Even if you have a great idea for a start-up, a poorly written plan can shoot down your dream before it gets off the ground. Without a strong plan, there’s no way to plan for the future, anticipate challenges and opportunities, or hope for a decent chance for success. Here are some things to be mindful of as you embark on this seemingly daunting task.
Simplifying processes and paperwork is a beautiful promise that the U.S. Small Business Administration is delivering upon. Cutting through red tape, the agency has been able to get rid of redundant paperwork, but more importantly, in some loan programs, to make borrowing easier. In September 2011, for example, the government agency introduced a reengineered CAPLines [...]
We sat down with Joe Abraham, author of 'Entrepreneurial DNA: The Breakthrough Discovery that Aligns Your Business to Your Unique Strengths', and discussed how you can identify your strengths as a business owner through your Entrepreneurial DNA, and how you can take your business to the next level.
We've all had them along the way and they even made a movie about them. Horrible bosses. When you set out to run your own business you vowed to never turn in to 'that boss'. But have you? Take a look at some of these examples and see if you fall in to one of these categories.
We talked to Bruce Kasanoff, author of Smart Customers (Stupid Companies): Why Only Intelligent Companies Will Thrive-and How to Be One of Them, tells you how to manage higher customer expectations and how businesses can use technology to stay ahead of their customers.
Whether you are a pay-per-click (PPC) or Facebook advertiser, or both, no doubt you have wondered if your money is well-spent. We give you the tips and tools to take your online advertising efforts to the next level.
Getting a new computer is always exciting. Until you realize all of the data you have to transfer from your old machine to new. With the advent of the cloud, cheap external drives, and backup applications, your life is a little easier. Here is a great tool to get you through without pulling your hair out.
It really is no surprise that research studies show visual communication is more effective than just text, which is why you've probably seen Infographics popping up everywhere. Here are six tools to take your online visual presence to the next level.
Networking events. To go or not to go? Here are a few tips to keep in mind while at the event that will increase the chances you walk off with at least one, or possibly several qualified leads.
Hot sales leads naturally get most or all of a salesperson’s attention. Salespeople are always hunting for more customers right now. Unfortunately, this “right now” mindset overlooks other sales leads well worth cultivating. Here are tips on how to avoid overlooking a promising sales opportunity.