Business

Thinking About Buying an Existing Business?

Thinking About Buying an Existing Business? Do Your Research!

For potential entrepreneurs, buying an existing business may be the best way to get started quickly by skipping most of the startup work. The good part of buying an existing business could be positive brand recognition, a strong customer base,...
5 Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Business

5 Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Business

There are many reasons that people choose to become small business owners. The reasons vary from financial possibilities to a lack of job opportunities. Whatever the reason, it takes a lot of time, energy, and sacrifice to become a successful...
Protecting Your Business Reputation Online

Protecting Your Business Reputation Online

Do you know what current and potential customers will find when they do an online search for your business name? As much as the Internet can help build your small business, it can also cause irrevocable harm if you’re not...
Five Tips for Finding New Customers

Five Tips for Finding New Customers

Finding new customers can be a big challenge for small business owners. There is no one-size-fits-all solution but here are some tips to get you started: 1. Identify your target market Define the types of customers or businesses that have...
Alternative Financing: Peer-to-peer Lending

Alternative Financing: Peer-to-peer Lending

Many small business owners find it challenging to obtain financing from banks or other traditional lending institutions. Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is an alternative financing option changing the process of borrowing money by allowing businesses to pitch to an online audience...

Figure Out How to Calculate Your Rates

There are several different ways to determine the cost of your services. Keep in mind that every business approaches this process differently.  Variables such as a company’s size, equipment and staff can influence prices. For some businesses the supplier relationship...
Mobile Marketing Tips to Increase Sales

Mobile Marketing Tips to Increase Sales

Consumers are busy and need to find information quickly and easily on the go. Mobile devices have made it easier for people to access information at their fingertips. In order to remain competitive, small businesses should have a mobile marketing...
Small Business Really a Hobby

Is Your Small Business Really a Hobby?

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has several rules on small business deductions - designed to determine if you are managing a small business or a hobby. According to the IRS, incorrect deductions and adjustments that are actually hobbies result in...
Five Tips to Increase Online Sales

Five Tips to Increase Online Sales

Expanding your business to include online sales can offer great opportunities. While having an online store can increase sales and generate more interest in your company, it can also be a bit overwhelming. Ensuring you have several fundamental elements in place...
Task Management Tips

Five Task Management Tips for Small Business Owners

Whether you run a full-time or side business, the growing list of things that need to get completed can be overwhelming. Effective task management skills are essential to achieving the goals you’ve set for your business.  To increase productivity, check...
How to Develop a Small Business Advisory Board

How to Develop a Small Business Advisory Board

A small business advisory board is a group of selected individuals, you personally know or possibly admire, willing to share their experience and industry knowledge to help your business grow and thrive. An advisory board, which has no authority over your...