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TriTech Small Business Development Center and NASA Forge New Space Act Agreement

TriTech Small Business Development Center and NASA Forge New Space Act Agreement

First SBDC to Pilot Multi-Pronged Approach with NASA’s Regional Economic Development, Technology Transfer and Innovation Research Initiatives TriTech Small Business Development Center (SBDC), hosted by Riverside Community College District (RCCD), is entering into an agreement with NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California to pilot a new business model to spur economic development. NASA […]

6 Ways to Tell if Your Customer Experience Sucks

6 Ways to Tell if Your Customer Experience Sucks

Sales success is founded on acquiring new customers. We all know new customers are valuable, but business leaders often talk about the lifetime value of a customer. This means there is tremendous long-term value on keeping the customers once they are acquired. Obvious, right? Apparently not. Poor customer experience is the key reason for three-quarters […]

Top 10 SEO Tips for Startups

Top 10 SEO Tips for Startups

For SEO advice, you can’t get much better than Google. After analyzing the common mistakes of thousands of startups each year, here is Google’s list of the top 10 things you can do to get your site ranked quickly. Perform a background check on your desired domain. If spammers previously owned your domain, it won’t […]

Never stop LEARNING!

Never stop LEARNING!

Turns out that virtually all successful entrepreneurs are naturally curious individuals. They never stop learning. They know that to run an effective and profitable business, they must become a “specialized generalist” on a myriad of topics. This means that they try to learn as much as they can about topics like personnel management and motivational […]

National #SBDCDay is March 22nd – Let’s Celebrate!

National #SBDCDay is March 22nd – Let’s Celebrate!

Join the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network for the first #SBDCDay on March 22nd, a national celebration of the impact SBDCs make across the nation and on the small business community. This endeavor will unite nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the nation and thousands of small business owners as they share via social media, in real […]

Make HEROES out of those around you

Make HEROES out of those around you

Sometimes it very easy to forget this basic rule of entrepreneurial leadership. As an entrepreneur, you can very easily get caught up in the day-to-day activities of managing your business…mainly because you are working on the business 24/7.  But exceptional leaders (and successful entrepreneurs) know that it is very important to take time to give […]

Always do what WORKS!

Always do what WORKS!

This is a general rule that all successful entrepreneurs live by. It’s what makes new businesses so flexible and dynamic because, without the resistance to change that many larger organizations exhibit, they can more quickly and effectively adapt to change. By always doing what works!  So if it isn’t working, CHANGE IT!   However this isn’t […]

Constantly work to expand your NETWORK

Constantly work to expand your NETWORK

Successful entrepreneurs know how important networking is to their success. It is often very difficult to quantify or put an absolute value on networking, but it is essential to entrepreneurial success.  So, as an entrepreneur yourself, it is important that you attend various events to develop contacts in areas where you need (or will need) […]

Never, ever run out of CASH!

Never, ever run out of CASH!

This is as close to an entrepreneurial basic truth as it gets…never, ever run out of cash! Yet many companies do run out of cash because management does not truly understand the difference between revenues and profits shown on the P&L statement and real, honest-to-goodness cash flow.  Successful entrepreneurs know how to retain and manage […]

Always do MORE with LESS

This is every successful entrepreneur’s personal credo. Why? Because the successful entrepreneur truly understands the importance of conserving that valuable resource called CASH, which is literally the firm’s lifeblood. Successful entrepreneurs know to “lease” rather than “buy” whenever possible, and if they do need to buy, they buy “used” rather than “new”. Savvy investors look […]