Most entrepreneurs have great ideas for products and services, but they don’t know how to market them. In fact, fewer than 5% of all startups ever achieve the growth they dream of. Why? Because they don’t focus on marketing their businesses. And that’s not surprising, says serial entrepreneur Drew Williams, co-author of FEED THE STARTUP […]
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The government shutdown is keeping $13 million per day in loan money from small-business borrowers, according to Beth Solomon, president of the National Association of Development Companies. “Loans are like oxygen in the economy, and we’re asphyxiating the economy with lack of capital,” she said.
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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 Lance Cooper Millennials enter the nation’s sales teams as the most parented generation in history. Yet, they do not have the goals or plans to achieve compelling ambitions. Today, 20 million young men delay maturing until their late 20s and are without solid commitments and responsibilities guiding their lives. This leads to “helicopter parented” […]
By Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation.com It seems that 2013 is just whizzing by, and though we are rapidly approaching the end of the year, most small business owners are still staring at hefty ‘to-do’ list. It is extremely important to keep all elements of your business compliant and in good standing with the state […]
When planning your small business launch, consider the following eight key factors: 1. Do you have the resources to hold out until your business starts making money? 2. Are you willing to leave your current 8 hour a day job to work 24/7? 3. Are you ready to take on tasks that could be dirty […]
The best drive thru restaurants run like machines. Simple goals are met over and over: Orders go out quickly, the food is delivered fresh, and the right orders get to the right cars. But in the drive thru, pressure can run high and the smallest mistakes can prove catastrophic, backing up lines and spelling disaster […]
Lunch traffic at retail stores selling prepared foods rose 29% since 2008, a period that saw a 1% decline in midday restaurant traffic, according to an NPD Group report. The report forecasts a continuation of the trend — retailers’ sales of prepared foods is on track to grow 10% during the coming decade, while restaurants […]
Gen Y workers — those ages 18 to 32 — are ascending into management positions fastest among today’s working generations, says business whiz S. Chris Edmonds. That makes it all the more important for companies to put appropriate training and development strategies in place. “First, organizations must accept the reality of this generational shift. Expectations […]
Trade associations and business groups are partnering with first lady Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign and veteran aid initiative to strengthen their relationship and establish a level of trust with the administration. “The relationships we have built with the White House on veterans has made our industry voice heard on other issues such as Obamacare,” IFA […]