Small Business Management

  • 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

    … See that thing in front of you that your hands rest on for a good portion of the day? You know what I’m talking about. It’s called a keyboard. Because of the way most of us work today, it’s a good idea to figure out a few ways to use your keyboard and computer more efficiently. You can boost your productivity substantially and at the same time…

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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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  • 5 Boredom Busters to Boost Productivity in Your Small Business

    … Here’s an interesting paradox for you: Boredom may be the biggest cause of burnout. Consider the times in your life when it has been most difficult — on a regular basis — to pull yourself out of bed in the morning. It’s very likely that those were periods when you had boredom breathing down your neck — not when you were being challenged…

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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

    … The holiday season is a time for giving. Even if you’re on a budget, you can still do something meaningful for your employees to spread holiday cheer and show how much you value their support. A few thoughtful acts can remind employees how much they mean to your business, and in turn, you’ll be rewarded with a happy team that’s eager to build…

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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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  • How Not to Lose a Job Candidate in Ten Days

    … and cannot say. Or get some advice from resources like SHRM. Whatever you do, always show appreciation for the time someone took out of their day to meet you. A great candidate experience will always translate to a promotion of your brand. Looking for more hiring advice? Here’s Why Small Businesses Need to Deliver a Great Interview Experience and How…

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  • Are Independent Contractors the Answer to Your Staffing Needs?

    …, make sure you carefully review what your relationship will be with the individual you are going to hire. A few dollars saved today could be a costly mistake tomorrow. Interested in learning more? Join Constant Contact and Susan Solovic for a special online event, The Power of People: How to Grow and Market Your Small Business through Relationships…

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