Is Your Small Business Prepared For the Holiday Season

Posted on 1:05 am, November 5, 2015 by

With the month of October behind, and with just few weeks for Thanksgiving, the shoppers are geared up with holiday shopping lists for a holiday sale. With most of the shoppers going online to make their holiday purchases, you as a small business entrepreneur should start prepping up your enterprise now. If you want to improve your marketing and sales … Read more


Getting your business off the ground

Posted on 11:40 pm, October 21, 2015 by

You have decided to strike out on your own. But are you completely prepared? We look at things to get your business up and running. Ask pertinent questions – Brainstorm on certain questions. These include the type of business you want to run. How many locations you want? How many employees you want? Do you have the skills to run … Read more


The key to budgeting for small businesses

Posted on 10:01 pm, August 5, 2015 by

Estimating and matching expenses to revenue is critical as it assists small business owners to determine whether they have adequate money to fund operations, expand the business and produce income for themselves. With a business already operating, you can assume future revenue depending on recent trends in the business. If the business just commenced, assumptions can be based depending on … Read more


Crowdsourcing for Small Businesses

Posted on 8:55 pm, July 10, 2015 by

Crowdsourcing is the concept of connecting many potential contributors with a particular project. Small businesses leverage crowdsourcing to survive and even thrive in the competitive market. So if you are a small business owner you can start using this strategy right away. Many small business owners make the mistake of thinking they have to do everything in their business on … Read more


How Small Businesses Can Ride Out Tough Economic Times

Posted on 6:10 pm, May 27, 2015 by

It is natural for the economy to have ups and downs. While there are relatively fewer problems during good times, small business owners should be prepared for the bad times. We look at ways how small businesses can weather tough economic conditions. Concentrate on existing customers – It is always easier to get more or different business from existing customers … Read more


How to make small businesses stand out from the competition

Posted on 2:25 pm, March 11, 2015 by

There are a huge number of small businesses across the globe. Small businesses consistently face the challenge of how to be different from the existing competition. If small businesses are doing the same as others, why would customers prefer it over the rest? In short, small businesses need to be both better and different from other small businesses. We look … Read more


Advantages of going paperless for small businesses

Posted on 11:35 am, January 19, 2015 by

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Generally small businesses have to struggle harder for financial success and growth as compared to the larger players. Going paperless is an effective and useful strategy to help small businesses compete in the marketplace today. We look at some of the advantages of going paperless. Saving Space Real estate is costly today especially in large cities. Substituting electronic documentation for … Read more


Tips to keep your business moving forward

Posted on 3:56 pm, October 14, 2014 by

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The world is a constantly changing place. It is important that your business keeps on changing to remain relevant and competitive. Your business needs to keep moving forward in order to survive and grow irrespective of the economic situation or other factors beyond your control. We look at some valuable tips that will help your business keep moving forward: Make … Read more


Ways to influence customers and their buying decisions

Posted on 10:27 am, September 11, 2014 by

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It is the customers who have the power to make or break a business. Hence it is essential that enterprises focus on customer satisfaction and loyalty. There exist time tested techniques to bond with customers and positively influence their buying decisions to your favor. Go the extra mile to make customers feel special- Smile and welcome your customers with genuine … Read more


How to delegate work effectively

Posted on 11:47 am, September 1, 2014 by

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Small businesses are not a one man show. It is not practical or possible for a single individual to do everything which needs to be done. Many people are reluctant to delegate work because the lack of trust in other people’s ability, wanting to do everything themselves and so on.  However, in the modern business environment, there is no alternative … Read more