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Ignoring Early Warning Signs Spells Trouble For Small Business

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 12.23.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Small business troubles don't happen overnight. In fact, it's not uncommon for warning signs to exist for months -- or even years -- before corrective action is taken. Unfortunately, for some small businesses, help comes too late.

Melanie Duncan on the Key to Business Growth in 2015: Gaining Momentum in 90 Days

Rosella LaFevre | Posted 12.11.2014 | Small Business
Rosella LaFevre

Melanie Duncan is no stranger to these issues, but seems to have beautifully outgrown them, now running several online businesses worth millions in annual revenue while traveling the world.

Do You Struggle to Organize Your Life? Try These Five Steps

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 12.09.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

My method of organizing is simple. And I'm sharing the method with you, hoping that it will inspire you. If you like, you can modify any of these steps and develop your own method for organizing your life.

Why Your Small Business Needs a Growth Advisor

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 11.04.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

There is growing evidence of the vast benefits that a growth advisor or mentor provides for small businesses. Research shows that small business own...

Your Small Business Is Finally Taking Off.. And It's Terrifying. Here Are 7 Ways I Learned How To Grow The Smart Way

Clate Mask | Posted 10.22.2014 | Small Business
Clate Mask

It's all coming together, but the growing pains are being felt everywhere. Somehow, you have to conquer the chaos so you can meet your business' challenges and reclaim your increasingly chaotic life at the same time.

What You Need to Know About the Moments of Truth in Your Business

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 12.09.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Regardless of the moment of truth that's impacting your business, exposing and solidifying them guarantees the right impression every time. As clients benefit from a consistently positive experience, you can count on them for repeat business.

An Inside Peek at The Huffington Post

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 10.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

The winners flew in from all over the world -- from Canon City, Colorado to Adelaide, Australia. They won the competition by selling the most in their category over an eight-month period. The competition resulted in 21,000 entrepreneurs who created new businesses that sold more than $120 million in products.

Business Growth Beyond Survival: Why You Can't Stand Still

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 10.19.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Business growth is a lot like a human being -- you need to keep growing for survival. In fact, ask 60 percent of businesses that were listed on the stock exchange since 1980 that are no longer in existence. You'll quickly learn the importance of growing your business beyond survival.

8 Paid Search Marketing Tips for Beginners

Jonathan Long | Posted 10.02.2014 | Small Business
Jonathan Long

In order to be competitive you need to be found online at the top of the search results. If you are in a very competitive industry or don't have time to wait for SEO to propel your business to the top of the organic search results then you need to consider a pay per click campaign.

5 Truths No One Tells You About Starting a Business

Sarah Walton | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Sarah Walton

The key, I believe, to surprise successes is constantly showing up and consistently taking action. Life doesn't "just happen," though at times it can feel that way. We've got to go and get it.

And The Winners Of Shopify's Build- A-Business Competition Are...

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 09.06.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Eight months ago, we challenged people to launch a brand new business and start selling. When they entered the competition, each participant chose a category best describing their shop. The store that sold the most in each category during a two-month period would take home the prize.

4 Things Businesses Can Learn From Sports

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Sajeel Qureshi

For us, sports is a recreational activity to alleviate work stress. However, if you apply the lessons learned from playing sports, you'll learn the board room and the basketball court have lots in common.

4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Expanding Your Business

Jose Vasquez | Posted 08.09.2014 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Before you start planning your expansion, ask yourself these four questions.

5 Social Media Marketing Tips for Your Ecommerce Website

Ian Mills | Posted 08.03.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

Social media is now an integral part of almost every consumer's online habits. Statistics abound about it's popularity and it's potential as a means of driving new visitors to your website, yet many businesses are still failing to turn their social media efforts into profits.

How to Scale Your Business (Fast!) After a Runaway Crowdfunding Campaign

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.20.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Liz Downey, Foodie Dice Last year, my sister moved to California to start a business with me. We didn't know what we were going to do, but we li...

Are Service Providers Slowing Your Business Growth? The Warning Signs You Need to Know!

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 07.14.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

There comes a time in every growing business when, as the owner, you "come to the end of your sleeve." Your business reaches capacity. Either your bus...

Do You See Faces in Everyday Objects?

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.13.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Alex Regenstreich, Iseefacestoo "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust ...

How to Use Google Shopping to Grow Your Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 07.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

All businesses know the power of Google - its search engine results can bring you customers that are actively searching for what you're selling. But...

Want To Trigger A Business Growth Spurt? Here's What You Need to Know

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

What's most exciting about these pivotal times is the opportunity to get out in front of them. Recognizing pivotal events early allows you to reinvent your business and move masterfully through them to the next level in your business.

5 Lessons I Learned While Developing My Product

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.29.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Sara Rose Anderson, Britelites A few years ago, after my daughter was born, I considered getting a serious makeover. Nine months of preg...

9 Tools for Engineering Growth

John McLaughlin | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
John McLaughlin

As technology continues to evolve, so does the way users interact with it, making new and innovative user acquisition strategies necessary as well. Growth engineering requires equal parts marketing, technology and creativity, which is why the best toolboxes are as diverse as they are ever-changing.

10 Coolest 3D Printer Creations

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.14.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By Nathaniel Caird, Natty Industries I started Natty Industries because I noticed a gap that 3D Printing could fill, or rather lots of tiny gaps. ...

How We Used Instagram to Grow Our Sales By 500% In 2 Months

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.08.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

ZuVi was created with a mother's love of fashion, a daughter's love for yoga, and their mutual love for the environment. The result was some crazy, ...

How to Choose the Perfect Domain Name For Your Business

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 06.01.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

By .CO Having the right domain name helps you establish your credibility, makes it easier to promote your brand, and gives people a place to find y...

7 Strangest Stores in Shopify's Build A Business Competition

Harley Finkelstein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Small Business
Harley Finkelstein

Thousands of stores have entered Shopify's Build A Business Competition to see if they can sell the most in their category over a two-month period. ...