Business Growth

How to Make Sure That Your SMB is One of the 70% That Hits the 2-Year Mark

Running a small business is no easy task. You’re constantly spinning plates, trying to develop and maintain a loyal customer base while still making money in the process. Luckily, 70 percent of small businesses last at least two years. To make sure your business is a part of this majority, here are a few steps you can take. Grow at the Right Rate Common sense says that the … [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...]

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...]

How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying: Tips I Wish Others Had Told Me

There is nothing like starting a successful business. You have complete control over focus, process, time, initiatives, and direction. The problem is, now you have complete and independent control over focus, process, time, initiatives, and direction! I got what I hoped for, and it’s completely exhausting. It is a fantastic position to be in and I wouldn’t trade it for … [Read more...]

Simplifying the RFP Process: An Interview with Roger Chiocchi

Businessing Magazine sat down with Roger Chiocchi, CEO of RFPalooza and Tekkipalooza, to find out more about how he and his companies are helping small businesses find success in the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Small business owners can be at a disadvantage when it comes to competing for jobs via RFPs, and Roger is doing his part to level the playing field. As a small … [Read more...]

4 Basic Elements of a Solid Marketing Plan

When it comes to marketing your small business, you have a ton of options and avenues to consider. For instance, there’s your website and deciding what to put on it, both in text and images, and even whether or not to have a blog. You have to think about social media too, as well as which platforms could give you the most return given your target market. Plus, you might also … [Read more...]