Small Business Operations

Randy Yagi
November 12, 2019 - 7:30 pm
One of the biggest mistakes a small business owner can make is to fail to identify and understand his or her target audience. In other words, if you don’t know where to focus your advertising efforts, chances are you aren’t maximizing your profits or reaching your largest group of potential...
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Gillian Burdett
November 11, 2019 - 12:11 pm
A cash flow crunch can kill a growing business before it has had time to establish roots. Meeting unplanned expenses by taking on debt can put your enterprise into a downward spiral of loan payments and finance charges. A budget is one of the most powerful financial management tools you have to...
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November 06, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Efficient and effective business operations are key to a successful business. With energy use being a necessity to run most businesses, cutting costs by upgrading to energy efficient equipment can give entrepreneurs the opportunity to spend money in other areas, such as employee satisfaction or...
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Small Business Pulse
November 04, 2019 - 12:01 pm
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Mark G. McLaughlin
November 01, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, people with disabilities frequently could not access some businesses either for employment or to be served as a customer, although many offices were otherwise open to the rest of the public. The ADA requires businesses to...
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Suzy Fielders
October 31, 2019 - 3:25 pm
Accepting mobile credit card payments is almost a must for any small business. Clients expect to be able to pay via credit card when they are purchasing a product or service. More importantly they expect for it to be an easy and trustworthy transaction. Small businesses can increase customer...
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Laurie Jo Miller Farr
October 24, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Is your small business one of the 80 million actively using a Facebook page for marketing purposes? With currently 2.7 billion monthly active users, the social media platform has morphed into a massive advertising media channel. Facebook's ability to highly target audiences and build a custom...
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Alaina Brandenburger
October 21, 2019 - 1:01 pm
Small business owners wear many hats running a company, but doing so could leave you open to mistakes, particularly when filing and paying taxes. Inadvertently failing to comply with tax laws, accidentally violating tax codes or filling out your forms inaccurately can leave your business open to...
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Small Business Pulse
October 17, 2019 - 2:30 pm
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Lori Melton
October 16, 2019 - 9:35 pm
Being a successful salesperson is a two-part process. To sell a product, you need to engage your customer and get them emotionally attached to your product. Selling the features of a product is not the same as closing a deal to generate a sale. Closing is arguably the most important part of the...
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