Lean business practices

Grow Your Business With This Excellent Advice from 7 Exceptional Small Business Coaches

Katie Lundin | September 7th, 2017

No matter how successful you are or how good you are at what you do, there’s always room for improvement. Sometimes an outside perspective is exactly what you need. Businesses coaches offer precious experience and tested strategies to help take your skills – and your business – to the next level. There are a number […]

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21 Ways To Market Your Small Business On A Shoestring Budget

Amanda Bowman | August 21st, 2017

Thinking of ways to market your small business can be overwhelming, especially when you consider the cost and return on investment. Big companies spend millions of dollars every year marketing and building their businesses. Small businesses have a similar need to get the word out but have much more modest budgets. Here’s the secret that smart […]

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Supercharge Your Small Business Marketing: How to Market to the Social Media Generation

Katie Lundin | August 3rd, 2017

  Imagine you’ve used the internet since your hand was large enough to hold a mouse. Imagine you can’t remember a time before MySpace or Facebook. Imagine you’re part of a generation that makes up a majority of the voting population and workforce. The social media generation doesn’t need to imagine these things. This is […]

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7 Ways Your Small Business Can Market Better on Social Media

Katie Lundin | July 13th, 2017

Social Media is often touted as a fix-all marketing wonder channel. And, with its ease of use, there’s no excuse for businesses not to at least experiment with that channel. Justin Sachs of the Young Entrepreneur Council points out: One of the best features social media marketing has for businesses today is its low barrier to […]

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15 Tips for Turning Your Craft Hobby Into a Successful Business

Katie Lundin | June 2nd, 2017

Are you a crafter? Does plucking an idea from your brain and crafting it into a reality with your very own hands make your heart sing? If so, you may have said to yourself at some point, “I wish I could do this for a living.” The amazing news is that you can. The market […]

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Design Tips from the World’s Most Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

Katie Lundin | May 26th, 2017

Are you an eager entrepreneur, ready to conquer the business world with your brilliant idea but unsure how to get funding? If so, you’re not alone. 68% of potential startup founders worry about funding their business ideas. Crowdfunding, one of the fastest growing funding resources for small businesses in America, may be worth your consideration. Reports […]

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How Crowdsourcing Can Help Agencies Lower Costs and Reimagine Their Business Models

Ross Kimbarovsky | May 24th, 2017

In the days of Don Draper, agency life was different. Agencies had account men, creatives, and clients willing to pay a lot of money. Things have changed quite a bit since then. When computers and the internet were added to the marketing mix, suddenly many agencies were fighting for their lives. There are still heavy […]

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6 Tips to Help You Build a Great Team For Your Small Business or Startup

Arielle Kimbarovsky | May 17th, 2017

Image source: rawpixel.com No matter what kind of business you own or the size of that business, chances are you’ll need a team of employees supporting you as you develop and grow your company. A team is a group of people who share a common purpose and a common goal or set of goals. A […]

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Use Science To Avoid Bad Business Decisions

Ross Kimbarovsky | May 16th, 2017

If you’ve recently made a bad decision (or a baker’s dozen of them), you are not alone. Not a single person is immune from making bad decisions. Humans make mistakes. Let’s face it, even though we often deny it, we have inherently imperfect judgment. Anxiety, stress and fear can easily distort our choices. In fact, […]

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20 Essential Tools for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Katie Lundin | May 12th, 2017

Every year, there are many entrepreneurs who start new businesses. And, of course, there are many others who never quite achieve lift-off. What differentiates the entrepreneurs who act from the dreamers who never try? Chances are good that the perceived barriers to entry are just too intimidating to overcome. According to a 2015 Gallup report, […]

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