a repeatable and scalable series of steps that maps out and tracks interactions with potential clients. These steps ensure everyone in the company...

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5 Tips for Effective Communication in a Small-Business Atmosphere

Establishing effective communication is the key to an organization’s success – particularly within a small-business atmosphere, where employees often wear many hats. It can have a cascading effect on all facets of an organization – from employee morale and productivity, to company revenue. However,...

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Part II: What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Add-On Acquisitions

The decision to take on an add-on acquisition is a big one and should not be taken lightly. You need to make sure company and employees are ready for this kind of strategic endeavor. Growing your small business through acquisitions offers many benefits to...

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Part I: What Small Business Owners Need to Know About Add-On Acquisitions

Think it’s time to take on a new acquisition? Add-on acquisitions can help your small business grow, position your company as a dominant player in its competitive field and increase the overall value of the company. But how do you know if your company...

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4 Ways to Gain Capital and Support Small Business Growth

Launching a new business takes hard work and determination, but the struggle doesn’t end there. Growing and developing your small business can be just as tough if you don’t have the funding to support it. Currently, there are 28 million small businesses in America,...

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7 Ways to Make Your Small Business More Attractive to Investors

When it comes time to grow and scale their company, small-business owners are increasingly looking to investors as a means of securing that much-needed extra capital. Attracting an investor – whether it’s a private equity firm, venture capitalist or angel investor – is no...

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The Entrepreneurial Operating System: Making a Difference in Small Businesses

The Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS) integrates a holistic business model aimed to align and synchronize all the pieces of a business to produce the desired results. This process has caught the eye of many former, current and aspiring small business owners, including one entrepreneur...

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Financial Reporting Best Practices for Small Businesses

Financials, our first pillar in The Five Pillars of Business FreedomSM, is one of the most important elements for a growing business. Accurately tracking financial data plays a crucial role in monitoring the overall health and stability of your company. Although the endless number...

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How to Use EBITDA for the Valuation of Your Small Business

Selling a business can be a difficult decision for entrepreneurs to make, both on an emotional and financial level. There are a number of factors that come into play when determining an appropriate asking price, including competitive advantages, growth opportunities and historic financial performance....

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3 Ways Trump’s Proposed Policies Can Impact Small Businesses

  President Trump’s administration could have a significant influence on the 28 million small businesses in America. Business experts have presented conflicting views on what the next four years could bring.  Nevertheless, entrepreneurs should brace for changes, both good and bad. Though details are...

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How Repealing ObamaCare May Impact Your Small Business

President Trump has long been calling for a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – unofficially dubbed “ObamaCare” – with the goal of replacing it with a better and more affordable alternative. However, despite the fact that Congressional leaders are already setting the...

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Have a Documented Roadmap to Guide Your Small Business to Victory

Have a Plan to Guide your Small Business

Not having a plan is like driving down the street at night without headlights on! Creating a measurable and achievable strategic plan is vital to the success of your small business.  A plan is your roadmap to your future, what you are going to...

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The Second Stage: Our Top Radio Episodes of 2016

Small Business Investing: 2016 Year in Review

As small business investors, we’re extremely passionate about inspiring entrepreneurs on their way to creating strong foundations for long-term success. It’s not only become our professional mission in our dealings with clients, but also served as a personal undertaking for each member of our...

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Evolution’s Entrepreneurs: A Landmark Year for Lewellyn Technology

Evolution's Entrepreneurs: Lewellyn Technology

As 2016 ends, the team at Evolution wants to share the success of Lewellyn Technology, a 2016 Inc. 5000 honoree, and a tremendous partner on our list of current active growth companies. Since opening its doors in 1993, Lewellyn has grown from a promising...

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Why Every Small Business Owner Needs a Mentor

Small Business Owner and Business Mentor

As every CEO, entrepreneur and small business owner knows: It’s lonely at the top. Even with all the inherent advantages of having the final word in decision-making and the status of being an executive, we as company leaders sometimes feel isolated from the rest...

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Small Business Cybersecurity: Are You Ready?

Cybersecurity

In our modern era, when technological advances have transformed the way small companies do business, it’s rare to find an organization that doesn’t use the Internet to streamline communications and improve employee access to important information. Still, while the Internet and the Cloud have...

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