Blog posts tagged with "Small Business Tips"

How to Ship Your Business’s Products (And Earn Repeat Customers)

December 13, 2018
Having great products is an integral part of running a successful business. However, when shipping those products, the packaging is going to be the first component that customers notice. Due to this, how you package and ship your products to customers is crucial. When you take time to package your products well, your customers are going to appreciate the extra effort, and might even recommend your company to their family and friends.

5 Organizational Mistakes to Leave in 2018

December 12, 2018
If you own a business, staying organized is crucial. By developing strong organizational habits, you’ll be able to operate your business more efficiently, waste less time, and move closer to achieving your long-term goals.

Four Winter Challenges Your Business Should Prepare For

December 12, 2018
If you run a business in a geographic area that experiences harsh winters, preparation is crucial. Last year, winter storms battered the east coast from Florida to Massachusetts well into April, causing billions of dollars in damage while hurting the bottom lines of businesses.

How to Create a Business Exit Plan (And Why You Should Have One)

December 11, 2018
Whether you’re starting your own business or are an entrepreneurial veteran, an exit strategy may be the last thing on your mind. Still, even if you aren’t expecting to leave your post any time soon, a formal exit plan can make the process of unwinding or restructuring your business much easier. It’ll also allow you to make more informed, rational decisions when you eventually decide to change course.

5 Mistakes That Your Catering Business Should Avoid

December 05, 2018
You might think that having a love of cooking and a little business savvy is all it takes to run a catering company. However, a lot more goes into growing a catering business and doing it well.

The Pros and Cons of Running a Sole Proprietorship

December 03, 2018
For many people, running their own business is a dream come true. Due to this, many entrepreneurs ultimately set up a sole proprietorship, which is an unincorporated company owned and operated by one person.

8 Marketing-Focused Instagram Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow

November 28, 2018
As a business owner, you’re constantly looking for ways to promote and grow your company. Inspiration can come from a multitude of different sources, and entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to social media platforms like Instagram to share and consume information.

7 Tips for Motivating Your Sales Team

November 27, 2018
Your sales team is a critical component of your company. Without a motivated team, you won’t be able to make money and grow your business. In fact, they’re so critical that U.S. companies spend $800 billion each year on sales force compensation, which is three times more than they spend on advertising. Therefore, if you’re going to make a large investment in your sales team, it’s important to keep them motivated.

3 Pre-Tax Season Tips to Keep You Sane in 2019

November 23, 2018
Ask any small business owner and they’ll tell you there are three — not four — seasons in the year. Tax season, pre-tax season, and post-tax season. It’s essentially three seasons of stress and worry. How much will your business have to pay? Can you afford to pay? What are the deadlines you’ll have to meet? What’s at stake if you don’t file everything correctly?

What is an SBA 504 Loan and How Can You Apply?

November 19, 2018
The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides business owners with a variety of funding options. Although most businesses pursue the 7(a) loan, which is their most popular product, you should also be aware of other SBA financing options that may be better suited for your business needs, such as the SBA 504 loan.