Small Business

14 passive income ideas for earning money as you sleep

Passive income is defined by Wikipedia as “income resulting from cash flow received on a regular basis, requiring minimal to no effort by the …

Money

Microsoft Is Dropping Passwords...And Other Small Business Tech News This Week

Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? <b></b><p><b>1 — Microsoft is dropping passwords for good.</b><p>Do you hate remembering passwords? So does Microsoft, apparently, since it has announced a new Authenticator app that does away with …

Business

Develop Your Own Cold Call Opener

The first few seconds of a cold call are crucial. That's the moment when a prospect decides if he's going to say “No thanks” and hang up, or if he's …

Business Development

Good Fonts for Business Cards

When you design a business card for your small business, you have to balance two conflicting goals: standing out and fitting in. You want your …

Typography

8 Tips for Dominating Online Sales

Make buying online and your customers will thank you (and buy a lot more from you).<p>In the last decade, online shopping has grown from a convenience to a necessity. Before the internet, shopping involved a process of getting ready, driving through traffic and navigating through a crowded retail …

Marketing

What is a Unique Selling Proposition or USP?

<b>Definition:</b><p>A Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is a specific characteristic that makes one product, company or person stand out from the competition. …

Product Management

How Havana's small business boom exposes a stark racial divide

When Pavel Donato León was growing up in an outer Havana neighborhood in the '80s, his father pushed him to learn a trade. Plumbing and mechanics …

Cuba

Soundtrack Business Features | Soundtrack Business

Tools made for business.<p>Free for a month<p>No commitments, cancel online at any time.<p>Manage the music in all your locations from one place. With data …

Soundtracks

How to Advertise for Mother's Day (Infographic)

This holiday can be a big money maker for some small businesses.<p>Holidays are one of the best opportunities for brands to advertise. And with Mother’s Day right around the corner, you should start planning your marketing strategy now.<p>On average, 87 percent of Americans celebrate Mother’s Day (this …

Mother's Day

Cloud as a Collaboration tool

Posted by: Jacob on April 22, 2017 Under: Cloud Storage |<p>Small, medium and large sized businesses can make use of the cloud as a collaboration …

Collaboration

How to Find Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

The Unique Selling Proposition, or Unique Selling Point or Unique Selling Position Statement or simply USP, is the factor or benefit that makes your …

Small Business Marketing

10 Tips for Making Your Small Business Stand Out on Social Media

Chances are, you use some type of social media or content strategy to market your small business. But since so many other businesses use those same …

Small Business Marketing

7 Steps to Launch: How to Run Your First Referral Program

Follow these seven steps to run your first referral program and start harnessing the power of word of mouth.<p>Word of mouth is one of the most effective forms of marketing, but one of the most difficult to control. You can't force someone to talk about your company, much less give you a good review. …

Growth Hacking

I'm an entrepreneur who's hired over 50 freelancers — here are the 6 traits I look for

I've had some bad experiences with freelancers. If you've worked with freelancers, you know it can be a crapshoot.<p>You post a job, then hope the right person applies. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it doesn't.<p>After having the process blow up in my face one too many times, I knew I needed a …

Employment

100 Business Ideas for You to Become Your Own Boss

For most of us nine-to-fivers, the idea of working for ourselves is a dreamy one indeed. Who doesn’t want to be one’s own boss, and to have a few …

Money

7 Rules for Succeeding as a Franchise Owner (Instead of Retiring)

Here's a 91-year-old's advice on how to thrive while working into your golden years.<p>Maybe you can't afford to retire. Or maybe you're like serial franchisee Bob Thomson, and you don't want to. At 91, he owns several restaurants within the Subway Sandwiches and Pancheros Burritos franchise …

Business Strategy

10 Ways to Develop Business with Social Media

Small-Business<p>Do you think that the importance of social media is overrated? And, that creating the right marketing message, with your hard work, …

Small Business Marketing

Cybersecurity tips for small businesses

Large-scale cyberattacks with eye-watering statistics, like the breach of a billion Yahoo accounts in 2016, grab most of the headlines. But what …

Cybersecurity

The Success Is In The Details When Starting Your Own Business

My blog focuses on parenting, being a mom and working, travelling with your kids, and also ways to improve your home. I give new and helpful tips …

Lifestyle

How a Brick-and-Mortar Store Can Be the Foundation of Ecommerce Success

Expand your online sales by establishing a storefront presence.<p>Everyone needs to realize just how damn lucky we are to live in this digital era. You can literally start an ecommerce business as a side hustle during the evenings until it turns into a full-time gig. Our parents didn’t have this …

eCommerce

Why collaboration is no longer just a strategy but key to long

Every company is in the relationship business. The best way to serve customers and move your business forward is to work better with others towards a …

Collaboration

Commentary: The hard truths behind building a business in Singapore

SINGAPORE: It is often said that all that glitters is not gold – what one ends up owning, ends up owning them. As a small business owner, that saying …

Entrepreneurship

Online Success Made Simple With the Latest Up-to-Date Strategies

I’ve been involved with affiliate marketing for more than 15 years and it’s probably fair to say that when compared to selling your own products, …

eCommerce

Turning Discount Selling into Profitable Business

<b> <br>KEEP TRACK OF YOUR RESULTS</b><p>You have a website, right? USE IT! DO NOT SEND A DISCOUNT CAMPAIGN TO YOUR WEBSITE HOME PAGE!!! You’ve seen the TV ads …

Small Business Marketing

Fill Your Sales Pipeline with Help from an Upcoming Webinar

Want to make more sales? Of course you do!<p>Thanks to cloud technology, there are plenty of opportunities for you to fill your sales pipeline. And an …

Disaster relief on its way for Qld farmers

Disaster relief will finally be on its way to Queensland farmers and small businesses affected by Cyclone Debbie, following a public slanging match …

China's outstanding loans to small businesses rise in first quarter

BEIJING - Outstanding loans to China's small businesses continued to grow in the first quarter, official data showed on Friday.Outstanding loans to …

Loans

New Faces: Burnt Orange Solutions gains traction

Would you spend thousands of dollars to buy a new car and then run it until it falls apart because you never bothered to check the oil or fix your …

Canadian News

Citing 'Expansionist' Culture, High Housing Costs, FuseBOX To Shutter On April 23

Oakland<i>Photo: FuseBOX/Kickstarter</i>After a five-year run in West Oakland, FuseBOX Korean fusion restaurant is calling it quits this …

Restaurants

Snap election delays £300m relief package for small businesses

Commercial property owners hit by sharp rise in rates may not receive money from support fund for several months<p>Thousands of small businesses hit hardest by the recent changes to business rates in the UK have been dealt a fresh blow after a £300m relief package promised in the budget was waylaid by …

Budgeting