Capitalizing on 2014 Holiday Shopping and Small Business Saturday By John Oechsle President & CEO, Swiftpage Holiday retail sales are projected to increase by 4.1 percent this year from 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. The holiday season isn’t just a time to get a boost in sales. You should also look at […]
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Cash flow is king: Survival tactics are a must for any bootstrapping small business owner. As a small business owner, you must know how your cash flows. This isn’t fancy accounting; it’s simply survival tactics tracking of how cash comes in versus how it goes out. Take two hours, and use your QuickBooks (http:/www.quickbooks.com) or […]
You don’t have to rent an outside facility, hire employees, develop an elaborate business plan or invest a ton of money to start your own business and be your own boss. Here are five quick and easy businesses you can start on a part-time basis or run on weekends to pick up extra money: 1. […]
Want to generate more business and get more clients in the New Year? For millions of people around the world, the New Year is a time to take account, reflect and dream about 2014 goals. Now that coaching and personal development are becoming more mainstream, the Coach’s Client-Getting Expert Christian Mickelsen believes that the best way […]
More consumers will shop on their smartphones and visit small businesses this holiday season. Increasing smartphone ownership is taking more consumers down the digital shopping route, while many shoppers plan to frequent local small businesses when visiting stores this holiday season, according to Deloitte’s 28th annual survey of holiday spending intentions and trends. Small businesses […]
Thinking of starting a home-based business to pick up extra cash, make more money or develop it into a full-time enterprise? You are in good company. What do Apple Computer, Hershey’s, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and the Ford Motor Company have in common? These well-known corporations all started out as home-based businesses. In fact, more than […]
Looking for extra income? Here are five easy-to-start businesses you can launch right away for $100 or less 1.Apartment/House Cleaning—O.K. it doesn’t sound new or very different, but it works. It seems that no matter how many cleaning services pop up, there are always customers to jump on your bandwagon. Once you develop good word […]
Top 25 easy-launch businesses with great moneymaking potential for the New Year and beyond.
Small businesses are missing out on revenue, loyalty and customer engagement opportunities by not extending face-to-face relationships with consumers into the web and social media, according to a national survey of 3,000 consumers and small business decision-makers by Web.com Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:WWWW). Nearly 30 percent (850) of the respondents were small business decision-makers, allowing the […]
By Erick Lauber, Ph.D. Bradley was failing, and failing badly. Not only did the members of his team avoid him in the lunchroom and never stop by to say “good morning,” they had begun taping a target to his back every day and everyone had signed up for archery lessons. Bradley’s leadership style just wasn’t […]
If you are planning to sell goods, you will likely need to obtain a seller’s permit, usually from the tax or revenue department of the state in which you are doing business. As a requirement of obtaining this permit, you will be obligated to collect sales tax on goods you sell, and periodically submit those […]
We’ve rounded up 10 businesses you can start for $100 or less. With a home-based launch, you’ll save on overhead. We present these small business concepts as food for thought. Conduct your own due diligence research to determine if the enterprise could work in your region. Charge what your market will bear. You don’t need […]