How to Build an Authentic Social Media Presence – Part I

    How A Social Media Presence Is Like Dating How would you like it if someone you didn’t know, walks right up to you and asks you to marry them?  What?!  That’s a HUGE commitment!  In a dating relationship, we get to know a person, spend time with them in many settings, and even … Continued

How to Stay Inspired About Building Your Business & Setting Goals

Running a small business requires hard work, but it also requires setting goals. Without goals, you’ll be hard pressed to turn those entrepreneurial dreams into reality. So how do you create stamina to pursue your goals when the thrill of the entrepreneurial chase is gettin you down? Here are a few of our favorite tactics … Continued

Why Keeping Track of Your Product Inventory is Essential to Your Small Business Success (Plus a Free Inventory Tracking Sheet)

Keeping track of product inventory might just be an entrepreneurs least favorite task. However, it’s necessary if you want to be a successful business owner. Tracking product inventory is useful for multiple reasons. It lets you know what products are best-sellers. You can save money by not over ordering. Free up space by only ordering … Continued

How to Respond to Bad Reviews of Your Small Business on Yelp & Google

Online reviews provide a forum for customers to share their experiences with a business. Which is outstanding if you have positive reviews, but if customers are posting bad reviews it can hurt your business. You can’t remove bad reviews from online review sites like Yelp and Google; and you shouldn’t want to! Trying to remove bad reviews, no matter how … Continued

Financial Planning Tips for Small Business Owners

Financial planning is a essential for anyone who wants to achieve financial independence. The goal of financial planning is to help you reach your financial goals; whether that be retiring by a certain age, or having the money to open a new business. For small business owners financial planning is especially important because you need to … Continued

How to Create a Positive Work Environment

Creating a positive work environment is a great way to draw better employees to your business. If your employees feel valued, they take pride in being part of a successful business. We’re going in depth on five ways to help your employees feel more valued in our How to Create A Successful Business series. Click on … Continued

How to Create a Positive Work Environment: Put Employees First

Employees are the lifeblood of your business; however, they’re constantly fighting for that recognition. Employers don’t put employee first; customers, management and boards all come before employees. By putting employees last on the totem pole, many companies are hurting their profits. Businesses Put Customers First Many business owners set up their business model with a … Continued