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Oct
19

Minimum Wage and Your Small Business

The debate to raise the minimum wage, by how much and not at all, has heated up nationally and locally; at Capitol Business Connection we’ve been aware of the debate and have been doing our research. As Small Business Advocates, we will be doing our part to assure that you the small business owner will […]

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Oct
05

Business Mentoring: How My Business Found Me

Sometimes an entrepreneur starts a business by choice. Sometimes it is by necessity. For Yvonne Tocquigny it was the latter. In 1980, she moved to Austin, Texas, then a small town, and had a job at a small agency. When she came back from a trip, the agency had folded, and with the economy in […]

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Sep
22

5 Small But Meaningful Ways to Improve Your eCommerce Business

Perfect is the enemy of good, but it’s also the enemy of a successful eCommerce business. Even when an online retailer starts off strong, there are always ways to improve. I made plenty of mistakes when I started my eCommerce business, but I found small yet significant ways to improve it over time. To put […]

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Sep
18

Hispanics population rises, but their home ownership doesn’t

By Lucy Garcia, Capitol Business Connection Board Member and Real Estate Blog contributor. A recent article by Kevin G Hall that was published in the Sacramento Bee that exposes the issue confronting Hispanic home ownership. Here’s an excerpt from that article. Hispanics make up the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, yet Hispanics are […]

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Sep
08

YOUR MARKETING PLAN

Marketing your products and services is the lifeblood of a new business. While you can ultimately have all kinds of long term business strategies, without having a steady stream of new revenue your new business venture can close up in a short period of time. In my opinion, if you look at the three big […]

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Sep
02

New Hire Paperwork and Other Recordkeeping Requirements

When running a business, recordkeeping responsibilities can pile up quickly. Often these responsibilities begin even before you hire a new employee-and in many cases continue after the employee leaves your company. Knowing what to keep and for how long can be confusing. Here we address FAQs from our recent webcast on employee recordkeeping. New Hire […]

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Aug
29

PITCHING VS ASKING QUESTIONS

Learn why pitching doesn’t work, how it lowers your sales and helps less clients. By asking the right questions you’ll close more deals with more ease and do it all without being “salesy.”If you are pitching in your meetings, most likely the majority of your meeting is about you and your service/product. This approach will […]

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Aug
26

Creative Job Styles Help Create and Define Corporate Culture

What do you call your employees? Employees? Some companies have chosen to label their employees something other than employees. They call them team members, associates or other more endearing and personalized names and titles. With a little creativity, you can come up with a title for your employees, or even specific jobs, that can have […]

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