We’ve all heard of the major corporations out there, especially in America, but there are so many small businesses that may not receive the recognition that they deserve, including the fact that they hire a large percentage of the workforce. A small business in the USA has less than 500 employees and many people prefer […]
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Self-storage units are perhaps the greatest tool to have around when one is a small business owner as they are not only designed to be a space where items are being stored but also come with great functionality for those who have started or are looking to improve their business by a large margin.
December festivities should end only with good cheer, not a run-in with the police for a drink-driving offence. If the latter should occur, you’ll need counsel who can advise you on the law and your responsibilities in your particular case. And make no mistake: Avoiding a driving ban puts the responsibility squarely on you as […]
When you’re a small business owner, especially when the business is dependent on you as the owner, which most are, estate planning is essential. Estate planning is important for everyone, but when you’re a business owner you’re planning has additional layers that need to be dealt with, about not only your personal finances but your […]
If you want to become a certified business owner, you have to think very hard about the launch. When you first start out, there is plenty that can go wrong. So, it’s essential that you make sure your company is looked after, and that you do the best you can. Check out these five principal […]
Summer vacation season is just around the corner and millions of Americans will leave their desks and offices for a little hard-earned time off. Travel experts predict the summer of 2016 will yield the highest rates of travel, both by air and car, in the past decade.
Google Analytics is a an excellent tool and provides many small business owners and technology professionals with data that pinpoints just what people are doing on your website, where they are coming from, how long they are spending there, and what they do when they get there.
Ah, cash flow. Is there anything more terrifying or essential to a small business’s survival? Manage it well, and you won’t just feel amazing, you and your business will be. Manage it poorly, and the last business-related sounds you may ever hear are the sounds of your own tears being drowned out by the repo […]
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 10-year survival rate for small businesses founded in 1998 was about 37 percent. That means that nearly two-thirds of small business owners will experience the failure of the business they’ve worked so hard to nurture. All small business owners will experience some degree of failure in […]
Apart from being the easiest, cheapest and fastest channel, internet is also the most efficient way for any firm or business to promote their services or products online. Online marketing which is also known as digital marketing or internet marketing has gained significant popularity during the last couple of years. Hence, it has the potential […]
Small business owners have to wear many hats. Since their budgets are small, many of the tasks that are allocated to departments in corporations have to be performed by the business owner. This includes marketing. Branding a small business is an important step that some owners overlook because of resources or time. To get a […]
Cash flow is the life blood of any small business and those business owners who fail to juggle the balance between money in and money out do not succeed. It doesn’t matter if a product or service is the best thing since sliced bread; lack of cash flow will stop a business in its tracks.
Being self employed comes with greater independence and flexibility of working hours but it can also mean an irregular income. Real estate agents, commission sales people, contractors, temporary or casual workers and a host of other occupations come into the same category as small business owners in this respect.
Yesterday I participated in a discussion on LinkedIn. It was started by Chris Barton , an entrepreneur from Sydney. Chris posed a question: “I am interested in discovering what is the greatest obstacle to success for small business owners.
There are a lot of ways that small business owners can encourage repeat business and still offer benefits to their customers. A direct sales business thrives and grows because of referrals from existing customers and the networking done by the business owner.