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What Small Business Owners Should Never Forget

What Small Business Owners Should Never Forget

I’ve found in my life as an entrepreneur that many small business owners tend to forget about a powerful tool they all have access to when promoting their business, services or products. It’s called THE …

9 Tips For Successful Business Networking

9 Tips For Successful Business Networking

Networking is one of the most powerful free marketing and publicity tools available to business owners. It is a great opportunity to position yourself as an expert and start creating a buzz for your business.
But …

You Win With A Business Plan

You Win With A Business Plan

No matter how small your business idea, a business plan can help you build the confidence you need to get to opening day. Business planning is not just for large or high-growth ventures, and it …

Rubik’s Cube And Market Research

Rubik’s Cube And Market Research

A few years ago I received a Rubik’s Cube as a gift, and couldn’t put it down until I learned how to solve it. After the novelty wore off I forgot how until a cube …

How To Write A Great Mission Statement

How To Write A Great Mission Statement

Much has been written about mission and vision statements. Some organizations can’t stand them, others swear by them. Some organizations are successful without them while others believe they are in part the reason for their …

Initial Franchise Fee – The 4 Elements Crucial To Your Success

Initial Franchise Fee – The 4 Elements Crucial To Your Success

As candidates progress through the due diligence process of evaluating a specific franchise, I am often presented with this very common question about one of the costs involved in becoming a franchisee: “what exactly does …

Top 5 Reasons To Use A Franchise Consultant

Top 5 Reasons To Use A Franchise Consultant

If you’re seriously considering franchising, perhaps you have a plan of surfing the net or reading some popular franchise magazines in order to find the one best suited for you.
Or maybe you try to make …

To Know You Is To Love You – How Relationship Marketing Boosts Small Business Cash Flow

To Know You Is To Love You – How Relationship Marketing Boosts Small Business Cash Flow

One of the cardinal rules of small business is that people want to do business with people who they know, like, and trust.
That desire holds the key to both delight your customers and boost your …

A Business Tail: Veterinarian Foams At Mouth, Chases Tail, Learns New Tricks – Case Study

A Business Tail: Veterinarian Foams At Mouth, Chases Tail, Learns New Tricks – Case Study

Many self employed professionals find themselves overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused when it comes to running their businesses.
The deep skills they have in their professional field do little to prepare them for the dog-eat-dog world of …

10 Ways Not To Conduct A Market Salary Study

10 Ways Not To Conduct A Market Salary Study

The benefits of a more structured salary administration program are many, with the primary one being cost containment of your salary dollar expense, the largest expense in any organization.
The goal is to implement enough structure …

The Most Essential Skill You’ll Need To Succeed In Your Consulting Practice

The Most Essential Skill You’ll Need To Succeed In Your Consulting Practice

Now that you’ve decided to select self-employment as your next career choice, what other essential business skills do you need in order to run a successful consulting practice?
When I started, no one told me how …

Why Small Engineering Companies Should Seek Out An Experienced Business Strategist

Why Small Engineering Companies Should Seek Out An Experienced Business Strategist

Engineers may not have had exposure to business management courses in school and they may lack experience in running a business. In addition engineers are trained to think logically and in a linear fashion.
They rarely …

To Increase Sales And Profits, Understand How Your Customer Uses Your Product

To Increase Sales And Profits, Understand How Your Customer Uses Your Product

Consider the unremarkable, off-the-shelf loaf of bread. The baker sells it by the loaf but we consume it by the slice. Let’s examine how a no-cost change could increase the baker’s sales and profits.
For simplicity …

Improving Engagement And Retention In Live Business Training Workshops

Improving Engagement And Retention In Live Business Training Workshops

Many solo professionals use live workshops to teach their content and market themselves. Workshops are great sales cycle offerings, helping you build the credibility needed for potential clients to buy your higher-priced offerings.
For the best …

Is Your Sales Cycle Working? 6 Keys To Creating Connection And A Profitable Sales Cycle

Is Your Sales Cycle Working? 6 Keys To Creating Connection And A Profitable Sales Cycle

“An effective sales cycle is based on turning simple conversations into relationships of trust with potential clients over time. We know that people buy from those they like and trust. This is never truer than …

Low Cost Franchises – Where Can You Find Them?

Low Cost Franchises – Where Can You Find Them?

Finding highly profitable Low Cost Franchises to buy is not easy, but there are some hidden gems out there.
Finding highly profitable, low cost franchises to buy are rare because most well known franchises carry a …