Why American Businesses Fail

Top 6 Reasons Why American Businesses Fail

It’s no secret that most businesses have a tough time surviving in America. In fact, 20% don’t even live to celebrate their first birthday. The following infographic by insuranceQuotes.com pinpoints the top six reasons why American businesses fail: 14% don’t know, research or pay attention to their customers 19% are overtaken by their competitors 23% Read more about Top 6 Reasons Why American Businesses Fail[…]

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5 Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn from Airline PR Disasters

This year, a certain U.S. airline has been unwillingly popping up in the news. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, though, there’s no need to rehash the details of the cases. The dismal takeaway that we’re getting from the incidents is this: airline customer service has sunk to a shocking new low that seems Read more about 5 Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn from Airline PR Disasters[…]

get investors interested

How to Get Investors Interested in Your Business

Do you need more money to take your startup or small business to the next level? If the answer’s yes, then you’ll need to get investors interested in your company. Steve Eakin has some great tips on making your business more attractive to them: 1. Consult Experienced & Talented People. Back your business with intelligent Read more about How to Get Investors Interested in Your Business[…]

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Name Your Business in 5 Steps

Coming up with a business name is not exactly the easiest part of setting up your company. There’s the process of brainstorming a unique yet reasonable name but, even if you already some fantastic idea(s) in mind, you still have to contend with the factors of legality and availability. However, Nellie Akalp has come up with Read more about Name Your Business in 5 Steps[…]

seo tips

4 Easy SEO Tips to Implement Right Now

Search engine optimization (SEO) is always a priority when it comes to your business’s online presence. How you rank in search results affects your site traffic, and consequently sales and whatever else your website aims to achieve. SEO can seem complicated, especially for small businesses that are just starting out, but there are a few Read more about 4 Easy SEO Tips to Implement Right Now[…]

budget

What to Do When a Client Won’t Budge on the Budget

It’s easier for big companies to be firm with their fees. But for small businesses, startups and budding entrepreneurs, budget negotiations can be the most dreaded part of interacting with a potential client. If you’re selling tangible products, it’s usually not so bad because these normally go for a fixed price. But if it’s a Read more about What to Do When a Client Won’t Budge on the Budget[…]

instagram

Why Small Businesses Should Stop Ignoring Instagram

I never liked Instagram. Never made use of it for my own photos, never used it as a social media manager, and never recommended it to brands and businesses. But even before Facebook acquired Instagram, the number of people using the platform continued—and continues—to grow at a rapid rate. So even though I still think Read more about Why Small Businesses Should Stop Ignoring Instagram[…]

small talk

7 Things to Remember When Making Small Talk

Do you struggle with making small talk? Do you cringe at the thought of it, or—like me—even miss out on opportunities because you avoid it? Well the great news is that it’s actually not that frightening once you start, and chances are that it will lead to much more good than bad. That being said, Read more about 7 Things to Remember When Making Small Talk[…]

own boss

Do You Really Want to Be Your Own Boss?

One of the greatest attractions of launching a startup or owning a business is that you get to be your own boss. But is it truly that great? I’ve asked the same question about running a business, but running yourself is an entirely different matter. I’m a freelancer and I have my own business. Although I Read more about Do You Really Want to Be Your Own Boss?[…]

virtual assistant

Thinking about Hiring a Virtual Assistant?

Being a solopreneur, freelancer or small business owner can come with a lot of freedom, but the responsibilities tend to pile up when you’re a one-person show. Getting mundane and less important tasks out of the way frees up time and energy for more creativity and productivity. So if your diary, apps and other online Read more about Thinking about Hiring a Virtual Assistant?[…]