Cash-flow fitness for a growing small business

Most business owners pay themselves last. That means if there’s ever a blip in cash flow, making payroll and paying rent always came first. Cash flow is pretty much the be-all and end-all for a small business. Everything we do serves it. But you don’t want to master cash flow simply to avoid payroll crunches …

Is your small business in the awkward “tweens?”

As with kids, the tween years of business are an awkward stage. You’re not too small, but you’re not yet big. For you the business owner, that means wearing all the hats and dealing with lots of uncertainty. Here are some steps you can take to minimize the awkwardness.

How I took my new business from 0 to 25 clients in 18 months

Jennifer Zick is CEO of Authentic Brand, a Minneapolis-based marketing consulting group. She will be presenting “Positioning: the key to authentic growth” as part of the “Getting Serious” series for solopreneurs, on Thurs, Dec. 13, at Fueled Collective Uptown. *** I’ve known for many years that I wanted to build a business of my own. But …