Inside the current issue: Third Quarter 2009
In the past few years, social networking have become the buzz words. Facebook and Twittering are all the rage. Yet nothing, no matter how trendy, beats meeting your potential customers in person. It’s business with a human touch—good old fashioned face-to-face marketing.
Make Trade Shows Work for Your Business: Trade shows can do wonders for your business—if you know how to "work" them.
The Best of Essex inBiz Expo 2009: Th e much-touted inBiz Expo this year joins the celebration of our hugely popular Suburban Essex Readers’ Choice Awards for one incredible night: The Best of Essex inBiz Expo 2009.
A Balancing Act: Local Business Leaders Work Hard to Keep Playing: Work Hard to Keep Playing Does spending all your time at the office pay off? No, say most experts.
Inside this issue: Second Quarter 2009
Today’s economic turbulence is enough to make a business owner want to close the blinds and lay low until the storm passes. After all, who wants to risk standing out in the rain?
But here’s the problem with that approach: When the economy turns sunny again and the timid businesses emerge from hiding, where will their customers be?
Inside this issue: First Quarter 2009
Although no one would say these times aren’t trying, it’s helpful to stop and realize just how fortunate we are to live and work in Essex County. While Ohio struggles with massive layoffs and Indiana wrestles with a 15 percent unemployment rate, our housing market is relatively stable and our incomes remain well above average. With the stimulus package in place, whether you were for it or against it, there is renewed hope for an economic turnaround.
Inside this issue: Fourth Quarter 2008
These are challenging economic times and we’ve all been affected to some extent. Challenges, however, also present opportunities. Smart business owners understand that now is the time to re-evaluate their operations, products and services—and to trim the excess and focus on the core business. Now is also the time to plan...
Inside this issue: Third Quarter 2008
If I’ve learned anything as a businessman, it’s that you can’t run your business alone. The issues around banking, accounting, the law, financial planning and insurance are all too complex—and too interwoven—for anyone to effectively tackle them alone...
Inside this issue: Second Quarter 2008
When something goes wrong in business, it's nice to know that someone's got your back. I recently had that experience, so I know how it feels to be supported. I'll tell you all about it...
Inside this issue: First Quarter 2008
Running a business is an odd combination of anxiety and euphoria, challenges and opportunities. i've been at it since 1992, publishing Suburban Essex Magazine and Vicinity Magazine. Along the way, I've learned that the best advice comes from people who've had to overcome the same kinds of challenges I've faced every day in making my company work—and that's the real inspiration behind the founding of inBiz Magazine.