3 New Year Resolutions for Your Small Business in 2020

The start of a new year provides the perfect opportunity for business owners to set new goals and find unique ways to improve their operations. There are plenty of different options for your 2020 resolutions, from shoring up your finances to organizing your online presence. Here are some suggestions and tips from members of the online small business community. Take … Read More

3 New Year Resolutions for Your Small Business in 2020

The start of a new year provides the perfect opportunity for business owners to set new goals and find unique ways to improve their operations. There are plenty of different options for your 2020 resolutions, from shoring up your finances to organizing your online presence. Here are some suggestions and tips from members of the online small business community. Take … Read More

Make a Commitment in 2020 to Become More Personal

Remember how back in the day, every deal was done with a handshake with a trusted partner you could look in the eye? Then technology came along, and suddenly you could do business without ever actually speaking with another human being. Now, it seems the pendulum is starting to swing back the other way, and we’re finding a happy medium. … Read More

How to Handle On-line Negative Reviews

If you’re online for any length of time, you’re bound to get flamed. If you are thinking about getting your small business online, there is the potential of being attacked online. We have CAVE People (what Jack Schultz calls the Citizens Against Virtually Everything), we have coffee shops full of people quick to criticize and slow to help, and we have … Read More

Things to Consider Before You Make Your First New Hire

Your small business has launched, and things are going gang busters. Your days are getting longer with so much to do.  Weekends are long gone managing your small business.  Family and friends rarely see you and your work-life balance is way off track.  The writing is on the wall, it’s time to hire your first employee.  But where to start? … Read More

3 Alternative Ideas for Team Bonding

The team that plays together stays together — right? We’ve all been on our fair share of business bonding excursions, from brunch to bowling, from workshops to drinking. Spending time with your coworkers that isn’t work per se is super important, but it can be difficult to come up with creative, affordable activities all the time. There are only so many times … Read More

Tips to Grow Your Small Business

How to grow a small business in a more typical and mature industry is a question many small business owners are asking. Here are a few ideas to get you started: Grow Your Small Business through Reinvested Profits Before you even start growing your operation, you need capital to support your growth. You can of course get that capital from a … Read More

2 Key Areas to Improve Your Business

The small percentage of entrepreneurs who succeed know this: If your business is going to succeed, you must focus on constant improvements. Small incremental changes in your business are the key to succeeding in business. The following are two key areas every business should focus on: 1. Cash Flow Trying to run a business without cash is like driving a … Read More

Key Points to Remember when Shopping for a Factoring Company

1. Transparency in rates and fees is important.Transparency is key in invoice factoring. Make sure the fees and rates are clear. Do your homework and ask lots of questions. Many invoice factoring companies advertise incredibly low factoring rates, but you could get hit by a series of undisclosed fees once you start using the service. 2. Watch out for those … Read More

Sales Boosting Ideas

Time is running out.. It’s a little more than five months to reach you annual revenue goal. If you are the main sales person in your business and you’re not making the sales you want, it’s time to assess how much time you’re spending on nurturing prospects and closing deals. When you’re a solopreneur, responsible for not only sales, but … Read More