Business Planning

Business Budget

The Importance of Having a Budget

Harvey Warren, author of Drop Debt: Surviving Credit Card Hell Without Bankruptcy, speaks about how a spending plan can help you become financially responsible and avoid debt.

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How to Negotiate a Lease for Your Retail Business

Learn how to negotiate a lease for your retail business. Tips and advice to use to negotiate a lease that works for your business.

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Should Your Small Business Be on Pinterest?

Pinterest can be a very effective marketing tool for small-business owners. So, should your small-business be on Pinterest? Well, that depends. Learn more about it here.

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Time-Saving Mobile Apps for Business Owners

Save time and improve efficiency with these popular business apps.

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Tips for Effective Small Business Marketing in 2014

Like the business world, the marketing arena is always changing. Which current marketing techniques are smart bets for savvy small-business owners in the year ahead?

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Big Companies That Started Small

Struggling to build a business? Some of the world’s most successful companies had humble beginnings. If you need inspiration, check out this list of 5 big companies that started small.

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Big Marketing Mistakes Small Businesses Make

You don’t need a lot of money to market your small business, as long as you avoid certain blunders. How can your business avoid common small-business marketing mistakes?

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How to Set Up an Internship Program

If you are think about offering an internship program at your business, here are five things you need to consider about internship programs.

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Small-Business Marketing for the New Year

The coming of a new year is an excellent time to discuss ways to build a more profitable business. Which marketing trends should small-business owners look to in 2014?

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Need to Set Your Business Apart? Start With Great Service

What can small-business owners do to make sure their customers go away with a positive experience that they’re sure to tell their friends about? Provide great service.

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Does Email Marketing Work for Small Businesses?

Email marketing might seem a little old-fashioned. But there are more than 1 billion email users, and small-business owners are finding that it can deliver a great ROI.

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Tips for Starting a New Small Business

Build a strong foundation for your small-business startup by following these tips.

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Financial Yardsticks for Your Small Business

Measure your success and forecast your future earnings with these small business financial yardsticks.

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The Best Industries for New Businesses

A ground-breaking new idea is not is not a prerequisite for starting a successful business. Here are some of the year’s hottest industries for new small businesses.

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How Small-Business Owners Can Network Like Pros

Business networking is not reserved for social butterflies. Even the most reserved entrepreneur can improve their networking skills by following a few simple tips.

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4 Basic Management Functions Every Business Needs to Excel in

Are your management functions as good as they need to be? Find out which basic management functions you should be excelling in.

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Small-Business Planning Tips for the New Year

Small business planning makes the difference in the upcoming year. Be prepared and practice small business planning for the New Year.

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SHOP Exchanges Off to a Slow Start

Despite the small business healthcare tax credit, and the variety of choices they offer, many small-business owners are less than enthusiastic about the SHOP insurance marketplaces.

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Why Market Research Is a Must

No matter what type of business you own, market research is essential. How can conducting market research help small-business owners create more successful businesses?

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How to Survive Your First Year as a Business Owner

Can you survive your first year as a business owner? Here are eight tips to help you make it through your first year as a business owner.

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How to Update Your Business Plan

How often do you update your business plan? Find out why you should update your business plan every time your business changes.

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Small-Business How-To: Marketing Plans

Like so many other aspects of building a solid business, marketing requires planning. Without a plan, you will be taking shots in the dark, with no clear goal in mind.

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What Is Short-Term Financial Planning?

Learn about short-term financial planning and how it can help your business. Short-term financial planning can help manage cash deficits.

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The 4 Benefits of Marketing Segmentation

What is marketing segmentation and how can it benefit your business? Here are four benefits to marketing segmentation.

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Home-Based Businesses That Really Work

There are so many different options out there that it can be difficult to choose one. Which type of business should you start? Here are some tips to get you started.

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