Tips for Immigrants Who Want to Start a Small Business

One role immigrants don’t get enough good publicity about in the news is the fact that immigrant entrepreneurs play a huge role in hiring a large swath of the U.S. labor force. The exact numbers are staggering, too. Nearly 6 million workers are employed by immigrant-owned businesses, according to a report released by the New American Economy.1

Immigrant business owner

While starting up a business as an immigrant in the U.S. has its challenges, those who take the entrepreneurial plunge can also find sweet success from doing so, as well.

“Our system certainly doesn’t make it easy for immigrant entrepreneurs—but still, immigrants work hard, they start businesses, and they create jobs for American workers,” said John Feinblatt, Chairman of New American Economy.

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Big-Business Growth Strategies Small Business Can Use

Every business needs change and growth in order to remain relevant in the market. It is therefore important to pursue growth for your business and see it become a big business. Changing times and seasons affecting the market conditions would require managing your business in ways that can make it grow significantly.

Growing your business

Here are great ways of turning your small business into a smart business. Try them today and see your business grow into heights you had never imagined before.

1. Market Segmentation

This strategy involves choosing a sub-set of the whole marketplace that to focus your sales efforts on.…

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7 Personality Traits of Highly Successful Business Owners

Once upon a time, books like How to Win Friends and Influence People and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People were supposed to have been the final words on the subtle art of leadership.

But today, in an era of disruption, Zuckerberg-style power plays, and glass-ceiling-smashing, the inadequacy of a one-size fits all approach to leadership has been clearly demonstrated. Highly effective people, it turns out, have all sorts of habits.

Business co-owners

Is there still some value in trying to draw out the traits common to good leaders? Some people certainly think so. James R Bailey, a professor at George Washington University’s School of Business, proposed in the Harvard Business Review that one recipe for “vital” leadership consists of providing both direction and force.…

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How to Prepare for Business Growth

What are your plans for growth for your business? The sooner you start preparing yourself for growth, the easier it will be to take your business to the next level of success. Because, the truth is, while most want to grow their business, not everyone can do so. In this blog post, I want to help show you how to prepare yourself for business growth.

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Eliminate distractions and focus on what matters

I’ve started a few different businesses over the years and I know how difficult it is to let go of controlling everything. It’s your passion, your baby, in a way, so of course you’re tempted to supervise every single thing and do as much as you can by yourself.…

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The Rise of Social Leadership

Social media is becoming a key leadership skill. Social media represents a real opportunity for leaders – a place where they can engage with employees, customers and peers alike. To create a personal brand, keep up to date and to lead with transparency and authenticity.

Social leadership

On a practical level, most leaders can’t engage face to face with the people that work for them. It just isn’t possible. But social media allows leaders to connect directly, regardless of geography and time zones.

We know that there is a digital skills gap here in the UK. Leaders who use social media can provide a role model for the digital and social skills that employees need.…

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Ammar Jali, Pittsburgh Entrepreneur, Explains Your Climb to Success Starts with Your Passion

Everyone dreams of something big in his life. If you talk to a child, they often envision themselves with what they would like to be when they grow up. Whether it be a fireman, a doctor, or a policeman, these are all reflections of our earnest endeavors to be part of something greater in life and contribute to everyone’s happiness and contentment including our own. Although sometimes, life leads us to a road we do not see ourselves trekking. This is what Ammar Jali’s road to success manifest.

Ammar Jali, Pittsburgh entrepreneur

photo credit: Plurk

The early days

Ammar started his employment as a driver for food chain Domino’s Pizza while studying in New York Institute of Technology.…

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How to Best Prepare Your Business for a Natural Disaster: 6 Crucial Tips

The recent storms to hit the United States have been all over the media the last few weeks. Hurricane Harvey dumped enough water on southern Texas in a week to supply New York City with drinking water for sixty-nine years. That is a massive amount of water to fall in less than a week. And then there’s Hurricane Irma:

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma – photo credit: Joan Nova / Flickr

If you are like many small business owners, you are more than likely wondering how to best prepare your business for a natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey or Irma. Now is a great time to review the plans your business has in place for when a natural disaster occurs in your area.…

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Ways in Which You Can Improve Business Operations

When you wake up every single day you get an opportunity to move the business towards the future but improving business operations is never as easy as it seems, especially when faced with huge competition, as happens with most industries. In order to help you out, here are some methods that you can use to improve current business operations.

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Start The Day Right

The routine that you create will have a huge impact on everything. When you wake up and you start your day you want to be sure that you know what will happen. Having a plan is one of the most important things for every single business owner.…

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7 Ways to Grow and Expand Your Business

Whether your business is struggling to grow or growing but not as quickly as you’d like, it may be time to invest in a new growth strategy.

Business growth strategy

Just like a tree that finds every possible way to branch out and grow to occupy as much “sun space” as possible, the best business policy will seek exposure to as large a customer base as possible.

Here are 7 ways to achieve that:

1. Install Wi-Fi Connected Sales Kiosks

Self-service sales kiosks equipped with powerful, up to date kiosk software can greatly expand your business reach. Not only can you install kiosks in-store or just outside your store within reach of the foot traffic stream, you can install them at key locations all over the country or even internationally.…

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Business Strategies to Keep Up With the Times

Nobody ever said business was going to be easy. But, you decided to throw your hat in the ring anyway. And now that you have something that seems like a legitimate entity, it’s time to keep up with the latest developments in the business strategy world. No matter how good your basic processes and methodologies seem now, you will get left in the dust if you don’t move into the future with everyone else.

Business people working with gadgets

Some of the strategies to employ to stay up-to-date include working on your social media strategy, paying attention to current branding, staying abreast of the latest web design concepts, and always working to further your communication effectiveness.…

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