Small Business Plan Outline

An entrepreneur trying to start their own business needs to begin with a small business plan outline. The small business plan is a guide that helps business owners stay focused on their goals/objectives and serves as a tool to solicit investors and lending institutions to finance the business. To write an effective small business plan, […]

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How to Buy a Small Business

Starting a new business can be a long and drawn out affair for most people, with the fruits of your labor not paying off until the business becomes profitable. If you buy a small business that already exists, there are many advantages for entrepreneurs who want to avoid the time, effort and expense of starting […]

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Marketing Ideas for Small Business Budgets

No matter what size your business is, you should have a detailed multi-pronged advertising strategy. Fast and Easy Marketing Ideas for Small Business With companies opening and closing each year, a small business must employ the proper advertising techniques which are just as effective as larger companies. With smaller funds for advertising, small business owners […]

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SaaS – Software as a Service for Small Business

Are you familiar with “SaaS”— Software as a Service? Put simply: It’s software available from the “cloud” and not off the shelf. Let’s first agree with the adage that “if you’re not measuring, you’re not managing.” Then one of your many challenges is finding software to track and report on different areas of the business—marketing, […]

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Business Emails: Benefits for Small Business

Business emails are a virtual communication system that have transformed the way companies conduct business. The Many Benefits of Business Emails Email helps with the exchange of information, across town or around the globe, is inexpensive and allows business people the flexibility to access their messages from anywhere in the world (webmail or desktop based). […]

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Business Meeting Etiquette Top Ten

Adherence to proper business meeting etiquette establishes respect among meeting participants, helps the meeting begin and end on time, and fosters an atmosphere of cooperation. In my opinion – a lack of etiquette and poor planning are two of the main reasons why many business meetings fail. Teach your employees the business meeting etiquette top […]

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EDDM: Every Door Direct Mail Consultation

How to use EDDM in your Small Business Marketing Tanya Kircher of Specialty Mail & Services in Cincinnati, Ohio is an expert on EDDM. She talks with Wayne about the benefits of EDDM and how small business owners can use it to their best advantage. Online Entrepreneur Radio at Blog Talk Radio with Coachs Chalk […]

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Situational Leadership Basics

The Situational Leadership® model is a theory of business leadership that promotes the benefits of combining a range of managerial styles to cater to different people within the same organization. This is opposed to the more traditional view of the executive manager who may employ the same leadership tactics across an entire organization, more than […]

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Time Management Techniques for Small Business Owners

When I visit small business owners—mostly service businesses—it’s evident early on why some owners are successful and others struggle. It’s all about implementing time management techniques. As an owner, you know just getting through the day many times seems like an insurmountable challenge (my business coaching will help you with that). But you can’t take […]

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Strategic Business Plan for the New Year

You and I are small business owners. We are entrepreneurs. Business strategic planning is an important piece of our success. I’d like to share with you a simple strategic business plan I create at the beginning of each year. My Strategic Business Plan Shopping List During the holidays I make two shopping lists. One that’s […]

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