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[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

5 Tips To Make Your Micro-Business Thrive

The Small Business Administration estimates that over half a million small and micro businesses are launched each year. At the same time, nearly as many close their doors for good. Experts agree that turning a great idea into a profitable reality begins with informed business owners. Capital One and Consumer Action advise potential business owners […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

Recommended Read: Outsmart Waste by Tom Szaky of TerraCycle

Tom Szaky is the eco-preneur who launched TerraCycle. In his new book, Outsmart Waste (Berrett-Koehler, $15.95), Tom says that to outsmart waste, first we have to understand it, then change how we create it, and finally rethink what we do with it. Tom traces the roots of our current garbage crisis to 20th century social […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

Esri Can Help You Map Buying Habits

Esri.com is a geogrpahic information system that maps population and buying habits. Jack and Laura Dangermond founded Esri in 1969 as a small research group focused on land-use planning. The company’s early mission was to organize and analyze geographic information to help land planners and land resource managers make well-informed environmental decisions. Today esri.com can […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

5 Easy Ways To Build Traffic For Your Small Business

Every small business needs to build traffic, but promotions and ads can be costly. There are easy, lowcost ways to generate interest in your small business and bring more customers to your door: recurring promotions. They can take just about any form from a casual “Happy Hour” to a month long plan of activities to […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 5, 2013

Entrepreneurs’ Business Confidence Rises

The confidence of entrepreneurs is rising. Ceaseless uncertainty in Washington and mixed signals from economic indicators have not dampened the outlook of new business owners, who express rising confidence in their prospects in the third-quarter 2013 Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index. Just released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom, the Index reports that entrepreneurs’ […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

Build Community Goodwill: Kick Off A Coat Drive

Want to get more traffic into your small business establishment while you generate goodwill in the community? Kick off a coat drive this holiday season.  Charles Reinhart Company Realtors kicked-off their 18th Annual Coat Drive on Friday, November 1st with the goal of collecting more than 1,500 adult and children’s coats to distribute to local […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

Avoid These 8 Common 401(k) Mistakes

By William H. Black, Jr. Pension Services Your business has sponsored a 401(k) plan. Careful attention has been paid to plan design, underlying investment options, and employee awareness and comprehension of the Plan’s features and benefits. What could go wrong? Everything is now perfect. Right? Right? Employers and employees have the best intentions going in, […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

5 Customer Service Practice Tips Your Customer Will Love

By Frank O’Hara CEO, O’Hara Publishing Enterprises For your business to really soar high and succeed, it’s not enough that customers like you. They have to love you. So when you’ve discovered amazing customers who are fond of your business, make sure to go the extra mile to keep their trust and loyalty. Below are 5 […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

4 Steps For Veterans On Starting A Small Business After Military Service

Military veterans looking to start their own businesses have many resources to help them make that leap. Although it can seem like a challenging task, their military experience and skills learned in service can help guide veterans who are looking to become entrepreneurs. Nicole Zoellner, founder of Nizo Wear Nursing Bras, LLC, was inspired to […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

5 Ways To Get Your Site Holiday-Ready

By Aman Devgan, Senior Vice President Marketing Web.com Hot chocolate, turkey and stuffing, and pumpkin pie mean only one thing; the holidays are just around the corner, and the shopping frenzy is ready to begin! According to Shop.org, online sales this November and December are expected to grow up to 15 percent over the last […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

5 Ways To Get More Sales This Holiday Season

Looking to build sales and traffic for your small business? You can generate more profit and money with simple holiday promotions. There’s no better time than during the holidays to start attracting new customers and increasing your sales by implementing some creative marketing methods. People love to shop for gifts for their loved ones especially […]

[ 0 ] Nov. 4, 2013

Hertz Offers Business Rewards for Small Business Saturday

As Small Business Saturday approaches, The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) is inviting small businesses in the U.S. to join Hertz Business Rewards – its free car rental program designed for small and mid-sized businesses that provides both company and employee benefits. Recent data compiled by Concur, a maker of travel expense management software, found that […]

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