Small Business Management

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

    … this advice to determine how much cash your small business should have. 4. Understand your own strengths, skills, and time available Know when you need to engage an accountant, lawyer, insurance agent, marketing specialist, web page designer, or other professional. This will start your management process as a business owner. Constant Contact…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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