James J. Talerico, Jr.

Could Your Small Business Benefit From Lean Manufacturing ?

If you use key performing indicators to measure how your business is doing, seek input from your employees about ways to continually improve, or use ERP software you are, in fact, practicing “lean manufacturing.”  The question is: are there other… Continue Reading →

International Business Startup Trends

Back in 2015 during the Obama administration, Kevin and I discussed negative trends in both new business startups and business success rates. The good news is that since 2015 the number of startup companies seeking seed funding has increased, and… Continue Reading →

The Business Tax Credit That Even Your CPA Isn’t Aware Of

It is estimated that billions of dollars in WOTC Tax Credits aren’t being claimed by businesses, and that 1 in every 5 people hired in the US are potentially eligible for this tax credit.  The average available tax credit is… Continue Reading →

10 Things Businesses Should Be Focused On In 2018 –

We are getting close to the end of the year, and it’s time for business owners to be thinking about goals & objectives for next year. The following list includes universal business trends that I have consulted about repeatedly during… Continue Reading →

Maximizing Your Social Media Efforts

In my experience working with small businesses, I find that while many businesses today have a Facebook, LinkedIn and/or Twitter account, most are not maximizing their social media impact and, as a consequence, missing a huge opportunity ! Here is… Continue Reading →

Improving Your Succession Planning ROI

Because of the aging baby boomer population, we are currently in the middle of a transition in ownership of roughly 90 million US businesses with a combined value of $10 trillion.    The plan for an owner to exit a business… Continue Reading →

Top Franchises in 2015

I thought talking about franchises would be a timely topic, because recent statistics reveal that since Obama has taken office small businesses are actually having a more difficult time making it.   Consider the following: historically, studies reveal that over time… Continue Reading →

2015 Tax Planning by James J. Talerico Jr.

Many of your listeners are — or should be — starting to think about tax planning.  This article should provide a list of tax questions the reader can take to his or her tax professionals.  I will summarize where we… Continue Reading →

James J.Talerico, Jr. – Greater Prairie Business Consulting

About SMB Expert James J. Talerico, Jr. … Jim’s client success stories have been highlighted in the Wall St Journal, Dallas Business Journal, Chicago Daily Herald, and on MSNBC’s Your Business, and he is regularly quoted in publications like the… Continue Reading →

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