Business Articles by Joan Nowak

Entrepreneurial Tips and Insights

Business Articles by Joan NowakMy article library contain business articles I wrote for my monthly eNewsletter and other third-party publications. They cover a variety of topics including planning, products/services, promotion, marketing, sales, team building, systems and procedures, personal development, financials, and profit-building.

These articles are designed with you, the small business owner, in mind. So I try to offer practical ideas and suggestions that you can apply in your business.  Because it’s not what you learn, but what you DO with what you learn that makes a difference.  For a new article each month,  use the blue box to subscribe to my eNewsletter.   Here’s to your success! 

Is Creativity Required for Success?

The term creative thinking is often associated with problem-solving. Is creativity required for success? Or is innovation an alternative? Here’s my take

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Business Innovation & Growth: How to Keep It Alive

Business innovation and growth - how to keep it alive

Business innovation is the key to continuous growth. It’s easier than you think — if you are open to change. Here are a few places to start.

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How to Delegate Effectively

How to Delegate Effectively

When you learn how to delegate effectively, you’ll be less stressed, make better use of your time and skills, help develop your people and substantially increase the amount of work you and your team produce.

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Get Refocused to Achieve Your Goals

Refocus to Achieve Your Goals

Time for business owners to re-energize and refocus, assess where you are and make the adjustments you need to achieve your goals and finish the year strong.

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How New Hire Orientation Creates Productive Employees

New Hire Orientation

What you do after hiring – your new hire orientation — will determine whether the employee is productive, happy and hangs around for the long-term. Here is how to make yours effective.

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9 Small Business Mistakes that Hinder Growth and Profit

Business Mistakes That Hinder Success

Experience is a great teacher but learning from others saves you time, money and a lot of frustration. Here’s 9 business mistakes you want to avoid or fix.

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Want to Be a Profit Builder?

Ready to Build Profit | Be a Profit Builder

For business growth, do you focus on revenue, sales or new customers? What about profit growth? Is it a priority or an afterthought? Are you ready to be a profit builder? Here are five ways to improve the bottom line in your small business.

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13 Ways to Make Your Service Business a Profit Sensation

13 Ways to Make Your Service Business a Profit Sensation

A service business is a people business. Many are local. Here are 13 ways to make your small business stand out, attract new customers and earn referrals.

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Customer Loyalty: 7 Secrets to Create Raving Fans

Customer Loyalty: 7 Secrets to Create Raving Fans

Raving fans are your best sales force. They sing your praises every chance they get. So what are you doing to create that type of customer loyalty? Here are 7 ways to get on the right path.

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What Is Your Marketing Purpose?

What is your marketing purpose

Marketing has many purposes. From creating awareness and building relationships to generating new sales or repeat business. Depending on your marketing purpose, some tools work better than others. And when you combine various tools, through integration, you have a better recipe for success. To get more sales and profit from your marketing efforts, build a plan with purpose and integration in mind.

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