It gives you a sense of pride and fulfillment when you form your own company.
But there is always a sense of reciprocity within the community for small businesses. The smaller the business, the less intimidating it is. Chances are, people in the community prefer to be loyal to smaller stores because it makes them feel at home. In a sense, these…Continue
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When asked what they would do if they had $100,000 to invest in their business, most SBOs (30%) said “market/promote my business”.
~The Hartford’s 2014 Small Business Success Study
Added by Rogera C. Toussaint on October 30, 2017 at 2:28pm — No Comments
The preparation stage and the market analysis you do before the launch can only take you so far. Once your product is out there in the open, you can expect the unexpected. Needless to say, this isn’t always negative, but sometimes failing to respond appropriately to the unexpected positive endorsement can be just as bad. This is why your business desperately needs media monitoring to provide this invaluable insight. Here’s is a brief rundown on how this works and why it is so…Continue
Everyone dreads tax season, but for the small-business owner, filing can be especially frustrating. Mistakes and misclassifications can cause severe problems down the road. If you’re not a tax expert, you run the risk of making mistakes that can lead to…Continue
Upworthy has a Facebook following of over 10 million. On its wall, is the headline “Because We’re all Part of the Same Story.” That’s a catchy headline and probably aptly describes its mission.
Perhaps the biggest draw to get readers are the titles/headlines that accompany news stories – stories that are already out there. By attaching the catchy headlines, the staff hopes that the stories they have dug up…Continue
Even for SMEs with great experience in the industry, securing a working capital loan is a harder task than one thinks. Availing a working capital loan is easier said than done. It is because most of the traditional financial institutions are not willing to take a single risk on a business whose plan does not excite them. Basically, they would not provide the helping hand if they do not find value in the proposition. However,…Continue
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Tired of attending other people's networking events to make new business connections? Creating industry events under your business name is a great way to make connections. Planning the event allows you to set the theme, agenda, and selection of expert speakers, as well as establish yourself as…Continue
Added by Rogera C. Toussaint on October 23, 2017 at 12:28pm — No Comments
There are many factors that go into creating a successful brand for your business, but the one resource you don't need a lot of is money. Flashy advertising can cost a lot, but there are numerous ways to increase your brand's visibility on a budget. Learn more about some of the best cost-effective methods for increasing brand awareness with the following guide by Raider Signage: …Continue
Added by Steve A. Parker on October 23, 2017 at 8:57am — No Comments
Depending on the number of clients you have, as well as the scope and type of SEO services you provide, your daily routine might include thousands of minute menial tasks that add up to hours of time wasted on something that could have been taken care of by a single tool, script, or service. Finding tools you are comfortable with can take a while, but if you properly identify the areas where automation could benefit you the most, you’ll be able to expand your client base…Continue
WordPress is currently the most dominant content management system (CMS) and it powers about 27% of all internet…Continue
Added by Harris Scott on October 21, 2017 at 12:19am — No Comments
Everything You Need to Know about Establishing Credit for Your Small Business was created by Lendr specialty…Continue
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Know someone who knows someone? Then ask for an introduction! You don't have to be pushy or annoying about it but a simple question shouldn't hurt you, so there's nothing to lose! Once you have summoned the courage to ask, though, there are some basic things to bear in mind to make the introduction smooth and worthwhile for everyone…Continue
Added by Rogera C. Toussaint on October 19, 2017 at 12:35pm — No Comments
Many people spend hours and hours behind their desks only to have their workday spiral out of control. And this isn’t something you’ll want to happen to you and your employees. You’ll want to limit all the distractions and ditch those low-priority tasks so that everyone can focus on the more important work. Luckily, if you know what you’re doing, you should be able to increase productivity in your office. All you have to do is follow some work organization techniques that…Continue
Added by Tracey Clayton on October 18, 2017 at 6:52am — No Comments
Instagram is a powerful branding tool and highly effective for user engagement. So, use its strengths to your benefit! Establish a strong brand presence and build a community around it. Focus on who you'd like to engage with rather than sell to and you'll be on your way to building a…Continue
Digital content, and the quality of such, is one thing that separates a startup that is geared for success from a startup that is doomed to fail. The challenge starts with choosing the right content management system (CMS). Nevertheless, there is one CMS that receive rave reviews since it became a full-fledged CMS in 2008—WordPress. Beginner blogger or startup, the platform is deemed as the best CMS. Why is it so?
Reasons why startup must use…Continue
Most business owners often overlook commercial carpets due to the belief that they are hard to maintain. To some extent, they may be justified because carpets are exposed to wear, mildew, and bad odor. However, one cannot disregard the fact that carpets offer lower maintenance than most flooring options in the industry. They are also aesthetic and help absorb dust and bacteria that reside in industrial…Continue
Cyber-attacks have become an unpleasant reality to practically every person and business. We have all heard of extremely worrying revelations about hackers infiltrating the IT systems of large companies such as Yahoo, Google, Citigroup, Sony and many others. Not to mention, there…Continue
Added by Mikkie Mills on October 12, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Generally defined as the generation born between 1980 - 2000, there are 92 million millennials in the United States, and annually they spend more than $600 Billion (Goldman Sachs, 2017). Unlike…Continue