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Report on Small Business Newsletter: Kicking Horse Coffee CEO Elana Rosenfeld

Elana Rosenfeld Must pay photographer, from the mag. one time use only for the ladder CREDIT photographer CHRIS MACARTHUR/The Globe and Mail CHRIS MACARTHUR/THE GLOBE AND MAIL Kicking Horse Coffee CEO Elana Rosenfeld on building a business that reflects her personal ethics Elana Rosenfeld co-founded Kicking Horse Coffee in Invermere, B.C., roasting coffee in her garage in 1996. The company was well ahead of the curve by selling premium beans just as Starbucks was entering Canada and raising expectations for coffee drinkers. Cheeky marketing helped the brand gain traction on…

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Small business owners reveal secrets of survival

Oysters Restaurant owner and operator William Bunch has supplied customers with home-style cooking for 20 years at his Crystal River restaurant.   Mom and pop stores have been in the spotlight the past couple weeks following a comment from Inverness City Manager Frank DiGiovanni that those are the kinds of establishments he wants to see in his city. But how do the owners of these small business establishments compete against their larger chain counterparts? Many already start off behind the eight ball when it comes to competing against the big…

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Featured Connecticut Small Business Directory

From Sunday, April 29th to Saturday, May 5th FOX61 is celebrating National Small Business Week, a nation-wide event to honor entrepreneurs and small businesses each year.  More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S.   Below check out some featured Connecticut small businesses provided by Connecticut’s Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) and suggestions from you! Are you looking to start or grow your business?  Visit CTSBDC.com to learn more about their services which include professional, confidential and no-cost business advising….

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South Leads the Nation in Small Business Job Creation for the Construction Industry

The South led the nation in small business job creation in the construction industry during the month of March, a recent report says. The region’s Small Business Jobs Index ( 100.24) is just above the break even growth marker of 100. The latest Paychex IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch reports a 0.12 percent decrease to 99.65 this month nationally, or 1.07 percent year-over-year. Small Business Job Creation in Construction The Index has been below 100 for nine months with the West at 99.29, being the lowest in March. For…

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Knowing These 5 Secrets Will Make Your Business Meetings Amazing

If you’re like most business professionals, the majority of your day is spent in meetings. Sometimes you can get a lot accomplished during this time. However, they are often ineffective. If you want to become more accomplished in your business meetings, you need to improve communication in meetings. You need to effectively communicate the purpose of the meeting, and the actionable takeaways when it wraps up. Improve Communication in Meetings Take the Time to Prepare Before delivering a speech, you always take the time to prepare what you’re going to say. The…

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20 Successful Entrepreneurs with No Experience

You don’t have to start out as an expert in order to run a successful business.  Of course, many entrepreneurs have started their businesses without money or financial backing.  And similarly over the years, plenty of entrepreneurs have found success in fields where they had no previous experience. So whether you’re young and considering starting your very first business, or just getting started in a different field, these successful entrepreneurs with no experience should provide a dose of inspiration for your new venture. Editor’s note: watch a video featuring the top 10 list…

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