Written by: Julie Morris Starting your own business can be a thrilling endeavor. But before you can get started, there are a few less-than-exciting things you need to take care of first. Applying for licenses and permits, securing funding, creating a marketing strategy, and setting up your accounting and payroll may not be the most … Read more.
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Written by: Lynne Strang I’ll never forget the most unusual compliment I’ve ever received in my career. It happened during a debrief for a just-completed conference that some industry colleagues and I had spent many months putting together. Seated around a big table, we reviewed what went well, what needed improvement, and what we wanted … Read more.
Written by: Katie Conroy Customer referrals are an important part of any small business. They provide a tangible sign that customers are happy with the service or product they receive and can go a long way when it comes to getting new customers. Here are some tips and tricks on what small business owners can … Read more.
Written by: Julie Morris When you’re writing your business plan, you’ll need to pinpoint the principles that drive your company. If you are passionate about the environment, this principle might be sustainability. Implementing sustainable business practices isn’t easy, though. Small Small Business explains that aspiring ecopreneurs should consider the following pros and cons that they … Read more.
Written by: Ethel Lair Small businesses live and die by their operating cash flow, according to statistics from ForwardAI. Maintaining a stable cash flow is hard – many businesses have narrow profit margins, late-paying customers, high overheads, low cash reserves, and, consequently, cash flow crunches. Needless to say, when there’s no cash, operations may stall … Read more.
Written by: Tara James Recent changes in the workplace, such as the widespread adoption of remote setups, have led to unexpected growth in the small business sector. With more and more individuals broadening their professional lives, there is a surge in business formation. For example, in 2021 alone just under 5 million new businesses were launched. … Read more.
Written by: Quint Studer We live in complex, chaotic times, and it can feel like we’re busier than we’ve ever been before. Everybody’s got a full plate. When I speak to groups and ask, “Whose plate is chock-full right now?” 100 percent of the hands go up. This is not a new response. As long as … Read more.
Written by: Katie Conroy Websites experience an average of 94 attacks a day, reports Expert Insights, and 2,608 bot visits a week. A successful attack wreaks havoc on day-to-day operations, not to mention compromises sensitive company and customer information. In rare cases, the company may go bankrupt, as PrivacySavvy can confirm. It’s a given your … Read more.
Written by: Quint Studer “Less is more” is a common term; however, it is very uncommonly practiced. It seems there is a natural tendency to feel that the more actions taken, the better the results. Then there is the difficult decision of how much “less” is too much “less.” Like many things, at times, the … Read more.
This week welcome the leader of Dakota Ridge Marketing, Mark Howells, to share his insights on entrepreneurship and marketing success. Dakota Ridge is a Content Marketing agency for Professional Services companies that recently streamlined their services and offerings. Mark serves as Chief Strategist and leads a team of marketing experts who help their clients tell … Read more.