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17 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

17 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know  - http://www.smallbizdaily.com Avatar Posted by Rieva Lesonsky under Startups
From http://www.smallbizdaily.com 2658 days ago
Made Hot by: robinandy58 on October 22, 2015 9:23 am
17 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know. By Rieva Lesonsky

1) Happy Halloween

An astounding $69 billion will be spent on Halloween this year. Check out the infographic below from USSelfStorage.com, one of the largest self storage aggregators in the U.S., to see big holiday Halloween really is. Read More

4 Reasons to Fire a Customer and the Best Ways to Do It

4 Reasons to Fire a Customer and the Best Ways to Do It - http://quickbooks.intuit.com Avatar Posted by Rieva Lesonsky under Strategy
From http://quickbooks.intuit.com 2670 days ago
Made Hot by: justretweet on October 9, 2015 4:56 pm
Even before most of us become small business owners, we grow up with the belief that "the customer is always right." But once you own your own business, it generally doesn't take long to discover that like many clichés, this one doesn't tell the whole truth.
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Meet: Hilary Laney, the president of Tri-Digital, a media company specializing in digital event capture, live-streaming, design and development. The company, cofounded by Hilary’s father as a small CD-ROM media company in the early 1990s, now boasts a number of Fortune 500 clients, including Micros Read More
Getting paid for your work is one of the biggest headaches every small business owner faces. Just ask my business partner, who handles our accounting! You deliver the goods, but when—if ever—do you get the money? In most cases, not right away. In some other cases, it seems like "the check is in the Read More
Do consumers still care if your business is environmentally friendly? You can bet on it! Nielson reports that not only do consumers care, but they are also willing to pay more for products and services from companies that are committed to creating a positive social and environmental impact.
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Meet: Karen Hill Krolow (above, right) and Helen Tyler (left), the cofounders of H&K The Poppet Company. The women brought varied backgrounds to their company—Karen was a high school art teacher and a corporate VP, while Helen has a background in the film/TV/online distribution, music, retail and h Read More
JULY 13, 2015 It's never too early to start thinking about year-end tax planning and next year’s growth plans. If, like many small businesses, your company is doing better financially than in years past and your outlook is optimistic, this could be a good time to make some investments in your busin Read More

Building a Strong Culture

Building a Strong Culture  - http://www.smallbizdaily.com Avatar Posted by Rieva Lesonsky under Management
From http://www.smallbizdaily.com 2759 days ago
Made Hot by: centrifugePR on July 12, 2015 7:31 pm
Do you think your business is too small to have a “company culture”? Think again—creating a company culture isn’t just for big corporations. You can create a culture that benefits your employees, customers and small business. As MetLife notes in Culture Happens: How to Ensure It’s What You Want, “W Read More
JULY 06, 2015 Leadership styles have been studied for decades and many types have been identified, but in essence, leadership boils down to two different styles: task-oriented and people-oriented leadership. The former is more focused on getting things done; the latter is more concerned with how pe Read More
Don’t believe the TV commercial that implies beards are out and the clean-shaven look is back. And what the bearded trend has taken away (razor and blade sales have slowed), its given back in new opportunities for entrepreneurs in the beard-care market.
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