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This Entrepreneur Built A Business On Preserving The Chicago Skyline

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability, inspiration, entrepreneurs ON Jun 14, 2018 WITH 1 Comment

If you’ve ever worked with a contractor to update your home, you know how trying the process can be. For every successful project, there are a dozen other horror stories: contractors that go MIA, projects where costs balloon infinitely, mistakes that plague the homeowner for years into the future.

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Client Spotlight: How This Entrepreneurial Power Couple Sparked A Fitness Revolution

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability, client spotlight, entrepreneurs ON Jun 07, 2018 WITH 1 Comment

In the early 2000’s Matt Marks was following the path many budding entrepreneurs take: working full time (in his case, sales and marketing) while pursuing his passion project—DJing at local nightclubs and events—on the side.

It was around that time he met the woman who would one day become his wife, a popular fitness instructor named Susy C who was known all over the area for her high-energy Zumba classes and addictive choreography.

From the start, it was a match made in musical heaven.

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How This Art Aficionado Turned His Passion For Museums Into A Burgeoning Business

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability, entrepreneurs ON Mar 08, 2018 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

Nick Gray’s idea of a good date? One that leads to $3 million a year in revenue.

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Client Spotlight: How ACD Direct Slashed Its Invoicing Time By More Than Half

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability, client spotlight ON Mar 01, 2018 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

When a non-profit needs to raise money, they turn to ACD Direct. Established in 2003, the data entry and contact center handles millions of minutes worth of calls every month from patrons looking to support their favorite charitable organizations. When a person decides to make a pledge, ACD Direct takes the call, processes the contribution, and manages any customer service issues that arise along the way.

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A Google Penalty Almost Killed This Company. Here’s How It Made A Comeback

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability, entrepreneurs ON Feb 22, 2018 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

In 2013, Khalid Saleh and his wife Ayat were riding high. They’d build their online marketing and conversion optimization company, Invesp, into a thriving business. Conversion optimization had become commonplace, and most businesses understood its importance. Invesp was enjoying consistent growth.

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How This Early Education Center Maintains Almost-Perfect Payment Rates

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability, business, client spotlight ON Feb 15, 2018 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

Rebecca Sato never meant to become an entrepreneur. 

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Want To Get Paid More? Follow This 2-Part Roadmap

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Feb 01, 2018 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

There’s not an entrepreneur on this planet who doesn’t want to get paid more. Even if money isn’t what drives you, you’d just plain be a bad businessman to turn down more cash for the same amount of work.

Money opens doors, and with more of it you’d be able to funnel more money back into your business, pass profits on to your employees, invest in philanthropic initiatives and so much more. So, are you making as much money as you can for the work you’re doing?

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To Be A Powerful Entrepreneur, Cultivate These 6 Mental Habits

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability ON Jan 18, 2018 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

Mind over matter.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.

If you can dream it, you can do it.

They’re sayings you’ve heard over and over again, and they all have one thing in common: the power of a determined mind. 

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Build Your Dream Team: Hiring For Growth and Profit

BY Tami Brehse IN Profitability, hiring ON Jan 11, 2018 WITH Be the First to Leave a Comment!

When you’re an entrepreneur, it can feel like you’re an army of one. You’re the leader, the captain of the ship. But you’re also the chief innovator, strategizer, salesman extraordinaire and signer of paychecks.

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Work Faster, Smarter and Happier By Embracing Automation

BY Tami Brehse IN Productivity, Profitability ON Sep 28, 2017 WITH 2Comments

The robots are coming.

No, they’re not the machine-gun-wielding, mankind-exterminating variety a la The Terminator. Instead, they represent a modern class of machines and systems designed to streamline processes, save time and ultimately, reduce costs, and they’re expected to comprise a $1.5 billion consumer and business market by 2019.

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