This Week’s Happenings: Food Trucks, Revitalizing Your Mornings, and Maintaining a Customer-First Business

This Week’s Happenings: Food Trucks, Revitalizing Your Mornings, and Maintaining a Customer-First Business

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Maintaining Your Focus on the Front Lines as Your Company Grows

No company will reach its full growth potential by focusing on the red tape associated with an expanding organization and letting the focus on customers fall to the wayside. Here are four practices great leaders employ to keep company managers focused on the front line of their business. My favorite: a company that went from near-bankruptcy to one of the best-performing stocks for over a decade after their leadership refocused the team to bring the front liners closer to senior management.

Chase Bank announces ‘express funding’

Merchants often have to wait up to three business days for a transaction to clear, and when you’re managing very tight cash flow, that can be a huge pain. Chase just announce a new funding initiative that should assist this problem—it’s geared towards their business customers who can now receive cash from credit card transactions one to two days earlier.

Gene Marks: Best. Small business advertisement. Ever.

“I just wanted something where, when people see my truck, they automatically have to read the rest of my truck.” This one filled us with laughter, and inspiration—here’s an advertising initiative that a plumber implemented to get creative and get his small business noticed, becoming a bit of a viral sensation. The best part: It’s actually worked to bring in more customers.

Are Food Trucks a Good First Commercial Real Estate Investment?

Here’s an insider look into the capital and effort needed to successfully start and run a food truck business, plus thoughts on whether or not it’d be a good commercial real estate investment for you.

How 5 Immigrant Entrepreneurs Found Success in a Foreign Country

Here are 5 stories from different U.S. immigrants who are now successfully running their own companies. Find out how’s native Colombian founder bootstrapped her business, dealing with vendors who rejected her business because of her gender, and now manages 14 employees… Or Nutanix founder from Bihar, India, who now employs over 2,000 employees after starting his first day in America with just $900.

This Morning Routine Will Save You 20+ Hours Per Week

“According to psychologist Ron Friedman, the first three hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.” Playing around with a new morning routine may make a huge difference in your daily productivity. This author actually did the opposite of common practice—he stopped working out in the morning in order to take advantage of the morning hours of active, thoughtful brain activity.

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