Every business will involve some level of customer service. How do you avoid nightmare experiences and keep your business in good standing with your customers? Here are 15 customer service tips to help you get ahead and maintain great relationships with your customers, clients and colleagues.Read More >
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So you’ve successfully launched your small business—congratulations! It’s been a long, hard road but you have written your business plan, worked out your financial statements and generally have all your ducks in a row. But once you find a little bit of success, you are very likely to find that you need more money to grow the success of your small business. That means that when you are seeking more money for your startup, you will need to pitch your ideas and execution to new investors. Here are some tips for nailing your pitch presentation to venture capitalists (VCs) or other investors.Read More >
So you have successfully launched a small business—congratulations! You’re now an entrepreneur. But perhaps you’ve hit a bump in the road. Despite diligently signing up your business for accounts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google My Business and Yelp, your followers are not only NOT engaging with your company, its products and services, but your feeds are becoming stagnant. Here are five reasons that might give you a clue as to what you might be doing wrong in the strange world of social media.Read More >
People often think that the most successful entrepreneurs were born that way, imagining that they emerged fully-formed as the men and women who lead industry behemoths to greatness or change the world through their creativity and innovation. But the truth is that people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates or Richard Branson are mere mortals like the rest of us. The other factor that many potential entrepreneurs forget is that entrepreneurship, just like any other business-related skill, can be taught, learned and nurtured. It’s not always the most ambitious or aggressive individuals that emerge as entrepreneurs, who are indeed a rare breed. It may be the C-student who ends up being a multi-millionaire, and not the captain of the football team.Read More >
Struggling to figure out how to finance your small business? Consider trying asset-based lending to get the job done. In simplest terms, asset-based loans are just what they sound like—business loans that are based on the tangible physical assets of your small business. This usually means accounts receivable and inventory but can sometimes include less obvious items, such as company vehicles. It’s a pretty simple proposition, but it is important to understand the advantages, challenges and risks of asset-based loans. You are risking your future revenue in order to gain access to more funds today.Read More >
Maybe you’re a solo freelancer trying to boost your productivity in a shared workplace, or perhaps you’re thinking of renting a coworking space for your small remote business. Regardless of your situation, in order to take advantage of all the benefits a coworking space as to offer, you must be proactive. The way you shape your experience is up to you, but how do you make it worth your while? Here are 3 ways to make the most of your coworking space.Read More >
It’s no secret that the world has become digital. From our social lives to our work lives, we spend the majority of our days in front of a screen—whether it’s a phone, a tablet, or a computer. Face-to-face communication can easily be kicked to the curb for the speed and convenience of digital connection. In-person meetings are being replaced in the business world for the efficiency of e-mail, phone, or instant messaging. While more tasks may be accomplished at a quicker pace, the personal touch and respective relationship is minimal, if at all existent.Read More >
Chances are your small business stores a lot of vital information online. Have you taken the right steps to protect this data for you and your customers? Here are some concepts and tools that will help you to protect your small business.Read More >
For small business, setting yourself apart from the competition is the key to success. So how do you identify your competitive advantage over other brands in your industry? Here are some concepts and ideas that will help you to define your small business in your market or community.
Growing your business doesn’t have to break the bank. Expanding to new locations and the promise of new opportunities can be exciting and risky. Luckily, there’s a way to branch out to new places without challenging your budget: virtual office space. Renting a virtual office in another city or state can help you establish your business in a new area without committing to the costly rental of traditional office space.Read More >
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Congratulations—you’ve launched your own small business and it’s a huge success. Maybe too huge; you find yourself growing at a healthy but unsustainable rate and demand for your products or services is starting to outstrip demand. Where do you turn to find new and talent employees for your small business? It used to be that small businesses would just put a sign in the window, but things have changed radically in the past two decades. So let’s look at both the old-fashioned and the new innovative ways to recruit workers to see what works best for you.Read More >
“Have it your way.” “Coke Is It.” Trademarks used to be simple. The common use of the term described words or symbols used by companies for sales, advertising, marketing and other uses of their intellectual property and branding rights. You've established your brand and products, but have you gone through the necessary steps to protect these things legally? Here's a quick overview to protect your business trademarks.