Business Advice: Starting, Maintaining, Streamlining

There are many different phases and stages of a business. If you can’t figure out how to work through all of them, of then there isn’t much chance of you having a completely independent entity that exists over time. That’s why you need to look at each of those phases individually even while you are doing your initial planning.

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There is the startup phase. There is the period where you have to figure out how to keep your business going. Once established, you have to become more competitive. Also, it’s essential that you remember that you always need to flex with the times rather than being too static about how you approach different business challenges.…

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Tips on How to Make Your Small Business Stand Apart From the Rest

Owning your own small business has many benefits, but they are benefits only awarded to the few willing to put in the work to receive them. With seemingly so many willing to at least attempt the feat, it is difficult to make your business stand apart from the rest in a beneficial way.

Shop owners

It’s rather easy to grab the spotlight for failure. It happens every day. With that in mind, below are a few ways you can build a solid foundation for years of dedicated customers and progressively growing profits.

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Have you ever attempted to get the word out about a yard sale, church function, or a benefit for a friend or service?…

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Power in Information: A New “Zillow-Like” Service for Small Businesses (Interview)

Q&A with Doug Llewellyn, President and Chief Operating Officer of Purch, a next-generation digital publishing and marketplace platform that is driving the future of publishing by connecting high-intent buyers and performance-driven marketers in consumer and SMB markets.

Doug Llewelyn, Purch

Doug joined Purch in 2013 and, as President and COO, he is responsible for the company’s two core business units, strategic planning, corporate development activities, and Purch’s business metrics and operational framework. As such, he has overseen the relaunch of Business.com and its new business valuation tool, powered by BizEquity.

How does Purch serve small-to-medium businesses?

Purch is a next-gen digital publishing and marketplace platform with 25 brands across lifestyle, technology, shopping and small-to-medium business categories that help intent-based buyers make purchase decisions.…

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17 Small Business Dilemmas and Its Solutions for Budding Entrepreneurs this 2017

Startups face a lot of challenges. Sadly, some don’t triumph over these challenges and end up closing down. We are here to help new entrepreneurs by taking into account 17 of the most common small business challenges, and how these problems can be solved.

Small business challenges

1. Thinking of the right business

Coming up with the right business idea is on top of the list of the challenges that new entrepreneurs safe. This is also perhaps one of the biggest, if not the biggest, challenges there are. It is hard to think of a business that you will have to commit to, and one that will survive.…

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