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Small Business Growth

5 Ways Social Enterprises Can Finance Growth

Don Shaffer | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Social entrepreneurs seeking growth funding often get caught up in the culture of venture capital -- they position their enterprise as a rocket business, look for a miracle angel investor, and start giving away equity.

How Blogging for Your Small Business Drives Traffic to Your Website

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Looking to double your web traffic? Bump your total number of blog articles from a total of 11 to 50 posts and enjoy the ride!

The Dwelling Impact of Indecision on Small Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

What entrepreneur hasn't dealt with indecision throughout the day. It swirls around our cranium, creates confusion, erodes confidence, and creates unnecessary stress.

The Reason Why Your Business Is Still In The Technician Stage

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 03.16.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

What prevents small business owners from operating as visionary entrepreneurs who hire the right people and implement processes so their company can run like a well-oiled machine?

Fatigue: The Worst Possible Growth Strategy for Your Small Business

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.11.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Let's face it. Every small business owner needs - and wants - an "edge" to grow as quickly and easily as possible. We dig through industry secrets, plow through top business blogs, and cajole our colleagues into spilling the beans on what makes their business tick.

Creating Tangible Brand Value Takes Much More Than Growth-Hacking Algorithms

Lee Traupel | Posted 03.17.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Twitter and the social Web are littered with an endless array of ways to growth-hack your business to a billion-dollar valuation with just a read of the data tea leaves. But really it's not that easy.

10 Tricky Ways You Might Self-Sabotage Your Small Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.09.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

From a failure of morale to a failure of methods and logistics, more often than not, the inhibition comes from honest good intentions meeting bad ideas. How might your small business growth be subject to self-sabotage? It's frightening easier than one thinks.

Can Finding Your Market Tier Spark Small Business Growth?

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.15.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

The value in knowing about market tiers is the ability to make a conscious decision of the tier in which you want to operate your business.

Scale Your Business to $1 Billion+, Part 1

Val Jon Farris | Posted 03.01.2015 | Business
Val Jon Farris

The challenging news is that there are literally hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs just like you who share your extraordinary conviction. So what will ensure that you seize the competitive advantage? Let's find out.

7 Trends That Impact Small Business Growth in 2015

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 03.01.2015 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

Remember the day when you thought social media was a passing trends for hipsters, not business owners? Well, guess what. Social media is here to stay and will continue to propel consumer spending.

Ignoring Early Warning Signs Spells Trouble For Small Business

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 02.22.2015 | 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 02.10.2015 | 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 02.05.2015 | 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 01.03.2015 | 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...