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Why Women-Owned Businesses Are On The Rise
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:07:20 -0500 - I am  one of the many self-employed people  working in the United States. But, what is significant to note is that I am a woman. During the last 20 years, the number of self-employed women has gone up dramatically according to the  US Census Bureau . Of course, that is to be somewhat expected as the population
Three Things Any Entrepreneur Should Know
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 09:48:37 -0500 - The gig economy looks like it’s growing every day, and  Millennials are starting businesses at a younger age than Baby Boomers did . Entrepreneurship is here to stay! When you’re building out your dream business there’s a lot to do and it can come with a lot of pressure. It’s your dream after all- you want to make
How to Capitalize on Small Business Saturday
Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:59:48 -0500 - Small Business Saturday has become a boon for local shops Last year 112 million consumers spent 15 4 million at such businesses according to American Express the company behind the shopping holiday founded in 2010 Held the day after Black Friday Small Business Saturday
How To Make More Money In Your Business -- Starting Now
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 09:34:26 -0500 - One of the hardest financial lessons I’ve had to learn as a business owner is how to make more money. Truth be told, it’s also been one of my hardest personal lessons. It should be no surprise, then, that I’m really good at teaching people how to earn more in their businesses. It only makes sense that I’m good at
How "the Cloud" can empower your small business
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:45:45 -0500 - One of the greatest products of human society is the marketplace. Webster defines it as a place where goods and services are offered for sale.  Over millennia, innovations took markets from local to global, and now to the 21st century iteration - virtual. Virtual markets are powered by "cloud computing," aka "the
Could Blockchain Help Modernize The Power Grid?
Mon, 06 Nov 2017 09:43:22 -0500 - Blockchain gets a lot of press these days. We like to read about how blockchain currencies like Bitcoin and  Litecoin are rocketing higher  in value. However, not all the developments are about cryptocurrencies. There are other opportunities. Blockchain also offers different application possibilities.  Smart
4 Tips To Improve Productivity And Boost Your Bottom Line
Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:49:35 -0400 - There are many ways to improve productivity. Feuling your energy helps. You can power nap, power walk or even consume a power bar but I’m going to focus on other tips. Process efficiency also helps improve productivity. It can indirectly benefit your bank account too. Here are some ideas to help you pivot your
5 Proven Ways To Cut Costs For Your Small Business
Tue, 31 Oct 2017 10:10:51 -0400 - According to Bloomberg, eight out of ten small businesses fail. Some fail because they don’t adequately understand customer needs. Others can’t communicate the value of their  products and services . Still, others don’t understand how to promote themselves effectively. Yet, the number one reason businesses fail is
Small business survival lessons from Jeff Foxworthy
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 10:43:55 -0400 - You've no doubt seen the classic Jeff Foxworthy act, the one where he says, for example, "If you have more than one car jacked up in your front yard, you might be a redneck."  Just as Jeff got rich delivering this comedic routine, you can benefit from his cause-and-effect logic by applying it to your small
4 Financial Advantages Of Running Your Own Business
Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:52:23 -0400 - Throughout the years, I’ve heard lots of people quote statistics about why starting a business is risky. I like to counter that by stating there are several financial advantages to having your own business, starting with building an asset for yourself. Granted, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that running
Managing capital is not the same as managing cash
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:48:52 -0400 - There are many tasks every small business owner must handle personally, but none is more CEO-specific than allocation of capital. Because the only thing more precious to a small business than capital is time.   Cash management is also a CEO-critical task, but operating cash is not capital. Cash is for expenses and
How To Accept Cryptocurrency In Your Business
Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:03:27 -0400 - Many people have never heard of cryptocurrency. Others have and believe that cryptocurrency is not only here to stay, but will become  more commonly used  in the near future. There are several reasons for this, of course. Because of its encryption, this digital form of currency is difficult to both forge and steal.
A Customer-Focused Messaging Strategy Is the Key to Retail Loyalty Program Member Acquisition
Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:46:55 -0400 - In the field of loyalty program marketing, customer acquisition channels are one of the most important aspects of growing a successful loyalty program. While retention is just as important, acquisition is the metric that gets the most fanfare when success is being measured. Whether it be through social media, or
What Not to Do on Your Facebook Small-Business Page
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:49:28 -0400 - More entrepreneurs are tapping into the world s largest social media network There are more than 70 million businesses 160 now on Facebook up from about 18 million in 2013 according to chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg during a recent investor call Facebook gives businesses
8 Hidden Costs Of Starting And Running A Business
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:56:21 -0400 - Regardless of what anyone else tells you, running a business isn’t cheap or easy. In addition to the expenses you probably know about, there are a number of hidden costs of starting and running a business. I personally find that easily sneak up on you. It can even erode your  bottom line  if you aren’t careful.

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