Is Snapchat for your small business?

Is Snapchat for your small business?

Snapchat is a social app for your smartphones. Young people who are either in high school or in college use this social media application to connect with their friends. Instead of texting, they use videos and photos to convey their message. Snapchat is a mobile application that can be downloaded on to an iPhone or Android device. The young crowd … Read more

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3 Alternatives to the Small Business Loan

3 Alternatives to the Small Business Loan

Most small business owners were feeling optimistic at the start of the year, according to a Gallup/Wells Fargo poll. The vast majority felt their prospects for 2014 were better or about the same as they were for 2013. The primary concerns for those not feeling optimistic were the Affordable Care Act, the overall health of the economy and the perpetual … Read more

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How to make your business profitable in 2014

How to make your business profitable in 2014

Small business owners have fared differently financially in 2013. But they share the same goal of being profitable in 2014. Here we look at effective strategies to accomplish precisely that. Have a written business plan – Don’t try to keep everything about your business in the head. You are likely to forget many important details. A detailed and well thought … Read more

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Did you meet your goals last year?

Did you meet your goals last year?

It is a good practice for firms to set business goals every year.  The beginning of a new year is a good time to introspect. Did you manage to achieve all of last year’s goals?  Which goals were partially achieved? Which did you miss out on? Here we’ll take a look at strategies of improving business goal for the current … Read more

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How to maximize your small business email marketing campaign

How to maximize your small business email marketing campaign

Marketing emails are a reliable resource to increase company sales, expand target audiences and attract traffic to online stores, blogs and social media. Data-driven tactics are the key to getting the most from email marketing. In other words, follow the metrics. Measuring the outcomes of past campaigns, especially the poor ones, can provide insight on what needs to be changed … Read more

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Make Your Time Worth Every Minute You Invest in Your Small Business

Make Your Time Worth Every Minute You Invest in Your Small Business

A recent 2013 survey of small businesses completed by Salary.com reported that more than 69 percent of respondents admitted to wasting time during their work day. By not having the right tools, the right processes or the right priorities, you’re business cannot run at its full potential. Make 2014 a successful year just by focusing on getting productive time from … Read more

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Business Resolutions for the New Year

Business Resolutions for the New Year

Two weeks from now the world will be ready to welcome 2014. Everyone including the entrepreneurs make it a practice to make a list of resolutions every New Year. A list of resolutions will help keep you focused in your area of work or activity. In fact it acts as a reminder to help you become a successful person. The … Read more

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What I Used to Start my Business Online

What I Used to Start my Business Online

Photo credit: Maryland GovPics Interested in starting your own online business? I’ve gone through the process and thought I’d write about my experiences so you can benefit from the mistakes I made as well as the things I’ve done that have made the whole process easier. While it’s not easy and you’re not going to succeed overnight, it is possible … Read more

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Improve Your Time Management

Time is money, an old adage holds very true for new and established business owners. Time is a valuable asset which cannot be leveraged by paying more. In today’s economy, it is very unstable and many business owners are forced to work long hours to keep their business afloat. Whether it’s a startup business or an established one, owners should … Read more

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Finish the year off strong!!

Finish the year off strong!!

The year 2014 is around the corner. The small and medium business owners are busy trying to get their tax papers in place, analyzing the business performance, planning for the next year and the lists goes on. However, there are a few things every business owner has to do to take his business to the next level. Here is a … Read more

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