By Peter Shankman, Principal, Shankman|Honig Hands down, the most overlooked part of running any small business is customer service. Small businesses spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on marketing, trying to convince people they’re the best, yet if they simply improve their customer service by a fraction, the customers will do it for them! Behold, […]
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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 […]
Wall Monkeys is a premium wall decal printer based out of Washington D.C.. Wall Monkeys founder, Jason Weisenthal started the company in 2009 by himself, and has grossed $1.2M in sales in 2012, with projected sales for 2013 to reach over $2M. Jason owns 100% of Wall Monkeys, and the company has zero debt with […]
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 […]
The Women’s Business Exchange has been serving working women since 1979, dedicated to expanding the wisdom, influence and leadership of women in the workplace, whether they are in business for themselves or part of a larger organization. http://www.wbex.org. In celebration of 35 years, WBE is hosting a Where Inspiration Leads Gala Dinner Event on September […]
The purpose of Spendology(TM) is to empower individuals and businesses to make better financial decisions. A recent Gallup poll indicated that only 32% of US households have a budget. Instant Budget(SM) enables advisors and planners to help their clients quickly create a personal monthly budget. Instant Budget(SM) enables advisors to help their clients create a […]
Preparing a business plan is a good idea no matter what business you are pursuing. It will help you answer all the questions you have about the business you are launching. The first step is to come up with the Company Description. What business will you be in? What will you do? Mission Statement: Many […]
According to a recent University of Phoenix® survey, more than half (51 percent) of working adults in the U.S. either currently own or want to own their own business. Of those working Americans who do not currently own their own business, 41 percent hope to do so in the future. “Being a business owner isn’t […]
Did you know the US Federal Government buys nearly $100 billion worth of goods and services from small businesses each year? Government contracts can offer significant opportunities for small businesses, but selling to the government requires a very different approach than selling to the commercial sector. SBA has created a series of free online contracting […]
100+ franchises to launch now with no experience needed. Franchising is a way to “be in business for yourself, but not by yourself,” according to the International Franchise Association. Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA’s mission is to […]
The new Ryobi Backpack blower brings professional power to your small business. The blower features an extra large 42cc engine and variable speed throttle to make quick work of the toughest of clearing jobs. Learn more at www.ryobitools.com.