For small businesses that are floundering, failing or faltering, George Cloutier’s business consultation company is just a phone call away. Cloutier, 69, started American Management Services as a business turnaround service based on the insight that many small business owners don’t know what they’re doing.
talk small, hear small, eat, sleep and breathe small. Because when you’re trying to connect with a small business, you must understand everything about those who run them.
The collaboration occurring between established banks and rising startups is creating a foundation in the financial industry built on mutual strengths and willingness to support one another.
When the smalls and bigs of business work collaboratively rather than competitively, it can pay off for them both. Boston Beer Co., maker of Sam Adams, benefits from being a champion of craft brewers. A great example of how earning goodwill can have a direct impact on earnings.
Mobile dental offices inside of Las Vegas casinos are yet another example of employee perks that are possible through new technology. No word yet if the free fillings will replace free drinks for customers.
Chase picks up the torch for being a true small biz supporter. Launched during 2015 Small Business Week, their Mission Main Street Grants program will award $100,000 grants to 20 small businesses.
The company that turned smartphones into credit card readers is now turning small businesses into savvy email marketers. For Square, it’s not so much a change of mission as an expansion of capabilities. And another example of how meeting the needs of small business can help bigger concerns meet their projections.