Category: Small Business

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Someone Else Owns Your Domain Name – Now What?

Most startups these days check if there is an available Internet domain before settling on a company name. While this is an excellent practice, it doesn’t really help older, pre-Internet businesses, or businesses that were slow to create an online...

/ December 21, 2012

Why Nepotism is Good for Your Business

A couple of weeks back I wrote an article called Why Nepotism is BAD for Your Business. Then I got thinking and had an epiphany.  In modern America’s merit-based system of employment and advancement, nepotism is sometimes viewed as a throwback...

/ December 4, 2012

Why Nepotism is Bad for Your Business

It’s basic human nature to want to help out a relative in need, and there are times when what they need is a job. As an entrepreneur or executive, you’re uniquely placed to provide that sort of assistance. Many of...

/ November 23, 2012

5 Ways to Dodge the Blame Game

Public perception is a very tricky thing to manage, especially when a crisis occurs and your company is held culpable. Blame could be cast upon you and your company for any number of reasons, some irrelevant, some unjustified, some valid....

/ November 6, 2012

4 Tips for Hiring the Right People

Hiring new team members is always an exciting time for a small business. It means you’re ready to move to the next level and are looking for someone who can get you there. Unfortunately though, bad hires happen, and can...

/ November 2, 2012

5 Ways Workaholics Can Justify a Vacation

We’re all chomping at the bit to take a vacation, whether it’s a trip to the Riviera or a “stay-cation” at home. But sadly, vacations are turning into more of a rare luxury than ever before. There always seems to...

/ November 2, 2012

Guide to Launching Your Business WITHOUT a Business Plan

So, you’ve decided to start your own business, now what? There are a million (exciting and overwhelming) things you need to do as a new small business owner, but they can all be broken down into four manageable categories:

/ October 23, 2012

The 4 Most Important Employees Every Startup Needs

While you can start a business with nothing more than a great idea and a lot of drive, it’ll take a lot more than that if you want it to succeed. Your startup’s most critical phase is the early stages,...

/ October 18, 2012

Are You Pinning Your Business?

Pinterest is a social media and recommendation platform rolled into one. People use it to connect with other people as well as to share products or information they find useful or entertaining.

/ September 25, 2012

Small Business Marketing Mistakes

Do NOT Commit These Marketing Mistakes! [SB#015] – Marketing is one of the most important parts of running a business. Most of the small businesses that fail, do so because of either a lack of marketing, or bad marketing. You...

/ October 12, 2011