Monthly Archives: April, 2014

Alternative Funding for Small Businesses

Are you thinking of starting your own business? One of the things that might discourage you from starting your own business is the lack of funding. Banks are closing their doors on small businesses, but that should not discourage you. There are alternative ways of finding funding. According to an article from theguardian.com, “In fact,… Read More…

Coin Changes Could Cost Small Businesses

The United States Mint is considering making changes with the coins that are used in circulation. These changes are aimed at saving money. But small business owners are claiming that these changes can cost them a great deal of money. Small business, especially those that deal directly with coins, can be affected by any change… Read More…

Preparing for Business Growth

Business owners want their businesses to succeed long term and achieve financial freedom. But to succeed, you must prepare your business for growth even before that growth takes place. If you fail to prepare your business properly for growth, it’s a surefire way of reducing the chances of achieving business success. An article from Entrepreneur… Read More…

Asking for More Referrals to Endorse Your Business

A lot of businesses are too shy to ask for referrals from customers. However, these are very important if you want your business to survive. If you want your business to succeed, you must overcome your fear and make more referrals. For some business owners who lack confidence of their products or their services, it… Read More…

Technology Can Generate Jobs for Small Businesses

It has long been believed that technology can cause people to lose their jobs. Because of technology, fewer workers would be needed to perform certain tasks. But, what used to be a job-killer is now being seen in a different light. Experts now say that technology can help small businesses to generate more jobs. According… Read More…

Vendor Financing for Small Business

Eddie Buckley started his 5050 Bike and Skate shop with a lot of savings. Sadly, poor inventory and financial skills soon depleted those savings and the business was soon in danger. Good thing for Buckley, he found a great way to get financial backing. The method that Buckley discovered was vendor financing. According to an… Read More…

Building and Maintaining Profitable Relationships with Customers

Leads are the lifeblood of any business. But obtaining leads for your business and converting them into paying customers can be very challenging. If you want to obtain more repeat customers, it’s important to continue building healthier relationships genuinely with them and as a business owner you must do anything just to keep them returning… Read More…

Empowering Your Employees

An exceptional leader inspires employees to work harder and contribute more ideas for the good of the company. The secret behind the success of many businesses comes from employees who are effortlessly making customers happy. Empowered employees work harder and they are happier and more productive at work. Giving your employees more freedom at work… Read More…

Using Social Media Marketing for Growing Your Small Business

These days, the internet has become the Yellow Pages and the way business is done has also changed nowadays. More people are using the internet to purchase products or hire a local service. With the help of social media marketing, small business owners are able to promote their brand online, reach their target market, and… Read More…

Dealing with New Employees

Employee engagement is essential to the success of businesses. Therefore, it’s important that business owners must ensure that their new employees have a great start at work. A lot of new employees feel uncomfortable and unimportant from day one. According to a study, it costs $3,000 to $13,000 for a business to replace the average… Read More…

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