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Negotiating a Business Purchase – Relationships are Key

Purchasing a business requires more than simply looking at the numbers. Susan Jerke provides some ideas on what to look for when purchasing a business.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming   Are you considering the purchase of an existing business? What is the most important thing to know as you begin the process?… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2017/11/negotiating-business-purchase-relationships-are-key/

Are Your Ready for the Great American Eclipse?

The Great American Eclipse is just two months away. Will your business be ready? Check out these considerations from the Wyoming SBDC Network on ways to prepare your business for the big day.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Will You Be Ready for the Great American Eclipse?       We are two months and two days away from the big day. August 21st will… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2017/06/are-your-ready-great-american-eclipse/

Make 2017 the Year You Take Action!

Make 2017 the year you focus, make decisions, and take action!
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming   With another holiday season behind us, most of us are now focused on the New Year with high expectations and new commitments for… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2017/01/make-2017-year-you-take-action/

Create Good Customer Service Habits this Holiday Season

Business advisor, Sarah Hamlin, shares strategies to make sure your business is putting it's best customer service foot forward this holiday season.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming   We all know that good customer service is important. Regardless of if you own a bricks and mortar, online, or service-based… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/12/create-good-customer-service-habits-holiday-season/

Are You Business-Ready or Simply Business-Curious?

Where are you in the process of starting a business? Guest blogger, Cindy Rayfield is a senior franchise consultant with FranNet Mountain West, and offers her thoughts, "There is a big difference between being "business-ready" vs. "business-curious"! Once…
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming By Cindy Rayfield     As consultant in the business world, I visit with a lot of people who say they are ready for… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/06/are-you-business-ready-or-simply-business-curious/

Using Local Search to Boost your Online Visibility

Every Wyoming small business needs to have an online presence. This post identifies key steps to attracting new customers via local search.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming By Nicholas Giraldo, Market Researcher   Optimizing your online business profile will help your small business attract new… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/05/using-local-search-boost-your-online-visibility/

Five Reasons for Good Recordkeeping

Recordkeeping – We all know it is important, but all stall when it actually comes down to doing it. It won’t surprise you to hear that in an economic downturn, keeping good records becomes even more important, but why? Rob Condie explains.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming By Rob Condie  Do you have good recordkeeping habits?   Recordkeeping – one of the dark secrets of owning your own… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/05/five-reasons-good-recordkeeping/

Why I attended the GRO-Biz Conference & Idea Expo

Past attendees share their GRO-Biz experiences.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Casper artist Betsy Bower shares her GRO-Biz experience Metal Artist Betsy Bower at work in her studio, Infernal Metal Works. There… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/01/why-i-attended-gro-biz-conference-idea-expo/

Another Reason to attend the 2016 GroBiz Conference and Idea Expo

Nationally recognized speak Mike Moyer will show attendees how to turn their presentations into exciting events filled with passion and conviction at the 2016 GroBiz Conference and Idea Expo in Gillette, Wyoming.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming If you’re planning out your business travel plans for the year and are looking for a good conference to start off 2016 right, then… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/01/another-reason-attend-2016-grobiz-conference-and-idea-expo/

Why You Should Attend the 2016 Gro-Biz Conference and Idea Expo

Nationally recognized speak Andrew J. Sherman shares his strategies for business growth at the 2016 GroBiz Conference and Idea Expo in Gillette, Wyoming.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming If you’re scheduling your business travel plans for the year and are looking for a good conference to start off 2016 right, then… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2016/01/why-gro-biz-conference-and-idea-expo-should-be-top-your-list-conferences-attend-2016/

The spiritual entrepreneur – a new generation of entrepreneurs share their stories at the GRO-Biz Conference and Idea Expo

Local Casper artist and entrepreneur, Betsy Bower, joins us at the GRO-Biz Conference and Idea Expo last week as a keynote speaker.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming   “It’s about man’s journey through existence,” Betsy Bower tells me, getting more animated as she explains the meaning of the Hindu… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2015/02/spiritual-entrepreneur-new-generation-entrepreneurs-share-their-stories-gro-biz-conference-and-idea-expo/

Time Management Tips for the Holidays

As year-end approaches, our already busy schedules can morph into unmanageable beasts that need to be tamed. If you find this time of year more stressful than usual, you are not alone. Guest presenter, Wendy Gauntner, shares some practical tips to keep y…
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming As year-end approaches, our already busy schedules can morph into unmanageable beasts that need to be tamed.  Bombarded, we become… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2014/11/time-management-tips-holidays/

Conducting a SWOT Analysis

Learn why a SWOT analysis is important and how to conduct one for your business.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming A lot of people think that a SWOT analysis is simply something you find in a business textbook.  However, a SWOT analysis is a useful… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2014/05/conducting-swot-analysis/

How to Price Services

Learn how to overcome the challenges of pricing services.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Services are more difficult to price than goods because they are intangible.  Pricing them requires companies to look at things from a… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2014/05/how-price-services/

Are you an "Encore Entrepreneur?"

The rewards of entrepreneurship later in life can be rich, both financially and personally. You have many resources available in Wyoming to help you get started. So...don't wait...accept the challenge of being an "Encore Entrepreneur"!
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group of "Encore Entrepreneurs," people who were over the age of 50 and were entertaining… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2014/01/are-you-encore-entrepreneur/

Interesting Bedfellows . . . Credit Card Processing and Market Research

Use your credit card data to better understand your customers.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming There are dozens of credit card processors available, but start-up Swipely’s selling point is helping merchants better understand their… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2013/10/interesting-bedfellows-credit-card-processing-and-market-research/

Mobile Credit Card Processing For Dummies

Learn how even the smallest business can start accepting credit cards, using their smart phone.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Strange that someone who still possesses a "dumb phone" should be writing about processing credit cards on a mobile device!  But credit… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2013/10/mobile-credit-card-processing-dummies/

What is Business Culture?

Business “culture” is a phrase that is frequently used, but it’s a hard-to-describe idea. Let’s take a look at what it means for you and your business.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Business “culture” is a phrase that is frequently used, but it’s a hard-to-describe idea. Let’s take a look at what it means for you… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/2013/07/what-business-culture/

The Most Important Thing About Business

Learn what's the single most important thing in business.
Copyright © 2013 University of Wyoming Ok, I’m not sure there is any one thing that is the most important.  Because I come from a financial background, I tend to lean toward… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/blog1/most-important-thing-about-business/

DKRW to start construction of Medicine Bow plant in one year.

DKRW Advanced Fuels has submitted updated materials to the state Industrial Siting Division regarding a proposed a coal-to-liquids conversion facility near Medicine Bow.… http://www.wyomingsbdc.org/old-pages-may-use-later/news/dkrw-start-construction-medicine-bow-plant-one-year/

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