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Small Business Articles

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Branding Your Business

An effective branding strategy makes your business stand out in a competitive marketplace. Online, it helps ...

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Creating an Online Presence

As a new startup or an existing brick and mortar business, building an online presence for yourself is ...

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Affordable Marketing Strategies for Startups

Although running a startup business can be exciting, there is much strategic planning involved to get customers without ...

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Attracting and Retaining Quality Employees

As a business owner, it is essential that you attract good employees. Likewise, you’ll also want to retain them as ...

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Compensation Basics

Compensation is the combination of salaries, wages and benefits that employees receive in exchange for them ...

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Creating a Marketing Plan

A marketing plan is a roadmap to get your product into the hands of the customers who want or need it ...

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Creating an Employee Handbook

As an employer and owner of a growing small business, good communication between yourself and your ...

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Direct Marketing Basics

Direct marketing is still effective. The hype and effectiveness of online contact get the most buzz ...

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Effective Employee Communications

Today, more so than any other time, businesses focus heavily on engaging customers, the media, investors ...

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Gaining a Competitive Advantage

It takes extensive research and strategic planning to gain a competitive advantage. Every advantage is ...

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Hiring Your First Employee

As the owner of a small business, you know the importance of avoiding unnecessary costs. Because of this ...

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Internet Marketing Basics

An online presence is a must for any business. According to eMarketer, estimates are that online sales in the U.S. will ...

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Maintaining a Work/Life Balance

Maintaining a balance between your work life and personal life was a lot easier in earlier times it seems. Today ...

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Measuring the ROI of Your Marketing Budget

These days, small businesses are under more pressure to prove ROI or return on investment of their marketing ...

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Negotiating with Prospective Employees

Making an offer and negotiating pay with an ideal candidate can be a trying situation. On the one hand ...

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Pricing Strategies

Profit is a large part of why you’re in business, and it definitely is what keeps you in business ...

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Required Employee Benefits

As an employer and small business owner, you undoubtedly understand the importance offering your employees ...

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Running a Virtual Company

Operating a business on a virtual basis is quickly gaining in popularity. Although running a virtual company can be ...

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Selling Your Products Online

If you are contemplating selling products online, but you have not sold online before, there are some things ...

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Social Media Marketing

Leveraging social media marketing can increase your customer base significantly ...

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Sources of Start-Up Funding

You’ve come up with a plausible idea for a business. That is great! An idea gets you to the starting gate ...

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Time Management

Time is money, so managing this valuable resource is good for your bottom line. Time is a finite resource, so you ...

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Training and Educating Employees

Employees who are well-trained are an asset to any business. In a poor economy, unfortunately, the training budget ...

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Understanding Customer Lifetime Value

A widely recognized concept in marketing circles is customer lifetime value (CLV); however, not many ...

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Using Contractors Instead of Employees

Employers are frequently filling jobs and finding the right person for each job is essential whether that ...

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Working With Outside Investors

Depending where they are in their startup phase, new businesses often get several types of investment funding ...