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5 Steps for Aligning Marketing and Sales in your Small Business

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Whether you’re an entrepreneur just starting out or you’ve been leading a business for a while, you understand that sales is key to growth. You don’t have to have all the answers to everything before you start your business, but if you can consistently close sales, you can buy yourself time to figure everything else out and scale for the future. To do this, your sales reps probably rely on a variety of tools and productivity hacks to help them get more done. But if you’re not also using content marketing to help, you’re missing out on a major opportunity. In fact, the right [...]

10 Expert Tips for Finding and Communicating with Your Ideal Customers

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Your marketing plan is only going to be effective if you’re able to bring in customers who are actually relevant. So you need to set up systems for finding ideal customers and bringing in new leads that are tailored to fit your specific audience. Here are tips from members of the online small business community for finding your ideal customers and improving your marketing communication strategy. Get More Genuine Leads with Your Website In order to grow your customer base, you need to bring new leads to your website. But the only way that’s actually going to make an impact [...]

93% of Marketers Say Video Has Brought New Customers

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How big is the impact of video in today’s digital environment? According to a new report by Animoto, 93% of marketers say video is responsible for landing them a new customer. When it comes to consumers and social media, video is first with everything else coming in second. This essentially means brands and marketers have to take a video-first approach when they are looking to reach their audience on social media. As small businesses increase their digital presence with social media, video has to play a bigger role. Because video consumption will only grow in the coming years as 5G [...]

This Entrepreneur Shares The Formula He Used To Create Several Billion Dollar Companies

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Kevin Ryan is one of those startup titans, that when anyone hears he is raising money for a new company, they want it. With over $700M in capital raised, across 40 plus fundraising rounds and one of his exits going to Google for a cool $3B, he knows a thing or two about the startup game. In fact, he is considered one of the godfathers of the NYC startup ecosystem. I had the great pleasure of an exclusive interview with Kevin Ryan in one of our recent episodes of the Dealmakers Podcast. He was incredibly generous and transparent in sharing [...]

The Surprising Business Trend That Could Make You a Better Leader

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In recent years, one of the surprising trends has been the rise of mindfulness in the workplace. Many business leaders are turning away from the traditional stereotypical mindset of “hard-charging, aggressive, workaholic business person” and are seeking a softer, calmer, gentler, and more generous and peaceful approach of mindfulness.  Mindfulness means different things to different people. Some business leaders are using meditation or mindfulness apps to help them stay focused and calm throughout the day; other business leaders are doing yoga or using a daily spiritual practice to help them keep their minds clear and centered. But whatever mindfulness means [...]

Can a ‘Subscribe and Save’ Model Increase Your Small Business Revenue?

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Many businesses have started offering a “subscribe and save” feature, which allows customers to receive a product at regular intervals, rather than making a simple one-time purchase. Amazon was one of the earliest adopters of this feature in its modern format, but it has since spread among major online retailers and small companies alike. The idea is fairly simple: Give customers both a one-time purchase option, and the option to “subscribe” to a specific product, receiving it weekly, monthly, or even semi-annually, in a specified quantity. Usually the subscription feature comes with a discount per product, so consumers are incentivized [...]

3 Tips for Evaluating the Commercial Potential of Your New Startup Idea

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By Amy Shim Entrepreneurs have a keen eye for innovation, but that doesn’t always translate into a gift for market research. As a result, many startups suffer from fundamentally misguided assumptions about the potential profitability of their business ventures. In fact, 70 to 80% of companies that do not meet their projected return on investment end up failing, an outcome that many entrepreneurs only realize after burning through large amounts of capital and time. This disconnect is generally a consequence of proximity to an invention. As the creator of a service or product, it can be easy to wear blinders [...]

10 Golden Rules Of Personal Branding

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Oprah Winfrey, the chief executive officer of Oprah Winfrey Network LLC, has defined her own powerhouse personal brand over the years. Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg Creating a personal brand can be a daunting, mythical task. And one of the easiest ways to get lost in the process is to not know where to start. Even Oprah Winfrey began by going through several style iterations on a small local show before defining her voice into one of the most influential personal brands in the world. In both our look-at-me cultural shift and evolving job market, it’s both helpful and necessary to [...]

What SMBs Must Know to Join the AI Revolution

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It comes as no surprise that nearly three-quarters of small and midsize businesses (SMB) will invest in software and apps over the next year, according to this June 2018 Vistage survey. But would you have guessed that — along with CRM — artificial intelligence (AI) tops the list of technologies that SMBs are planning to invest in? Joe Galvin, Chief Research Officer at Vistage, attended Dreamforce ‘18 to discuss the whats, hows, and whys of AI for small and medium-sized businesses in a session titled, “Customer Insights: How AI Is Revolutionizing SMBs Today”. Joe was joined on stage by Admir Hadziabulic, Director of Support Services at HCSS, [...]

6 Ways to Leverage Email to Increase Sales

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By Sujan Patel Email can be one of the most powerful tools in a salesperson’s arsenal, but only if it’s wielded appropriately. If you’ve tried cold sales email campaigns before but had lackluster results, don’t assume that your emails themselves were to blame. It could be that you haven’t yet hit on the correct combination of variables to effectively leverage email as part of your sales process. Whether you’re in this position, or you’d simply like to improve the performance of the emails you’re currently sending, read on for six tips to help improve your sales email results. 1. Make video [...]

25 Crafts to Make and Sell for Profit

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Making and selling crafts can be a fun and lucrative way to make money, providing you’re making crafts that people want to buy. Crafts to Make and Sell for Profit If you’re wanting to put your craft-making talent to best use, take a look at the following 25 crafts to make and sell for profit. Beaded Bracelets Beaded bracelets are easy to make. Sets of beads of a diverse range of shapes, colors and sizes are inexpensive to buy and are lapped up by consumers of all ages, looking to purchase funky and inexpensive jewelry. Mosaic picture frames Mosaic picture [...]

How to Build a Successful eCommerce Brand

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Starting an eCommerce business is the best option for entrepreneurs who have been sitting on an idea for years and would like to know if it is profitable. While there are still risks, the money that you will shell out is not as big as when you open a brick and mortar shop. At the same time, digital marketing has opened up avenues which you can leverage so that your online shop has a fighting chance. However, the biggest misconception people have about eCommerce marketing is that all it takes are keywords, social media, and lots of article writing. These [...]

Why You Should Update Your Business Plan Regularly to Drive Growth

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I started an insurance agency two years ago. I had some friends who were all very successful in the industry, which led me to think that I would be blessed with the same fortune. My business was in a highly competitive industry, rated as one of the best industries to start a new business in. Around 58 percent of businesses in the insurance sector survive longer than four years. Things went well in the beginning, but just as I approached my first year, business started to slow down dramatically. It was like my business came to a halt. The problem: Insufficient [...]

5 Things We Entrepreneurs Should Be Truly Thankful For

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Whether or not you plan to go into a turkey coma this month or not, it’s always worthwhile to use the Thanksgiving holiday as a reminder to reflect on what’s going great in your life, and to count the things you’re thankful for. I’ve been an entrepreneur for 12 years, and I would never trade it in for being an employee again, even if my salary was quadrupled. If you’re an entrepreneur like me, here are five things we both can be grateful for: 1. You’ll never have another crazy boss again I think we all have stories about bad [...]

Where to Promote Your Content to Get the Biggest Bang for Your Buck

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A robust content promotion strategy has become a non-negotiable element of a successful content marketing plan. Simply throwing your articles out into the social jungle doesn’t yield much. Go ahead, pop on over to Twitter or Facebook and search for the terms you’re targeting. It’s a wasteland of content that people put time into with little to no engagement. If you’re putting your own content online — you probably know this already. Some businesses choose not to keep their social accounts updated, or even worse, many choose to stop creating content. Where to Promote Content If that’s you, stick around. [...]

How to Start a Business in 30 Days

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There are a lot of steps that go into starting a business. It can seem overwhelming to try to tackle them all at once, but it with a few simple tools and this 30-day roadmap, you’ll have everything you need to lay the groundwork for a thriving, profitable business. We’ll cover everything: validating your business idea, writing a business plan, seeking funding, and setting up accounting tools, and setting goals and milestones. Remember: you don’t need any “special” training to run a business. You just need an idea, a good plan, the desire to learn and adapt, and the ability [...]

Asking These 3 Questions Will Improve Your Small Business Financial Management

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What does financial management at leading, growing businesses look like — right now? Today’s fast growth businesses often require CFOs to work closely with the controller to ensure that the organization gets the full benefit of the controller’s talents and knowledge and, the controller’s office is operating at the highest levels of efficiency and accuracy. As the office of the controller becomes ever more strategic — creating higher levels of financial visibility to help drive growth and profitability — the organization’s relationship to the controller role must evolve as well. Boost your Small Business Financial Management with these Questions How long does [...]

How to Create a Financial Business Plan

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A financial business plan is essential to help your small business. These important documents are put together to help your business plan for the future. Make no mistake. This part of your business plan might look like accounting but a financial business plan is designed to look forward. Here’s how to put one of these plans together. Important Parts of a Financial Business Plan First off, it’s important to remember these don’t necessarily follow any kind of sequence. Although they include profit and loss statements, a balance sheet and cash flow statements, you might jump back and forth when you [...]

7 Marketing Trends To Budget For In 2019

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While many of us in mid-November are thinking about the upcoming holidays, travel plans, and quality time with loved ones, business and marketing leaders are crunching the numbers and having tough discussions about their budgets for the new year before 2018 comes to a close. As you’re looking back at the year’s successes and (let’s face it) shortcomings, it’s important to look ahead to what the marketing industry as a whole has in store in the near future and to seek out new opportunities to engage your audience. To help, here are seven marketing trends that leaders should consider as [...]

Level Up Your Social and Content Marketing with These Expert Tips

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Chances are, you already have some kind of content marketing or social media strategy for your business. But how much of an impact are your posts actually making? If you want to step it up a bit, it helps to get input from the experts. Here, see what members of the online small business community have done to take their own social and content marketing to the next level. Drive Traffic with Video Marketing Video is one way to take your content marketing to the next level. But you need to produce high quality video content that provides value to [...]

Here’s An Interview Question To Test If Candidates Are Problem Solvers Or Problem Bringers

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Problem bringers bring problems because it’s how they’re attitudinally wired to behave. Getting these low performers to change isn’t easy, and while coaching instead of managing when employees bring you problems is the best approach to take, wouldn’t it be easier to avoid hiring problem bringers in the first place? Identifying low performers during the interview process requires asking questions that probe for the truth about attitude and that don’t tip off even the savviest of job seekers as to the desired answers. One interview question that separates problem bringers from problem solvers is: “Could you tell me about a [...]

What is Augmented Reality and How Can it Help Your Small Business Today?

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Augmented Reality (AR) describes the practice of providing an enhanced version of reality in which the physical world is augmented with technology, namely superimposed computer-generated images, thereby creating a composite view of the real world. What is Augmented Reality? Unlike Virtual Reality, which produces computer-generated environments we can be immersed in and interact with, Augmented Reality adds, or augments, reality. By augmenting reality, AR generates the experience of a new, bolder natural world. With AR becoming increasingly feasible for businesses, financially and otherwise, this technology presents a number of promising opportunities for small businesses. Using AR to Get More Customers [...]

Five Steps Small Businesses Should Take to Conq…

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With the holiday season right around the corner, small business owners know it’s time to kick things up a notch. Especially with Black Friday and Cyber Monday only weeks away, this time of year is simply much too lucrative to do things halfway.   Consider this: according to the National Retail Federation, the average American consumer plans on spends 4.1 percent more this year during holidays – and that is on top of the extra they spent last year.   People are getting ready to shop, and so we need to make it easy for them to do so at [...]

33 Percent of Americans Say Fear of Failure in Business Holds Them Back

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Entrepreneurs are a brave bunch because they have to put it all on the line when they go at it on their own. But are there countries where entrepreneurs are more fearless about taking the plunge — or more fearful to the point where they never get started on that great business idea? Fear of Failure in Business A new infographic from GraphicSprings provides insight with some surprising results, including Americans ending up in the middle of the pack when it comes to fear of failure when starting a business. The data for the infographic comes from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor [...]

61 Percent of Small Businesses Didn’t Create a Budget in 2018

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A new survey from Clutch just revealed close to two thirds or 61% of small businesses didn’t have an official documented budget for 2018. This problem is more prevalent with businesses that have 1 to 10 employees as 74% in this group did not create an official budget. The number goes down to 21% for businesses with more than 10 employees, a difference of more than 50 percentage points. The data from the Clutch survey shows growing companies have come to understand the importance of creating a budget, while many small businesses still don’t have a full appreciation of the [...]

Growing Small Businesses Like Big Ones: Tips From Ex-Googler Laszlo Bock

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Laszlo Bock is the co-founder and CEO of Humu. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google from 2006 to 2016. Laszlo is credited with creating the field of People Analytics, the application of academic-quality rigor and Google-paced innovation to people management. Prior to joining Google, Bock served in executive roles at General Electric and as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, WORK RULES!, a practical guide to help people find meaning in work and improve the way they live and lead. Laszlo will be speaking at the [...]

Three Behaviors That Can Help You Mature From Boss To Leader

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Become a leader.Photo by Rob Walsh on Unsplash One of the most embarrassing mistakes I made early on at BodeTree was believing that the title of CEO automatically made me a leader.  It didn’t. I had power, but had yet to earn my authority. Thought I fancied myself a leader, I was just a boss. It took years of mistakes, struggles, and hard realizations for that to change. You see, anyone can be a boss, but relatively few have the drive, patience, or stamina to become a true leader. Leadership does not require a title, and titles do not make [...]

Does Your Company Really Need a Business Website?

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More and more small businesses are coming around to understanding how important a business website is. Almost two-thirds (64%) of small business owners in the 2018 Small Business Survey from Clutch say they have a company website. Of those, 81% have a mobile-friendly site, and 94% will have a mobile-friendly site by the end of the year. This is all good news—but there’s no getting around the bad news: More than one-third (36%) of small business owners still don’t have a website. If your small business doesn’t have a website, here are some of the many ways you’re missing out: Your [...]

15 Easy Steps to Starting Your Own Small Business

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The title is a little tongue in cheek, because starting a business is never easy. It takes a lot of hard work, commitment, enough capital, and paying attention to details in order to get a business off the ground these days. When I decided to start my custom home planning and drafting business, I tried hard to find a good startup guide that would lay it all out for me in a logical order. I couldn't find anything in the library that had all the steps clearly listed without a lot of confusing fluff and filler. So, motivated mostly out [...]

Top Ten Startup Mistakes That Almost Always Lead to Business Failure

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Many startup ideas fail to ever be launched and many, many fail within the first year or two. In most cases, the failure has nothing to do with the business idea, but how the business side is handled. The business of entrepreneurship is business first, then operations (what your business actually does). The Top Ten startup mistakes that lead to ultimate failure are: 1. Insufficient Startup Idea Development: Most startups do not fail because the business idea is bad. The problem is that many first-time entrepreneurs fail to actually plan the business before sinking cash into the startup. No matter [...]

Want to Keep Learning in Your Small Business? Try These Helpful Resources and Tips

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Successful business owners don’t have all the answers — they continue to learn and grow through the years. Sometimes that growth can come through personal mistakes, and sometimes it can come from helpful resources and expert guidance. If you’re interested in learning more to grow your business, check out some of these thoughts from members of the online small business community about learning new skills and gaining valuable insights. Consider the Difference Between Reach and Impressions When you’re looking at your analytics and the impact that your content is having on potential customers, there are plenty of different terms to [...]

How to Manage Your Small Business Debt

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By Douglas Hoyes Launching your own business is undeniably an exciting but challenging endeavor. You can expect plenty of surprises as you’re starting out, which is why it’s critical to manage your company finances with as much diligence as possible to avoid accumulating more debt than your business can handle. Some debt will actually be a good thing for your business, but it is important to treat business debt as an investment that should provide a return, rather than as just another loan. Here are some tips to ensure you manage your business debts wisely when starting a new business [...]

6 Common Business Startup Fumbles and How to Avoid Them

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Businesses of all types and in all industries face challenges as startups. While some obstacles are out of a business owner’s control, others are avoidable. In the spirit of football season, let’s discuss some of the most common “fumbles” startups face and how to tackle them before they set back your end game. 1. Failure to choose the right business entity type Sole proprietor, limited liability company (aka LLC), corporation—the structure you choose for your business will affect you from a legal perspective, financially, and in other ways, as well. Selecting the one that’s not a good match for your [...]

10 Budgeting Tips to Keep Your Business Costs Down

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If you’re a small business owner, you know every dollar counts toward the success of your company. If you can keep your operational costs down, you can give your business the safety net it needs for when times get lean. But learning how to effectively budget can be a challenge for many entrepreneurs, and is often the key reason small companies go out of business. To find out the best ways for companies to budget and lower their costs, we asked 10 members of YEC Next the following question: Q. What’s one smart budgeting tip for small business owners to keep costs [...]

Starting Up a Home Business

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There are various ways to have a home business and various reasons to have a home business, maybe you have a child that you have to look after or maybe you have a disability that stops you from going out to work. Quite often these are the cases and getting money off the government is not enough to live your life the way you want so more and more people are looking at ways to earn more money from their situation. So what would their solution be? Simple, creating a business from the one place that you can only be, [...]

Why You Should Start Your Home Business Now

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"Who desires desires constant success must change its conduct with the times" - Niccolo Machiavelli Change before you have to - Jack Welch Change is an opportunity for growth. It helps us to see possibilities, making our dreams and aspirations more reachable, something we can reach, see more clearly and work towards. Change is a fuel for life. Through change, we discover new things in our lives (those things that were there before and we just did not see) as well as not-so-new things in our destiny (those things that have been pre-planned for us and we just needed to [...]

The 11 Most Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs To Follow On Instagram (And The Key To Their Success)

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What’s the key to your success?  That’s a question I get all the time. As a successful woman in business, people always want to know my secret. How I did it. How they can do it, too. But my success story isn’t the be-all-end-all for success. Every successful woman has her own secrets, and her own key ingredients to her success… Plus, everyone defines success differently. As a female entrepreneur, I’m always on the look out to connect with and learn from incredible women who have cultivated their own amazing brand, business, and name for themselves. And thanks to the [...]

13 Ways Small Business Owners Can Get Rid of Busy Work and Be Productive

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Any small business owner can tell you that running a company requires a lot of time, effort and dedication. Some entrepreneurs make the mistake of piling too much “busy work” on their plates, which doesn’t leave them much time to focus on the tasks that only they can do. To find a solution, we asked the experts at Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following question: “SMB owners have a lot of demands on their attention. What is one way for owners to stay productive, not just busy?” How to Get Rid of Busy Work Here’s what YEC community members had to say: 1. Focus on One Thing [...]

5 Pieces of Bad Advice That All Entrepreneurs Should Ignore

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Starting a new business is always daunting. There are just so many balls to juggle. Prioritizing all the tasks that entrepreneurs have to wrestle with is a constant battle. Everything is urgent, and everything is important. No wonder then that new entrepreneurs are always hungry for advice from people who have already built successful businesses. Their pearls of wisdom can help them avoid the mistakes that they made and provide some much-needed support. Well, not always. Some of these entrepreneurial gems need to be challenged as they don’t stand up to scrutiny. In fact some of them are utter nonsense. Here, [...]

The Importance of Nurturing Multicultural Businesses: 5 Tips for Female Leaders

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By Anne Chow, President–National Business, AT&T Did you know that businesses owned by minority women are the fastest growing segment of small businesses, and across all ethnicities, the number of women-owned firms is increasing faster than those owned by men? As president of National Business, AT&T Business, I lead more than 12,000 professionals who support business customers all over the world. Over the years, these businesses have continued to transform, diversify, and grow. For these businesses, as well as for my organization, I can’t emphasize enough how critical it is to factor culture into every conversation you have. And to do so [...]

Work At Home Business – Ideas And Concepts

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For a variety of reasons, many Americans have turned to home businesses. Starting a home business is a practical solution for stay-at-home moms, retirees seeking supplemental income, or anyone looking to abandon the rat race. There are a variety of business opportunities, some requiring only minimal capital for startup. Here are a few of the most popular: Catering / Baking If you have a well-stocked kitchen and the know-how, a catering or baking business may work for you. Caterers work with their clients to develop a menu for their event, then prepare and serve the food. If you are successful [...]

The Top 10 Franchises for Under $10,000

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Opening a franchise business doesn’t always require hefty sums of money. There are franchises out there that can be invested in for a much more affordable price tag. Sounds attractive? Take a look at the following 10 franchises for under $10,000. Top Franchises Under 10k Building Stars The Buildings Stars franchise business model provides all you’ll need to build your own successful commercial cleaning company. Building Stars provides a comprehensive training program and ongoing support to help franchisees create a successful and sustainable commercial cleaning business quickly. A Building Stars franchise requires a low-cost minimum cash investment of $2,245. MobileStamp [...]

3 Ways Constructive Criticism BenefitsYour Small Business

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve been working on self-publishing my first book in print. I worked on bits and pieces of the book over the last few years, but put off the final touches because I couldn’t find the time. Now that we’re coming up on the end of the year, I got a bolt of energy that pushed me through completion of the workbook. I plan to have it up on Amazon by the end of this month. Getting constructive feedback on the book has been incredibly helpful in the process of making it. Here’s why: Benefits of [...]

The 15 Best Team Management Apps for Small Business Users

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Some 4.3 million employees now work from home at least half the time. This figure is expected to grow to 50% of the US workforce working remotely by 2020. Cloud-based technology is paving the way for the remote working phenomenon we are fully entrenched in, allowing businesses and their teams to communicate and collaborate like they were located under the same roof. Best Team Management Apps If you’re a small business looking for more efficient ways to manage your team remotely, take a look at the following 15 best team management apps for small business users. Smartsheet Smartsheet is an [...]

These are 10 Reasons You and Your Team May Prefer Working from Home

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LogMeIn has released a new survey covering remote office workers in America and globally.  A full 39% of respondents said they would take a pay cut to work remotely and over half (51%) of people 35-44 said they’d like their job less if the option was taken away. Small Business Trends spoke with Alix Hagan, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, Collaboration Products at LogMeIn, about 10 ways life is better when you work from home. She started by saying lives and choices are being influenced by the option. “Our survey says 24% of workers have had a major life decision — [...]

How to Develop a Market Analysis for Your Business Plan

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If you’re like most business owners, you know your market—or you wouldn’t be in business. You don’t have to prove a market if you are developing a plan for internal use. Still, an annual fresh look at your market is a good idea, and this article might help you with that. And, whether you’re a new entrepreneur just starting a new business, or a seasoned owner developing a business plan to get funding, then your plan should include a good market analysis. It should understand, describe, and prove the potential of your market. Keep in mind, as you develop this [...]

The Easier Way to Manage DIY SEO: Small Business Owner’s Tool Set

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There is no denying that SEO has gone through some serious changes over the last year or so. While there are plenty of trends to catch up on, the most overwhelming one is of course moving to mobile first index. Google released plans back in 2016 to throw themselves headfirst into mobile ready website rankings. While website owners would have had a few years to catch up, in 2018 those changes are starting to really take effect. As a result of this shift to mobile focus, SEO in general has been a little harder for smaller businesses to crack. Even [...]

The Secrets of Starting Business Successfully

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Starting Business Secrets will help you to start your own business successfully. The American Dream is, and always will be, to come up with an idea, start a business and become rich from your own efforts. Based upon this motivation, thousands of businesses fail each year, due primarily to not being familiar with the basics involved in running a business. This report will enlighten you, and give you a number of suggestions you can use to better guarantee your chances for success. This report is written with the warning that any and every business venture contains certain inherent risks, and [...]

What You Need to Know to Start a Home Business

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As a beginning entrepreneur, it is your main goal to get your business up and running and to take it to the next step. When you drive into a city or a town, you may not notice that there are a string of stores that all have the same name on them. These business owners have a very strong desire to not just stay in one geographical area, but to expand their businesses, promote their products and make more money. This kind of move can be very costy if you own a physical business, but a virtual internet business can [...]

How to Create a Chatbot for Facebook Messenger in 5 Minutes

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Pretty soon chat marketing is going to be like email. Everywhere. You could be building marketing chatbots since before they were a thing. And getting unprecedented ROI for being a first-adopter. Ready to get started? Here’s how to build a chatbot for Facebook Messenger — the mobile app used by over a billion — in under 5 minutes. How to Create a Chatbot Using MobileMonkey We’ll create a “Monkey or Unicorn?” bot. Pick a door, any door! Will you get a monkey or a unicorn? Give the bot a spin yourself here! The journey of our Monkey or Unicorn bot [...]