Small Business Management

  • What Really Inspires Owners to Start Their Business?

    … If you’re a small business owner, you’re motivated by something unique. A reason you get out of bed in the morning and put in the long hours. Something that drives you to roll up your sleeves and get the job done. Your why. As part of National Small Business Week, we want to know what drives you. Maybe you run a small business because it allows…

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  • 10 Things You Need to Do Before Starting Your Own Business

    … or Skype. Also at this site are many free workshops, webinars, and templates all focused on helping entrepreneurs successfully start and grow a business. 7. Write a business plan Starting a business is difficult and risky; it’s easy to spend all your time and resources at it. Having a written plan with your projected results and personal goals…

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  • The 5 Tips and Tools You Need to Boost Your Productivity

    … tweaks. Get these tips under your belt and put some of these apps into action and you will find yourself achieving more whenever you’re working at your computer. Looking to speed up your marketing, as well? Read this post to learn how to write your next marketing email in 15 minutes or less. What’s your favorite productivity trick? Let us know…

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  • 13 Tips and Tactics to Propel Your Small Business Growth

    … What does it mean to “grow your business”? Is it the same thing as increasing profits, the bottom line? Or does it mean increasing sales, the top line? It’s important to understand the relationship between these two approaches to business “growth” and how they fit into the evolution of your business. For example, if you’re approaching the day…

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  • 5 Ways to Get More Hours in the Day

    … There’s one commodity that always seems to be in short supply, with no way to get more of it. I’m talking about time. I don’t think I’ve met a small business owner yet who didn’t say something like, “There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” As far as I can tell, there are only two ways to give you more productive hours each day. Slow…

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  • How to Tell If a Government Grant Offer Is a Scam

    …. Also, some agencies like National Institutes of Health and the Defense Department participate in the Small Business Innovation Research program, which helps companies research tech innovations for possible commercialization in areas that are of interest to these agencies. At the state/county level, there are many financial assistance programs…

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  • 19 Tips to Help You Get and Stay Motivated

    … It can be lonely at the top! And in the long run, that can be a major de-motivator for the small business owner. Of course, the stress and the long hours can also make it difficult to maintain your enthusiasm or commitment to your small business. If you’re wondering how to get your motivation back, try out these 19 different motivation tips…

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  • What Is a Balance Sheet, and How Can I Use It to Manage My Business?

    … on both a long-term and daily basis. While you may delegate the preparation of the balance sheet to an accountant or bookkeeper, it represents your business, so you should understand how to read it and use it. Looking for advice on small business management? You can read more posts from Hal here. The post What Is a Balance Sheet, and How Can I Use It to Manage My Business? appeared first on Constant Contact Blogs. …

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  • 6 Ways to Reward Employees When You’re on a Budget

    … want teach their staff how to create the perfect holiday cocktail. Your employees will learn to do something they couldn’t do before, and you are building their confidence and capability. Investing in your employees is something you should be doing all year round, but the holidays offer a good opportunity to have some fun with it! Make music…

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  • Small Business, Big Hires: How a Small Business Should Prepare For Seasonal Hiring

    … season yet! The holiday season can be overwhelming as it is, even without staffing issues. It never hurts to be proactive. Start reaching out to your networks and get organized so you can have a happy and prosperous holiday season. Looking for more holiday marketing advice? Check out our holiday marketing resource page! The post Small Business, Big Hires: How a Small Business Should Prepare For Seasonal Hiring appeared first on Constant Contact Blogs. …

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  • How to Write a Job Posting in 5 Easy Steps

    … Writing a job posting that wins candidates over is no easy task. This is especially true for small businesses that don’t have an HR department to guide them through the process. Deciding where to start, what to include, and how to make it sound interesting can stump even the most natural writers — but following a step-by-step process ensures…

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  • One Unexpected Place to Find Capital for Your Business

    … Show me the money! That’s what many small business owners say to me. Where can we find the funds we need to grow our business? The answer today is much better than it was a decade ago because innovative new financing options for small businesses are popping up almost every day. However, they all come with limitations. Here is a super quick…

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