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Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Featured, Tips | 0 comments

3 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Afloat

3 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Afloat

One of the major myths about being a small business owner is that you can simply create a business that sells a product or service, then kick your heels back, and enjoy the windfall of money into your bank account. If you are a business owner, you know that there is nothing further from the truth. The fact is that you have to stay on top of the business and the trends to make sure that you can keep your business afloat. Here are a few things that you can do to ensure that your business remains successful. Embrace Changes Changes happen. Your ability to embrace it will determine your future. You need to develop a company culture with change right at the heart of it. Responding to change is your key to success. Thanks to technology, you can respond to changes better. Indeed, technology advances at a lightning quick pace, and those who are embracing them will likely to survive and thrive. Use technology to your advantage. Ask...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Featured, Trends | 0 comments

Small Business Owners’ Sacrifice Paying Off

Small Business Owners’ Sacrifice Paying Off

Many small businesses are seeing a new trend. Usually, the summers tend to be slower for many businesses because people are either just not spending the money or they are on vacation. This year, small business owners are cancelling their own vacations because the orders are rolling in. While the small business index is not as high as it was before the recession, the score is the highest that it has been since 2008, according to Gallup. This, of course, is causing small business owners to be much more optimistic than they have been in years. This optimism is a great motivator in itself. It is human nature to want to work harder when you start seeing the fruits of your labor. While a strong surge in business would seem to be the catalyst for great vacations and outings, it doesn’t always work that way for the small business owner. Small business owners are very hands on and want to be in the mix while the business is gaining...

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Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Featured, Tips | 0 comments

Blogging should be a Small Business Priority

Blogging should be a Small Business Priority

If you are a small business owner, you are familiar with the daily activities that are necessary to keep your business afloat. Your first priorities are ordering supplies, paying your vendors, taking care of payroll, tracking sales, and creating invoices for those sales. While you have all of those procedures down to a science, there is one activity that is falling through the cracks. According to a report by the Huffington Post, blogging is a vital activity that many small businesses are letting fall to the wayside. Many experts have stated that social media is an important way to connect to customers and get much needed feedback. The misconception there is that if your company has a Facebook page or a Twitter handle, you are headed for success. Social media requires interaction. Blogging is a way to engage your audience, create interest, which will translate into sales. There are plenty excuses that you may have not to blog such as not having the time, not knowing what to write,...

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