Small Business Advice

    • How to Protect Yourself from Extra Vacation Rental Fees

      As I observed in a recent post, it’s important for freelancers to take vacations on a regular basis. Small business owners should remember to do so as well. But when you do, we want to make sure not to overspend. Here’s how. I’ve had quite a few opportunities in my lifetime to travel, both on vacation and for other projects. Once I went on a package tour to London and Paris.

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  • 3 Sources for Funding Your Start-Up in 2017

    …. Potentially, if you’re able to slash personal living expenses enough, you could completely self-fund your start-up. That’s HUGE! Outside funding is expensive, so get your personal finances in order to build business credit. Think about the value of Facebook’s stocks today. Just a 5% stake in the social media juggernaut’s early days would…

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  • 5 Essential Tips for Hiring a Project Manager

    … The right project manager can make or break any development project, whether it be small or large. Whether you’re upgrading products you already have or creating a new product, you’ll find that an individual skilled in project management can be the deciding factor in timelines and overall success. If you’re beginning the search for a project…

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  • How to Create Powerful Online Courses with Kajabi

    Teaching an online course is far from being all sunshine and rainbows. You have to deal with a lot to set everything up. Your tasks include creating and marketing your content, as well as engaging with your audience. That’s how things were in the past, at least. Setting up a web portal for your courses has become a lot less complicated because of all the tools now available ...

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  • How You Can Achieve Self-Motivation and Why It Is the Key to Success

    … greater intuition than those who are not born that way. Such people also have a natural talent for business. On the other hand, there are those who argue that natural talent is irrelevant. Researchers Ericsson, Krampe, and Tech-Romer believe that success is purely built on purposeful, thoughtful, and intense effort. There is a study by David…

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  • Important Factors to Consider When Branding a Business

    … Important Factors to Consider When Branding a Business December 18, 2016 By Dana Davis Leave a Comment Does your business have an instantly recognizable brand? If not, you need to consider changing this situation as quickly as possible. People like to associate themselves with certain brands they trust and that they are familiar with, so you…

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  • 4 Common Types of Life Insurance You Need to Consider

    … Life insurance is one of the most important investments that you’ll ever make for your family. It’s the best safety net that you can buy. In fact, it’s one of the only ways that you can take care of your loved ones if something tragic were to happen to you or allow your small business to continue to operate. While everyone understands…

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  • 4 Amazing Gadgets to Help You Work Smarter

    … With the world of business becoming an increasingly competitive domain, the onus is on businessmen and women to seek as many advantages as possible. There are meetings to attend, strategies to devise, and key decisions to make. Time is one of the greatest resources when it comes to running the day-to-day operations of a business…

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  • Online Reputation: 5 Calls to Action That Are Completely Overlooked

    … Despite the saying that the customer is always right and customer reviews are always welcome, many businesses struggle with how to manage anonymous online reviews. Often, the reviews seem more like harassment than actual feedback. Thanks to review platforms such as Yelp, Google Reviews, and Angie’s List, customers are now feeling more empowered…

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  • 4 SME Trends for 2017: Getting Personal with Your Audience

    … marketers will innovate their social media marketing programs is the ultimate game changer. They are finding new ways to incorporate live video feeds now provided on Twitter and Facebook. They are also using Snapchat and Instagram to further engage the younger demographics. Both kinds of strategies will help to sustain a business. Takeaways Small…

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  • 5 Steps That Will Improve Workplace Productivity and Efficiency

    … “People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the company’s product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” – Mary Kay Ash, founder, Mary Kay Cosmetics Running a business successfully is a lot more than just tallying up the monthly balance sheet or having a great-looking…

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  • 5 Rules You Need to Know When Designing Event Swag

    … Often, an event where you showcase your small business is only as good as the swag you give out. Here are five critical guidelines to help ensure yours is great. Photo by louise taylor People tend to have a great experience at a convention for two reasons. The first is the content. Maybe the keynote talks spoke to them on a personal level…

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