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How Small Businesses Can Control Costs in the Early Stages

Article courtesy of Nerd Wallet. Owning a small business is an all-out battle to find the right balance between generating revenue and limiting costs. That’s especially true in a business’s first year, when finding a sustainable customer base requires investment. We asked Rita Cheng, a financial advisor who works with small businesses, about ways entrepreneurs […]

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Backup your computer; Cloud or Externally

Written by Jo Lewis. Many small businesses overlook how important it is to backup your computer, then only start doing so once it’s too late… A spilt coffee cup and it could be game over! We are living in a virtual world and it’s only getting bigger, more and more work is being carried out […]

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When Clients Ask for Discounts, Ask Them … Why?

Article courtesy of Entrepreneur. I bought several new vests recently. One was from G-Star, another from Banana Republic. They were not cheap, but not unreasonably expensive, either. I paid the price the shop asked from me. What I did not do was haggle over the price with the vendor. As a professional public speaker, I […]

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Social Media Isn’t A Side Project – Start Engaging With These Powerful Tips

Social Media is so important today, but still so many business owners are seeing it as a ‘side project’…which it isn’t. We loved this article which summed up some powerful engagement tips to keep on top and in tune with your audience on social media.  Imagine you’re at a party. Who would you be more […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts for Taking the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Picture

A good profile picture is vital for LinkedIn, especially since it will be seen by so many people – many in a professional stance who may want to work with you. There are some great rules to consider when taking yours and we like this article from Entrepreneur with some great ideas.  Never underestimate the […]

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5 Hacks for Managing Your Company’s Facebook Page

Facebook is a fantastic social platform for your business, but they do frequently change their platform a lot…often without tell the admins. When we came across this article we had to shared it; it gives you some great tips for managing a Facebook business page.  It’s no secret that Facebook changes its platform regularly. What […]

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Why Hire a Virtual Assistant?

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Many reasons! Just like a secretary, a virtual assistant is there for you to take care of the things you need to do to help your business run smoothly………without the extra expense and hassle of having an actual office or actual employees. You have the benefit of a professional performing tasks that you don’t have […]

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Customers Can Fall In Love With Your Business (Here’s How It Happens)

Customers are at the very heart of your business, and their happiness is so important. To get customers to stay and have ongoing loyalty with you, they have to really fall in love with your business. We love this article from YFS Magazine which gives some excellent points on how to make that happen. As […]

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The Quick Guide to Smart Content Marketing

Content marketing can be a paradox for many small business owners. It’s fun and simple enough to start, yet to be effective content marketing requires planning, consistency, testing, and analytics. Your company’s content can be long or short, serious or funny, but should always be well-written and provide value. It requires patience, but just might be the most […]

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