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[ 0 ] Oct. 21, 2013

4 Ways To Build Stronger Customer Relationships

Successful companies are continually striving to build stronger relationships with their customers to create customer loyalty. Traditionally this was through effective Customer Relationship Management (CRM), in which companies’ sales, marketing, and service and support departments participated in providing the data and intelligence needed to build lasting bonds with their customers. Online surveys conducted by IBM […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 21, 2013

5 Steps To Creating A Great Brand For Your Small Business

Jeff Bezos, of Amazon.com knows a lot about building a brand and brand identity. Your basic brand identity consists of a logo, business card, letterhead, and home page of your website. This basic set of materials can be extended to include your letterhead, brochure, folder, flyer, or any other professionally designed pieces. Here are five […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 19, 2013

Startup Saturday: 10 Tips & Resources To Starting A Small Business

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps –with links to resources–can help you plan, prepare and manage your business. Step 1: Write a Business Plan This is a good way to answer all the question you might have about starting a particular […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 18, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Five Leadership Styles: Which Are You?

According to a recent study on bosses and leadership, there are five different leadership styles. Some bosses have a gruff, “tough love” approach; others are nurturing mentors, hard-working single-minded leaders or “country clubbers” who get things done by networking and charming those around them. Whatever your natural style, you’ll achieve more if you’re able to […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 18, 2013

Rita’s Italian Ice To Open In China

All aboard for China. Rita’s Italian Ice, an Italian ice concept with over 600 outlets in 21 states, announced the opening of its first international outlet at Unit 202A, Ocean Seaview Hotel, Hua Qiao Cheng, No. 3 Guang Qiao Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China. Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has been the East Coast brand’s […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 18, 2013

eBay Small Business Center and SBOMAG Join Forces

Small Business Opportunities‘ sbomag.com website is a leading content provider to the eBay Small Business Center. eBay’s site features the latest information on starting a small business, strategies to help develop a winning sales pitch, trend information on what’s selling now, and the basic nuts and bolts of running a small business. Visit the site […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 18, 2013

Three Things Every Business Owner Should Know About Stress

Stress is costly to your small business. Harvard University professor and Cangrade’s Senior Vice President Dr. Greg Willard completed an extensive review of the causes of workplace stress and identified 3 major insights. This research provides simple ways to reduce stress in the workplace. 1. Most people are stressed about work, and it hurts productivity […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2013

SBOMAG Roundup: Six-Figure Income Selling Homemade Pickles

Lynnae Schneller, a lifelong pickler turned her family pickling pastime into Lynnae’s Gourmet Pickles, a thriving commercial business. Since 2011, Lynnae has produced her savory pickles from her company headquarters in Fircrest, Washington, with sister-in-law, Aly Cullinane – Partner and VP of Sales. The duo has gone from selling 1,000 jars in the first month […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2013

Six Surprising Tax Code Changes For Small Businesses

It is hard for the small business owner to keep up with the ever-changing tax codes. You can download a document that will help you understand six new changes. 1800Accountant has just published a new white paper titled 4th Quarter Tax Strategies for Small Business. The free document outlines critical changes in the tax code, […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2013

Eight Key Legal Questions To Ask Before You Buy A Franchise

Buying a franchise is a complicated procedure; you can learn a lot about franchising in general by visiting the website of the International Franchise Association: franchise.org. Here are eight legal questions you should ask the franchisor before buying: 1. Do I face any personal liability or obligations? 2. Where is the franchise be located? 3. […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2013

Dunkin’ Donuts Sees Alternative To Foam Cup Ban

Jurisdictions around the U.S. are starting to implement bans on foam cups. Dunkin’ Donuts doesn’t want to see Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray’s proposed ban on polystyrene food containers take effect because the current lack of a 100% recyclable paper cup would simply replace one type of trash with another, spokeswoman Lindsay Harrington said. “To […]

[ 0 ] Oct. 17, 2013

Tax-Code Provision Helps Small Businesses With Tech Purchases

Many small businesses are unaware that one provision of the tax law allows them to write off the full cost of technology-related capital equipment immediately instead of doing so over the lifetime of the product, says biz whiz Bonnie Lee. This provision “can be applied to software purchases and other technology upgrades,” she says.

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