Category Archives for Small Business Tips

Should You Take On A Business Partner? 7 Things To Consider First

I have a confession. When I started my business in 1996, I had a business partner. It wasn’t the best business decision I ever made. 🙂 If you’re considering taking on a partner in your business,

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Abandoning Your Blog For Social Media Is A Fatal Mistake

As small businesses have tackled the big job of being active in social media there has been one common mistake made. So much attention is focused on creating content on the social media sites that very

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Do You Need A New Year To Stay Motivated?

A new year is such a hopeful time. I always get tons of positive energy from small business owners around the globe. Not a negative person in the lot. They are saying things like “This is my year!”

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3 (More) Easy Ways To Improve Cash Flow In Your Small Business

The ironic thing about small business is that we are often our own worst enemy when it comes to improving cash flow. We do things that really cause us to have different issues when it comes to our cash

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The Ultimate Guide: Checklist for Smart Small Business Owners (14 Things You Must Do To Set Yourself Up For Success)

The “things to do” list is never ending for small business owners, but following a checklist (at least once a year) can make the following months go a lot smoother. One things for sure. If

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How To Determine the Right Metrics In Your Online Marketing (Video)

If you put an ad in the paper and didn’t get any phone calls from it, would you consider that a success? Of course you wouldn’t. It wouldn’t matter if one hundred or one million people read your

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How To Get Good Business Referrals In 6 Easy Steps

Why do good business referrals matter? Think, for a minute, about how you found your last service provider or product you were looking for. Now if you’re like most people, you more than likely asked

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How To Use Blog Commenting And Forum Marketing To Get Targeted Traffic To Your Niche Website

There are hundreds of different ways to drive traffic to your niche website. If you want you can get very complicated with this, but often it’s the simple strategies that work best. Today I want to share

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Don’t Be Afraid To Raise Your Prices

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times. “I’m afraid to raise my prices because my customers might walk away.” And when they do get up enough nerve to raise their prices, they worry

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You Need a Good 30 Second Sound Bite

Since we spend so much time on the interwebs these days, we’ve gotten lazy about how we present ourselves at face-to-face functions. There’s a whole world of prospects out there waiting to meet you.

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Planning Your Business Processes Will Yield More Cash Flow

Are you the kind of person who likes to wing it with the things that you do in your business? Winging it in your business can cause a lot of stress. It means you have to remember every single step of everything

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What Do I Blog About Next?

Is panic setting in because you’re sitting there staring at a blank screen and can’t figure out what to say? You’re not alone. I’ve heard a lot of small business owners complain about

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3 Easy Ways To Use Scarcity (Without Killing Your Credibility)

I’ve yet to meet a small business owner who hasn’t been sucked into buying something because they were afraid of missing out. Whether they were motivated by a timer ticking down the minutes, a deadline

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Do I Really Need A Business Credit Card?

When you first started your small business, you probably did a lot of boot strapping like most people. That typically means using what cash you had along with personal credit cards to get things going. That

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If You’re A Learning Junkie You’re Killing Your Business

It’s so easy to learn “just one more thing” with the interwebs at your fingertips. Being a learning junkie is one of the hazards for online entrepreneurs. For people like you who are either just

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