• Do you already have an established small business but keep finding yourself stuck financially? Are you already questioning whats important to spend money on RIGHT NOW? It's pretty simple and common for small business owners to get themselves in a bad money situation. Let's take a step back and sort some things out together. Prioritize whats important for your small business... ready, go! 5 Important expenses-whether your a start up or established. Money Cruncher (accountant). Having an accountant or CFO can save you exponential amounts of money; even more than you spend on them. They are also great at holding you accountable and breaking down your returns and investments. Branding and Marketing Research. Branding is extremely important.  It defines your business

  • Want to grow your business in 2017? We have discussed how according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, over 50% of small businesses fail in the first year and 95% fail within the first five years. Of course this is due to various reasons BUT we are here to focus on things you can do to succeed! 6 Ways you can Grow your Small Business Learn SEO. A lot of small business owners struggle with figuring out how they can get to that first page on Google when searched for by potential clients on services they offer. Everyone needs to have means for attracting their customers but there are so many websites out there! You need to be discovered. Learning

  • The role of a Chief Operating Officer can often times be misunderstood. It's extremely important to understand the role of a COO because they operate within various types of companies. There is not only ONE type of business or environment for them to thrive on! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , 50% of small businesses will survive 5 years or more and approximately 1/3 will survive 10 years or more. Doesn't that blow your mind? It is important to recognize that a COO's job description varies greatly- they wear many hats and because of this, they can benefit your small business. Whether it be from HR tasks, to marketing, to even hiring and keeping the right people- outsourcing could

  • Most business owners don't realize how difficult it can be to hire the right employee until it's too late. When someone is hired that is a wrong fit for your company, it can be costly, time consuming and cause some damage to your work environment! Do you want to enhance the culture, morale, and productivity at your business? Then lets discuss some strategies for hiring the right people and KEEPING them! Performing a Job Analysis. Involve and interview your employees on their current positions and observe their day to day. This is important when performing a job analysis so that you can update your job descriptions before you're on the hunt for the right person! You'll want to identify and summarize

  • As a small business owner, I'm sure you're constantly feeling overworked and overwhelmed. A small business owner survey from  Constant Contact shows that 56% say they feel like they can never be away from their business. This often leads to feelings of stress and causes some procrastination-which then leads to more overwhelm! Stay calm, let's talk about some ways you can get in control. I'm sure you notice already that you're trying to wear too many hats at once. Let's set some goals!  5  ways you can reroute your current stressful cycle and get on track: Admitting you can't do it all alone.  Nobody has time to micromanage and nobody has time to take on every little responsibility. Nobody can run a

  • YES EVERYONE, YES! Blogging is worth putting in the effort for your small business. It's easy, cheap and a great way to assist with your inbound marketing, traffic to your business site, and in return attracts more customers. Did you know that 47% of buyers viewed 3-5 pieces of content before engaging with a sales rep ? That's amazing! Also, companies that published 16+ blog posts per month got about 4.5X more leads than companies that published 0-4 monthly posts. I think it's safe to say that blogging is pretty important for some growth! When it comes to small business blogs- Want to know more of what blogging can do for your small business? Increase Search Engine Optimization. Search engines are important for finding

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