It’s no secret the economy is struggling. Looking at retail sales data you can clearly see that things are down for everyone. So, rather than just taking a hit and chalking it up to a down economy, we say the greatest opportunities for growth and success happen when things look bleakest. Now that you’ve decided to […]
On average, a typical U.S. driver travels 13,476 miles per year. That’s 36 miles a day, which means there are a lot of people on the road that could be potential customers! Gone are the days when people lived, worked and played in a few square block radius. As America’s population has surged over the […]
A whopping 90 percent of businesses across the nation are family-owned. Odds are this means you either know someone who is part of a family-owned business or are involved with one yourself. While the casual nature of working with family definitely has its perks, it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect your business […]
Do you need a new alarm system? Pest control? Books, cleaning products, a new vacuum cleaner? If you live in the suburbs, odds are good that you won’t even need to leave your house to have the opportunity to purchase a wide array of goods and services: Summer is the season of door-to-door salespeople. Some […]
Home-based business owners have unique issues that other small business owners don’t face. Lacking a physical office or retail space, home based businesses have challenges in marketing, productivity and even personal and family issues. Are you thinking about starting a home based business, or hoping to grow an existing one?
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 […]
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 […]