Mikkie Mills's Blog (73)

5 Must Haves for Starting a New Small Business

While many people dream of achieving entrepreneurial success, being a successful small business owner can be an incredibly difficult task to accomplish. According to Forbes, new businesses have an extremely harsh…


Added by Mikkie Mills on February 9, 2017 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Streaming The Sky: Connecting Your Small Business With the Masses

As a child, I remember all the comic strips and cartoons heralding an era in the future where communications would connect people together no matter where you lived. Internet users have increased to over 3 billion people, nevertheless, in many countries, only a small percentage have access, with penetration rates varying from a high of 74% in Australia to a low of 29%…


Added by Mikkie Mills on February 9, 2017 at 8:53pm — No Comments

It Is Time for Series B Funding: What You Need to Know

If you think back to when you launched your startup business, you probably relied heavily on the old-fashioned method of funding, which financial experts call "bootstrapping" or seed money funding. A bootstrapped company is one funded by family, friends, your own savings and peers who won't ask to see a business plan or budget…


Added by Mikkie Mills on February 3, 2017 at 12:57pm — No Comments

Starting a Social Platform? Here’s How To Find Developers

A new social platform can be an exciting place to work. Who doesn’t want to get in early at the next potential Facebook? Still, talented developers are in high demand. No matter how exciting you think your company is, the right developer won’t just fall in your lap, especially in the early stages of your company when you’re relatively unknown.


Here’s how…


Added by Mikkie Mills on January 27, 2017 at 3:06pm — No Comments

How to Find Partners for Your Business Startup

Starting a business is difficult, but going it alone can make it more complex. Many entrepreneurs find it appropriate to launch their businesses with partners who have the ability to help lighten the load. If you need a business partner but are wondering how to go about it, here are ways you can find your business partner.



Added by Mikkie Mills on January 18, 2017 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Starting a company? 5 Steps to Getting Started

There is not much else like the thrill of launching a new business venture. With increasing job instability and desire for greater work/life balance, small business ownership has become increasingly…


Added by Mikkie Mills on January 18, 2017 at 6:03pm — 2 Comments

How To Find Good Developers at Good Cost For Your Next Coding Project

If you're starting a business, then you should know that hiring a developer for code or coder is one of the biggest decisions you'll make. Besides that, if you're all thumbs when it comes to code and don't know things like, the difference between Python and PHP; hiring the wrong developer could put you in a precarious position. It's going to be hard to…


Added by Mikkie Mills on January 17, 2017 at 12:38pm — 3 Comments

Finding an Overseas Manufacturers for Your Startup: Why and How

The process of production of products starts with a great idea, but an idea alone does not guarantee success. When searching for overseas manufacturers, you need to have in mind that bigger picture to overcome challenges such as cultural barriers and language and communication barriers. Here are…


Added by Mikkie Mills on January 12, 2017 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Three Effective Ways to Stick with Your Goals in 2017

New Year's is an exciting time to set goals. The start of a brand new year can feel like a fresh start, and a wiping away of the old. Whether you are looking to lose weight, boldly go for a promotion, or finally take that trip you have thought about for years, there is a certain energy in setting new goals at this time of…


Added by Mikkie Mills on January 9, 2017 at 3:02pm — No Comments

7 Big Money Saving Tips for Your Small Business in 2017

Any person in the planet would gladly take the option of saving money over spending more. No one in the right mind would pay a higher amount for something than what is possible. For small business owners, this sheer will to actually save money is amplified tenfold not only because of the desire to widen profit margins but the need to do it as well. In order to survive as a business long enough for them to realize gains, a small business must be able to ride the volatile…


Added by Mikkie Mills on December 21, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

4 Ways to Cut Business Expenses With Technology

No matter how the current level of productivity of your business, there are things you can do to cut your business expenses and maximize your profits. Technology makes it possible to do this in many ways. Here are four major ways you can cut your business costs with technology.

Opt for the Cloud…


Added by Mikkie Mills on December 15, 2016 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Do the Costs Agree with the Benefits of Organizing Your Startup in New York?

Creating a new business can be a very challenging undertaking, especially for those who lack a clear picture regarding the costs and financial resources that may be involved. The failure rate for new startups and business ventures can be as high as…


Added by Mikkie Mills on December 14, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Prescribed Vacation: Why a Break from Work is Good for your Health

Sightseeing, experiencing new food, and immersing oneself in a new culture are some of the best parts of traveling. When taking a job, most people agree that paid time off is a very important factor. This is because we know how important traveling and vacationing are, but according to Project Time Off, 658 million vacation days were left unused last year. Over the past fifteen years, Americans…


Added by Mikkie Mills on November 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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