Struggling to compete with Amazon? As a small e-commerce retailer, or an even more local brick-and-mortar store, chances are Amazon is the ghost that haunts your every move. By 2021, they are expected to hold over 50% of the world’s retail ecommerce market. That’s a scary number that doesn’t seem to be dwindling anytime soon.
But don’t throw in the towel, just yet! There are many ways small businesses can compete with this marketplace giant. Providing a personalized experience, adopting new technology, and being active in your local community can all keep your sales soaring while stealing a few customers ...Read More
The entrepreneurial journey can be a wild ride. You will experience great victories followed by the lowest of lows. But through all the hardship, hustle, and heart, you’ve probably had some pretty funny experiences, too. This 4th of July weekend, we’re thankful for all the lighthearted moments that make being an entrepreneur the best damn job in the world! Read on for a little humor this holiday weekend.
When you decide to make the leap into entrepreneurship, you’re probably investing in your business alone. You might even reach out to friends and family to get things up and running. ...Read More
Are you happy going into work every day, or are you feeling bored, misunderstood, and undervalued? If you’re toying with the idea of turning your side gig into a full-time business, read on. Here’s three simple ways to know when it’s time to quit the 9-to-5 grind and jump into the exciting world of entrepreneurship!
You’re Simply Unhappy
Do you jump out of bed with excitement and joy at the idea of another day at work? No? Me neither. Most people don’t. But many people do, however, feel motivated and engaged with the work they’re going to complete for the day. ...Read More
Did you know that there are over 30 million small businesses in the U.S. alone? That makes up over 99.9% of all businesses according to the U.S. Small Business Administration! If you’re thinking about making the leap into entrepreneurship, now may be the perfect time. Before you get started, make sure you fully understand your market, have a great business plan, and can get the funding you need to tie it all together. Lucky for you we’ve created this perfect three-step plan to start you out on the right foot, and set you up for entrepreneurial success!
How Well Do ...Read More
So, you’re ready to start your very first business venture. Terrific! Before you start buying inventory and hiring employees, you need to create a well thought-out business plan. What is a business plan, you say? It’s basically a roadmap or an outline for how you will structure, manage, and grow your business to success. There are so many ways to write a great business plan, but the U.S. Small Business Administration recommends you include eight key areas (nine with an appendix). Ready to get started? Super! Let’s jump on in!
The executive summary should be a brief overview of ...Read More