Growing Your Business


Is a business mortgage right for you? How to decide

What is a business mortgage and is it right for your business? Learn how to qualify for, obtain, and utilize commercial mortgages to benefit your business.

Best small business advertising ideas: Definitions, 20 types, and costs

Learn how to develop a targeted, budget-friendly small business advertising strategy that attracts the right customers to grow your business.

Search advertising on Google: Types, tips, and tactics for growing businesses


Employee retention: Strategies and ideas to keep your business’ most valuable resource

Let’s demystify employee retention by looking at the strategies, research, and data on how to keep your people productive and engaged.

Research shows good advice can help you run your small business

QuickBooks by Intuit partnered with Wakefield Research to find out what business owners struggle with most.

Building a small business website in 10 Steps: Platforms, design, hosting & best practices

Building a small business website is vital in today’s always-on, digital marketplace. Follow these ten steps to help you succeed.

Customer metrics every business should be focusing on, according to the data

Few businesses understand how existing customers can help them overcome common challenges. Let’s end that by unearthing the metrics that matter most.

10 ways to make your site one of the best small business websites online

Want to make your site one of the best small business websites in your industy? Start with these 10 proven and simple tips that will help win more business.

Why word-of-mouth referrals are everything and how to get them

There’s one surefire way to build buzz your business: word-of-mouth referrals, also known as word-of-mouth (WOM) marketing. Here’s how …

Motivation for self-employed business owners: Beyond quote banks, into the journey and data

Inspirational quotes and platitudes abound. But, where does motivation for self-employed business owners truly come from? And, how can you tap into it?

How female business owners can secure funding by overcoming the ‘confidence gap’

The odds are stacked against female business owners pursuing funding. Here’s how to demolish what many experts call the “confidence gap.”

How to Build Your Small Business Network

When starting a small business, having a local network is your biggest asset. Boost your credibility and make strategic partnerships using these strategies.

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