Featured Blog Posts – January 2013 Archive (7)

What To Do With a Challenging Client

When a client hits your 'hairy edge', the point where you're over their needy or demanding nature, it's time to say buh bye.  It's better for them and you.



But how do you fire a client when you like her and feel guilty because you know it's partly your fault for taking her in the first place.  It doesn't have to be a black and white decision.  You can take baby steps towards fixing your working relationship.



Here are 3 steps for getting asking for change with a…

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Added by Dina Eisenberg on January 27, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How Co-working Can Be a Great Option for Your Small Business

If you’re an entrepreneur either looking to move into your first office or simply looking for a change of scenery, co-working spaces can be a fantastic option for you. They are often a little more expensive than renting an office in the traditional manner, but there are a number of reasons why they can be a great office space option for your small business. Peter Ames of Office Genie, a UK marketplace for desk and office space, picks four of the best.

Space is often available right…

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Added by Peter Ames on January 16, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to Revive a Failing Family Business with Internet Marketing

If you have a local family business that’s been around for a while but has now gotten into trouble or sales are slowing, chances are good that your success came from providing a high level of service and advertising locally via the Yellow Pages and through word of mouth courtesy of your long term clientele.



Unfortunately, we live in a world where change is happening faster and faster, and lots of small family businesses are getting left behind and…

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Added by Shepard Morrow on January 11, 2013 at 3:25pm — No Comments

My 4 Basic Tenets of Employee Motivation

If you want your startup to succeed, you’re going to have to motivate your employees. It’s one of the basic tenets of business.  There are several schools of thought on how best to do this.  What I’ve learned from growing companies like TicketPrinting.com, though, is that it doesn’t matter what you do to motivate your employees as long as you follow four basic rules.

 

1)      Offer Feedback.  As a startup CEO,…

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Added by Lance Trebesch on January 11, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

3 Steps I Took to Starting a Side Business

Refurbishing old furniture has always been a passion shared between my husband and I. Recently we decided to turn our full-time hobby into a side business for me to run while my husband works his day job. It made a lot of sense – we owned our own workspace and tools and could afford to spend a little on advertising. However, since neither of us has ever even operated a lemonade stand before, let alone a legitimate business, it was still a bit scary.

Thankfully, by doing a lot of…

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Added by Lucy Clark on January 9, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Are You Missing Out on Customers? Why You Need a Mobile Site

Considering a mobile site for your business? You probably should. Internet users are increasingly accessing the Web via mobile devices. In the five short years since the iPhone hit the market, more than half of US consumers have purchased a smartphone. Of those smartphone owners, the vast majority regularly use their phones to access the Internet. Having a mobile site allows you to serve the needs of both mobile and desktop users while…

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Added by Kelly Drill on January 3, 2013 at 1:09pm — No Comments

How To Create a Business Card that Gets You Clients

Business cards are underestimated as a marketing tool, yet it’s one of the things that we use most often in promoting our businesses. Your business card should be given careful consideration; something that someone will look at and get a very good idea not only of what you do, but what you can do for them.

So often we treat our business cards as only a way to hand out our phone number and , but that’s really a missed opportunity, and not the best use of your marketing dollars. You’ve…

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Added by Hunter Phoenix on January 3, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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