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Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 5

Working with employees is one thing, but working with co-owners, co-founders, or partners is something else entirely. For starters, the latter are people who should be as invested as you are, if not more. And ultimately, all of you should have the same ambition: to see the small business succeed. So how does one optimize Read more about Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 5[…]

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Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 4

What makes a business great? We’ve heard the answer before: It’s the people behind the business. Your employees are the ones who’ll make it work. Finding, building, and having a good team is a stepping stone to success. But inevitably, misunderstandings, conflicts, and severed ties occur. So how do you avoid these? And if they Read more about Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 4[…]

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Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 3

Ultimately, your small business is here to sell. But how do you get that first sale, encourage repeat customers, and then grow your client base? You need to find, keep, and multiply them. We’ll discuss how to do just that in this ‘Small Business Hurdles’ post. *Note: Technically, ‘client’ implies a long-standing relationship, as well as Read more about Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 3[…]

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Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 2

In the first of our ‘Small Business Hurdles’ series, we dived into the money matter. Although that’s a pretty big obstacle to leap over, there’s something else that’s just as important. After you’ve got a concrete business idea and you’ve done the initial market research, the first thing you need to do is create a Read more about Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 2[…]

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Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 1

Starting up a business is a very admirable yet stressful endeavor. If you’re thinking of creating a small business – or you already have – then you’ll realize that there are several unavoidable challenges to this. In our ‘Small Business Hurdles’ series, we’ll take a look at the major problems that you’ll come across. In Read more about Jumping over small business hurdles: Part 1[…]