Trey Owen

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6 Reasons Small Businesses Should Consider CRM Software | Inc.com

<i>Ryan Sweeney is a content strategist at</i><i>WorkWise</i><i>, the provider of OnContact customer relationship management (CRM) software. We asked Ryan why small business owners should consider implementing a CRM software solution. Here's what he shared:</i><p>Running a small business means facing an ongoing series of …

Small Business

Please Don't Follow This Business Advice (It's Terrible) | Inc.com

Running a business is hard. Really hard. Especially at the beginning, when you're fighting for every inch of ground and often making it up as you go along.<p>The internet is rife with sound advice for up-and-coming entrepreneurs. Followed faithfully, it'll smooth the road and make life a little less …

Small Business

Small Biz Owners Almost Always Fail With Their Marketing Because of These 3 Things

Tumisu / Pixabay<p>Today I want to talk to you about some ways small business owners almost always fail when it comes to their marketing because they …

Start up owners stressed, anxious, depressed, and not seeking help

Co-founder of tech start up Weirdly Dale Clareburt says the key to overcoming stress is to have a strong network of people around you who are in the …

Hackers Hide Malware in CCleaner Software And Other Small Business Tech News

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them?<p><b></b><b>1 — Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software.</b><p>Security researchers at Cisco Talos discovered that hackers injected malware into the CCleaner app which has been used by millions of …

Fast Casual

Why does your Business need to have a Website?

Hello, everyone! Last article I wrote on how you can get the right job and in the right industry with few additional skills. How reskilling yourself …

Be Unforgettable: 6 Tips to Creating a Brand Experience

<b>Every week as</b> <b>SmallBizLady</b><b>, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter</b> …

Customer Experience

Strength in numbers: finding the right partnerships for your business

Combining forces with other companies and charities can help a small business thrive, but you need to get the basics right<p>Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely business. With long hours and the final say on all decisions, the constant pressure is a lot to bear. As someone who had always worked in …

Entrepreneurship

Cybercriminals are feeding off of America's small businesses, new study shows

Businesses paid hundreds of millions of dollars to hackers last year, a new report shows.<p>A study released by data security solutions firm Datto, found that small-to-mid-sized businesses paid $301 million in ransomware – or malicious software that blocks access to a system until a ransom is paid – …

Cybersecurity

Listen to Warren Buffett and Find Out This One Thing About Your Business

Why is business valuation so overlooked?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Billionaire investor Warren Buffett once told an audience at a business school graduation that business valuation was the most important course that they could take. He's right -- understanding the …

11 ridiculously effective tools to help you automate your small business (and life)

As a small business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities on your plate. From finding the best employees to ensuring that your customers stay happy, one thing is certain: you have no trouble staying busy.<p>Of course, staying busy doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re being productive. Many small …

4 Reasons Your Small Business Should Archive Text Messages (Infographic)

It may be tempting to delete all the text messages you’ve received in bulk to free up some space on your mobile device. But as a small business …

Archives

3 Tips to Remove a Negative Mark from Your Credit Report: A Business Owner's Guide - Small Business Trends

Your credit score takes a hit if you fall behind on payments to a creditor, and again if an account is sent to the creditor’s collection department …

Personal Finance

John Lawson of Watching Amazon: Non-stop News from Amazon Provides Non-stop Lessons for SMBs - Small Business Trends

I’ve been fascinated with Amazon (and devices from them) for years now. So much that I’ve been in the process (a long process …) of writing a book on …

Small Business

Why Coworking Spaces Can Be Ideal for Entrepreneurs

Why Coworking Spaces Can Be Ideal for Entrepreneurs<p>Coworking Spaces Combine Social Interaction With Independence<p>Updated September 21, 2017<p>Have you …

Legal Matters: How To Manage A Lawyer For Your Business

If unmanaged, lawyers can begin acting similar to an employee or service provider, which is why it’s important to set requirements and boundaries. …

eGuide: Get The Most Out Of Your Next Event

5 Reasons Public Speaking Isn't Working for You and How to Fix It | Inc.com

Every business owner leads presentations. They present their idea to investors. They present their product or service to customers. They present their company values to employees. Finally, they can, do, and should present at events.<p>Yet, so many business owners (and corporate business leaders for …

Public Speaking

Myths of PR Debunked

Whether your perception of public relations comes from Sex in the City’s Samantha Jones, who’s career seems to be one of party-going and rubbing …

Public Relations

4 Things to Consider Before Expanding Your Business

Expanding your business can be a challenging time.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Expanding your business can be a challenging time. When you’re opening a new store, taking on new clients or looking for ways to grow the number of products or services you offer, you’re going …

GIF for Mac makes all the GIFs easy to reach from your menu bar

GIFs are quickly becoming the lingua franca of just about every emotion. That’s why everywhere you look — from email to chat room to social media — there’s something silly moving around that makes you giggle.<p>Yet, even when it appears that you have all the GIFs, there’s just never enough …

Apps

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

Landscape Photography