Who’s Playing on Your Team? Five Individuals Who Should be on Your Personal Advisory Squad

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"Who is playing on my team" is a question that every entrepreneur should ask themselves. Much like the staff or team you have created for your business, you need to have individuals on your side that can provide you with help and support. No...

Five Critical Takeaways from August’s NFIB Business Optimism Index Report

Is the fear of recession and economic shake-up impacting small business confidence and optimism? The numbers coming from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reveal that business owners are still feeling secure in today’s economy. Each month, the NFIB releases a report on the...

5 Tips to Effectively Manage Callers’ Expectations

Managing caller expectations isn't always easy. It can be especially difficult for customer support reps who are taking calls from frustrated customers every single day. They're often trained to do everything in their power to keep customers happy and returning, so when they're presented...

Important Records to Track While Managing Your Business

Being an entrepreneur in today's swiftly-changing world can come with a number of challenges; from managing and organizing every activity of the company to maintaining coordination among employees, there is a lot to keep track of. Similarly, keeping track of crucial records over time...

Five Secrets of Successful Pop-Up Shops and Small Booths at Markets

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Did you know that the global number of weekly brick-and-mortar shoppers has risen four percent (40 percent vs. 44 percent) in the past three years? Also, 81 percent of Generation Z customers prefer to do their shopping in brick-and-mortar stores. With the rise of...

7 Top Customer Engagement Trends for 2020

In the realm of improving business and increasing revenue, there is no greater buzzword than engagement. Engagement means connecting with prospective customers and clients in a meaningful way--and typically in a way that ultimately drives sales and improves the bottom line. But methods of engagement...

Taking on Tech: Why you Should or Shouldn’t Define Yourself as a Tech Company

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At the turn of the century, three researchers looked at the effect that adding the term “dotcom” had on a company. Their findings, published in The Journal of Finance under the title A Rose.com by Any Other Name, revealed that there was a marked...

Top 5 Strategic Planning Moves to Best Position Your Business for Success in 2020

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As we move into the 4th quarter of 2019 savvy business owners are looking ahead to their business prospects for the year 2020. Now is the time to begin looking at strategic planning for the upcoming year. Here are 5 simple yet strategically sound steps...

Survey Finds That 44 Percent of Business Owners Not Ready for a Recession

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News reports continue to discuss the success of the U.S. economy. From a relatively stable GDP to unemployment that is the lowest it’s been since 1969, things are looking great for small businesses and the professionals they employ. However, even amid this positive news,...

The Ultimate Guide on Instagram Hashtags for Huge Results

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Instagram posts featuring at least one hashtag reach a 12.6 percent higher engagement rate than posts without hashtags, according to Simply Measured. Hashtags boost the reach of your posts, they attract relevant followers and increase brand awareness.  So, to help you achieve optimum engagement levels...

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