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The 2015 Bay Area Mastermind Economic Review

As we begin the new year, we are sensing great positive momentum on the economic front. Unemployment is down, oil prices are down, and consumer sentiment is up. Nonetheless, questions abound as to what these numbers really mean. Where will all this economic activity take us in the coming year? Most importantly, what are the opportunities […]

We Are Halfway Through the Year, Is the Economy Getting Better?

As we approach the middle of the year, we can take a moment and see where the economy is and how the rest of the year could play out. The data shows that the economy hit a rough patch in the fourth quarter of 2013, with the severe weather further hampering economic vitality in the […]

How to Blend SEO and PPC For Increase Profits

A common question many business owners ponder: Do I invest in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or Pay-Per Click (PPC) paid search advertising? Important question and an essential one for your business to grow. Their intent is simply to invest money and energy into the one form of advertising and lead generation that will give them […]

Feeling Scared of Ecommerce? Turn Your Brick and Mortar Store into a Shopping Experience and Succeed.

It feels scary out there. Especially if you run a Brick and Mortar retail Store. For the last half of 2013 and beginning of 2014, retail sales in the U.S. declined or remained stagnant at best. Nordstrom, traditionally more profitable than many other retail chains, saw their stores reporting flat or slightly down results. At the […]

3 Steps to Managing Cash Flow in Your Business

As any business owner will testify – running out of cash is the death blow to the existence of any business. Definitely not good. It’s a big stress, especially not having the liquid funds necessary to meet important demands such as payroll. At the same time having cash sit idle wastes the chance for investment, allowing the business to […]

11 Sources of Information to Keep You Up to Date

Having the ability to stay on top of business innovation and the news that matters is a daunting task for anyone these days. We are all constantly scrambling with the various aspects of our busy life within an ever changing environment. Then of course, we all have to contend with the abundance of information that is available. Knowing which sources […]