As any small business owner will tell you, the road to success is paved with adversity.
Research by the SBA suggests that about 627,000 businesses open each year and only 32,000 live to tell the tale.
Spencer Shaver Denver is a business consultant in Colorado who has worked with over 100 small businesses to help them master the everyday challenges of production, staffing, marketing, and motivation. He offers 4 key tips to help businesses get past this dreaded statistic.
1. Market Like You Mean It
Marketing is expensive and small businesses don’t have all the money in the world to splurge. Spencer Shaver Denver advocates that email marketing campaigns and social media are a great way to nurture relations with customers. Not only are these super cost-effective, but they help reach new prospects in a fraction of the time. …
Revered as the meeting place of heaven and earth, Temple Mount, a 3000-year old hill in Jerusalem, is shrouded in controversy. Biblical texts maintain it was once home to the Holy Temple; a series of structures (mainly comprised of two separate buildings) said to have existed circa 500 BCE.
The question remains; Was the Holy Temple mere legend or larger than life?
The Holy Temple: Two Mythical Buildings (And Maybe Even a Third)
This was contemporaneously the holiest place on Earth. Fast forward to the 21st century, it is now embattled in conflict; conflict that questions its very existence.
The First Temple was reportedly erected by Solomon, hence the name Solomon’s Temple, in 957 BCE and ravaged by Babylonian armies in 586 BCE during a city raid. The Second Temple, said to have been built in 516 BCE, was expanded upon by Herod, procuring the name Herod’s Temple, only to be demolished by the Romans in 70 CE. …