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The Safest Small Business Startup Strategies Are Virtual, Guerrilla, and Flexible Our continually struggling economy, at least on ground-level, is sending aspiring entrepreneurs mixed messages. On one hand, there’s enormous incentive to stake your claim at a time when competition is low and human resources are high.On the other hand, the still-unknowable future state of our national and global economies is enough to intimidate even the most ardent of entrepreneurs. While we often can’t make up our minds as to whether to invest our capital into budding businesses or stow it away in StorageMart lockers for fear of an economic Armageddon, there are ways to make your enterprising dreams come true while minimizing the risk of these uncertain times: Virtualization The lingering frailty of the real estate market means that at any moment another crisis could lead to rising rent as mortgages skyrocket. For start-ups renting office space, this could devastate the budget for monthly expenses.
Small Business Leadership Speaker: Are you as smart as a GOOSE? Posted by Marvin LeBlanc on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 @ 12:16 PM As you’re running your business on a day-to-day basis (yes including all the dirty work, meetings, client calls, hassles, heartaches and headaches)… do you ever stop and wonder if there’s an easier way? Does the thought occur to you – as it has to me oh so many times – that this whole work and business thing should simply NOT be this hard. Finally, has it occurred to you to ask the key question, “How can I make it easier on my team – my customers – and myself?” Animals can teach humans so much if we simply observe. Small Business Leadership Speaker: Are you as smart as a GOOSE?
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With more and more people jumping on the business blogging bandwagon, it's getting to the point that there is far more out there than you could ever hope to read on a regular basis. To help you filter that infoglut down to a more manageable level, here is my list of the ten most practical blogs for entrepreneurs. NOTE: Blogs come and go, and several of the blogs originally listed here have either been discontinued or become relatively inactive. I've moved those to the honorable mention section because they earned the honor at the original time of this post, but I've added some of my new favorites in their place. Top 10 Most Practical Blogs for Entrepreneurs
Rich: I’m here today with my good friend Scott McQuade at Outdoor Retailer and I just heard his story. For all you Zigzagers you’ve just got to hear this. Scott, would you mind sharing with us how your wife got into the wholesale off-price business please? Scott: Absolutely. I’d be thrilled to. I was a third generation retailer and president of a family chain in the northeast. BootstrapBusiness.org | How to Start A Small Business
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Yesterday, as a joke, I sent Josh Kopelman the kind of text that would probably make him cringe if I had sent it by e-mail. (No, it wasn't a pic of any kind--just a joke.) Knowing Josh, he still probably cringed, but he cringed a little bit less because we were both using Confide--a sort of Snapchat for professionals. There's no lasting record of me ever having sent that note and he only got to look at it once before it disappeared. - Thisisgoingtobebig.com
Creating Business Value Many of us face challenging economic times with uncertain tax and new mandates that causes business planning challenges. It’s been my experience that success in small business has as much to do with avoiding operational mistakes as it does with doing the overall economic environment. With many small businesses not making it during the past several years, I want to highlight 12 common mistakes made by business owners so that you can avoid them. 1. Focus A common mistake is lack of focus.
starting a small business In this world there are leaders and followers. An entrepreneur is definitely a leader. They assume the risk of starting and operating a business in order to fulfill a dream and become financially independent. However starting a small business is no easy task, in fact you’ll probably be working harder than ever before.
The Frugal Entrepreneur | Small Business Tips, Resources, & Frugality We all know that it is tough trying to run a business at the moment, particularly for those who are just starting out. One element which is crucial to business success, especially near the beginning, is efficiency. It is something that is often overlooked by start-ups, but business efficiency can lead to happier staff, increased profits, and much smooth operations. So how do you embrace efficiency for your business? Here are five sure fire ways to get you on the right track. 1. Outsourcing Although when you are just starting out in the business world you may be inclined to keep all your resources in-house, outsourcing can be a great way to save time and money.
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Creating A Blog Is Easy; Building A Community Requires So Much More According to Technorati over 175,000 news blogs and roughly 1.6 million posts are created each day – a staggering number. So with that in mind, it is apparent that creating a blog is easy. You can sign-up for Google’s Blogger and be blogging in minutes or go the more advanced route and secure your own domain name/hosting and install a blogging platform such as WordPress and be up and running in a day or so.
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