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The Struggles Almost All Small Business Owners Face

By | April 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 [...]

5 Things to Know Before Starting Your Business

By | March 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 [...]

The 6 Most Profitable Types of Small Businesses

By | February 24th, 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. [...]

Why Small Businesses Start to Stagnate

By | February 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 [...]

This Week in Small Business: January 13 2017

By | January 13th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|

 This Week’s Top Small Business News & Articles What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter. The Condensed Guide to Running Meetings Can you really make meetings more effective and regain control of your calendar? How To Schedule Your [...]

This Week in Small Business: January 6, 2017

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

 This Week’s Top Small Business News & Articles What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter. Top 10 Tasks to Delegate to a Virtual Assistant You might be surprised just how much time and effort you can save with [...]

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

By | November 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 | November 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 | September 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 courses designed [...]