Tag Archives: Small Business professor

With One Tuchus, You Can’t Dance At Two Weddings

Dear Professor Bruce: I am a sole proprietor who builds computer networks for small businesses. My revenues are growing, but I need to do a better job selling to new clients and managing client relationships. I’d like expert advice, but … Continue reading

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Lean launch: small business start up strategy

Dear Professor Bruce: I’ve been thinking about starting my own small business for a while, but my resources, including money, are very limited. What advice can you give me? Whatever your resources, professional and financial, you can increase your chances … Continue reading

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Elise Oesterreich’s Resume Advice to Students Distributed Nationwide

Elise Oesterreich, a Stillman student and a social media intern for ProLine Communications, advises peers in Scripps Howard column distributed to 350 newspapers nationwide. The weekly column, Ask The Small Business Professor, is written by Bruce Freeman, founder of ProLine Communications and Stillman … Continue reading

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Growing Your Business Abroad

Dear Professor Bruce: My small business has seen some rapid growth recently. I think it’s time to begin selling in other countries, but I’m not sure how to begin. What’s the best first step? Answer: Congratulations on your company’s recent … Continue reading

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A Need for Financial Education

Dear Professor. Bruce: I just started my own accounting business and I’d like to teach my children about finances as I grow my business. What do you suggest?   It’s important for parents to take responsibility and teach their kids … Continue reading

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SEO for Small Business

Dear Professor Bruce: We are a small business launching a new, real estate website. I want to make sure that people see it up front when they search. What do you recommend? Search engine optimization, or SEO, is a huge … Continue reading

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Facebook for Small Business Promotion

Dear Professor Bruce: I run a small restaurant . A lot of my competitors are using Facebook, so I’m trying to do the same. But I never know what to say on my Facebook page. What do you recommend? The … Continue reading

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Funding for New Ventures

Dear Professor Bruce, I’m an entrepreneur developing a web-based application in the healthcare market.  My budget is tight, and I need help raising money to hire staff and bring my product to market.  With the banks making it so hard … Continue reading

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Growing your small business

Dear Professor Bruce: My business has done well over the last few years and I see much more growth over the next few years. We had our first child a few months ago and I’m having trouble juggling my family … Continue reading

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Small Business Presence in Other Countries

Dear Professor Bruce: We own a small, specialized, travel business. We do a lot of business outside the U.S. with many organized groups who plan visits to the U.S. and we want a local (non-physical) presence in those countries. How … Continue reading

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