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Culture change can drive growth, profit gains

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the September 8, 2014 Daily Herald   Paul Vragel seems to approach business growth and change backwards – or, more politely, in a non-traditional way. Either way,

FINDING PROFITS

Culture change can drive growth, profit gains By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the September 8, 2014 Daily Herald     Paul Vragel seems to approach business growth and change backwards – or,

GETTING THE TEAM TOGETHER

Will stressing positives fix a negative situation? By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the September 1, 2014 Daily Herald     Got a sales team that’s floundering, or a once-promising employee whose progress

NEWSLETTERS, LESS COSTLY, STILL WORK

Newsletters still an effective business tool By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the August 25, 2014 Daily Herald     Back in the not-so-long-ago day, glossy four-color newsletters with high production and mailing

THE FRANCHISE OPTION

Structure helps draw potential franchise owners By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the August 18, 2014 Daily Herald     Franchises are more than burgers and subs. There’s The Entrepreneur’s Source (TES), for

WHERE’S THE MONEY?

How to get a bank loan: Know the language By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the August 11, 2014 Daily Herald     You’ll have a better chance of getting a loan from

WHAT’S NEXT?

How many bird houses can a retiree make? By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the August 4, 2014 Daily Herald     With retirement scheduled for year-end 2015 and son-in-law Colin Murphy apparently

HOW TO

Entrepreneurs offer ideas to start-ups By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the July 28, 2014 Daily Herald     Be prepared to do some bootstrapping, which in the start-up world typically means providing

TAPPING THE UNEMPLOYED

The disconnect between unemployed and small businesses By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the July 21, 2014 Daily Herald     Logic says the still large pool of unemployed workers should be a

DECISIONS, DECISIONS!

Nobody said owning a business would be easy By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the July 14, 2014 Daily Herald     Decisions are difficult. * Will putting time and money into a