Small businesses commonly cite a lack of monetary capital as a major obstacle to their development and survival. Loans offer a favorable solution to small business owners as they provide the necessary funds. They can also allow retention of control over the business. There are a variety of loans in the market including traditional business […]
Here are the best small business articles we read in June. We hope you find this advice for business owners as interesting and useful as we did.
Most business owners don’t love dealing with difficult conversations at work. But whether you’re encouraging an employee to improve their performance, asking a vendor for a payment extension, or giving bad news to a customer, having difficult conversations is bound to happen. When difficult conversations come up, you need to be ready to handle them […]
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.
You’re the leader of your business. The visionary. The person in charge. The “Big Cheese.” Your business (and employees) will go in whatever direction you point it. So, it’s your job to cast the vision you have for your company. When it comes down to it, your business’s success depends on the vision you set […]
Mobile apps can improve a company’s bottom line, customer engagement, and more. Yet, app development is an expensive process. Many small businesses may think that app development is too much for their available manpower and budget.
No one likes to be stuck in a long meeting where nothing really gets done. And no one wants to go to a meeting that they don’t really need to be at. You shouldn’t pull people away from their regular tasks to meet about every little thing that comes up in your business. When you […]
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 […]
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