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We all have a tendency to go into a lull over the summer. But summer is actually a great time to do a midyear review and make some smart moves for your business while your competitors are taking it easy. more
As technology becomes an ever more vital tool for small business, the ways that business owners use it continue to change. Usage of newer technology platforms such as cloud computing, smart-phones, tablets and high-speed Internet, for example, has increased greatly over the past three years. more
In our electronic age, an organization compiles voluminous data and communications across the spectrum of its management and operations. more
Pinpointing ways to save money for your business is a good thing. It helps you instill a lean operating mentality and creates discipline to put every dollar to work in the most efficient manner. more
Today’s business world is highly competitive and changing all the time. And for business owners, that means new ideas for adapting to change and beating the competition are essential to success. more
Most small businesses today know about the importance of online reputation and the power of social media to help or hurt that reputation. Dozens of websites and rating services, from the majors such as Yelp, Twitter and Facebook to those serving specific business sectors such as travel, are open for anyone to express an opinion. 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
Small-business owners are a practical bunch. So when it comes to digital marketing – websites, search ads, digital banners, email and mobile ads – they approach it with a decidedly practical bent. “Generating leads and sales is very important to us,” said Jack Groot, owner of JP’s Coffee & Espresso Bar in Holland, Mich. more
Many people place a negative spin on the notion of accountability. For them it’s something that only comes up when something goes wrong or expected results just don’t happen. But accountability is really much broader than that and encompasses the good, as well as the bad. 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
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