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When you’re running a business it’s easy to make excuses for NOT doing things and convince yourself you’re acting responsibly. But such excuses may be the very thing holding you back. If you want to do more than just get by you’ll need to stop avoiding action and start taking it. more
Merchant account chargebacks are a dreaded event for any business that accepts credit or debit cards. Chargebacks are basically transactions that are disputed by cardholders, resulting in a reversal of original amount that was credited to your business. They are expensive, time consuming, subject to fraud and just downright annoying. more
When angel investors put money into a business they’re generally laying their own cash on the line. So they’re careful about what businesses they back. more
Dozens of online business directories carry profiles of millions of small businesses. These include major search firms such as Google, Bing and Yahoo, as well as Internet yellow pages, social media sites and dozens of smaller players. more
Connections. Everyone in business knows they’re important – even vital to success. And everybody has connections of one kind of another. The key is to put those connections to work in ways and places that really count. more
“Yikes,” went the public outcry throughout the fall. more
The term “customer-relationship management” or CRM is a bit intimidating for many small-business owners. It tends to conjure up images of big-company processes and complicated technology. And many businesses mistakenly believe that CRM is a technology. It’s not. CRM is a way of doing business. And CRM software – Web-based platforms or desktop versions – is a tool that helps you manage customer relationships effectively. more
Employers across Rhode Island should begin to revise their employment manuals, policies and information brochures in preparation for new statewide employee-leave requirements going into effect on Jan. 1. more
If you’re like most small-business owners, you spend a large portion of your time trying to find new customers while providing great service to the ones you have. At the same time, you’re hustling to handle 101 day-to-day tasks required to run your business, and perhaps manage a team of employees or independent contractors as well. more
For millions of small businesses, a sales “pipeline” is tantamount to a business lifeline. Without a supply of new prospective customers or clients in various stages of conversion, your business can suffer long-term. That’s your pipeline. more
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