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Small Business Resources that Matter
The one thing that anyone can find a great deal of on the Internet is information. Whatever you are looking for one quick Google search later and you will almost certainly have found it. Or will you?
What is a Small Business White Paper Really?
Small Business Resources
By dictionary definition a white paper a white paper is ‘an authoritative report or guide helping readers to understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision’. They originated in government in the 1920s but over the years were also adopted by individuals and businesses as a way to disseminate a larger amount of information to a wide audience. They are also a marketing tool for the authors but that does not mean that the information they impart is not hugely valuable which is why I, and many others, find them to be such a great resource.
Although there are a great many white papers published all of the time finding them is not always easy. The nature of the search engine is to push certain results, the ones with the right keywords, but not necessarily the best information, to the top of a search, making it harder to find these long form pieces that do offer the in depth information you were searching for. Read more
Che Brown Presents The 72 Hour Retreat
January 31- Feb 2, 2014 Marks the Second Annual 72 hour Retreat presented by Che Brown of Partners Learning. It is a unique event, which will create the opportunity for anyone in business to improve his or her sales techniques. All businesses must have sales. They must have new business coming in. Most people who start a small business cannot afford to hire sales people at first. They must know how to sell their products and services. This event will allow anyone to improve his or her sales skills.
The event is held in a retreat center in Maryland. “This allows people to become completely immersed and tightly focused on learning.” Says Che Brown. “The retreat provides the workshop rooms, sleeping quarters and 3 cooked meals each day for every participant. “Without the worry of commute and meal decisions, people can use the time to connect with other event attendees. This will be a deep dive into sales techniques that will allow anyone who puts what they learned to use, to increase sales in their business.” Read more