The Skills Gap: It Pays to Use Experts

By outsourcing to skilled professionals you'll be able to grow your business without adding overhead.Here are some of the costs associated with growing a business through acquiring staff:* recruitment* payroll and tax obligations* national insurance* employers liability* benefits (pension, car, medical, dental)* holiday pay / sick pay / maternity pay... Read More

How To Build Business Credit

Having their own business is something many millions of people dream of doing. Many do, of course, but so many others never quite get around to it. One of the factors that may discourage people from getting that business off the ground, is a lack of start up capital; and... Read More

Take a Break - Have a Pity Party

Pity parties are nothing new. In fact, we do it all the time and I'm guessing that you probably go to many... you know, you get together with some friends and you'll bemoan the state of your industry. No one understands what we do and how we can help them.... Read More

Entrepreneur to Employer

You make the decision to go into business and for some time work from home or in leased premises and your business starts to grow.Like all businesses you experience growing pains. Cash Flow is sometimes tight, customers come in ebbs and flows but you continue to make progress.You win a... Read More

How to Compete with the Big Guns?!

Many small business startups fail within the first 2 years of existence. There are several different factors reason for the failure. One reason many entrepreneurs often under estimate the need to find a niche market and to serve it well. Instead of finding the niche market they attack the big... Read More

Why Does a Business Fail and What Can You Do to Stop It?

I believe the number one reason why a business will fail is lack of planning. This can be due to various reasons, perhaps because the market research wasn't sufficiently carried out in the first place, or because the financial burden was higher than was planned for etc.Sometimes business failure happens... Read More

The Most Important Decision of Your Massage Business Career

Don't you find that there are so many decisions you need to make each and every day regarding the direction of your massage practice. Especially if you are a solo-preneur or own your own massage business.As a business owner myself I know at times it can seem overwhelming, wearing all... Read More

Increase Profits With a Small Investment of Time and No Money

The less a business pays for goods and services the more profit that business generates. How does a small business with limited purchasing power get access to lower cost goods and services? The answer is simple. Pool the purchasing power of many small businesses to increase the purchasing power of... Read More

11 Things Small Business Owners Can Learn From Punxsutawney Phil

1. Look Over Your Shoulder ? Of course, Punxsutawney Phil has to look over his to search for his shadow. You should, too, every so often, to check out your competition?and see whether they're gaining on (or leading) you.2. Be Unique ? While groundhogs normally live six to eight years,... Read More

Small Business Franchise Opportunities

Many businesses offer small business franchise opportunities. There are many things that are needed for a small business of this kind, but the rewards are great. Franchising allows you to take on a proven and marketable brand and logo, without having to go through the time, effort, and money to... Read More

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Community Relations Strategy for Small Business

Does your company have a community relation strategy? Have you... Read More

You Are Invited

Business card size works well for invitations to special events.What... Read More

A Day in the Life of a Self Employed Professional

It's Monday morning and Connie the Consultant sits in her... Read More

Trailblazer Interview with Diane J. Levin, Partnering Solutions

Today is a Red Letter Day! It's special because today... Read More

Small Business Ideas - Your Image Can Lose You Business

What image do you and your people portray to your... Read More

The ABCs of Fundraising

There are many little details that go into making sure... Read More

11 Things Small Business Owners Can Learn From Punxsutawney Phil

1. Look Over Your Shoulder ? Of course, Punxsutawney Phil... Read More

Creative Business Card Marketing

Announcements can be handed out as a business cardAnnouncements can... Read More

Bringing Home the Bacon

In general, all of us know how to accomplish the... Read More

Do Your Best; Hire the Rest

One of the hidden perks of raising six children is... Read More

Is Brick and Mortar A Passing Fad?

Q: Is the online world the best place to sell... Read More

Successful Small Businesses Use PR

It's obvious when a small business has accepted the fact... Read More

Creating a Paperless Office

When working from home, it is usual to find that... Read More

Small Business Marketing Secrets: Look Like Sizzle, Be The Steak

You've heard marketing and advertising gurus quip, "Sell the sizzle,... Read More

Grants vs. Contracts

Commonly folks have asked me what the technical difference is... Read More

Be Nice to Your Payroll Department

Ok, so next to the taxman, your company payroll department... Read More

Financial Fundamentals - What Every Small Business Owner Should Know!

Business owners rarely go into business to deal with the... Read More

Consistency with Janitorial and Cleaning Businesses

Consistency is a huge word when operating your business. I... Read More

Marketing - The Way To Make What Youre Really Worth

You only have so much time in a day right?So... Read More

Mattress Cleaning Business: How To Manual

A Mattress Cleaning Business might be just for you if... Read More

Sex Up Your Business Growth

A top executive called up me late in the night.... Read More

What is Business Process Automation?

Business Process Automation or BPA for short. This was a... Read More

Buying a Franchise

Buying a franchise is not for everyone. This guide will... Read More

Maintaining Your Carpet Extractor in Your Auto Detail Shop

Auto Detailing: Maintaining A Commercial Carpet ExtractorYou should drain your... Read More

Your Babys Ugly..and Youve Got Bad Breath

I've got good news and bad news. The good news... Read More

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