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List of all companies which received PPP funds, all States, from the SBA

List of all companies which received PPP funds, all States, from the SBA

The administration disclosed the names of many small businesses which received loans under a program intended to blunt the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The disclosure comes amid demands for more transparency around the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, funds established as part of the $2 trillion CARES Act, which was signed this spring. https://sba.app.box.com/s/tvb0v5i57oa8gc6b5dcm9cyw7y2ms6pp     &nbsp […]

Here is an interactive list of Illinois companies which have received PPM Loans. Good to know.

Here is an interactive list of Illinois companies which have received PPM Loans. Good to know.

Make sure to check the status of the charity and non-profit before Donating 

Make sure to check the status of the charity and non-profit before Donating 

Taxpayers can use IRS Select Check tool before Donating  | Internal Revenue Service Giving Tuesday is an annual event celebrated the week after Thanksgiving to kick off the season of charitable giving. Taxpayers making donations may be able to deduct them on their tax return. As people are deciding where to make their donations, the IRS has a tool that may help. Exempt Organizations Select Check on IRS.gov is a tool that allows users to search for charities. It provides […]

Facts of sales cold calling!

Facts of sales cold calling!

Cold calls teach you how to ‘fail’ to succeed

Cold calls teach you how to ‘fail’ to succeed

Cold calls teach you how to ‘fail’ to succeed   Here’s a new way to view the cold call: It’s not a way to make sales; it’s an opportunity to learn to sell. You could call it the fail-your-way-to-success method. Here are 12.5 lifetime sales skills you can develop through the fail-your-way-to-success method of cold calling:   You develop a fast opening that grabs attention and gets you to the next step. What can you invent that gets […]

Do you have the right questions to make the sale?

Do you have the right questions to make the sale?

Do you have the right questions to make the sale?   The most important aspect of making a sale is also a major weakness of every salesperson — asking questions. Questions are so critical, you’d think it would be the topic of training every week. Yet salespeople are odds-on favorites to have never taken one training program in the science of asking a question. How critical? The first personal (rapport) question sets the tone for the meeting, and the first […]

Tips for Successful Cold Calling

Tips for Successful Cold Calling

Tips for Successful Cold Calling Cold calling. Even the name is chilling. You’re not alone if you dread the process. In fact, many people consider cold calling the most intimidating aspect of the sales process. Unfortunately, even though cold calling is becoming outmoded thanks to digital technology it is a necessary evil part of selling; if you want to grow your business, you have to contact new prospects. These tips will help you handle cold calls like a pro: […]

Networking basics for small businesses

Networking basics for small businesses

Networking basics for small businesses   Simplicity and functionality should be the guiding principles for designing a small office network setup that meets the needs of your growing company. Remember that networking hardware that fits right now may not keep pace two or three years out, and outgrowing your hardware before it reaches obsolescence is generally thought of as a waste of resources. Knowing the basics about networking hardware is the first step in planning for the appropriate purchase.   Understand the […]

Basic Rules Of Network Planning

Basic Rules Of Network Planning

Basic Rules Of Network Planning   Here are bandwidth estimates for common business activities (per staff or user):   Basic email, 1 Mbps Cloud backup, 2 Mbps Cloud-based services, 5 Mbps Cloud computing, 2 Mbps Data transfer, 2 Mbps Email with attachments, 15 Mbps File sharing, 5 Mbps/500 Kbps General web browsing, 0.33 Mbps/333 Kbps General Wi-Fi use, 1 Mbps High-definition video (HD video), 4 Mbps Instant messaging, 5 Mbps/500 Kbps Online banking and bookkeeping, 2 Mbps Online research […]

Why data analysts love the fog: Economists Have Biggest Miss Ever in U.S. Jobs-Report Shocker.

Why data analysts love the fog: Economists Have Biggest Miss Ever in U.S. Jobs-Report Shocker.

Economists forecasts have never been more wrong than they were for Friday’s jobs report. So how did they miss this one so badly? Simply put, analysis don’t work out all the time. They are based on predictions especially when no sound reference data is available for comparison. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-05/economists-have-biggest-whiff-ever-as-u-s-jobs-report-surprises […]

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