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

    … Starting a small business is no small decision. But despite the countless sacrifices and challenges small business owners face, an overwhelming 84 percent of small business owners would do it all over again. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and starting a business of your own, there are some key steps you need to take first. Below…

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

    … would boost your small business productivity, or help you keep track of freelancers, check out this comparison article by Chad Brooks.) 5. Textexpander Not all of your writing is done in Gmail, and that’s where Textexpander comes to the rescue. If you have snippets or blocks of text that you input repeatedly, you can create shortcuts. Further…

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  • 13 Tips and Tactics to Propel Your Small Business Growth

    … business. Near-term small business growth tips: Analyze the performance of your sales team. If they aren’t meeting your expectations, or they are showing signs of ambivalence, shake things up. Bring in new blood working on commission only. Write down everything you do and categorize these tasks. Find tasks that you can delegate to others…

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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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  • 5 Boredom Busters to Boost Productivity in Your Small Business

    … business fall into this trap. As a small business owner, you regularly have to challenge, motivate, and energize your workforce. The resultant boost in employee creativity and productivity should be well worth the effort. Here are some steps, both big and small, to boost employee engagement and productivity in your business: Foster better communication…

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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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