Develop Your Small Business

Developing Your Business


What to Know Before Applying for an SBA Loan (Silicon Valley Business Journal)]

Protecting Your Business, and Your Bank Account, in Case Clients Don’t Pay (The New York Times)

How to Avoid the Premature Scaling Death Trap (Entrepreneur Magazine)

The Most Common Reasons Startups Fail (FastCompany)


Organizational Development


Team and Strategy (

4 soft skills millennials need to build their careers (Louisville Business First)

How to Become a Master Communicator (Austin Business Journal)

Your company is at 50 employees. What's next?  (SmartBrief)

The barriers to advancing women: What men aren't seeing (SmartBrief)

The Most Important Personality Traits for CEOs (New York Magazine)

Drop Your Excuses and Tell Me What You Did  (San Francisco Business Times)

Are You a Grown Up Company Now? Time to Shift Your Focus to Developing Your Existing Employees (Phoenix Business Journal)

Career Coach: Yes, you still need strong communication skills (The Washington Post)

Study: Poor Writing Skills Are Costing Businesses Billions (Inc. Magazine)

Dollars and Sense: The Cost of a Bad Hire (Business News Daily)

4 do's and don'ts of speaking to senior executives (Albuquerque Business First)

How to align your employees and your culture (Louisville Business First)

The Big Disconnect That Could Cost You Your Best Employees (Forbes) 

Help! My salespeople can't write! (Business Journals)

13 time-saving tips for continuous self-education (SmartBlogs)

Why 2016 Is The Year Of The Hybrid Job (Fast Company)

Why Employees And Management Have Such Different Ideas About Company Culture  (Fast Company)




Not All Good Products Make Good Businesses (Intercom)

Innovation Excellence (

Who Killed Nokia? Nokia Did (Instead)

Creating value from long-term bets (McKinsey Quarterly)




How To Do A Values Checkup In The Wake Of ​Wells Fargo’s Scandal (Silicon Valley Business Journal)

Why are so many startups behaving badly, and can anything be done about it? (Upstart Business Journal)

3 Skills That Set Successful CEOs Apart (Lead Change Group)

Managing: ​My best employee quit because I wouldn’t let her go to her college graduation  (Phoenix Business Journal)

8 steps to a more ethical workplace (Austin Business Journal)

How can I help you do your job better? (SmartBrief)

3 Non-traditional business lessons from immigrant entrepreneurs (Louisville Business Journal)

Want to Be a Good Boss? Start by Understanding Why You Want to Lead (Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University)

Is Leadership in Your Organization's DNA? (Smart Brief)

When "No" Can Lead to "Yes" (SmartBrief)

3 Ways Cheating Can Creep into Your Organization (Smart Brief)

Dealing with Denial At The Top (SmartBrief)

Why leaders feel lonely and what they can do about it (SmartBrief)

The best bosses follow these 7 rules (SmartBrief)

How I've Learned To Fight Loneliness And Isolation As A CEO (Fast Company)

10 Habits of Well-Liked Bosses (Fast Company)

5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders (And How Not to Be One)  (Michael Hyatt)

4 Great Things Senior Leadership Teams Do (SmartBlog on Leadership)

Know Your Why (SmartBlog on Leadership)

Rising Through The Ranks: Interview With Celgene CEO Mark Alles (The Street)

Why Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf insists on keeping it real (Business Journals)

Martin Zwilling’s Startup Professionals Blog

Start creating your legacy now by developing your people(Smart Blog on Leadership)

Why Are So Many Managers Afraid Of Talking To Their Employees? (Fast Company)

How to Build a Passionate Company (Harvard Business Review)

Are Good Managers Born or Made? (Knowledge@Wharton)

Leaders, Build Your Success on Trust (Chief Learning Officer) 



10 Principles of Customer Strategy (

4 questions every salesperson must answer (and in the correct order) (Louisville Business First)

17 Navy SEAL principles that every salesperson should practice (San Francisco Business Times)

Eight easy ways to promote your small business for free (Albuquerque Business First)

6 steps to turning around sales (Austin Business Journal)

Not hitting the sales target? This might be why (Austin Business Journal)

3 Stories You Need Potential Customers to Tell and 3 Ways to Get Them to (SmartBrief)

10 sales rules to follow if you want to grow your business (UpStart Business Journal)

Is Dynamic Pricing a Hit? (Knowledge@Wharton)

Customer Service, the New Mercedes-Benz Way (Knowledge@Wharton)

Why Your Brand Doesn’t Need Anyone To #Participate In Anything (Fast Company)

6 Things Top Salespeople Never Do  (Upstart Business Journal)

Price Is a Valuable Brand Position, so Don't Cheapen It (AdAge)

Why Most Product Launches Fail (Harvard Business Review)


Lean Organizations

The Essence of Jidoka (

When Toyota met e-commerce: Lean at Amazon (McKinsey)

See lean manufacturing first hand. Take a video tour of the Toyota plant in Kentucky (Toyota Georgetown)


Business Assistance


The Arizona Small Business Development Center Network provides no cost one-on-one confidential evaluation and guidance by experienced business advisors to help you fast-track your plans and position your business for success.

SCORE (Phoenix, Southern Arizona, Northern Arizona) provides no cost mentoring to small business owners and entrepreneurs, along with classes, seminars, and special events to benefit small businesses

Are you a grown up company now? Time to shift your focus to developing your existing employees (Phoenix Business Journal)