Business Management

  • This Percentage of Small Businesses Have a Formal Business Plan

    … Let’s get right to it: It’s 33%. A recent survey revealed that around 33% of small businesses have a formal business plan. Are you surprised? Not every successful business started with a formal business plan, and yours may not have either. Why You Need a Business Plan There are bound to be some outliers that [...] Read More... The post This Percentage of Small Businesses Have a Formal Business Plan appeared first on Thryv. …

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  • Credit Card Security and Customer Loyalty: Where the Two Intersect

    … According to eMarketer, 66% of internet users in the U.S. believe that when making a purchase, their credit card security is up to the retailer with whom they’re doing business. Translation? Business owners large and small are being put on the spot to protect confidential customer information, whether you like it or not. That’s right, [...] Read More... The post Credit Card Security and Customer Loyalty: Where the Two Intersect appeared first on Thryv. …

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  • You’ll Never Get Paid the Same Way Again – Why, and How to Prepare

    … Getting paid is probably the best part of your day. But aside from planning how you’ll spend those hard-earned dollars, think about how you actually accept these payments. Is it a smooth process? Is it easy for both you and your customers? How flexible are you with various payment methods? Do you deal in only [...] Read More... The post You’ll…

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  • 3 Things to Understand about Payroll before You’re in Too Deep

    … I’m going to step out on a limb and guess you try to treat your employees right. If you’re like many of our clients who run their own small businesses, you likely want to be more involved and more invested in your employees than the typical leaders of big corporations are. And since money talks, [...] Read More... The post 3 Things to Understand about Payroll before You’re in Too Deep appeared first on Thryv. …

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  • The Anatomy Of The Professional Services Sales Funnel

    …. The professional services firms that consistently generate revenue have one thing in common - a well-defined sales funnel and sales process that uses technology to maximize results. The foundation of the professional services funnel Most professional services firms have relatively high deal values. They sell project work or ongoing retainers that require…

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  • What Is Sales Enablement And Why Should You Care?

    … management Making a bad purchase decision can have enormous consequences for a business. The wrong choice can result in businesses missing revenue targets, losing customers and getting people involved in the decision fired. You can bet that your buyers are considering these risks in their decision-making processes. That's why it's so important…

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  • 4 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Local Business Owner and Entrepreneur

    … Many entrepreneurs start their own businesses because they want to avoid (at all costs) the cheesy mission statements and strict goals and objectives of the more structured corporate world. If your tolerance for cheesiness and patience with pushy project managers is low, these may be some of the main reasons you leapt right off the [...] Read…

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  • My Take On Conventional Business Wisdom For SMB

    …, here's my take on some of the conventional business wisdom the experts share with us. Richard Branson: Put Employees Before Customers If you're a hippy billionaire who goes parasailing with Obama, this is great advice. For SMB business people who are street fighting every day to survive, not so much. Because for us, without customers, we don't…

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  • How To Use Marketing Analytics To Sell Way Better

    … things. Inbound marketing lead generation funnels are relatively straightforward. Here's a graphical depiction of an inbound lead generation funnel for a typical SMB professional services firm. Although the numbers may change depending on the type of business, the relationships that result in revenue are consistent. A certain percentage…

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  • The Importance of Doing Things Right

    … I've been a fan of Rod Stewart since he sang about Italian girls and fastback, mid-engine Porsches back in 1972. When my wife asked me if I wanted to see him at the Jiffy Lube Live venue in suburban Washington, DC, it didn't take me long to say yes. The date finally rolled around this Wednesday and Sir Rod blew me away with his show. It wasn't…

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  • 5 Ways to Get Paid on Time, Every Time

    … One of the biggest pain points for our local business owner clients is managing the finances that come with owning a small business. Budgeting, bookkeeping and payroll can be confusing and time-consuming. But ensuring you get paid in the first place, and managing that process, can also be a major struggle. Here are 5 ways to [...] Read More... The post 5 Ways to Get Paid on Time, Every Time appeared first on Dex Media. …

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  • Here’s Where You Can Find Good Help

    … “Good help is hard to find.” “I struggle to find dependable workers.” “Turnover is a huge problem for us.” “I can’t seem to get new employees who are qualified.” Can you guess who made the statements above? Local business owners like you and clients we work with every day. So we hear the message loud [...] Read More... The post Here’s Where You Can Find Good Help appeared first on Dex Media. …

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  • Business Automation – A Broader Examination

    … When we ask our local business owner clients what they struggle with most day-to-day, we hear an overwhelmingly common theme. Time. Everything takes time, and there’s never enough of it. That’s why this month, we’ve examined business automation and the many ways you can streamline one-off tasks for your local business. We dove into marketing [...] Read More... The post Business Automation – A Broader Examination appeared first on Dex Media. …

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