Blowing Your Own Horn ? A Key Marketing Strategy for Small Business

-- Building Credibility Through Success Stories --Successful solo entrepreneurs spend quite a bit of time building and expanding their networks. These networks can cover a broad spectrum ? professional associations, community service, school or alumni networks, virtual communities, athletic groups, neighborhood associations. There are a variety of choices when creating... Read More

Marketing Your Small Business with Success Stories

-- The One Pager Shortcut Series --An effective and compelling way to market your business is through the use of success stories. What exactly is a success story? How does it market my business? How can I get started with my own success stories?Consider the following: What exactly is a... Read More

Growing Your Small Business Through Alliances and Joint Ventures

-- Beyond Cold Calling, "Warm" Calling and Sending E-mails --Many Solo Entrepreneurs work from a home office. Our only connections to the outside world are the internet / e-mail and the telephone. Cold calling, "warm" calling and sending e-mails may seem like the most obvious way to let people know... Read More

Top 7 Small Business Tax Tips

Here are seven ways for owners of small businesses to save money on their taxes.1. Incorporate Yourself: If you`re still a proprietor or partner of a business, it`s time to incorporate yourself. Not only will you limit your liability, but you may enjoy lower tax rates on small business income... Read More

Small Business Newsletter Dilemma: Which Day Do I Send?

If you're just ramping up your small business email newsletter, you might be wondering what day you should send it to your opt-in list. After all, you want it to get opened and read and you know your prospects may be weeding through a ton of email clutter. What to... Read More

Small Business Planning -- Three Myths

Are you -- like 70 percent of small business owners -- working without a plan?Here are three myths that need to be dispelled about strategic planning for small business.1. It has to be formal -- Not so.The value of a strategic plan for your small business is in putting the... Read More

Business Checks are an Added Cost to Your Small Business - Try Making Them Yourself!

Starting and managing a small business is no fun chore, especially when it comes to the accounting. There are a few common sense ways that you can help that bottom line.Business checks can be quite expensive when you use a third party to manage your payroll and payments. Your small... Read More

Small Business Mistakes: Are You Making Enough of Them?

That's right ? are you making enough mistakes in your business? Some of you are probably annoyed at my question; others are thinking "Geez, Rose! If I made any more mistakes I'd have to run screaming back to a day job!"If you went to school in the public school system... Read More

Small Business Spoiler - Procrastination

One of the most common issues that comes up for business owners is procrastination -wasting time, putting obstacles in the way of taking action towards goals, making excuses for delays, creating confusion/busyness etc. Procrastination is a self-defeating behavior.I believe that as human beings, we are adept in creating convincing language... Read More

Small Business Savvy: Reaching Key Big Business Decision Makers

As a solo entrepreneur or small business owner, one of our key challenges can be reaching key decision makers in larger companies. Getting to the right person who can seal the deal can be a frustrating experience, especially if you don't have a game plan. Here are three ways to... Read More

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North County San Diego Small Business

North County San Diego has had some significant growth, and... Read More

Small Business Marketing Series ? Choosing a Niche Market

Many smaller businesses choose niche markets for various reasons and... Read More

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Why are we over regulation the franchising industry, what purpose... Read More

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Find Your Niche & Follow It - Part 1

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Franchisor expansion policies are not as simple as one might... Read More

A Lesson From ?The Apprentice? That Can Make You A Master

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Business checks are available in many styles and varieties. They... Read More

Five Simple Software Tips for Small Business Owners

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Forming a Corporation ? Investors

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How to Profit from a Concrete Roof Tile Business

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How to Promote Your Business by Entering Contests

You are probably hard at work promoting your business (and... Read More

Power Tools for Business

How do we keep track of our business deals?If you... Read More

Collection Agency Selection

Frankly, given the legal and regulatory requirements involved in attempting... Read More

How to Give FREE Advice and Make Money

When is advice free and when should you charge for... Read More

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How To Ruin Your Business

If you're like the rest of us, you've spent a... Read More

25 Valuable Phone Numbers For Small Businesses Success

Starting and growing a small business can be a daunting... Read More

A Small Business Consultant Can Help in Many Ways... But One Thing He Can?t Provide

A consultant must remember that the business belongs to the... Read More

Why is My Restaurant Not Full Every Monday Night?

In a quest for customers and to keep those customers,... Read More

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