What small business owner wouldn’t kill for an extra set of hands or more time? And yet for the 4 million small businesses that employ between one and four people, hiring help isn’t always an option. Here are five tips and the 25... Continue
The unfortunate reality is that a lot of small businesses fail. What differentiates those that fail from those that become raging successes?
Certain traits and habits help business owners beat the odds and build highly successful... Continue
Are you sure you don't need a customer relationship management (CRM) system? You're sure you don't need a database to track all of your clients are your communication with them? A database that can be very affordable (even free)? You're... Continue
If a severe weather event—such as a tornado, hurricane, flood or blizzard—damages or disrupts your business, time is money. You can’t afford to spend days or even hours getting your business back up and running.
Business owners have... Continue
Every small business goes through rough patches where business growth sometimes must take a back seat to "just getting by". Maybe you lost a key employee, maybe family concerns have eroded your laser focus on your business, or maybe the... Continue
The economic downturn of 2008 and its aftermath – a difficult era for businesses of all sizes. Its effects are still fresh in the minds of many small business owners, causing them to hold back on financial decisions they fear they might... Continue
Loyalty programs are seemingly everywhere these days. Visit any consumer business—whether it's a coffee shop, a clothing store or a florist—and there’s a good chance you’ll be asked to sign up for its rewards program. It could be... Continue