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July 30, 2015

4 Free Tools To Create An Actionable Marketing Plan

Looking to increase your odds of running a successful business? One of the ways to differentiate your brand and cut out the competition is with an actionable marketing plan. But to execute multiple campaigns across a multitude of channels, you’re going to need a few savvy tools to get the job done.   We’ve got…

July 29, 2015

S Corp or LLC: What’s the Difference?

Deciding on the legal structure for your small business can feel overwhelming when you’re first getting started. There are a variety of structures available, which vary from state to state and business purpose. Some legal structures are better for products or brick-and-mortar locations, while others lend themselves best to services. The following is a helpful,…

July 28, 2015

Which Marketing Strategies Are Right For Your Business?

You have a ton of options for marketing your small business. And when you take to the web to learn more about them, you’ll find an overwhelming (and confusing) volume of information.   Which marketing strategies are right for you? Which tactics will best serve your objectives?   To help put you on the path…

July 27, 2015

Best Practices For Training New Employees

Every business owner and manager wants to have well-trained employees, yet not everyone knows how to train new employees properly. If you want to have efficient people working for you, have precise training methods and procedures in place. Approach the process with a plan and good attitude. Here are the four best practices to implement…

4 Best Practices for Client Billing

  Client billing is an essential part of doing business, but it also puts business owners in an awkward position. You want to provide top-quality customer service, but you also need to make sure you get paid. To navigate the many challenges that come with invoicing and getting paid, here are a few best practices…

July 22, 2015

5 Lessons You Can Learn From Uber

Uber burst onto the scene in San Francisco in 2010 and quickly earned the interest of big-name investors. In the years that followed, the company has achieved phenomenal growth, winning many loyal fans and becoming a role model for other startup founders. A term has even emerged for this trend made up of many crowdsourcing-based…

July 21, 2015

5 Ways Managers Can Empower Their Teams

Managers should always be looking for ways they can empower their teams. When you empower those around you, it connects everyone on your team and provides a better working environment. And the byproduct of connected teamwork is a healthier bottom line. Here are five ways managers can chart the course:   Perpetuate Goals As the…

July 16, 2015

Tips on How To Sell at Farmers Market

You’ve been selling your crafts at the local farmers market for years; you make a decent amount each weekend but you know you can do better. Step up your game this spring and summer. Devise a plan to sell as much product as possible with the least amount of overhead costs. Here are some key…