Small business

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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30 Apps That Turn Your Phone Into A High-Powered Mobile Office For Your Business

Amanda Bowman | August 14th, 2017

Most business owners say that they lack the time to get everything done. This is especially true if your job involves travel. Travel puts extra pressure on our ability to deal with email, meet with our teams, review deliverables, etc. It doesn’t help that when we’re away from the office, we rarely have access to the […]

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These Online Programs Will Make You Rethink How You Can Improve Your Business Skills

Amanda Bowman | August 7th, 2017

With time and attention scarce, it’s difficult for entrepreneurs and small business owners to upgrade or learn new skills. There are, of course, millions of published articles and blog posts about entrepreneurship, business, finance, and management. But many of these articles are noisy and few offer real, actionable insights that can help you make better […]

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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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10 Best Cities in the United States for Startups and Entrepreneurs

Amanda Bowman | July 31st, 2017

Silicon Valley has dominated the U.S. startup ecosystem for many decades. Despite repeated efforts, only a few cities outside the Valley (New York and Boston) have historically had the critical mix of funding, network, and talent to fuel vibrant startup centers. But this is becoming less true today, as more and more entrepreneurs find their way across […]

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How Self Discipline Can Unlock Your Business Success

Katie Lundin | July 27th, 2017

Do you want to start your own successful small business? Or grow your existing business? Maybe you have no interest in owning and running a business, but want to be more productive at work? “I could do that,” you think to yourself. So, why haven’t you? To accomplish any of these things you’ll need self-discipline. […]

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6 Ways User Interface and User Experience Design Can Help Your Business

Amanda Bowman | July 24th, 2017

A smooth, visually appealing experience with your business’s website or mobile app is an important element in creating happy, loyal customers. Big businesses may have an advantage because of their existing brand awareness and their larger marketing budgets, but that doesn’t mean small businesses and startups can’t compete with them. In some ways, smaller companies […]

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7 Proven Ways to Improve Customer Service

Amanda Bowman | July 17th, 2017

In most situations, a customer’s only direct human contact with a company is through the company’s customer service team. Usually, the customer isn’t happy about something and needs help. As a result, whether you run a Fortune 100 company or a small business, it’s critical to have great customer service people on your team. With increasing […]

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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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