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DECISIONS not RESOLUTIONS for the New Year!

Have you developed business resolutions for 2017? Regional Director, Susan Jerke, suggests making DECISIONS, instead, to achieve your goals!
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming The new year is already underway! Now is the time that many businesses look ahead and make plans for the coming year. We all are… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2017/01/decisions-not-resolutions-new-year/

The Art of Business Strategy… and Motorcycle Maintenance

Motorcycle maintenance has a lot to tell us about business strategy
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming   I was just reading an article by Chris Bradley of McKinsey & Company (read the article here) and in it he talks about riding… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/11/art-business-strategy-and-motorcycle-maintenance/

2017 Budget – Already?

Even though fall has barely started, it is time to begin planning for 2017. Have you begun your financial budget for next year? It’s not too early, really!
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming       Even though fall has barely started, it is time to begin planning for 2017.  You have hopefully lined out your Holiday… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/10/2017-budget-already/

Global Trends That Will Disrupt Your Life

Discussion of global trends in emerging markets, technology, demographics and connections that will significantly impact everyone's lives in the coming years.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming   One of the things that I do at the Market Research Center is to watch business trends.  A recent article from McKinsey & Company,… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/01/global-trends-will-disrupt-your-life/

Exit Planning - Proactive or Reactive?

Are you PROACTIVE or REACTIVE when it comes to exiting your business? You might want to ask yourself this question before it’s too late. There are two types of people in the world today. Those that think proactively and those that just react and deci…
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming   You might want to ask yourself this question before it’s too late.  There are two types of people in the world today.  Those that… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/09/exit-planning-proactive-or-reactive/

Emergency Preparedness - Will You Be Ready?

Tips on how to deal with an emergency in your business.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming             With all the recent storms and flooding in  Wyoming, what can the Small Business Development Center do to help my business… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/07/emergency-preparedness-will-you-be-ready/

What is Risk Management?

A common question is what Risk Management is, akin to asking how to manage risks. This blog post addresses the topic
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming What is Risk Management and How Do You Do It? When planning for your new or existing business for the near and long future,… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/04/what-risk-management/

The New Year - Time to Get in Shape

With a new year, it's time to get your business in shape too! Thoughts by guest author Keith Hall, President & CEO, National Association for the Self Employed
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming     Another holiday season has come and gone and hopefully all of your best wishes came true.  Most of us are now focused on the… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/02/new-year-time-get-shape/

Keep Your Business Fresh in 2015!

As we wish our friends and family “Happy New Year,” is also a great time to reflect on the state of your business and make plans for the upcoming year!
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming As we wish our friends and famil “Happy New Year,” is also a great time to reflect on the state of your business and make plans for the… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/01/keep-your-business-fresh-2015/

Budgeting for 2015

Now is the time to begin budget planning for 2015.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming October is National Strategic Planning Month, so it is also a great time to incorporate a budget as part of that process.  We are… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2014/10/budgeting-2015/

Your Risk Management Plan

You hear that you should make a plan to manage your risks. This post is to give you an idea of just how to do that.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming In your business plan you want to figure out how you will protect yourself and your business from risk.  First, you want to understand… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2014/04/your-risk-management-plan/

How to Create an Effective Budget

In order to address the financial struggles of small business owners, you must first understand and identify the problem. Budgets can be an effective way to quickly pinpoint where expenses are high and revenues are low.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming This blog post was written by Doran Fluckiger, Wyoming Entrepreneur SBDC, Southwest Wyoming Regional Director.   A small business… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/how-create-effective-budget/

Business Benchmarks

Typically when we think of benchmarks, it is in relation to either the industry a business competes in, or it could be internal goals that the company has set for itself.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Benchmarks can refer to a couple different things. Typically when we think of benchmarks, it is in relation to either the industry a… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/business-benchmarks/

10 Tips for Family Business Success

Here are ten of the qualities David Bork feels are essential for families in business together.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming I recently read an article from Nation’s Business regarding this topic. The article, written by Sharon Nelton, was several years old,… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/10-tips-family-business-success/

Can Your Business Withstand A Disaster?

Statistics show as many as 40 percent of businesses fail following a natural or man-made disaster. You’ve worked hard building your business and creating jobs in your community now take proactive steps to protect your employees and your business by doing …
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming In light of the fires on Casper Mountain this week, and other disasters throughout the summer, I’ve been thinking about what I would do… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/can-your-business-withstand-disaster/

Where Do I Purchase Forms to Start my Business?

How many times do new business owners come to me AFTER paying for State and Federal Forms to start their businesses?
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming How many times do new business owners come to me AFTER paying for State and Federal Forms to start their businesses? I’m talking about… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/where-do-i-purchase-forms-start-my-business/

I am a graphic designer who is considering joining a “coworking” space. Why should someone choose this, instead of just working from home? - Cindy in Lander, WY

Coworking spaces attempt to capture the best of different workspaces where freelancers and independent workers get things done— the flexibility of a home office and vibe of a café— and bring them together with an emphasis on collaboration and building com…
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Coworking spaces attempt to capture the best of different workspaces where freelancers and independent workers get things done— the… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/i-am-graphic-designer-who-considering-joining-coworking-space-why-should-someone-choose-instead-just-working-home-cindy-lander-w/

Why Family Businesses are Special Today

Family-owned businesses are stable and optimistic, even in times of economic uncertainty. A recent national study by Kennesaw State University, the American Family Business Survey of family-owned businesses, studied the strengths, challenges and changes s…
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Family-owned businesses are stable and optimistic, even in times of economic uncertainty. A recent national study by Kennesaw State… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/why-family-businesses-are-special-today/

Do I Need Key Man Insurance for My Business?

After reading an article recently, entitled, “Have You Insured Your Company’s Most Valuable Resource?” by Dana Sydney of Dayton & Sydney, LLC, an insurance advisor, I would say that there are several good reasons for your company to carry insurance on you…
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming After reading an article recently, entitled, “Have You Insured Your Company’s Most Valuable Resource?” by Dana Sydney of Dayton &… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/do-i-need-key-man-insurance-my-business/

Can you really prepare for the "what if's" in your business?

Disasters always happen to someone else, right? I would like to share a story with you about an experience I had in dealing with the “what if’s”!
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Disasters always happen to someone else, right? We hear about tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, but seldom take the time to prepare for… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/can-you-really-prepare-what-ifs-your-business/

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