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Many businesses begin with very few employees and, as such, are incapable of completing larger projects. Instead of resigning your business to fight for pennies, learn to use the strengths of other businesses to propel yours to the next level. It’s possible, if you’re really savvy, to even ...
If you’ve ever worked with outside consultants or freelancers to assist you with your work, then you’ve probably asked yourself, “What is the best way to engage an outside consultant working remotely to ensure quality deliverables and a great working relationship?”
Cathy Siciliano, ...
While a student at Princeton University, Tom had a vision. What if you took waste such as plastic soda bottles, saved them from landfills and reused them? He answered his own question when he left Princeton in 2002 to follow his dream and TerraCycle, affectionately referred to as the “worm poop ...
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Tom Szaky, Founder of TerraCycle, is joining us on Small Business Trends Radio on Tuesday, August 26th at 1:30PM EST to discuss how he took waste such as plastic soda bottles, saved them from landfills and reused them to package his product. ...
Many aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners have suffered a setback or two. And many more have made failed attempts at entrepreneurship altogether. Some go on to try again while others feel defeated. Many of you have heard that old saying, “That which does not kill you, only makes you stronger.” [...]
I once read a story about a gentleman whose business was hit by a recession. His contracts dried up and he began using credit cards to keep his business afloat. Ultimately, he racked up some $85,000 in debt. But then he made a gutsy move for a company in financial [...]
Holding a design contest to get your new logo created can be very different than using a conventional design firm. Some of the one on one interaction of working with an individual designer is sometimes sacrificed for the variety you receive with a design contest.
George Ryan, Founder of eLlogoContest, ...
Nowadays, with the Internet in place there are many entrepreneurs and “would be” entrepreneurs that have started – or want to start - their own business. But all too often, many of them fall prey to the common pitfalls and mistakes associated with a startup.
John Holsen, Founder of BizSugar, is our [...]
There are literally dozens of traps associated with small business owners entering into negotiations with “big players.” But let’s face it, these days there are many small business owners and entrepreneurs being approached by large companies. So how can you know when to decline entering ...
When a business is facing a crisis and has to answer to the media, there is little time to react effectively. The stress created by a crisis often limits rational thinking and can lead to costly mistakes and missteps. This is why it is essential for both large and small businesses to have [...]
Engaging a prospect to convert into a client requires you to take a deeper look at your market by understanding the motivations that drive them to convert and the doubts that hinder the conversion process. As conversion rates linger in the low single digits, a potential for greater revenue is lost everyday.
Khalid ...
By now many of you have heard of Twitter and some of you are probably twittering away as we speak. But there’s a newcomer to the social media scene by the name of Plurk. Plurk has been likened to Twitter but overall it’s a very different social media tool. One [...]
Ronald Balla, Founder of The CJB Group, is our featured guest in this Episode of The Small Business Trends Radio. Several years ago, Ron was employed by a local municipality and had a brother that was employed as a police officer. Together, they had many discussions about the events happening within [...]
Each day, many of us are in the trenches busily creating, innovating, and marketing our entrepreneurial ideas. There’s so much to do and so much to focus on. As a result, things tend to slip through the cracks and where most companies and owners drop the ball is pricing. Lack of focus [...]
In a court deposition, J.P. Morgan said, “Millionaires don’t have astrologers, billionaires do.” And Donald Reagan, former U.S. Secretary of Treasury, was quoted saying, “It’s common knowledge that a large percentage of Wall Street brokers use astrology.”
Those familiar ...
Sunday funny papers were a real treat for many in their childhood who would read them religiously, enjoying the humor as well as the artwork. To this day, there is still something quite endearing about them and many find themselves drawn to them - whether it’s online or in print. It’s [...]
By now many of you have heard the term mompreneur which applies to the large number of entrepreneurial women who are working from home running successful businesses while raising their families. This combo of the entrepreneurial spirit combined with being a busy mom working from home has sprung the ...
WordPress is a free publishing platform that makes it possible for you to write and publish material online. People are using WordPress to blog about all sorts of topics – to share their thoughts, express their views and opinions to the world, to perform product reviews, and more.
Once a website [...]
Positioning yourself as the expert in your field can eliminate competition and reap endless rewards. But the task of actually becoming recognized as an expert can be somewhat daunting. Knowing what steps to take and where to focus your efforts doesn’t come easily.
Bob Sommers, host of The Recognized ...
Intuition is a primal gut instinct, built in for survival. When your pet senses danger – it retreats and follows its gut instinct. Humans are the only living creatures that ignore those primal gut instincts. We are the only living creatures that sense danger - yet continue to move toward [...]
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