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Entrepreneur Tips

How Business Owners Can Grow Their Business

What does it take to run a successful business? This is one of the most commonly asked questions by small business owners all over the world.

Small Business Tips

5 Business Ideas for Retirees

You have or will soon be entering your retirement years, putting 35, 40 years or more of work history behind you. Yet, you cannot imagine yourself transitioning from a full work schedule to a life of leisure — after all there is only so much golf, volunteering and travel that you can do.

Business Management

How to Develop a Business Continuity Plan

We all like to think that our businesses have what it takes to survive. That’s a positive outlook in a competitive and sometimes hostile business environment.

Customer Service

Customer Service Tips That Bring Results

So, you want more customers, do you? Like any business, customers are what keep you in business and help your enterprise thrive. Or die.

Small Business Tips

10 Small Business Ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you possess an entrepreneurial spirit, but lack the ideas for starting your own business, then take heart: there are literally hundreds, perhaps thousands of ideas to help you launch your business initiative.

Entrepreneur Tips

Why Being an Entrepreneur Can Rock Your World

Working for yourself certainly has some advantages and a few disadvantages. One big advantage is that you are the master of your destiny. A notable disadvantage is that money may not always be freely forthcoming, especially at the start of your business.

Business Management

5 Business Strategies for the Months Ahead

Your business is moving forward, successfully making the transition from one season to the next. Yet, you do have some concerns on where you are headed and how best to respond.

Business Management

How to Manage Productivity When Insanity Abounds

You pride yourself on your organizational skills, what helps keep you focused and productive even during the most trying of times. Even so, there are times when you feel a tinge of insanity coming upon you as your workload increases and your ability to get things done is tested like never before.

Financial Management

Collection Strategies for Your Business

Many small business operators struggle with cash flow and those struggles often include slow accounts receivables. Notably, if money is not coming in, then you will have difficulty paying bills.

Business Management

9 Smart Tips for Small Business Success

Tweet Freedom of control, profitability and an overall general satisfaction with what you do are among the benefits of managing a small business. Here’s how to help your business thrive.

Marketing Management

Entrepreneurs: What They Didn’t Teach You in Business School

Not everything you know as an entrepreneur was taught to you while you were attending business school. That is, if you attended business school.

Customer Service

How to Maximize Your Small Business Profits

Every small business owner wants to make money. Without a steady infusion of cash, your business will die. Making money, however, is not enough — you need to make a profit too.

Marketing Management

Business Referrals and How to Get Them

Your business with either thrive or die based on the referrals you receive. That may sound like an outlandish statement, but if you were to carefully examine how your customers found you, more than likely a significant number came onboard because they were referred by others to you.

Marketing Management

The Secrets of Effective Content Marketing

Getting the word out about your enterprise can involve a number of methods, including small ads, word-of-mouth, and collateral marketing. Another way to raise awareness is to use your website as an information resource for your customers.

Entrepreneur Tips

What Every Franchise Owner Should Know

If you are considering launching your own business, franchising is a popular way to help you get there. There are literally thousands of franchise opportunities available ranging from the well known — such as McDonald’s — to the more obscure.

Inventory Management

Retailers: How to Avoid the Markdown Trap

Tweet Of course, you could pack up those Christmas decorations or outdoor living furniture and stow those items until demand returns the following year. Likely, you are like every other

Small Business Tips

8 Money Saving Tips for the New Business Owner

The entrepreneur is just another word for Bootstrapper, an individual who has started a business with pluck and determination, but perhaps without the financial resources to make it big from the start.

Asset Management

Venture Capital: Follow the Money

Tweet Venture capital is one way that businesses get started or expand their operations. Indeed, it is a source of funding that is prized by many, even if it is

Business Management

How to Find a Business Broker You Can Trust

If you are planning to buy an existing business or sell the own you own, an intermediary in the process is known as a business broker. Business brokers help bring potential buyers and sellers together, handling much of the behind-the-scenes requirements to smooth the way forward.

Business Management

Customer Loyalty and Customer Service Go Hand in Hand

Do you want more customers for your business? Do you desire to retain the customers that you already have?

Business News

Young Americans Are Avoiding Entrepreneurship

Tweet Entrepreneurial participation among recent grads plummets. However, 2013 Federal Reserve data as analyzed by the Wall Street Journal reveals a disturbing trend. That trend shows that the percentage of

Small Business Tips

7 Strategies for Small Businesses in the New Year

Tweet No matter, the year is done, a new one has begun, and you are looking for ways to increase your edge in a competitive market. The following seven strategies

Small Business Tips

How To Avoid These Five Most Common Reasons For Business Failure

Tweet Know the major hurdles that stand in your way, and you’ll be more ready than most. Here are a few of the most common reasons businesses fail: Not Understanding

Small Business Tips

Small Business Solutions: How to Deal with These Common Hurdles Startups Face

Tweet Failure is due to numerous hurdles that can be handled differently for success. Here are just a few of the difficult aspects of running a business. Poor Cash Flow