Jaimy Ford

Jaimy Ford

Jaimy Ford is a business writer and editor. She writes subscription newsletters, training tools and blogs that focus on professional development, leadership, productivity and more. Her goal in everything she writes is to provide actionable advice that you can put to use immediately.

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    Different Types of Business Loans

    by on August 20, 2014

    Are you in need of extra cash to keep your business afloat or to take it to the next level? Consider these sources of loans for the small business owner:

    Government Loans
    The 7(a) Loan Program is offered to businesses that meet certain requirements as d…

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    How to Start a Service Business

    by on July 19, 2014

    If you have a special skill or area of expertise, a service business could be right up your alley. A service business is simply an organization that provides a unique service to customers. Accounting firms, ad agencies, landscaping businesses, house-cleaning s…

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    What Is a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)?

    by on July 17, 2014

    Sometimes, when you want to launch a new product, feature or service, you won’t have the time or money to perfect it before sharing it with customers. That’s okay (and sometimes, it’s even a good thing). Many companies, particularly those who create web s…

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    Should Your Business Adopt Fair Trade Practices?

    by on July 17, 2014

    “Sustainability,” “green business,” “social consciousness,” “environmentally friendly” and “corporate social responsibility.” What do those words and phrases mean to you?
    If you’re a business owner, they should mean a lot.
    Socially conscious customers want…

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    5 Tools for Managing Big Data

    by on July 17, 2014

    The business world is all abuzz about the part big data plays in developing effective marketing and sales strategies. In case you haven’t heard about it yet, big data is a term that marketing and IT folks are using to define the massive amount of data regard…

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    7 Tips for Improving Your Local Marketing

    by on July 17, 2014

    As an entrepreneur, you likely have dreams of taking the world by storm and trouncing even the biggest competitors in your industry. As a small business owner, your reality is that market domination on that scale is out of reach early on.
    This doesn’t mean …

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    What Is the Sales Cycle?

    by on July 17, 2014

    Every business has one goal in mind: sell things. Whether you’re selling big things like cars, small things like jewelry or intangible things like your expertise, you must work through a sales cycle.
    Sales cycles vary depending on your industry, the cost of…

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    How to Engage Customers Through Your Yelp Profile

    by on July 17, 2014

    With 100 million unique visitors checking out Yelp, the online business review guide is increasingly being used by companies to spread the word out on their businesses. Yelp is more than just a local directory and information provider. It is a place for cust…

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