Part of being a business owner (and being human) is making mistakes along the way. Blunders happen to the best of the best, and learning from them can help you grow as an entrepreneur. And chances are, you’re not the only one making business mistakes. In fact, there are a whole bunch of common mistakes […]
Great. You got a negative online review that’s now readable by everyone—current and potential customers alike. Before hastily typing out a response you may regret later, learn how to respond to a bad review. You just may be able to turn the situation into a marketing opportunity and keep the disgruntled customer.
Maybe you had a commercial property for your business and closed it up to work out of your home and save on overhead. Or, perhaps you’re just starting out and want to set up a home-based business and see how things go. But, what if you rent? Can you run a business out of an […]
New Year’s resolutions are all about cutting out bad habits. Making yourself healthier. Pushing yourself. Bettering yourself. Making yourself happier. But why reserve these types of resolutions for January 1? Why not identify bad habits and cut them out whenever you can?
If you started a business as a partnership, both partners probably had high hopes and big dreams. You might have been imagining making it big, or at least doing something that you loved with your life.
Small business owners know the value of preparation. Planning ahead is second nature to entrepreneurs, who are always thinking about the next step in their businesses. When it comes to business financing, preparation is key.
This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 6/30/2017. People always want to know what makes a good leader. It’s normally because they’re trying to become a leader, or they’re trying to find a leader to work for their company.
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. […]
This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on 1/13/2017. As a serial entrepreneur, I know firsthand how important it is to connect with customers. Building relationships is key to learning your customers’ needs. And, you may gain more returning customers, referrals and net income in the process. As a small business owner, you have an advantage when it comes to building […]