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5 Steps to Starting a Successful Business for Under $1,000 - Nobody said becoming a successful entrepreneur was easy—but with a little bit of planning and a little bit of money, it is possible to create and grow a successful business.
Virtual Training: The Good, the Bad and the Truth - When creating a virtual training program, you have to consider the pros and the cons before diving into the world of Internet-based education.
What to Expect When Starting an Entrepreneurial Venture - Being an entrepreneur is hard work, for it is not always easy to start a business that will yield a solid profit. If you're looking to launch an entrepreneurial venture, here are a few things you should expect.
Create a Culture of Change: Three Questions to Transform Your Business - What made your business successful won't make it successful. Your company's ability to adapt and change is a competitive advantage. Create a culture of change to stand out and win in this ever-changing marketplace.
6 Email Marketing Tips That Will Actually Make a Difference - Too many small businesses aren't using email marketing to earn new customers. However, it’s got one of the best ROIs of any digital marketing tactic (if not the best). It’s affordable, easy to manage, and optimize. Here are tips to get started.
How to Deal With Growth Without Hiring Employees - Can your business grow without hiring employees? Yes, and it can be more competitive, too. Find out how.
Send Me an Angel: 6 Tips for Raising Startup Capital From Investors - Looking for advice on raising initial startup capital? These tips will help you prepare for a first meeting with an investor, and more.
7 Online Tools to Grow Your Business - Looking to grow your business more effectively? Consider using these great online tools.
Get ‘Back to Business’ With Fresh Goals, Financials, and Employee Engagement - While you’ve likely not had the entire summer off, you should still take some time to refresh your business so you can finish the year strong. Think of it as a post-summer “back to business” for your company.
Is It Time to Do an Inside-Out Cleanup of Your Website? - Unlike the dust that settles atop the various objects in your house, a "dirty" website doesn’t always show symptoms of a much-needed cleaning. You need to keep it safe from viruses, clean, and visitor-friendly. Here's how.
How One Tech Startup Is Solving a Common Headache for Today’s Disruptive Business Model - As more businesses move into shared office spaces, there is an increased demand for fast, reliable Internet. And this need has encouraged the growth of new tech startups to manage bandwidth.
Big or Small, Customer Loyalty Is Key for Your Brand’s Success - A happy customer is one that will bring you business again and again, and cut down on your own efforts to attract new business. Here's why customer loyalty is key for your brand's success.
How to Deal With Bad Press: Lessons Learned from Amazon - The New York Times recently published a scathing exposé of Amazon's office culture, and while the truth can be debated, the way in which Amazon's CEO responded provides a great lesson on how businesses should deal with critical press.
How Can CRM Software Help Your Small Business? - Learn how CRM software can give your small business the sales and customer service edge by making it easier to monitor and manage customer relationships.
Thinking About Buying a Franchise? Know the Limits! - Starting your own business is an exciting and terrifying prospect. Many people choose to take a more financially secure path by purchasing a franchise.
The Legal Lowdown on Ripoff Report’s Redaction Policy - Many entrepreneurs consider Ripoff Report public enemy number one. The root of the discord? Ripoff Report's policy regarding the removal of defamatory content from its site. Here's how to take control of damaging statements.
Put Some Donald Trump in Your Selling - Love him or hate him, you’re going to see more of Donald Trump in this election cycle. Whether you’re a Trump supporter or not, check out his campaigning strategies and use them in your sales.
Deciding to Fire an Employee: Ask Yourself These 3 Questions - The decision to fire one of your employees for poor performance is a hard one. Here are three questions you should ask yourself before making the decision to let an employee go.
6 Ways Local Businesses Can Get More Leads From Their Website - Is your local business struggling to capture prospects? Learn how your small business website can be tweaked to earn you more leads and revenue.
David vs. Goliath: How to Make Your Small Social Enterprise Stand Out - With major players flexing their extensive access to resources, how can small businesses stand out from the crowd and gain the support they need to make noticeable social change?