Faith Stewart 

Contributor


How to Know If Your Business Idea Could Really Work

Ideas for businesses are easy to come by.  People have them every day.  How can you possibly know if your idea could be successful?  There are hundreds of variables that have to all fall into place to make a business work, but the following can help you know whether the idea itself is a winner or a dud. Do You Have the Skillset? Can you actually, practically do what you want … [Read more...]

5 Business Events Not to Be Skipped

Owning your own business is definitely time consuming, to say the least.  It is hard, but it is rewarding.  The time it takes can make it difficult to do anything else however, even if the other things you need to do could be beneficial to your business.  There are certain business events out there that every business owner should be attending, but many do not either because … [Read more...]

4 Marketing Stunts that Hit the Mark

Marketing stunts have been around for as long as the art of marketing itself, and frankly they are often quite annoying.  Some of them however, have  proven by sheer success that they were also a stroke of genius on the part of their creator.  Consider the following  examples. The Wait list Mailbox, an app marketed to the general public as the magic way to have an empty … [Read more...]

How to Increase Your Bottom Line Now

Sometimes the numbers just don’t work.  You need that bottom line to increase as soon as possible, like yesterday, but something just isn’t clicking.  It happens in every business at some time or another, but what can you practically do?  You already offer a great service or product at fair prices.  Customers are happy and there are plenty of them.  Business is booming but the … [Read more...]

Using Your Local University to Propel Your Brand

Branding can be a tricky thing.  You may have a great product, but getting your name out there to the point that it is readily recognized can be difficult.  Many entrepreneurs have a ready population to get the ball rolling without even realizing it.  Whether you are a student or not, local colleges and universities can be extremely helpful. Office Space For those that are … [Read more...]

5 Ways Time Away Can Benefit Your Business

Taking a vacation may seem like the most unproductive thing in the world, but in reality it can be one of the best things you ever did for yourself as well as your business.  It is no secret that taking time to unplug and recharge can improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.  Many do not realize however, that there can be excellent benefits to the business when you … [Read more...]

5 Personality Points that Can Propel You to Business Success

There are tons of self help and advice books out there aimed at helping entrepreneurs be more successful.  There is something to be said for simple personality however.  No matter what you recite to yourself every morning, your personality can have a lot to do with how successful you are.  There isn’t really any one personality trait that makes you more successful than others. … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Attracting and Keeping the Best Workers

No matter what you do, good help is hard to find.  Keeping it is even harder.  Someone is always willing to do what they must to take them away.  If you can ever find them however, keep them happy and they will stay.  How do you do that?  It can be difficult, and there is a fine line to balance, but these tips are a good start. Show Them the Money Of course pay is going to be … [Read more...]

5 Ways a New Business Can Boost Holiday Sales NOW

When you are the new kid on the block, often you are just wondering how to get your head above water.  You need to break even quickly so you can start making a profit, and the holiday shopping season is far from your mind.  However, no matter what time of the year you open, it is never too early to start gearing up for “that” time of the year when sales tend to skyrocket.  Here … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Self-Marketing Your Business Via Social Media

As a small business, especially if you are just starting out, you likely know that you need to be actively marketing via social media, but you may not know how or where to start.  Once you do get started, do you know how to keep things going?  One of the hardest aspects of social media marketing is keeping things fresh and active so the audience stays engaged. Relevant and … [Read more...]