Stop Playing Firefighter With Your Small Business and Learn How to Focus

January 15th, 2015 → 11:07 am @

Juggling many things at once is a reality for most business owners, but it’s often unproductive.


South Beloit leaders put focus on redevelopment, growth

February 26th, 2013 → 6:44 pm @

SOUTH BELOIT After fewer than two years on the job as the city’s top leader, Mayor Mike Duffy already has a clear vision for the city: attract businesses and people who want to live, work and, perhaps most important, grow.


Inde after-hours event to focus on digital marketing

February 19th, 2013 → 4:08 am @

In partnership with Propel Marketing, The Independent will offer a free after-hours event and seminar for local business leaders wanting to learn new digital tools and techniques to reach their customers.


Focus economic development on Athens start ups

February 9th, 2013 → 4:50 pm @

Despite the cheery picture painted recently in op-eds by local business leaders, Athens' current economic development road map may be failing the most important constituency in Athens – its future generations.


Changing up marketing mix brings big payoff to insurance startup

January 25th, 2013 → 5:40 am @

Starting out with a big emphasis on direct mail, Square One quickly learned that online initiatives were where to focus its marketing spending


Focus on what really matters in your career

January 22nd, 2013 → 12:01 am @

Walt Disney, founder of the Disney empire sits at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Disney always cautioned that family should be top priority over business / Disney / File / Gannett


GOP candidates focus on more jobs, lower taxes at fundraiser

July 31st, 2012 → 12:46 pm @

FORT MADISON When Congressional District 2 Candidate John Archer of Bettendorf spoke during the Lee County Republican Party’s annual fundraiser Saturday, he asked those present to remember some numbers.


SustainaBiz conference is Wednesday in Frisco

June 5th, 2012 → 10:16 pm @

A SustainaBiz panel in 2009. The focus for Summit Independent Business Alliance's annual SustainaBiz conference on Wednesday is on cultivating your business.


Coke, Nike succeed with new style of brand story-telling online

April 12th, 2012 → 5:28 am @

The focus is not on product but on driving an emotional connection, and social media leads the way


Einstein Bros. Bagels revamps its own brand as it moves into Kettleman Bagel Co. restaurants

April 7th, 2012 → 3:52 pm @

The former Kettleman Bagel Co. in Northwest Portland became Einstein Bros. Bagels on Wednesday, the first of five Kettleman restaurants set to make the switch by May 15. Einstein's parent company said the transition is an opportunity to revamp its …