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5 Mistakes Small Business Make

on 01/25/2017 - 11:08 am

Mistakes happen in business, even for small businesses.  That’s how we learn, right?  Correct!  The truth is when those mistakes happen, you have to learn from them and try desperately not make them again.  That’s sort of a life motto, not just for business.  That said, everyone still tries to avoid making mistakes.  That’s completely normal.  What if you knew ahead of time what the typical mistakes were and if you could avoid them?  Wouldn’t that be great?  Well, we’ve been working that type of list for your business to prepare you for the new year.
Take a look at some of the biggest mistakes small businesses make a ...

What to Expect: Small Business Under The New Adminstration

on 01/25/2017 - 10:03 am

With the new administration taking control, many small businesses are patiently waiting and hoping for positive actions to be taken, supporting small business. Under the previous administration, the White House boasted many accomplishments for small business including stating, "15 million private-sector jobs created since early 2010 and access to more government contracts for women and minority business owners.  
Despite whatever progress the former administration stated, there were some critics that had different views.  Issues that were mentioned and that are a continued concern for small businesses are listing below.  Much of these issues were ones Trum ...

Small Business New Year’s Resolutions

on 12/23/2016 - 08:56 am

It’s a new year with lots of changes on the horizon.  There is s shift in leadership in America and the economy has steadily improved over the last couple of years.  For these reasons alone and more, we know undoubtedly that change is coming.  That said, when you’re creating your New Year’s Resolutions for your business, make sure you’re prepared for what's to come.
 

CPA/Accounting/Finance Preparation:  Schedule a meeting with your CPA right away to make sure you’re business understands all the risks for the coming year(s).  For example, we understand the Fed may increase rates which in return effects the economy.  Underst ...

Preparing Your 2017 Annual Business Plan

on 12/22/2016 - 01:26 pm

Now is the time to finalize your business plan for the new year.  While some businesses are busy during the holidays with their business, there are a some businesses that might experience a lull during the December month.  Whatever state your business is in, make sure you make planning a priority.  It can be the difference of how much your business increases.  Below are some tips on planning that can help your business grow next year.
 

Previous Year Assessment:  Small business owners need to understand what worked the previous year and what didn’t.  Additionally, they should be looking at years prior for year-to-date growth to understand where th ...

Small Business Holiday Marketing Tips

on 11/29/2016 - 11:32 am

Most small businesses are just coming off the Black Friday buzz and are giving the holiday season a full court press before the end of the new year.  Other small businesses are still contemplating on what they can do to drive more business. 
For those who are still hesitant on what can be done, we’ve got some ideas that can help.
 
Holiday Promotions
By now you should know what your clients want. Holiday door busters are a great way to get your customers to spend a little more this holiday season.  Promotions such as dollars off or even BOGOs are great options to get customers buying.  Remember, most customers are looking for the best deal during the season ...

6 B2B Marketing Tips that Make a Difference

on 10/28/2016 - 11:12 am

Not all marketing efforts are alike, especially when you’re targeting other small businesses.  Before you head down the road of targeting the group of elusive business folk, don’t get mislead on the next great marketing gimmick.  Plan, execute and arm yourself with the best tactics to achieve maximum results.  Below are some of our favorite B2B Marketing Tips.
 
1. Focus on Customer Wants/Needs: 
It's easy to forget in the selling process what businesses want.  Instead, we get sucked into marketing ourselves with endless features that every company should have.  The truth is businesses run short on time and want to get down to making sure the ...

Tax Tips for Small Business

on 09/28/2016 - 11:50 am

Small businesses know by now the importance of preparing their taxes to make the most of the tax breaks. But are you doing everything to really capitalize on those breaks? Back in 2011, the IRS reported that only 7.6 million filers claimed a home office as a tax deduction. That's not that much when you consider that more than fifty percent of business owners run their business owners work from their home. Our tax break tips will help you get the most out of your filing.
Get Organized
Did you know that just by keeping organized you provide better insight into your business and potential deductions? Once you're able to see a clear snap shot of where you’re spending your money it will p ...

Want to Start a Business? Here are 5 Easy Startup Ideas

on 08/30/2016 - 01:15 pm

Today, all people are in a hurry. Their business lives are busy and their personal lives are even busier. As an entrepreneur, your goal should always be to meet an unmet need. If you can do that and keep your business simple, you have a recipe for success. The following are Service Businesses for Customers on the Go!
 
Cleaning Service
In 2015, according to Franchise Help, the cleaning industry which includes “residential cleaning, commercial janitorial services, specialty cleaning and laundry/dry cleaning services generated $51 billion in revenue.” This business has an easy start-up with standard cleaning supplies, a list of clients and or business cards/flyers and or a ...

LinkedIn Sales Tools For Your Business

on 06/29/2016 - 11:09 am

It’s an exciting time for LinkedIn right now and even more so for Microsoft.  With Microsoft’s recent purchase of the growing professional social network, Microsoft will probably expand their B2B marketing opportunities.  Right now, according to a recent article, “only about 1.5 percent of LinkedIn users pay for the “pro” version of the service, but this could change. Microsoft’s recent strategy has been all about selling technology services to businesses, and if you own a business, you may find future integrations and offerings appealing.”
With that, there are still important sales tools LinkedIn offers to businesses.  These are some ...

The Anatomy of an SEO Report Card & Why it's Important!

on 06/29/2016 - 09:46 am

Before we get into the SEO report card, let’s review why it’s important. Did you know that the top three most effective marketing channels for customer acquisition for small to medium business—based on a Q4 survey of 736 SMBs, 95% of whom are located in North America / Data Source: Bright—are Word of Mouth (28%), SEO (20%) and Online Directories (15%). That said,& ...