Kelly K. Spors

Kelly K. Spors

Kelly K. Spors is a freelance writer in St. Louis Park, Minn.

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More Reasons to Rethink Paper Records

In this case study, RM Foods deployed an ERP system that helps it keep better track of inventory and financials than spreadsheets and handwritten paperwork.
Growth Strategies

When Manufacturing in China, Face Time Can Be Critical

In this case study, costume company Revolution Dancewear put in the miles to improve its relationship with its Chinese manufacturers.
Leadership

Are Small Businesses Being Heard This Election Year?

President Obama and Mitt Romney frequently suggest they're in touch with America's small enterprises. But often, they display a disconnect, Kelly K. Spors writes.
Leadership

An Entrepreneur's Top Leadership Challenges -- and How to Meet Them

As their companies expand, business owners aren't always ready to deal with new management issues.
Growth Strategies

The Method Vision: Green Consumers Want to Have Fun, Too

This guiding principle helped the founders of an eco-friendly, entrepreneurial company take its cleaning products from the car trunk to the aisles of Target.
Ready for Anything

How to Take Your Business to the Next Level

Consider these three successful strategies to kick-start growth in your company.
Finance

Five Ways to Build Business Credit

Consider these options to start building an enviable credit history for your small business.
Ready for Anything

Five Simple Ways to Boost Productivity

Follow these common-sense tips to get more stuff done -- faster.
Project Grow

Three Ways to Find an Edge in a Crowded Market

Whether you're a pioneer or a latecomer in a competitive industry, here are strategies to stay ahead of the pack.
Starting a Business

Three Ways to Prepare for a Business Launch

From showcasing expertise to soliciting feedback and offering free samples, consider these tested strategies for startup success.
Starting a Business

How a Microbusiness Rebounded from the Recession

A fashion startup survives cash-flow problems and redesigns itself for a comeback.
Starting a Business

Banking on a New Business Model

How an online party glassware company saved its business by revamping how it goes to market.
Leadership

Rallying the Team for a Recovery

How encouraging employees to come up with ideas helped one company get creative in serving its clients.
Marketing

HomeAway's Super Bowl Ad Game

As the young company bets on a new commercial, co-founder Brian Sharples opens his playbook.
Starting a Business

Tech-Gear Company Makes Traditional Trendy

How DODOcase leveraged social media, and the skill of a master bookbinder, to catapult its iPad cases onto the market.
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