Category: Entrepreneur Advice
the importance of customer reviews

How to Grow Your Business With Reviews

Customer reviews are important. The Yelp effect shows that reviews affect revenue. A one star increase on Yelp translates to about 5 to 9 percent increase of revenue. 90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business. And 88% of consumers trust online reviews as…

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Should I Use Accounting Software for My Small Business?

Many small business owners have been turning to accounting software for their bookkeeping needs. Software can be used with or without an accounting department, depending on how lean your business is. Accounting software has stepped in to fulfill the need of monitoring financials and minimizing errors…

Things You Need to Start a New Business

Start-ups are a hot topic these days, with many small players having rocketed to the top of the marketplace in the past couple of decades. Here are the foundational elements you need to turn a good idea into a viable business. Foundation Elements of Starting a…

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Motivating Your Team as a Business Owner

Hiring top talent is important, especially in a competitive market that is short on skilled laborers. Equally important is retaining top talent and engaging top talent. Motivating your employees starts at the top and pervades company culture. When 1 in 3 “high potential” employees admit putting…

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How Can Small Business Survive A Recession?

There is increasing speculation of an impending recession due to the trade war between America and China, Federal Reserve rates lowering, and an inverted yield curve. But what does all this mean to the common small business owner, and what preparation can foresight provide entrepreneurs? Is…

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Business Essentials: Networking

This is Part 3 of a Business Essentials Series: Part 1 | Part 2 Love it or hate it, networking is essential for small business owners. The end goal is business growth. Networking does not have to start at a trade show or event, and networking…

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Business Essentials: Managing Rapid Business Growth

This is Part 2 of a Business Essentials Series: Part 1 Being the owner of a small business means you have some experience with rapid business growth. One day it’s business as usual, and the next it’s wondering how to fulfill a massive purchase order for a…

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Eagle Eye: Why Do Most Small Business Fail?

Why Do Most Small Business Fail? Small business ownership is the lifeblood of the American economy with over 99% of companies being classified as a small business. Entrepreneurs take the risky leap into working for themselves, and there is a lot of passion, time, and money…

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Invoice Factoring Bad Credit

Fast Business Funding With Bad Credit Finding a business loan for your new or growing company is hard enough. With all the financing options and each option promising to be the best for your business, it can be confusing to understand exactly what your business needs.…

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Business Essentials: How to Create a Business Invoice

This is Part 1 of a Business Essentials Series: Part 2 If you are a business selling to other businesses on credit terms, you will be issuing invoices. At minimum, a business invoice details: what you are selling, how much you are selling it for, when you…