Strategizing

Small Business Strategy and Planning

The most successful business owners are always thinking ahead. If you are a new business owner, strategizing about mission statements, corporate culture and business plans are things you would be smart to address early on. More seasoned business owners can benefit from articles on everything from setting client expectations to creating a niche for your small business

3 Ways Businesses Can Prepare for Natural Disasters

Natural disasters in this country are happening as frequently as ever, and you never know when one is going to strike your place of business. You can't prevent a disaster, but just as you can prepare your home, you can take certain precautions to minimize the damage to your business. Take a Serious Look at Your Building Natural disaster preparation starts with the physical … [Read more...]

How to Start an Online Business on a Tight Budget

Starting a business from scratch with an unforgiving budget is a reality that many entrepreneurs face. It’s not easy – in fact, sometimes it feels almost impossible. When budgets are tight, an entrepreneur is tested to the max and must hustle to make ends meet. Here are some things that you can do to help you along your online startup journey. Forecast Well and Plan … [Read more...]

Famous Slogans: From Witty Word-Play to Inspirational

Most of Don Draper’s finest moments on the television show Mad Men came between guzzling alcohol, chain-smoking and adultery, when he found the time and inspiration to craft magical company slogans for his clients’ advertising campaigns. Mad Men gave us an entertaining, but fictional, portrayal of how some famous company slogans came to be, and why they were so important for … [Read more...]

5 Survival Tips for New Entrepreneurs

When I first started my company, it was me in my living room, with a webcam and some beauty supplies. It has now grown into multimillion-dollar company, with a team of 14 women. Here are the top 5 tips that have helped me grow my business and become a better business owner: Hire Your First Employee Immediately I remember while running to the post office every day, thinking, … [Read more...]

Vision Statement Examples: Tips for Small Business Owners

By definition, vision statements and mission statements are two completely separate things, but that doesn’t stop many organizations from using them interchangeably or combining them to express their current purpose, as well as their vision for the future. Organizations of all sizes and types have invested the time to craft vision statements. Some are short and direct, like … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Keep a Small Business Going Strong

There are countless ways to sink a business. Some of them are quite creative. But most are of the mundane variety. There are more ways to weaken and destroy a small business than there are ways to keep one going strong. Sometimes the key to keeping a business strong is to be familiar enough with what would weaken the business. Some of those common pitfalls include: … [Read more...]

Looking to Grow Your Online Business? Don’t Do It Like This.

Each day of the workweek I send and receive more than 500 emails. And each morning starts by going through at least 100 notifications from our project management software, our servers and clients. And of course a slew of junk mail. But sometimes I encounter spam schemes that stand out for their aggressive, persistent or offensive approach to getting attention. With that in … [Read more...]

How to Improve Workplace Communication (And Increase Your Success!)

Good communication between you, your staff, your clients, and anyone else you deal with regularly is vital. Ultimately, the more clearly you are able to share what it is you want, what you expect, how you want things done, what changes need to be made and every other piece of communication relevant to running a successful business, the more you’re able to grow in whatever … [Read more...]