Posts Tagged ‘small biz’

Interview with The Founding Moms’ Jill Salzman

Arielle Kimbarovsky | March 7th, 2017

If you’re a mom and you’re thinking about starting a new business or growing your existing business, you are not alone. According to the International Finance Corporation, female owned businesses make up 37% of businesses globally. In fact, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, women are more likely to reinvest in their businesses, create more […]

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How Chatbots Can Help You Grow Revenue In Your Business

Amanda Bowman | March 6th, 2017

At every turn, companies and organizations are competing for our attention. How many of them actually get it? To fight against the white noise of impersonal marketing, companies are increasingly turning toward chatbots. For marketing professionals, this is an exciting way to reach their target audience. Who doesn’t love a memorable conversation? Building rapport with […]

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(Ebook) What Are You Waiting For? A Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs on Starting, Growing, and Managing a Successful Business

Nick Bowersox | February 28th, 2017

Women start over 1,000 new businesses every day in the United States. During the last decade, the number of women-owned companies has grown five times faster than the national average, according to the 2016 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report from American Express Open. According to American Express Open’s 2016 Report: 11.3 million U.S. businesses are […]

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5 Important Trends In Email Marketing You Must Understand

Arielle Kimbarovsky | February 23rd, 2017

Email marketing continues to be an important marketing channel for small businesses and startups. That’s because 81% of US consumers are more likely to make a purchase based on an email. New technologies have improved email automation, tracking, and innovation, and these changes have created interesting new possibilities for smart marketers. Complex marketing campaigns are […]

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How to Use Science to Improve Your Marketing

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 13th, 2017

Almost all supermarkets share a common layout. Many competitive products (toothpaste, for example), have similar packaging. Do supermarket and toothpaste companies lack imagination? It’s possible, but a different explanation is more likely. Smart businesses apply science to marketing. Relying on psychological research, these businesses adapt marketing strategies to maximize revenues and profits. When companies unlock […]

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How to Succeed by Setting Clear Business Goals

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 10th, 2017

A small business that doesn’t set clear long-term goals is doomed to fail. It’s not unusual for small business owners and entrepreneurs to focus on strategies and tactics at the expense of also setting appropriate goals. Often, this happens when you see someone else successfully executing a strategy or tactic – and you try to […]

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Why a Strong Brand Is Important for Your Small Business

Arielle Kimbarovsky | February 8th, 2017

Image source: Frontline Creative A strong brand increases the value of your company, creates an identity and motivation for your employees, and makes it easier for you to acquire new customers. A brand represents how people know you (or your business), and how they perceive your reputation or the reputation of your company. In today’s noisy […]

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Level the Playing Field with These 5 Crowdsourced Designs

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 7th, 2017

Technology has helped close the gap between small businesses and startups and the larger, better-financed competitors they have set out to disrupt. Today, inexpensive and free small business marketing tools, outstanding small business applications from Google, and crowdsourcing have made it possible for startups and small businesses to level the playing field. In some situations, being […]

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How To Choose A Market For Your Startup Or Small Business

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 3rd, 2017

I’m rarely surprised when a young entrepreneur or small business owner hasn’t fully identified how their new business will make money. But I’m always surprised when that entrepreneur or small business owner has a tough time describing the potential customers for their new business’s products and services. After all, without customers, there is no revenue. […]

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3 Common Myths About Starting A Business

Ross Kimbarovsky | February 2nd, 2017

Time and time again, experts in entrepreneurship and business (often with little to no operating experience of their own) offer formulaic advice on what startups must do to succeed. The truth is that there is no one way to “correctly” start a company. Startups are the epitome of unpredictability and extremes. For every example of […]

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