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Are You Making These Common Business Mistakes?

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

If you’ve just started your small business, there’s a good chance it’s your first one. You may have talked to other small business owners, consulted with your family and maybe even gotten the advice of a fortune teller, but at the end of the day, it is up to you to make sure your company is [...]

The Struggles Almost All Small Business Owners Face

By | May 14th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|

From their inception, most small businesses struggle. They are likely in a highly competitive industry, trying to take some of the marketshare away from titans. Some succeed through innovation and sheer willpower. However, many also crumble due to lack of revenue and other universal struggles. Here are the top 5 most common struggles for small business [...]

Why Small Businesses Start to Stagnate

By | May 6th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|

You’ve started your business. The location is great, and you’re finally turning a profit. But, that’s all you’re doing.  There’s no expansion, no increase in revenue. In short, you’ve plateaued. There are any number of reasons why this may happen to your business. Luckily, nearly every reason can be overcome with a change in mindset and [...]

The 6 Most Profitable Types of Small Businesses

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|

If you are one of the millions of Americans who has always dreamed about owning a small business, but aren’t sure what kind, read on. There are any number of types of small businesses you could start and find success with. In fact, the most common types of small businesses include: 1. Services 2. Restaurants 3. [...]

5 Things to Know Before Starting Your Business

By | April 8th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

Starting your own small business is one of the most exciting --- and challenging --- things you can do. Before you can even start your business, though, there are a few things you need to be aware of. Just having an idea, some capital and a location likely won’t cut it.  Here are 5 things you [...]

Lessons from the Dugout: The Team Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Players

By | May 17th, 2016|Categories: Small Business|Tags: , |

Previous articles in this series have focused on the importance of listening to management and of waiting for the right opportunities to present themselves. In today’s post, I want to explain why building a winning team is far more complicated than merely signing a collection of great players. Lesson 3: The Team Is Greater Than the [...]

3 Reasons Why Coworking Spaces Benefit Small Businesses

By | May 10th, 2016|Categories: Small Business|Tags: , |

Coworking spaces are membership-based work areas, leasable monthly and daily. Company footprints range anywhere from large, world-wide spaces like WeWork that can house larger teams, and smaller spaces like Elevator Factory in Atlanta, that attract freelancers, entrepreneurs and small teams. Coworking spaces have been multiplying in cities worldwide over the last 5 years, and studies are showing [...]

5 FREE Learning Programs Every Small Business Owner Should Complete

By | April 29th, 2016|Categories: Small Business|

Owning a small business can be a fulfilling endeavor, but it requires that you wear many hats, which can leave business owners in a pinch for time to really dig in to the many aspects of starting, running and growing a business. The SBA Learning Center is an online portal that hosts a variety of business [...]