on November 14, 2013
Most entrepreneurs recognize that selling more goods or services is key to growing a business. But that recognition is of little help to entrepreneurs whose introverted personalities are geared more toward developing products or solutions to business problems …Read » Views: 108
on November 12, 2013
Your business may be small, but fraud perpetrated on small businesses isn’t cheap. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the median loss due to fraud in 2011 was $140,000, with 20 percent of frauds getting away with more than $1 million. H…Read » Views: 108
on November 11, 2013
Growth is generally a good thing for small businesses, but it can be scary when it means you need more square footage.
Although relocating to larger quarters usually signals to customers that your company is confident, successful, and financially strong, it m…Read » Views: 96
on November 5, 2013
When closing a sale, price is often a major consideration. In fact, it’s often the biggest factor when it comes to making a sale or losing a customer out the door. But plenty of businesses price their products very highly, and do quite well at selling them. In…Read » Views: 145
on November 4, 2013
Social media dominates the news these days, with experts of all stripes offering glib advice on how to grow your business by becoming an online “star,” by putting yourself “out there,” and by “building relationships” with everyone you encounter.
B…Read » Views: 128
on November 1, 2013
More than 70 percent of U.S. businesses are owned and operated by sole proprietors. These independent professionals — often freelancers, consultants, and contractors — essentially own and run the whole show themselves. They work alone to provide products …Read » Views: 118
on October 31, 2013
Smartphone app developers can’t improve the hours that cost-conscious entrepreneurs spend packed into economy class on commercial airplanes. But they’ve been working overtime to make the rest of your business trip a bit less stressful.
Here’s a roundu…Read » Views: 96
on October 29, 2013
Energy costs are a constant headache for many small-business owners. Even after cutting any wasteful usage, your monthly bill may keep rising with the prices of gas and electricity.
But there are ways out of the quagmire. Here’s how one U.S.-based small bu…Read » Views: 171