Small Business Resources Within Your City

Small Business Resources

While you don’t need need an MBA to start your own small business, it’s critical to learn as much as you can about all aspects of running, marketing and managing a business. There’s a lot to know, and it can all quickly become overwhelming. Luckily, there are two helpful resources available to small business owners all over the country: Small Business Development Centers and Chambers of Commerce. Both offer no or low-cost training, information and support that will help you become successful in your venture. Read More

How to Stand Out at the Farmer’s Market

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Selling your produce or goods at a farmer’s market is different than selling in other locations or online. Your potential customers have very specific expectations and ideals. Capitalize on those unique characteristics and spend a little bit of extra time to create an image for yourself and your business, and you’ll stand out from the competition. Read More

The Signs.com Small Business Guide to Vertical Marketing

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Some aspects of opening a small business come naturally to entrepreneurs: they’re passionate about their product or services and they love talking to customers and clients. But entrepreneurs aren’t always adept at marketing their services or thinking about how to focus their energy in ways that generate a profit. Our small business guide to vertical marketing will help you create and implement a plan. We’ll also give you a marketing plan example so you can see how our ideas work in the real world. Read More

Top 10 Signs You’d Make a Lousy Super Hero

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Today is the premiere of Man of Steel, a new movie about Superman, and the latest in a recent revival of super hero movies. We love our super heroes. Mostly because we like to pretend that we could save the world, too. Unfortunately for us, we just don’t seem to have what it takes. In fact, we pretty much exhibit all the Top 10 Signs that we’d make lousy super heroes. We’ll just have to change the world with signage… Read More

Our Interview with Under30CEO.com’s Matt Wilson

Matt WilsonMatt Wilson and Jared O’Toole are two amazing guys with traditional backgrounds in business and finance. But while their backgrounds might be traditional, Wilson and O’Toole are anything but. It was quickly apparent that the corporate path was not for them; they were more interested in entrepreneurship. In 2009 they co-founded their company, Under30Media, to provide resources and inspiration to help other talented young entrepreneurs find their own paths. Their first venture, Under30CEO.com, took off quickly, gaining exposure on MSNBC and BusinessWeek. Subsequent sites include Under30Finance.com, Under30Careers.com and Under30Experiences.com. Read More

Renewing Our Registry: Sign Up Now

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Kirk Green Signs.comThis is a rare guest post from the co-founder of Signs.com, Kirk Green. Kirk is not so much a guest blogger as he is a reluctant blogger. Occasionally, he has observations that we think need wider distribution than his personal mumbling. So, we convinced him to write down a few of his ramblings and we might publish some of them here. Most of Kirk’s time is spent leading the teams at Ferrari Color, Signs.com and Stryde.
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The Yard Sale Buyer’s Guide

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Yard sale season is here and is in full swing. Whether you just want to go out and have fun searching for bargains, or you want to save lots of money by buying slightly loved stuff for much less money, or you want to buy low and sell high to make a profit, the Yard Sale Buyer’s Guide is chock-full of information that will help you out. Read More