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Articles posted by Josh Hart

JAN
20
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The press release: a document to share your businesses event, new product, new employee or other relevant, current story with the media. Years ago, it was sent off to newspapers with the hope it would get picked up and printed, maybe generate a news story. Today's press release can achieve so much more for your small business.
JAN
14
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When building your business, you hope that the product you're selling, or service, you're providing, is considered valuable. Your service fills a need; therefore your business will grow. This is how budding entrepreneurs typically approach a lender for small business financing. Create a business plan. Perhaps conduct operations on a small scale to establish credit, and then apply for a loan. If a business owner comes up with obstacles to qualify for a traditional loan--perhaps only a few months under her belt in business, less than perfect credit, insufficient collateral or a more immediate need for cash than a traditional bank can fill, she may get creative. Fundraise online, seek investors, ask friends and family, secure a business cash advance or merchant cash advance.
JAN
13
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Work yourself to the bone, and you'll burn out. If you're a small business owner or tireless entrepreneur, you know it and have maybe experienced it. Common sense, yes, and yet studies have been devoted to the benefits of relaxation, time off and rest for working people. A recent Huffington Post article titled "Way Too Many Americans Took ZERO Vacation Days in 2014" highlights our culture's severe lack of acceptance to taking some R&R. Says the article, that according to Skift, one of today's foremost authorities on travel trends, almost 42 percent of Americans did not take a single vacation day in 2014. The survey questioned 1,500 American adults on the number of vacation days they took. On an average of 10 allotted vacation days, just shy of half of the people surveyed reported taking not one single day.
JAN
07
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The calendar has flipped to a new year, and everyone is busy making resolutions. Are you putting your small business first? One way to move your organization to the next level is to think of it as a booming, thriving business, worthy of investment, analytics and strategic planning, especially if you are growing a side business or just getting started. Business Intelligence (BI) is a technology-driven process of data analysis that helps business owners boost performance. CEOs of large companies rely heavily on data analysis and business intelligence to measure where they stand and plan for where to go, but assessing those same factors at a smaller level is just as important. Tools, apps, software, and consultants can help you determine how to involve business intelligence into your overall plan. But what exactly does it measure, and what are the trends for 2015?
JAN
05
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Every dollar you spend on marketing should produce a return. It's that simple. Therefore it's important to build on your brand without spending big bucks. Promote your company via word of mouth and social media. Operate in a way that your name is synonymous with good quality, top-notch service, the best solution to a problem or true uniqueness in a saturated market. Handing out flyers on a street corner or investing in a website redesign are vastly different approaches, but both require a marketing budget. While the biggest companies may invest in Super Bowl commercials and the most visible billboards in the biggest cities, smaller businesses need to focus on a measurable, attainable direct marketing plan, and then measure the return.


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