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Chambersburg Area Development Corp Reports Strong Year With New Contract

 CHAMBERSBURG –Chambersburg Area Development Corp. (CADC) held its Annual Meeting on June 5 at the Orchards Restaurant to present highlights from the past year and economic development activity in the area. In addition to an update of CADC owned … [Read More...]

WV Vets Get Big Break When Starting a Business

Special File by QSBJ Correspondent Dave Ranck Martinsburg, WV--The WV legislature gave veterans a big break while encouraging business start ups. As a country, the USA's growth is now in the negative growth range and the new business start ups … [Read More...]

How Is Your Position As a Thought Leader Hurting or Helping Your Cash Flow?

We hear a lot about 'become a thought leader' in your industry bantered about in a lot of the media.  But what does it all mean--and is it just some business school warm and fuzzy quest that sounds good at chamber meetings? Monetizing thought is … [Read More...]

Quad State Reader Discovers A Business ‘Diamond in the Rough’

[Editor's Note: Our Quad State region has some very useful resources hidden in the various corners along the I-81 and I-70 corridor. QSBJ reader and consultant Dave Ranck tells us of an Eastern Panhandle resource that has thoroughly impressed … [Read More...]

Berkeley County Chamber Reveals March-April Calendar

Upcoming events for the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce have been announced by chamber executives.  The upcoming schedule gives entrepreneurs and business owners a good platform to develop new business relationships and cementing old … [Read More...]

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OWN AN LLC? WHAT IS HAPPENING TO NEW YORK BUSINESSES ON FEB 27 MAY BE COMING TO A QUAD STATE NEAR YOU SOON

Depending on the mood at any Quad State statehouse and their legislatures, you may be having to put up with what New York LLC owners are going to be going through as of February 27. What 'kind' of corporate structure, LLC vs. standard corporate … [Read More...]

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Business Talk

An Example of Critical Path Application Resulting In Higher Net Profit

Have You Discovered the Critical Path For Your Business?

Back in the eighties I had a friend of mine, Bob Randolph of the Professional Management Institute, tell me there were only about 11 effective critical paths in all of business. [Note: This post … [Read More...]

WHAT IS YOUR BEST 2015 MARKETING GAMBIT?

The world is now a series of markets...maybe your original market never was a single niche in the first place. But it's much more complex today. The objective is to find YOUR MARKET's best niche in … [Read More...]

HUGE GOVERNMENT TAKE-OVER OF INTERNET COMING FOR BUSINESSES

Feburary 26, 2015--remember that date to hear what the future and costs will bring on your use of the Internet. It's the FCC's public date for voting. This is probably the most important post we've … [Read More...]

HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU PAY FOR A BUSINESS LEAD?

This subject could evolve into quite interesting rabbit trails in different directions. And don't get too professionally snobby on me either. All of us in business pay for leads in one way or … [Read More...]

Great by Choice: Why Certain Companies and Their Leaders Excel

by Scott Ford Jim Collins, author of "Good to Great," also wrote "Great by Choice," a book based on relevant and meaningful research on why companies and leaders excel. In "Great by Choice," Collins … [Read More...]

THE TWO MOST MISUNDERSTOOD TERMS IN BUSINESS: YOUR IGNORANCE IN APPLICATION CAN COST YOU THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS

Get these terms correct for your business and the world is your oyster. Very simply the terms are marketing and selling, If someone came up to you today and asked you to define marketing and … [Read More...]

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Comment and Opinion

Business Formation Crisis Coming Home to Roost

BUSINESS CRISIS: WHAT GROUP WILL HELP STIMULATE BUSINESS GROWTH?

Frankly An Editorial The Quad State region is under crisis. America is under crisis. The crisis is the lack of business formation--not only in the Quad State region, but in American in … [Read More...]

DESPERATELY WANTED: Entrepreneurs Willing to Fail

Frankly, An Editorial When was the last time you did something for the first time? In America, in our culture, in our Quad State region we esteem success. We worship success. We hold the … [Read More...]

The 20 Best Leadership Qualities That Have Stood the Test of Time

Take a break right now. What I'd like you to do is sit down and think about your business life. How have these qualities served you over the last five, 10, 20, 40 or more years in … [Read More...]

Is It All That Important To Have Ethics In Business 100% of the Time?

  Frankly, an Editorial (Every one in business fudges a bit now and then, right?) When I first started out in business for myself in the mid-1970s, I subconsciously looked for examples of … [Read More...]

Finding Money For Your Business in the Quad State

OK, we admit.  This is a tease. The Quad State Business Journal, in order to form a more cohesive union of business support in our Quad State region, is going to be making an announcement about … [Read More...]

Top Business Advice to Young Business Leaders for 2015

Tuesday 12/30/2014 @ 10:30 A.M. While it is customary for publications to wax eloquent about the coming year's issues and opportunities, it's always a challenge for me to find copy that actually … [Read More...]

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