Choosing a Location for Your Small Business

One of the more important decisions that you may end up making as an adult is where to locate your small business, if you choose to have a physical building. This will have a huge impact on your overall success as a business person, so it’s one decision that absolutely should be made with the utmost respect to detail, and not be taken lightly.

Office building

Five things to consider when making this decision would be what the space looks like from a virtual standpoint, what neighborhood the location is a part of, what kind of curb details are present, if the building site has room to scale, and what the history of other small businesses in the area are.…

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5 Inexpensive Small Business Ideas For 2017

Starting up a small business is not as complicated as one might initially believe. eFlirt.com, a popular dating site, started from $50 and a Twitter account. It is easier than ever before to build a home-based business from scratch. The internet revolutionized the world of business for entrepreneurs. Technology gave the average person a shot at financial freedom.

Pet sitting business idea

In 2017, small business is booming for those willing to invest their time and energy. The key to success is to discover the least expensive way to provide a product or service with the highest return. Many entrepreneurs have battled their way to financial success by utilizing this simple formula.…

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Here Are The Secrets of The Most Successful Business Personalities

They’re often well known by the world, but sometimes it’s their empire that is recognized instead of their name. Either way, the biggest businesses that ever existed had a face behind the name pulling the strings and making the magic happen. While you hear horror stories about some of them and assume that their personalities are larger than life and they treat people like scum beneath their feet, many you will find are rather humble and wish to give back to the world in the same measure that they’ve received.

Successful businessman

When you view their lives from the outside, everything seems rather picturesque.…

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3 Tips for Picking a Theme For Your Ecommerce Website

For an ecommerce website, there are a lot more moving pieces to worry about logistically than with just a basic website. One of these components is that of the functionality of the business-end of your site. Without properly promoting your business and allowing for products or services to be purchased, your ecommerce website really isn’t fulfilling its purpose.

Fashion ecommerce site design

So to help you ensure that your ecommerce website can do exactly what your business needs, here are three tips for picking the right theme for your website to prosper.

Choose Functionality Over Flash

Although having a good looking website is important for marketing and branding purposes, if your visitors can’t use your website for their desired purpose, the look and feel of the site is really a moot point.…

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Blog Marketing Tricks You Should Try

Do you have a blog? How many people are viewing it on a regular basis? That number will greatly depend on how much work you are putting into marketing that blog. If you want to get people to check out what you have to say you need to show them that you actually have something to say.

Blog marketing

Even if your blog is more of a personal thing and you don’t need it to convert readers into buyers you still want to have people looking at it. What’s the point in blogging if no one is there to read your blog.

Pay Attention To Holidays

Holidays are an excellent way to get viewers to your blog, especially if you use them for content.…

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3 Tips for Including Links in Your Small Business Blogs

Blogging for business is a great way to bring more visitors to your website, build fodder for your social media posts, create a network with your customers, and ultimately get yourself a larger revenue stream. However, blogging is a lot more than typing words out on your keyboard. In order to create a blog that is actually beneficial to your business, you have to understand how business blogging works.

Blogging for business

One big area of business blogging revolves around links. The links you choose to include in your content can have a big impact on your overall blogging success, as well as how well your individual blogs perform.…

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6 Tips for Starting a Home Healthcare Business

Whether you’re a doctor looking to start your own practice or a healthcare administrator seeking to establish a home healthcare regimen, you need to understand that starting your own business won’t be easy. There are several factors that go into the process, including building up a clientele. Before jumping into the business, here are six things you’ll want to do.

Home healthcare visit

1. Have Your Finances Ready

Recognize that starting business will require a significant financial investment. You’ll need funds to register your business, purchase office space, market your brand, build clientele, buy equipment, travel, and more. Whether this comes from personal savings or from a group of investors, make sure you have adequate cash flow.…

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4 Key Tips For Diversifying To Succeed In Your Local Economy

The Big Box retailers has endangered local small businesses. The model we see growing involves large companies getting larger and beating the small local companies to death through pricing. How can your business stay alive and relevant in the face of these giants?

Coffee shop owner

Value Added

Super customer service is the primary answer. Attaching a face to your company – a real, live, caring, local face – is one of the most important values you add. Big box operations try, but ultimately they can’t compete with the relational component you bring.

Your business is an extension of you. Take good care of it and take good care of your people.…

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5 Reasons You Should Be Taking Your Small Business Online

How can you as a localized small business owner, combat the growing online purchase market? Opening your own online store should be an option for you to consider. Providing the ability for your customers to shop online and either pick up directly from you or have it delivered locally will earn you more of your local market.

Online business

So, why should you take your business online?

It’s not that hard

There are an amazing number of tools already developed for you to use to build your online store. Shopify, Big Commerce, Weebly, and Square are just a few of the companies that have pre-built packages to help you get started.…

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Tips For Protecting Your Small Business Online And Off

There has been a ton of focus put on protecting businesses online, and that is an important thing to do for both your business and the safety of your customers. You should also be making sure that your business has protection offline. Even if you work from home and your business is all virtual you still have things, like your computer itself, that need protection.

Protecting and securing digital business assets

Having A Secure Business Space

Having a secure business space is important, even if you run your business out of your own home. That means having security set up, and knowing what to do in case you do get robbed.…

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