Author: Ian Varley
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…

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3 Strategies of Working Capital Financing

One of the biggest challenges for new and growing companies is managing their working capital. Businesses with slow paying customers can struggle to build enough working capital to build assets as the company grows. One method to help with this issue is through working capital financing.…

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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B2B Sales Tips

Business to business sales techniques are different than selling to consumers. First, you are more likely to reach a gatekeeper or lower-level manager. The first challenge is catching your prospect at the right time. For cold calling, the best times to call are the first hour of…

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Pros and Cons of Working Capital Loans for Small Businesses

Working capital loans in Kennesaw, GA, allow your company to have the cash flow it needs for staff, inventory, growth, and other business expenses. This short-term loan is usually very beneficial, but as with any loan, it’s important to know the benefits as well as some…

What Does the Inc. 5000 Mean?

What is Inc. 5000? The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the independent small business segment. Microsoft, Dell, Pandora, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names were all former honorees. Eligibility for honoree consideration is reliant on revenue and growth.…

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The Importance of Working Capital Management for Your Business

Many business owners focus on the numbers on their balance sheet without paying attention to their cash flow needs. To keep your company running and help you expand your business, you must take charge of your working capital. Otherwise, you risk financial insolvency. Want to Share…

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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…