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Small Business Startup Checklist: Don't Overlook These Items

Marisa Sanfilippo | Posted 06.22.2016 | Business
Marisa Sanfilippo

Some people think starting a business will be this great thing to do and then as they move forward with the process quickly learn it's not always rain...

4 Ways You Didn't Know Your Small Business Can Benefit From Online Auctions

Charmaine Belonio | Posted 06.15.2016 | Business
Charmaine Belonio

It will be wise for small business owners to take advantage of this opportunity and to utilize online auction sites to the benefit of their small business.

5 Tips to Get Your Brand Some Serious Press

Lindsay White | Posted 05.26.2016 | Business
Lindsay White

If you're a product based business, service based business or blogger... you KNOW how important getting press can be for your brand. One major media mention can completely turn your world upside down, in a good way!!!

How to Write a Killer Instagram Bio: to Stand out Above the Crowd

Lindsay White | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
Lindsay White

Have you ever come across an Instagram profile and think to yourself, this is my type of homie, and instantly follow them on the spot? Yeah, me too. S...

7 Tips To Starting Your Own Business

Rachel Hollis | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Rachel Hollis

What was it like to start my own business? I'll tell you it was a lot of tears, days of no sleep, dedication and as you might have guessed HARD WORK! But now I have my own Company and I couldn't be happier. If you're an entrepreneur waiting to become your own boss then take a look at some of the best tips that I have learned throughout this whole process!

Three Simple Ways To Grow Your Small Business in 2016

Matthew Crawt | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Matthew Crawt

New businesses have a tough time nowadays as the marketplace is an extremely competitive one in near enough every industry. It is becoming more and mo...

Show Me the Money: Tips for Landing Business Expansion Financing

NerdWallet | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
NerdWallet

By Steve Nicastro What's one of the secrets to growing a business?  You gotta want it. When it comes to expansion, business owners must have "a nee...

5 Essential PR Tips for Small Businesses

Gillian Small | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Gillian Small

Elaborate public relations campaigns can often be an expensive undertaking. Creating a PR campaign to fit the needs of your small business will require focused time and effort, but doesn't have to break the bank. Below are a few tips to keep in mind when considering a public relations push.

5 Email Marketing Tips for Beginners

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
NextAdvisor.com

Nowadays, we all know that establishing an online presence is vital when it comes to maintaining a successful business. Whether you opt to develop your brand on your website or social media, one aspect of marketing that you may not be using is email marketing.

The #1 Number to Know For Small Businesses Seeking Financing

Jim Salters | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Jim Salters

Many small business owners begin their search for capital by seeking out financing options. However, they might be skipping an important step: knowing their business' credit score.

How Building a Brand Like Starbucks Sparks Business Growth

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

How do companies like Starbucks, whose coffee is highly overpriced for its quality, get away with increasing prices without experiencing the slightest drop in loyalty? They've mastered the art of creating a brand that resonates.

Five Things I Love About Having a Strategic Growth Plan for My Small Business

Helen Callier | Posted 07.21.2016 | Business
Helen Callier

A Leader that works on the business guiding a team to achieve an established vision versus working in the business i.e. hands on in producing a widget or doing the actual hammering. By working on your small business you are in a better position to lead your organization through its mission, goals and strategies.

What Everyone Else is Doing in Marketing and What You Should Do Differently

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

You need to find something that sets your business apart and makes it unique. So just how do you do this? You have already created a website, social media accounts and plenty of buzz. What else can you do?

Your Business Is Growing and Running Out of Space. Now What?

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 06.01.2016 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

Owning a business is a great experience, because it can provide you necessary financial freedom, but at the same time it does require a lot of responsibility. With enough attention and care, all businesses will be able to grow in time.

5 Ways Your Business Can Go Green

Saudia Davis | Posted 06.22.2015 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

As we celebrate Earth Day this month, I wanted to share some tips for how even the smallest of companies can make some eco-friendly changes that will not only benefit the planet, but will benefit your bottom line.

6 Things Your Business Can Do With VoIP Service

Reuben Yonatan | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Reuben Yonatan

A surprising number of businesses are still using landline phones. In the modern world of the Internet and high-speed data, it is undoubtedly time to make a switch to a more modern communication option -- business VoIP service, or Cloud Hosted Systems.

3 Tips For Launching A Woman-Owned Business

| Rohit Arora | Posted 03.13.2015 | Small Business

The estimated 9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. generate over $1.4 trillion in revenues and they employ millions of American workers. Accor...

8 Simple Steps to Starting Your Business in 2015

Tanya Williams | Posted 03.08.2015 | Small Business
Tanya Williams

The next time that you have that million-dollar aha moment, don't brush it off. Consider the name of your business. Envision your logo, and the colors you'd like to use. Who will your audience include? Think about your potential customer.

5 Lessons on Hiring Your First Employee

Chelsea Berler | Posted 02.09.2015 | Small Business
Chelsea Berler

There are five important lessons in hiring your first employee that I learned the hard way. So after the fact, trust me, these are important and suggestions you want to take to heart:

4 Ways To Recharge Your Socially Conscious Spirit

Saudia Davis | Posted 01.04.2015 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

Staying inspired and passionate about what drives you and your mission is critical to the success of your business and more importantly, making headway toward the cause behind your company. Nurturing my social side--as well as my team's--is a top priority.

What Business Leaders Can Learn From The Marines

Julia Neumer | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Julia Neumer

With Veterans Day approaching, it's the perfect time not just to celebrate and honor our U.S. Armed Forces, but also to consider how their example might apply to our daily lives -- including how we conduct ourselves in business.

Helping Your Small Business Go Social

Lauren Vaccarello | Posted 12.29.2014 | Small Business
Lauren Vaccarello

There's so much more potential we can tap into, so much more that social can do, across virtually every aspect of our businesses. That's as true for small companies as it is for large enterprises.

6 Keys To A Successful VoIP Implementation

Jason Volmut | Posted 12.02.2014 | Technology
Jason Volmut

Voice-over-Internet (VoIP) has the potential to both improve on existing phone technology, and greatly reduce phone costs. Yet, many SMB owners are understandably wary of the technology, having heard horror stories from their peers, or having had poor experiences due to bad VOIP implementations.

The Art of Employee Termination

Debra Schindler Boltinghouse | Posted 11.30.2014 | Small Business
Debra Schindler Boltinghouse

Employee termination is a big topic that entrepreneurs don't get to read about very often or maybe don't want to read about very often. This is a subject that many would rather avoid until the moment actually arrives.

6 Ways to Make Visitors Fall in Love With Your Website

Ian Mills | Posted 11.26.2014 | Small Business
Ian Mills

If you are familiar with your website analytics you would have heard of a metric called "bounce rate." The bounce rate is the percentage of website visitors that leave your website after visiting one page.