Getting Above The White Noise: 3 Strategies To Ignite Your Volunteer Sales Force

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| By Meridith Elliott Powell | A few weeks ago I was working in Charleston, South Carolina, delivering a keynote presentation for a client. I agree, not a bad gig. I arrived early afternoon, the day before my session, as …

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Getting Organized for your 2016 Tax Return?

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| By Alicia Sisk-Morris, CPA, ME | It’s that time of year. Holiday decorations are being packed away, New Year’s resolutions have been made, and now it’s time to keep a watchful eye towards our mail box awaiting those year-end …

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Soft Skills Produce Hard, Bottom Line Results! 5 Unlikely Strategies For Business Growth

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| By Meridith Elliott Powell | Yes it is true: I am a fan, a believer, a devotee of the soft skills. If it were up to me, we would update school curriculum’s to include the art of speaking, the …

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Is Crowd Sourcing For Me?

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| By Alicia Sisk-Morris, CPA, ME | To determine if crowd sourcing is for you, let’s first discuss what it is. Crowd sourcing, also known as crowd funding, is the process of getting work or money, usually through an online …

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The Power Of 4th Quarter: 4 Business Growth Strategies To Jump Start 2017

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| By Meridith Elliott Powell | Yes, believe it or not we are full swing into the most important quarter of the year. For most businesses, October 1 is the official start of the fourth quarter. In my opinion, it …

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Tips On Securing A Small Business Loan

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| By Alicia Sisk-Morris, CPA, ME | Have you ever sat at home watching “Shark Tank” thinking to yourself, I have a great idea for a new product or business? Or, is your business in a position to need a …

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The Power of Innovation

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| By Meridith Elliott Powell | One of the best things about today’s economy is the resurgence of the startup and the entrepreneur. The transportation business has been shaken up by the creation of Uber; the way we travel has …

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Marketing On A Shoestring: 5 Innovative, Effective, and Cheap Ways To Grow Your New Business

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| By Meridith Elliott Powell | So you’ve done the tough part; you have started your own business, hired the right employees, and even written and are following your business plan. You’re ready to become the business success you know …

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One Plus One Equals Power

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| By Lisa Thomas | How often are you feeling stagnant in a sea of concern that your message is not being conveyed to those who have the final say? How many times have your ideas fallen on deaf ears? …

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Accounting Software for Small Businesses and Solo-Entrepreneurs

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| By Alicia Sisk-Morris, CPA, ME | In this month’s edition of WNC Woman, we are focusing on women’s impact on growing our local economy. Many WNC women are following their dream by starting a business or creating and building …

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The Art Of Listening: How To Become A Master Of The Sales Call

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| By Meridith Elliott Powell | I learn a lot from the groups on LinkedIn®, and I enjoy hearing the ideas and opinions of experts and my fellow professionals. Recently, I got involved in a discussion entitled “What do you …

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Virtual Assistants Are the Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon

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| By Katrina Bragg | Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Task Mania’s Katrina Bragg of Asheville shares her expert insights about what it takes to grow personally and professionally with a great Virtual Assistant!

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Women Business Owners Share Lessons Learned

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| By Grace Major, SCORE Mentor & Facilitator of the Transylvania Women’s Business Roundtables | Women come to the Transylvania Women’s Business Roundtables to exchange experiences on growing their businesses. A former small business owner myself, I facilitate the Roundtables …

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Can You Hear Me Now? 5 Secrets Your GPS Can Teach You About Communication

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| By Meridith Elliott Powell | It is not a secret that successful people are often the best communicators. We have only to look at some of our greatest female and male leaders throughout history to see the power of …

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