5 Tips That Will Transform Your Small Business

Mark Lindstrom5 tips that will transform your small business

Martin LindstromTODAY contributor

Feb. 1, 2014 at 1:12 PM ET

Branding expert Martin Lindstrom shows how a business turn-around is not only possible, but completely do-able in a very compressed timeframe.

More than 100,000 small businesses close their doors every year in the United States. Stiff online competition, fallout from the financial crisis and unlimited choices mean that shop owners need to think differently if they want to survive in today’s complex marketplace.

To find out if you’re at risk, take a look at these three “Rules of 5.” These apply to conventional retailers, not food and beverage outlets.
  1. How many times per week do your customers refer back to your window display? Fewer than five? There’s an issue.

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Main Street Makeover from NBC Today

Main Street Makeover from NBC Today ShowTODAY   |  February 02, 2014

Main Street Makeover: Turning around failing small businesses

For small businesses trying to survive, one man said he could keep them from failing — but not without some tough love.

In the second part of a two-part series, branding expert Martin Lindstrom lent his expertise to two family-owned businesses just steps from closing for good.

-TODAY’s Erica Hill reports.  CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

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2013 Excellence Award Winners

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2013 Excellence Award Winners

Celebrating the Accomplishments in our Communities

 

The LZ Area Chamber of Commerce (LZACC) is proud to announce the award recipients for the 2013 Excellence Awards. The awards banquet was held on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer with 240 area business, political, and community leaders present.  Read more