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[…]

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[…]

mistakes that startups make

The Most Frequent Mistakes That Startups Make

It’s a well-known fact that most startups don’t end up successful; in fact, some sources claim that the failure rate is as high as 95%. So, if you’ve started such a business, the odds are already against you. However, there are certain mistakes that you can avoid to minimize your chances of failing. After six Read more about The Most Frequent Mistakes That Startups Make[…]

Investors

Why Investors Are No Good for Your Startup (and Vice Versa)

Getting people to invest may seem like the logical next step for your startup. But here are some very valid reasons by Tim Berry for why you shouldn’t seek investors’ help: It’s extremely difficult to get investment for your startup, especially if you don’t have previous startup experience. Getting investors involved in your company means Read more about Why Investors Are No Good for Your Startup (and Vice Versa)[…]

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[…]

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?[…]

unpaid invoices

Unpaid Invoices: What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Cough Up the Dough

Everything goes smoothly on your end. The client approaches you with their requirements, you provide a quote―which they agree to―and you take on the project. After spending time, effort, skills and resources, the work is completed. The job is completed before the deadline; the client is delighted with the end result; and now you can Read more about Unpaid Invoices: What to Do When a Client Doesn’t Cough Up the Dough[…]

finances

Face the Finances: What Business Owners Should Know

Being an entrepreneur is complicated enough without throwing finances into the mix. I myself enjoy avoiding money matters at all costs. But if you’re a small business owner or the founder of a startup, there are some things you just have to be aware of. Here’s Tim Berry’s list of 7 must-know financial facts: 1. Read more about Face the Finances: What Business Owners Should Know[…]

social media manager

Is Your Social Media Manager the One?

Social media strategist/marketer, online community manager, new media evangelist—whatever you call them, it’s always good to have one on your team. If you have a small business or startup, handing over you social media tasks to someone else can be time-consuming, resource-draining and risky. So whether you’re planning to hire one or have already, here’s how Read more about Is Your Social Media Manager the One?[…]

podcasting for business

Podcasting for Business: Part 5

In this post of Podcasting for Business, we’ll look at what specific content you can use for your business’s podcast. If you’re involved in a specific field, like web design, then there are plenty of general things to talk about. But if, for example, you sell special coins from a certain era, then the options are Read more about Podcasting for Business: Part 5[…]