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4 Ways to Master Risk

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

No one enjoys risk. It may be more accurate to say that no one enjoys risking their money. Most people are cautious, which is a good thing, but as a small business owner, you've got to be comfortable with at least a small level of risk. There is a fine line between going whole hog and [...]

Can Your Small Business Adapt to Higher Minimum Wages?

By | September 17th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: , |

The talks of increasing the minimum wage has been floating around the country for a few years now. Those workers making minimum wage and their supporters would like to see it increase to $15 an hour, and this has many small business owners feeling frustrated. How, as an entrepreneur, can you afford to pay such wages? [...]

The One Question to Ask Before Starting Your Small Business

By | September 7th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

If you've ever dreamed of winning the lottery and quitting your job, you aren't alone. Job dissatisfaction can be found in all industries and in every corner of the nation. While some people work for the money, some work for the love, and that is a rare thing to find. If you feel stuck in your [...]

How You Can Attract Gen Z Shoppers Into Your Store

By | September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: , , |

If you own a small shop, you should know one thing: Generation Z shoppers (the generation after Millennials) adore brick and mortar. This generation would rather visit your store than shop online. You should be using this to your advantage. That said, if you are making this one crucial mistake, you aren't reaching the customer base [...]

3 Tips for Getting Google Reviews and Boosting Local SEO

By | August 31st, 2017|Categories: Marketing, Small Business|Tags: , , |

You’ve optimized your keyword use. Your site is more responsive than ever. Every time Google puts out new guidelines for local search engine optimization, you implement them. Yet, you’re still lagging behind your competitors. If this sounds familiar, you may be missing one of the most important keys in local SEO: Customer reviews. Chances are, you’re [...]

Are You Inadvertently Fostering a Hostile Work Environment?

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

Stress is an everyday part of the American work life. No matter the job or company, clients and customers are demanding, and there never seems to be enough hours in the day. But while stress is an accepted part of the culture, there’s another factor that’s unfortunately becoming more commonplace: Hostile work environments. In a recent [...]

Follow These Tips to Scale Your Small Business Effectively

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

As a small business owner, one of your most obvious priorities is to grow your business and make more money. As obvious as that goal is, though, knowing when and how to do so is much trickier than it seems. Be too ambitious and your business could crumble. But, be too cautious and you could find [...]

Have a Small Business Idea? Start It Now

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

If you've had a small business idea in the back of your mind for a while, there is no better time to act on your idea than now. Small businesses are in demand, and predictions for the rest of the year say that demand will only grow. Most people have at least one thing that they [...]

SMB Optimism on the Rise

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Small Business|

If you think owning your own small business would make you happy, you may be right. That, however, is not what optimism in this case means. When we talk about SMB optimism, we are essentially talking about growth in hiring. As it stands today, optimism is high. There was a decline in SMB optimism in 2015 [...]

Your Small Business Summer To-Do List

By | July 31st, 2017|Categories: Small Business|Tags: |

It's not unusual for a small business to be a bit slower during the summer months than during the rest of the year. What is unusual is for small business owners to take advantage of this downtime appropriately. Instead of considering this your own personal vacation, use the reduction in business to run a sort of [...]