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Small Business Success Story – Escape 45

In today’s Small Business Success interview, we’re featuring Escape 45. Escape 45 is a fun Baltimore-based company that provides people with the ultimate escape room experience. We talked with Ashraf Afzal, one of the business’s founders, to learn more about him, Escape 45 and its current success.

 

Ashraf purchased an A-Frame sign, acrylic sign, and a brushed aluminum sign for his exciting escape room business. You can see some of their custom signs in the pictures throughout the interview below.

 

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Avoiding Stress and Burnout as an Entreprenuer

entreprenuer stress

Being an entrepreneur is many things. It’s challenging, exhilarating, discouraging and rewarding. Oh, and let’s not forget stressful.

Stress is very common among those starting their own business. You might be stressed because your business is booming and making lots of money, which is great, or you might be stressed because of the exact opposite. Either way, too much work related stress isn’t good for a small business owner, let alone anyone. (more…)

Best Small Business Blogs For Owners and Entrepreneurs

The Best Small Business Blogs

Working with small businesses on a daily basis, and being one ourselves, we spend a lot of time on small business blogs. In light of this we wanted to highlight what we believe are the best small business blogs on the web. Check out the blogs below, in no particular order, and read them regularly to get all the information you might need as an entrepreneur or small business owner looking for resources to grow your business. (more…)

Announcing the Signs.com Gives Back Program

Signs.com Gives Back

Starting a business is hard. Starting a business in a poverty-stricken country is harder. At Signs.com, we are blessed to be located in a country that fosters startup ambitions, but for some entrepreneurs in the African country of Kenya, just selling enough product to put food on their family’s tables is a daily struggle.

Today, we are happy to announce the start of the Signs.com Gives Back program (read the full press release here). The Gives Back program was created to help the budding business owners in Kenya market and grow their small businesses with a custom designed sign.

Our COO, Nelson James says, “Giving back is one of the core values of our company. We would love to give away thousands of signs through the Gives Back program and, hopefully, those signs will play a big role in helping business owners succeed and improve their lives.”

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Tiny Java and the Challenges of Entrepreneurship

Retail Insights with Harper Grey

This week the articles on the Signs.com blog have been all about home-based entrepreneurship. Brad Manuel’s guest article on Monday told us about Nothing Knew, the business he started from his home in order to keep track of his three busy teenagers. On Tuesday, our copywriter Catherine interviewed the owner of Pear Tree Preschool. Libby Monson’s in-home business allows her to spend the day with her four-year-old and be finished with work in time to care for her two school-aged boys. On Wednesday, Catherine shared seven of the traits she’s seen time and again while interviewing successful small business owners. (more…)