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Lisa Doyle
Lisa Doyle

A Guide to Buying Logo’d Apparel

Most small businesses invest in custom decorated apparel, and because it is more of an art than a science, the process that goes into creating that golf shirt with your logo embroidered on it can be a little overwhelming. We have Lisa Doyle with Corporate Casuals with us to explain how it all works.

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Lisa Doyle
Lisa Doyle

When Natural Disaster Strikes

Thousands of small businesses will be affected by natural disasters this year, and many of them won't have taken the necessary measures to protect their physical structures. However, that doesn't have to mean the end of the business altogether.


Tags: disaster, sba

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Lisa Doyle
Lisa Doyle

Make Online Shopping Easier for Your Customers

Have you ever shopped for something online, added it to your e-shopping cart and then, at the last minute, backed out of buying it? Chances are you have--and if your business sells its goods online, your clients have done so as well.


Tags: sales

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Lisa Doyle
Lisa Doyle

Our Favorite Things

For our May/June issue’s cover story, “Hot List 2008,” we covered 100 of the must-know items for small businesses in America today. Inspired by the topic, we surveyed ABC employees to find out what some of their personal favorite things are!

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Lisa Doyle
Lisa Doyle

The Employee Difference

Anyone who has ever set foot in a warehouse store knows that as soon as you walk in, you’re greeted by huge, plasma screen TVs, camera displays and computers. So one might assume that these businesses sell a ton of these products to every shopper, right? Well, maybe not.


Tags: employees

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Lisa Doyle
Lisa Doyle

ABC Fox Trot Recap

The results are in—ABC’s sponsorship of the Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation Fox Trot 5K Run/Walk was a success!


Tags: fox trot

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Lisa Doyle
Lisa Doyle

ABC Sponsoring Local 5K Run

For the second year in a row, America's Best Companies will be a Platinum Sponsor of this year's Fox Trot 5K Run/Walk in Batavia, Illinois. Join us on April 27 and cheer on the runners as they earn donations for the Batavia Mothers' Club Foundation.


Tags: fox trot

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Lisa Doyle
Lisa Doyle

Thanks, Merci, Gracias, Danke, Grazie, Agradecimentos

April is International Customer Loyalty Month, a great time to show your customers that you appreciate their patronage. The key is to make your customers feel as though they are more than mere customers. Make them feel special as people and they will be back time and again. Here are five easy ways to show your customers that you value their repeat business.

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