When you first set up your business and decided that you were going to sell things to customers, you probably started thinking about the costs that were going to have to go into a store. You will have to find the location and build it, hire employees and manage them. You will have to make…

I often speak to groups of small business owners and I keep hearing the same comment over and over again with many of them saying that marketers don’t matter or marketing doesn’t matter anymore. There are many reasons I’ve heard as to why marketing doesn’t matter: “all my business comes by referral,” “I never spent money on…

6. Practice Your Pitch You are the greatest salesperson for your business startup. Whether you are looking to secure funding from an angel investor or looking to gain more customer loyalty, you need to have a pitch on the ready to tell anyone and everyone you come in contact with. Be concise in your approach…

Every entrepreneur can use some advice when it comes to making sure their business startup gets off on the right foot. From the best way to run your business to following your dreams, these tips offer sound recommendations that can help your business startup maintain its operations and find success at every turn. Sure, your…

Business expansion is when a business reaches a certain level of growth and looks for new ways to increase the profit of that business. Different forms of business expansion include: • Opening a new location • Adding sales employees • Increasing the marketing • Adding franchisees • Offering new products or services • Entering new…

There are many factors to consider if you are looking to start a build a business from scratch. Sometimes it’s possible to skip the planning stage and start later working on the details; it’s however not a very smart move. Starting a business without a well laid-out plan can be a catalyst for failure. Not…

After speaking to and working with business owners on a daily basis, I value the spirit of entrepreneurism more and more and I feel so inspired every day. But I’ve learned with each interaction also, and these are some very general lessons I’ve absorbed and embody in my daily business operations… I’ve observed it takes…

The Key to Succeeding in Today’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Today’s entrepreneurial landscape is indeed competitive, with a million bright minds with brighter ideas vying for their share of success. With the entrepreneurial scenario getting aggressive, the most challenged players in this group are the first-time entrepreneurs. Often with innovative concepts of a path-breaking solution or product…