After 30+ years in business, my companies have developed a reputation of having low prices. We may not be the rock-bottom lowest-priced vendor, but the price that we charge our customers for the value we provide them is always unmatched by our competitors. Here’s why we deliberately keep our prices low and avoid price increases […]
According to a 2017 consumer review survey, the majority of consumers trust online reviews. The survey has tracked consumer sentiment surrounding reviews for seven years, and the implications are just as important for massive companies as they are for micro mom-and-pop businesses. Because so many consumers are putting faith in reviews, negative reviews can have […]
When you start a business, you’re thinking about what is going to happen tomorrow or next week. You’re probably not thinking about what you are going to do next quarter or year. But as your business grows, you need to develop more of a future focus. You need to have goals and a plan to […]
Here are the best small business articles we read in April. We hope you find this advice for business owners as interesting and useful as we did.
In business, setting goals and working to achieve them is a constant. Business projects require different amounts of work, staff involvement, and budgets. To make sure you set goals for projects on a case-by-case basis, you can create small business project management plans. Learn about project management basics, why it’s important for small businesses, and […]
This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 7/3/2017. Before you fulfill your dream of being a small business owner, you’ll need some help getting started. For small business mentoring, seek personal and professional expertise. When I first started a business, I didn’t always know who to turn to for guidance when I had questions. […]
Technological advances in the way we do business continue to progress rapidly. The area of artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting domains that is seeing significant growth, generating a ton of buzz in the business community as a result. A large number of companies, especially in the world of IT, are either […]
Here are the best small business articles we read in March. We hope you find this advice for business owners as interesting and useful as we did.
Letting employees work remotely has many benefits. When you need to hire, you can attract more candidates by opening up your job search across the U.S. Telecommuting is among low-cost employee benefits that can improve employee happiness. And, the option to work remote can increase employee retention as employees move or grow their families. But, […]
Free sample marketing is one way you can draw in customers. By giving away free samples of your products or services, people can get a taste of what you offer. Then, they will hopefully be enticed to buy from you, increasing your business bottom line. Find out why you should try offering free samples, what […]
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