General

Tips and Tricks You Need to Know About Selling a Business

Selling is tough work. If you're selling a house, that's also tough. Selling a business — that may be the toughest sale there is. It’s a topic not often talked about, and therefore business owners don’t always know where to turn. John Warrilow has been involved in a few startup businesses and claims that he’s...

A Conversation with Lori Greinger from Shark Tank: Ramon Hosts the Verizon Small Business Webinar Series

Ramon Ray got to host the Verizon Small Business Webinar Series with special guest Lori Greinger. You may know her as the warm-blooded shark from the Emmy-winning ABC series, Shark Tank. She's also an inventor with 120 patents and the author of the bestselling book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! Her passion is...

Creativity

Embracing Ingenuity: The Art and Science of Long-Term Financial Forecasting

No business or organization can properly manage its finances without carefully completed long-term financial forecasting. Many business owners are burdened by high operational expenses, unplanned resource drains, and unexpected market-related surprises. These can create significant strains on any budget, leaving fewer resources to address the most important operational needs. Every business faces these challenges at...

Happiness

How to Find Joy and Peace in the Midst of the Chase

Building a business from a simple vision offers tremendous rewards. However, in pursuit of these rewards, we need to be aware of what is happening around us, to be mindful of the potential monster we are creating. As Dr. Henry Frankenstein said in the 1931 classic, Frankenstein, “Look! It's moving. It's alive, it's moving, it's...

How Small Businesses and Their Employees Can “#BeCyberSmart”

Why #BeCyberSmart? Cybercriminals come in all shapes and sizes. What they’re looking for is simple: access to confidential data they can use for malicious purposes. Today’s small businesses are more vulnerable to cyberattacks, given they’re not typically as well protected as their larger enterprise counterparts. A fact supported by Verizon’s 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report...