Blog posts tagged with "Small Business Tips"

5 Tips for Running a Family Business

February 15, 2019
Running a family business can have its ups and downs. While it can be constructive to work with people you know and trust, it can also present conflicts of interest. The downsides of a family business include the potential to negatively affect family relationships, conflicts of interest, and disagreements on business decisions, just to name a few examples.

Do's and Don'ts of Responding to Online Customer Complaints

February 14, 2019
Chances are, your small business has received a negative review or comment online. Instead of panicking, be strategic when responding to online customer complaints with these eight suggestions!  

How to Select Your Business Owner Title

February 13, 2019
One of the many decisions you’ll make when starting your own business is picking your title. While your legal title may be determined by your business structure — for example, if you form a limited liability company (LLC), you’re legally considered a managing member — the title you use on your business cards and stationary is completely up to you.

The Pros and Cons of Hiring College Students

February 07, 2019
Did you know that there are 19.9 million college students in the United States? Many of those students are taking classes during the regular semester schedule, giving them time during winter and summer breaks to work. While there are many benefits to hiring college students as part-time employees for your small business, there are some potential drawbacks as well.

How to Create a Social Media Calendar

February 05, 2019
In 2018 there were 3.196 billion social media users worldwide, a 13 percent increase from 2017. That’s roughly 42 percent of the world’s population, which is impressive considering many social media platforms are less than 20 years old. Therefore, if you’re not creating engaging social media content for your business, you could be missing out on revenue and new customers.

A Construction Worker's Guide to Working in Harsh Weather Conditions

January 28, 2019
In the construction industry, success and safety go hand-in-hand. In order to deliver the best possible product, you and the other members of your team must be focused and well-protected from injury. Unfortunately, nothing takes your attention away from the job like extreme weather. Whether it’s scorching hot or your equipment is beginning to form icicles, it’s nearly impossible to stay focused in uncomfortable weather conditions.

4 Reasons to Celebrate Business Milestones

January 25, 2019
Running a successful business is something you should celebrate! Whether you’ve surpassed a sales milestone or are approaching a major anniversary, you should take time to commemorate these accomplishments. Although you’re likely busy in your role as a small business owner, you shouldn’t ignore these achievements. There are numerous benefits to celebrating or announcing your business’s major milestones, which we’ll detail in this post.

10 Marketing Certifications for Small Business Owners

January 17, 2019
A recent study by Smart Insights found that 49 percent of business owners are doing digital marketing without a defined digital marketing strategy. Successful business owners understand they must have a marketing strategy in place to attract and retain customers. It’s shocking that these business owners are actually paying for online advertising, but they don’t have a well-defined approach.

Pros and Cons of Changing Your Business's Name

January 16, 2019
When you’re starting a business, the name you choose for it doesn’t always end up being the right name down the road. Indeed, some of the most successful companies today were originally named something different. Can you imagine if Google was still called BackRub?

Why Women Entrepreneurs Should Support Each Other

January 10, 2019
Both men and women business owners are accustomed to the struggle that comes with being an entrepreneur. You must work long hours, put your business first, and ensure that you’re standing out from the competition.