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The Small Business Optimism Index recently rose to its highest level since December of 2007.  This survey finding by the National Federation of Independent Businesses revealed that small business owners are more confident they’ll experience an increase in sales over the next few months. Interestingly this same Baltimore Business Journal article that reported the above ray of light also cast [...] ... (more)

Outlook for 2011: Grow, Shrink or Die – Part 1 of 4

Thankfully, the global economy appears to be heading out of recession.  For CEO’s, business optimism is sure to rise with such news as history as shown a healthy correlation between a strong economy and increased spending (and Groupon better hope so after declining Google’s offer – WOW!). That said, skepticism is sure to linger among all [...] ... (more)

entreQuest Profiled in the Wall Street Journal

Our move to the cloud, guided by LiftOff, is discussed in an article in the Wall Street Journal. Our part of the article explains how we continue to find new and innovative ways to leverage the collaboration components of the Microsoft cloud. ... (more)

Longtime Leaders Choose to Win

With all that has been written in the days following the death of one of America’s greatest corporate leaders, it would not be of the Apple kind of creativity if we just repeated what is already out there.  In honor of Steve Jobs, we’ll try to “think different.” Though his body proved vulnerable in the end, the mindset [...] ... (more)

Outlook for 2011: A Growth Mindset – Part 3 of 4

Returning to that question we asked earlier: Are you willing to let your business grow, shrink or die? In 2011, more businesses will fail than survive.   If you are unwilling to adapt, overcome, make tough decisions, work twice as hard and reinvent yourself and the company, then… die. It’s okay if you choose to die.  It gets you [...] ... (more)