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5 Ways to Get Money to Start Your Business

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I am going to teach you some sources for money during these times where it is more difficult to get a business loan than it has ever been. During these times when it's difficult to get a traditional loan from a bank, there are ways to find money to fund your business. I created a list of 5 primary funding sources to help you get started. 1) Obtain Venture Capital - There are many people in the marketplace today that have money to lend. It is probably their requirements are more stringent than in the past, however, with a good [...]

Why Small Business Should Support Their Employees (and How to Do It)

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As a small business owner, you might think your most important investment is in your equipment, or in the R&D for your latest product, but in most companies, your employees are your most important assets. Your workers will be the ones communicating with clients, adhering to your brand values, and ultimately helping the company grow — so it’s in your best interest to to know how to support your employees in any way you can. Supported Employees Providing more support to your employees, through perks, flexibility, services, and environmental conditions, can help your company in multiple ways: Attendance and productivity. Worker [...]

Hiring an Outsourcing Company for Your Business? Here’s How to Find the Perfect Partner

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By Jake Rheude Outsourcing. It used to be a bad word. The kind of cost-cutting move that could dilute a brand if done wrong. But times have changed. Today, the outsourcing game is more ambitious than ever. Thanks to developments in software, cloud computing, and automation, the savviest businesses use outsourcing not only to keep costs down but to improve some of their most fundamental business processes. What kind of innovation can a vendor provide? The market is still testing the possibilities, but a survey by Deloitte found that business leaders across sectors have hired outside vendors to do things like [...]

HubSpot Marketing Hub Starter is a Small Business Marketing Tool for Beginners

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Small business marketing is not as simple as used to be, and the constantly shifting technological landscape may be partly to blame. HubSpot’s new Marketing Hub Starter has been created to simplify the process for small business owners. According to HubSpot (NYSE: HUBS), the Marketing Hub Starter platform was specifically designed with small businesses in mind. With this new solution, businesses will have access to all of their marketing tools in one platform. At the same time, HubSpot is going to be offering comprehensive marketing solutions that are more affordable. Kipp Bodnar, CMO of HubSpot, explained the challenges small businesses face [...]

10 Expert Tips for Putting Together Your Own Digital Marketing Puzzle

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Building your marketing plan is like putting together the pieces of a puzzle. One piece might be video marketing. Another might be email marketing. And there might also be some related to social media and content creation. To help you put together those pieces in a way that makes sense, check out this week’s top marketing tips from members of the online small business community. Create Great Marketing Videos With more and more brands catching onto the power of video marketing, it’s more important than ever for you to create videos that actually stand out and get results. In this [...]

3 Tips for Thriving Among Industry Giants

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Stand out with your startup in a world of giants. July 21, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Startups have never had it easy. Big businesses hate disruption, and when a new company starts doing things differently, established players do everything they can to steal the ideas and squash the competition. PepsiCo, for example, has mechanized the process. Through its partnership with Black Swan Data, PepsiCo hopes to identify trends before they become, well, trendy and beat would-be disruptors to the punch in an effort to compete with its smaller competitors. This is because, as PepsiCo [...]

The Ingredients to Great Landing Pages for Your Website

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A new infographic by Ice Cube Marketing points out why a landing page with a great concept and design is so important. Having a great landing page for your website communicates a lot about your business. As one of the more important lead-generating tools in digital commerce, a poorly designed page can drive your customers away too. Titled “Anatomy of an Optimized Landing Page,” this Ice Cube Marketing infographic looks at everything from the Top Fold to personalization, unique selling points, authority, clarity, and more. For small businesses with a website, creating a landing page with the features Ice Cube Marketing [...]

15 Must-Reads Small Business Owners Can Choose from This Summer

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Summer is often a time of rest and relaxation, with plenty of time to sit out by the pool or on the beach with a good book. It’s no surprise that entrepreneurs fill up their summer reading list with books that will help them run their business better. There are the business classics like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Good to Great, but sometimes business owners can find valuable lessons in an unexpected read. We asked 15 members of Young Entrepreneur Council the following question: “What’s one book from your summer reading list that may have insights for small business [...]

How to Know When to Close Your Business and Start Over

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A few years back, I was working as a business consultant for a venture located in a small city in India. The company used a mix of offline and online methods to connect job seekers and recruiters. After one year as a consultant to the business owners, I realized it was not in a position to succeed. The sales numbers did not look very encouraging, their growth was slow, and they were continuously missing all the targets we set. Worse, they had little to no cash in their bank accounts. For months, the founders knew deep down that we were just [...]

11 Business Documents You Should Always Have in Printed Form

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Thanks to modern technology, plenty of offices are now almost completely paperless. Important documents are created, signed and sent exclusively online, and stored for easy access by all parties. While it’s convenient to have all your business paperwork in digital form, you might not want to get rid of your printer just yet. We asked a panel of experts from Young Entrepreneur Council the following: “Plenty of business gets done online now, and many documents are never printed out at all. Still, there are some situations where a hard copy is necessary. What’s one document you should always have a physical copy of, and why?” Business Documents You Should Always Print Here’s what YEC community members had to say: 1. Your Company…

Can You Find Another Niche for Your Products or Services?

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The riches are in the niches, or so they say. If you’re thinking of pivoting your business and exploring an entirely new niche, it may make you feel a little uneasy. Entrepreneurship itself can be very shaky at times and isn’t guaranteed. When you find a comfortable spot, it’s understandable to want to cling to that security. Marketing to a New Niche However, it can start to feel very routine and eventually hold you back from reaching your larger business goals. If you’re looking to successfully break into a fresh new market, here are some key steps to take. Continue to [...]

5 Ways To Network Without Leaving Your Home Or Office

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Get it all done from your home or office!Image Courtesy of Upsplash / Photographer Bruce Mars It’s often said that time is our most valuable and constrained resource. Yet, we continue to spend so much of it commuting to get to meetings, events, and conferences. What if you could be just as productive in growing your network, but spend less time doing so? The good news is you can! Without leaving your home or office, there are ample ways to network effectively. In the time in which you’d be driving, walking, or on a train, you can be connecting. And, [...]

What is JOBS Act 3.0 and How Could It Help Your Small Business?

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A new bill will allow small businesses to raise capital like larger businesses. Proponents say it will help small buinesses start a new venture and grow their company in a robust economy. A bipartisan vote in the U.S. House created the JOBS and Investor Confidence Act, also known as JOBS Act 3.0 reform. Passing with a vote of 406 to 4, the bill is also being touted by President Trump for its inclusion of additional regulatory reforms. For small businesses, the increased access to capital and elimination of some regulations are both positives. According to the White House Council of Economic Advisers, [...]

Boost Customer Satisfaction with Enhanced Training Techniques

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Proper employee onboarding and training can make a tremendous difference in your company’s profits and customer satisfaction scores. However, a quick glance at the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index shows that there is a big disconnect between current training programs and quality customer service. The industry with the highest overall satisfaction score, full-service restaurants, still manages to displease an average of 19 percent of consumers. Even worse, Internet service providers have an abysmal average satisfaction score of only 62 percent. If you’re trying to launch a new product or build revenue, you can quickly be hobbled by the 49 percent [...]

Building a Perfect Team for a Startup: 3 Types of People to Avoid

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For a startup hiring a team is one of the most important steps as not having the right team is one of the top five reasons of startup failure. However, it’s essential to remember that when choosing your future employees, you need to consider not only their professional qualities but personalities as well. You’re building a team, which means the people you hire must all get along and be able to work together. Some types of persons aren’t capable of that and it’s them you need to watch out for. 3 Types of People to Avoid When Building a Startup [...]

9 Jobs in Sports You Can Do from Home

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Aside from Big Games, when you’d much rather see the action first-hand in courtside seats, a box in left field or your favorite spot in the football stadium, you’d prefer to enjoy life from the comfort of your couch. Though that, among many others, is a good sign you’ll never be a professional athlete, it also doesn’t mean you can forget about a career in sports. In fact, there are plenty of sports-related jobs best performed from the comfort of your home. If you want to combine the heart-racing excitement of sports with the leisurely comfort of home-based work, here [...]

Dress for Success Tips — What You Can Learn from a Billionaire’s Threads

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“Dress for success” is a well-known adage, but the meaning has evolved in today’s digital economy. A new infographic by Fundera provides some insights with actionable tips to improve your wardrobe. Titled, “Dress For Success: 8 Attire Tips from Famous Business Icons” the infographic looks at the style choices of business leaders and the advice they offer regarding attire. It is fair to say once you achieve the level of success of some of the people in this infographic, you can basically wear whatever you want. For a small business owner just starting out, this may not be possible in [...]

11 Quick and Easy Content Ideas to Spice Up Your Social Media Presence

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Social media is one of the more mysterious marketing spaces for small business owners. Why? Two things. 1) There are so many channels. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and so many more serve a variety of purposes in the small business marketing toolbox. Which should you choose to use? The options are endless. 2) It’s time consuming. Once you find the right social channels for you and develop a social media strategy for your small business, finding the time to create content, post it, and stay engaged isn’t easy for someone whose priority is running a business. Engaging with your [...]

Worried About Job Hopping? 6 Ways to Keep Your Valued Employees from Jumping Ship

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Employees are job-hopping to a degree not seen since before the 2008 recession. Millennials are especially prone to switching jobs: In the first quarter of last year, The Wall Street Journal reports, twice as many workers under 35 changed jobs as those aged 35 to 54. The industries most affected are those already suffering from major labor shortages (including healthcare, manufacturing and construction) and traditionally low-paying industries such as food service and retail. The plethora of available jobs signals a booming economy, which is good news — but for employers, there’s a downside. As a small business owner on a [...]

How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Small Businesses

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Unless you live off the grid, chances are some form of AI permeates your day-to-day, whether you realize it or not. A recent global consumer survey revealed that only 33 percent of consumers think they use an AI-enabled device or service, while 77 percent actually use AI technology. Do you ever wonder how your phone autocompletes words as you type a text message? Or how digital assistants on a website chat service respond to your message so quickly? The answer is artificial intelligence. AI is everywhere these days, and is rapidly gaining momentum. As in our personal lives, artificial intelligence [...]

55% of Small Businesses Face Risk Due to Current U.S. Policies, Survey Says

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Although no one is saying we are in a full-on trade war, there is no doubt the first rounds have been fired. And this has some small businesses worried, which is what the latest risk survey from InsuranceBee, a liability insurance provider, has revealed. According to InsruanceBee, 55% of small and medium sized business owners say they face risks because of policies on taxes, health care reform and trade by the Trump administration. However, another 26% of owners say those same policies will make things better for their businesses. Their optimism is in part based on great economic data, including [...]

13 Things Highly Successful People Do Not Waste Their Mental Energy On

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Mental energy is limited each day. Highly successful people use it wisely.Rawpixel Highly successful people (regardless of the variety of ways one could define being "successful") all seem to understand a few core principles. Chief among them is that it is not your time, but your energy, that is limited each day and therefore, needs to be carefully managed. This is why you hear stories of extremely accomplished people with odd habits, like eating the same thing for lunch each day or wearing a minimal "uniform" to work. These individuals understand the psychological concept of decision fatigue, which is the way in which the [...]

Essential Office Supplies You May Need to Start Your Business

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No matter what type of business you plan on starting, you’ll need some basic office supplies to support your operations. The exact items you invest in will depend on your own needs and processes. However, there are some items that can be helpful for businesses in a huge array of industries. Here are some of the office supplies that you might consider purchasing to get your own venture off the ground. List of Basic Office Supplies Printer Paper This is necessary for any important documents that you want to print out or copy. Notebooks These can be used for handwritten [...]

3 Ways to Avoid Startup Roadblocks

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Here’s a bit of not-so-surprising news: Startups fail. In fact, a 2018 Statistic Brain study says after just five years in business, 55 percent unfortunately do. And the reasons for failure vary: Most often, it’s incompetence (46 percent); other times it’s plain lack of experience (11 percent). But what if a new business fails because it hits a roadblock it can’t bounce back from? If your new business hits a bump in the road — and it might — proud entrepreneurs, don’t let it kill your startup. Ways to pivot do exist, but first you have to identify what went wrong. But [...]

How to Choose a Home Business

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The Internet is a jungle and can be a scary place when you are searching for that needle in the haystack. When searching for the perfect home business, don't give up and especially don't be discouraged. If you have made your mind up and are serious about changing your life; spending more time with your family, spending more time on yourself, realizing financial freedom and creating wealth that will allow you to achieve the lifestyle you dream of, then the only choice is to be your own boss. Of course that means you need a business that will create income [...]

How Are Small Businesses Using Social Media?

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How does your business’s social media use measure up? Last month, I shared some interesting updates about how American consumers are using social media. But how are small businesses using social media? MarketingProfs recently reported on a new survey by Clutch that has the latest insights. Here’s what you should know. The majority of small businesses use social media Almost three-fourths (71%) of small business owners in the survey say they currently use social media, and 16% say they plan to start to in the future. Only 13% say they have no plans to use social media in the future. [...]

Starting a Business – Making Money Online – Most Frequently Asked Questions!

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Everyone starting a business making money online is asking two very critical questions ... How do I start a business? "And" How do I PROMOTE a business? " Two simple questions ... yet there seems to be a million different answers or opinions. The answer or opinion will be based on the type on program or business you are promoting. Some will tell you what to do but very few tell the how. Explaining how to get it done is more important than the "what." If they never provide you with an explanation, then you never know if they realize [...]

Looking to invest? 2018’s best sectors for entrepreneurs

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If you’re got some spare cash to invest at the moment, it’s likely that you’re feeling positive about the range of investment vehicles on offer. With so many different sectors available, there’s never been a better time to get investing if choice and diversity are important to you as an entrepreneur. Whether you’re looking to invest in a digital-first business that operates through the internet or you’re more interested in traditional investment options such as property, there’s plenty to pick from. With that as a focus, here are some of 2018’s hottest investment sectors. Property The US property market has [...]

Getting a Line of Credit for Your Business Doesn’t have to be Hard, Read These 5 Tips

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Have you considered getting a line of credit for your business? If you haven’t, you should know the importance of this flexible financial tool, and the relative ease of getting access to one. While not every business needs a line of credit to survive, you should know how it works, and the best way to obtain one if and when you need it. In case you aren’t familiar, a business line of credit is a floating loan extended to a business for a variety of purposes. At any time, a business may draw upon that line of credit to pay [...]

4 Reasons Why Outsourcing Is a Good Strategy for Start-Ups

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No matter how hard you try, you can not be equally good at everything. Efficient division of labor has been the hallmark of all successful businesses. Regardless of how talented you are, there is a limit to how much you can do. Outsourcing, when made use of properly, can do wonders to your business. So, how to tell whether your start-up needs outsourcing? Here are four concerns that you should take into account: You are in a hurry Regardless of how talented your new hires are, they usually need at least half a year to settle down and get integrated [...]

How to Jump Start Your Online Business by Locating the Perfect Niche

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Can I Interest You in an Extra $ 300.00 a Week, $ 2,500 a Month ...? Let me ask you a simple question here ... Could you use some extra money? If you're anything like me or most people out there, I would assume that the answer is yes! And if I could show you how to earn an extra $ 300.00 a week or more consistently, and all you needed was to spend a couple of hours a day at your home computer ... Would that intrigue you? Then read on ... Very few people know what I am [...]

Complete 35-Step Guide for Entrepreneurs Starting a Business

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Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories of early stage startups growing to be multi-billion-dollar companies, such as Uber, Facebook, WhatsApp, Airbnb, and many others. In this article, I give an overview of 35 key steps for entrepreneurs who are starting a business, with links to additional articles addressing some of the topics in more depth. 1. Understand the Commitment and Challenges Involved in Starting a Business Starting a business [...]

10 Tips to Improve Your Business AND Work Life Balance

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Increasing your sales through lead generation and content marketing doesn’t have to require a huge commitment of time or money. Instead, there are some effective strategies and tips you can use to get more done in less time, allowing you to also enjoy your family and life. If you’re interested in selling more without spending your whole life working on your business, here are some essential insights from members of the online small business community. Generate New Leads Without Spending a Fortune Increasing your sales quickly can be a major undertaking. It sometimes requires a large investment of both time [...]

Home Business – 3 Simple Tips For Starting a Home Business

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When it comes to starting a home business, there are literally thousands of opportunities to choose from, whether you decide to only do it part-time or turn it into a full-time venture. There are options to suit anyone across the board, with some being fairly easy and don't require any fees to get started while others call for you to fork out some form of investment, whether it be money or skills. Consider these simple tips when you're searching for the perfect opportunity to start your own home business, and you'll be off to a good start. Tip 1: Make [...]

Starting a Home Business – Some Precautions You Ought to Take

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Setting up a home business is stereotyped as the easy way out of an 8-hour job so many in the employed sector wants to escape from. And yet, setting up a home business can be fraught with risks and challenges. If you are thinking of going on your own, you should take an inventory of these first before taking the plunge. For one, you need to become a generalist. In your office job, you are perhaps a specialist. Your focus is on a specific area of ​​your company's business, eg, purchasing, logistics, finance, human resources, sales, marketing, and so on. [...]

Why Every Student Should Start a Business

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With the economic downturn, students in all the major business schools have been dropping out of their entrepreneurship classes and transferring back to classes where they think they have a secure future. Students and professionals who were once planning to start businesses now have decided to go back to their cushy jobs. Everything is going back to normal. Or at least that is how it looks. Below are nine reasons why any student should start a business: You gain experience. Owning and running your own business is an incredible way to gain experience and credentials regardless of whether you decide [...]

9 Smart Bookkeeping Tips for Small Businesses

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Are you a numbers person? Some small business owners love going over their books—after all, it’s their personal scorecard of how well the business is doing. Others dread dealing with numbers or get so caught up in day-to-day operations that they neglect their bookkeeping. Whether you love it or hate it, good bookkeeping is essential to small business success. Here are nine bookkeeping tips for small businesses that will help put your business in the black. 1. Separate your personal and business finances When your business is just starting out, it’s easy to mix and mingle expenses and income—but it’s [...]

“You Are Your Brand” Teaches Solopreneurs to Develop Their Businesses

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Getting a brand started can sometimes feel like starting an old car. The ignition key does not turn when needed, you hear the engine struggle to get its pistons running, and you are on a prayer hoping the car will run well enough to take you where you need to go. Well, there is no shortage of books to help a brand get started. For first time entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, they may want to consider You Are Your Brand, a personal branding book by Felicia Shakespeare. Shakespeare is the founder of Integrity International Group, a full-service personal business and professional development [...]

101 Survival Tips for Your Business

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There is no disputing the fact that a lot of businesses are collapsing in Nigeria and indeed the world over today because of lack of knowledge of what it takes to salvage the situation. This has even led to serious health conditions as many entrepreneurs have become hypertensive and their health state has defied medical solutions. This is because as long as the survival of their businesses is threatened, their own survival too will continue to be under threat. This is why I am reviewing this book this week as a textual solution. I wish you pleasurable reading. This text [...]

10 Growth Strategies From a Decade of Tech and Business Pioneers

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By Elisabeth Chin The past decade of global business has been exciting, scary, and disruptive, to say the least. Tech startups rule the world. Uber and Airbnb exemplify network-based models that grow at lightning speed. Robots have taken center stage, and innovation continues to drive the globe into an uncertain and unpaved future. This has been a decade of innovation, and my company has had the privilege of speaking one-on-one with some of the most highly influential thought leaders in the world of technology and business. Here is a summary of their mind-blowing work and how businesses today can apply [...]

5 Steps to Successfully Onboarding New Employees

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Onboarding is the process of starting new employees at your business, where you and the worker fill out a slew of new employee forms. But onboarding shouldn’t end when the last of the paperwork is signed. Onboarding should also help acclimate employees to their new job and work environment. To reduce turnover, you need to make sure employees adjust to their positions and are happy, and that means you need an effective onboarding program. Try the following tips to make your onboarding more successful: 1. Create a plan Create a detailed plan of everything you need do in your onboarding [...]

How to Manage the Stress of Starting and Running Your Own Business

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Getting your business off the ground and keeping it going comes with many challenges. You’re balancing everything from coming up with the right business name, developing your marketing plans, and figuring out how to maintain customer satisfaction. But throughout your career as an entrepreneur, you’re going to need to prioritize healthy stress management. By tackling that part of your well-being, you’re increasing the chances of being able to thrive under pressure. Here are some principles and tips to keep in mind. Don’t go it alone Perhaps you’re a fiercely independent person and want to handle as many aspects of your business [...]

6 Online Business Ideas for College Students

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Every student wants to earn money. However, it seems to be impossible as you do not have enough experience to find a part-time job and you do not have enough time to find a full-time job. Frequently, students think that they have nothing to do in this situation and decide to earn money working as waiters or dog walkers. Of course, there is no bad job, especially at the beginning of your career but today you have multiple opportunities to start developing as a professional while still being a student and not to lose your precious time on the jobs [...]

Thinking about Names for Your New Business? These 20 Startup Name Generators Could Help

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Choosing a name is one of the most important early decisions you’ll make for your business. But it can also be tough to wait for that aha! moment where the perfect name just comes to you. So if you want to intentionally move the process along, you could try an online name generator. These tools essentially allow you to input some basic information about your business and then automatically generate suggestions that could help you create a relevant brand for your new venture. Of course, you’ll still need to check that your name of choice isn’t protected by another trademark [...]

How to Create Perfect Custom Images for Your Website, Blog, and Social Media

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Using high-quality images on your website, social media channels, and blog posts not only makes your brand more appealing—it also drastically improves conversion rates. In general, humans are visually focused, and much more likely to read and remember an article with compelling visual accompaniment than one with a huge block of text. But here’s the catch: decent stock images can be costly, and while some businesses have the luxury of being able to afford a graphic designer, it’s not an option for everyone. Below, I’ll cover how to source and alter your own custom images, as well as how long [...]

Common Mistakes Young Entrepreneurs Make and How to Fix Them

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Starting a new business has its ups and downs. And with little or no experience in the business, there’s a high possibility of making some mistakes which affect the growth of your business in one way or another. But being aware of some common mistakes entrepreneurs often make and their remedies will put you in a better position to realizing your business goals. Here are 5 common mistakes and what you can do to avoid such mistakes. Lack of an efficient business plan A good number of novice solopreneurs often venture into business without having a proper plan in place. [...]

What You Need to Start a Mail Order Business

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There are two main divisions in the mail order business; first, as carried on by a small dealer giving it his whole attention; second, as transacted by an established house, either as side issue to assist the traveling sales department, or as in case of Montgomery Ward & Co. and other catalogue houses, as a sole business. The underlying principles of the business are the same in all cases, differing only in application. The requisites for a successful start may be briefly outlined and if conscientiously followed out will bring a degree of success depending only upon the extent of [...]

Home Based Business Opportunity – Top 3 Mistakes Made When Starting An Internet Home Business

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You are ready to jump on the web and make your dream a reality. You want to start an internet home business. This is a great opportunity for you to pursue your dreams and make a profit at the same time, but be wary of the many pitfalls and mistakes that can hinder the success of your home based business opportunity. Here are the top three mistakes that prevent the success of those starting an internet home business. The first pitfall of starting an internet home business is throwing away your money. You can start your internet business on a [...]

More Than Half of Small Business Buyers are Under 50

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If you’re looking to sell a business this may be the time — and you may want to look for buyers under the age of 50. The 2018 Small Business Owner & Buyer Demographics study by BizBuySell has revealed 53% of small business buyers are under the age of 50. But the largest percentage of buyers in a single age bracket are between the age of 50 and 59 years old at 32%, the survey says. BizBuySell Q1 2018 Insight Report According to BizBuySell, around 10,000 small businesses changed hands in 2017 across the United States, which was a 27% year-over-year [...]

How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Small Business Accounting Mistakes

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Managing income and expenses accurately is an important aspect of running a business successfully. Unfortunately, many small businesses make mistakes in their books, without even realizing the impact those mistakes can have on their long-term viability. No system is foolproof, but whether you’re running your books through an accounting system like Quickbooks Online or Xero, or using Excel spreadsheets, human error can be costly.   With this in mind, here are the five most common small business accounting mistakes and some tips to help you avoid them. 1. Common data entry errors When you are manually entering the numbers in [...]