Tracey Clayton's Blog (47)

4 Types of Loans a Startup Can Take Out

When you’re searching for loans as a startup owner, there are many sources you can turn to. Banks, online lenders and other institutions, there is a plethora of choice. You don’t even have to pinpoint the right kind of loan you need before you approach a lender – they will help you decide what type of financing will suit you the most. However, some basic inputs are necessary in order to have a general idea about the different types of loans so you’ll…


Added by Tracey Clayton on July 1, 2019 at 6:58am — No Comments

How to Recover Your Small Business from Cash Debt?

About two-thirds of companies survive two years in business, half of all will survive five years, and only one-third will survive a decade. According to research, a staggering 82% of companies that fail, do so because of cash flow problems. Cash flow doesn’t just mean the amount of money that is coming in and out –…


Added by Tracey Clayton on May 27, 2019 at 3:20am — No Comments

How to Choose Your Perfect Investment Property

When thinking about long-term investments and deciding on the best asset you can invest in, you should definitely consider investing in a real estate property. However, when choosing a property to invest in, there are a number of factors you should consider depending on the type of property you want to invest in that will make it easier for you to choose.

Of course, you want to make sure that you’ve made the best…


Added by Tracey Clayton on February 26, 2019 at 7:37am — No Comments

5 Inspiring Ways to Celebrate a Company Anniversary

Milestones and anniversaries are important for everyone: they show us how far we’ve come and remind us of the good things in life. Anniversaries of all kinds are always worth celebrating: wedding, relationship, job, graduation… Why would a company anniversary be any different? Company milestones and anniversaries are important and should be celebrated accordingly. We’ve put together a list of ideas to inspire you to organize a glorious celebration of your…


Added by Tracey Clayton on January 28, 2019 at 3:01am — No Comments

The Importance of Quality Corporate Event Organization

Organizing a corporate event may seem easy, but there’s much more to it than meets the eye. In order to be able to label your corporate event as a successful one, it needs to help you achieve your objectives which can be anything from increasing your sales to enhancing your company’s brand. And the way you organize the entire thing can play a huge role in whether those objectives will be achieved. But how do you organize a good corporate event? Here are 5…


Added by Tracey Clayton on January 24, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments

What Your Office Space Says About Your Brand

Some people think that a brand is all about a particular product or a company logo, when, in fact, things are much more complicated than that. Your brand is everything you are, from your employees and your website to the layout of your office. Potential customers and clients visiting your office for the first time will make a mental image associated with your business, based on what they see in your office. Because of this, it is important to know what your…


Added by Tracey Clayton on October 14, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

Essential Technology for Your SMB

One of the main traits of an SMB (that separates them from massive conglomerates) is the number of employees. While from the outside, this number may seem sufficient to satisfy the current workload that you’re facing, more often than not, this won’t be the case. So, how do you maintain the peak of productivity with a skeleton crew? With the adequate use of technology and tech-trends, of course. That being said, here are top five essential tech trends for your…


Added by Tracey Clayton on October 1, 2018 at 2:03am — No Comments

Additional Funding Sources for Your SMB

If there is one thing anyone entering the world of small business comes to realize, then it has to be the fact that a good idea is simply not enough. What your small business needs at its initial stages is a little meat on its bones, that is – money. More often than not, small business owners bite off more than they can chew and the expenses of running a business soon get out of hand. However, if you plan ahead and consider each and every source of funding,…


Added by Tracey Clayton on August 27, 2018 at 2:19am — 2 Comments

Most Effective Ways of Reducing Your SMB's Monthly Costs

Aside from the need for self-actualization and a feeling of accomplishment, most people enter the business world for one reason – profit. Simply put, profit is what is left when you take all your income and deduct your outcomes. This means that there are two ways to increase your profit: A) by boosting your productivity and B) by reducing your overhead. Seeing as how most guides focus on the first, today, we’ll write about the latter. With that in mind, here…


Added by Tracey Clayton on July 13, 2018 at 4:17am — 1 Comment

5 Smart Ways to Reduce the Costs of Doing Business

Small businesses are under a lot of pressure from day one. They need to deal with a lot of regulations and rules that can limit their growth at least in the beginning. There are also a lot of competitors to worry about, especially now when the economy is truly global.

That’s why it’s important to cut costs wherever it’s possible to do so. These saving methods shouldn’t jeopardize the quality of your service or your…


Added by Tracey Clayton on June 10, 2018 at 1:30am — No Comments

Boost Employee Productivity with a Better Workplace Design

It is a well-known fact that an effective and friendly workplace design can increase the productivity of your employees. Decorating an office space and buildings can make a huge difference when it comes to the success of a company. Various studies show that employees in suitably designed working spaces are up to 20 percent more productive, and since the environment can deeply impact employee's attitude and perception of the business, it is quintessential to…


Added by Tracey Clayton on April 18, 2018 at 10:38am — No Comments

Venturing into Online Trading - 5 Essential Tips

We all know online trading is huge right now. It seems like more and more people decide to turn to the web in order to give their income a boost. However, getting into online trading isn’t as easy as it may seem and any help you can might come in handy. That said, we came up with 5 essential tips that will help you venture into online trading.…


Added by Tracey Clayton on April 11, 2018 at 1:14am — No Comments

Finding the Right Professionals for Your Business Outsourcing Needs

Even though the whole point of outsourcing is to make things easier for you and your team, it doesn’t mean that all you need to do is decide to outsource and call it a day. It’s extremely important that you find the right professionals for your business outsourcing needs and you’ll simply have to put a lot of effort into it. And to help you, we’ve come up with a couple of tips that should help you identify professionals that can really help your business move…


Added by Tracey Clayton on March 20, 2018 at 7:27am — No Comments

Boost Your Company's Digital Marketing Efforts in 4 Easy Steps

If you want your business to stand out in a competitive industry, it’s extremely important that you come up with a well-designed marketing strategy. And since we live in the digital age, your marketing strategy simply needs to have a digital component. In fact, with so many people online, investing in digital marketing is the best way to get your business recognized. And if already did this but you want your digital marketing presence to be more effective,…


Added by Tracey Clayton on March 12, 2018 at 12:30am — No Comments

Why Every Business Needs a Digital Marketing Strategy

Traditionally, there was a time when blood, sweat, and tears were enough for a small business to generate a stellar profit. Unfortunately, with the rise of the internet and affordable marketing practices, entrepreneurship has changed forever.

Your customers have become digitally-savvy and more demanding than ever. They know how valuable they are to your business and they want you to treat them accordingly. Not to…


Added by Tracey Clayton on February 26, 2018 at 5:28am — 3 Comments

Manage Your Finances like a Boss

Millennials are way better at managing their finances than their predecessors – this is no longer a matter of opinion, but a fact. When put against baby baby boomers and Gen X-ers, 18- to 33-year-olds are much more likely…


Added by Tracey Clayton on January 30, 2018 at 4:37am — No Comments

Legal Representation and SMB Owners

Quite often, SMB owners overlook the importance of good legal protection. However, if you’re an SMB owner, this is definitely something you’ll want to avoid doing. Being an SMB owner, you’ve probably shed blood in order to get your business off the ground and the last thing you want to do is get ruined by a legal issue you had absolutely no clue about. That’s why having a good legal representation can come in handy. And if you’re still not convinced that you…


Added by Tracey Clayton on January 9, 2018 at 1:14am — No Comments

5 Best Home Business Ideas

A successful business doesn’t require a big investment or a complex infrastructure. Some businesses could be launched without any money, or with a very small budget. Due to the changes in technology the business could also be conducted and organized entirely from your own home. This doesn’t mean that such a business will always remain a small home project. These businesses could grow to become a company in a more traditional meaning of the…


Added by Tracey Clayton on December 8, 2017 at 6:07am — No Comments

Make Your Business Shipping Operations More Efficient

While your shipping operation is vital throughout the entire year, during the holiday season its importance increases even more, due to the massive boost in the volume of the items that need to be shipped. This is why even the slight edge in your shipping system can make a difference between an utter failure and a complete success. Furthermore, every single cent you get to save on your shipping goes directly to your profit, which can potentially turn your…


Added by Tracey Clayton on December 4, 2017 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

Business Growth Tactics You Need to Apply

Most businesses don’t make it through the first year and having a company that generates revenue for five years straight is a minor miracle. This is mostly because there are always competitors fighting for the market and a business needs to grow if it wants to stay afloat.

It’s important to plan for your business to grow and expand from day one. At least a portion of your income should always be dedicated to future projects that would expand your…


Added by Tracey Clayton on November 23, 2017 at 7:37am — No Comments

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