Once upon a time, a small business was founded. It grew, was bought by a big name Silicon Valley company and lived happily ever after (so to speak).
Yet, as with any success story, there’s much more to it than the beginning and end. It’s the in-between, including how well a business manages its...
When a position opens up, small business leaders begin the hunt for a candidate who’s not only qualified — but also savvy, innovative, and knowledgeable across many different areas. Since these small yet resourceful companies don’t have the same staggering recruiting budgets as large corporations,...
Some things in life are a given: cereal is better with milk, high heels hurt, and if you have a growing business, hiring is par for the course. It’s often said that employees are your greatest business asset, so hiring is naturally is a large piece of that pie. However, it can be challenging to...
Did you know that you are a brand? Yup, it’s true. You might be thinking, “Hey, I’m not a big thought leader or a CEO--I don’t have a brand!” But in today’s world, everyone is their own brand, and social media can play a huge part in building yours.
If you’ve ever applied for a job or worked in a...
Oh, you wearer of many hats
You resister of the status quo
You persister in the sea of adversity
Oh, you who never give up
For whom Sunday is the new Monday
And who works on your dreams when you're at work
Oh, you toiler who smiles in the rain
You disruptor and interrupter
You optimism engine of...
Getting a nice tax refund back is one of the best feelings in the world for small business owners. The big question is: how to spend that dough? We have a couple of suggestions on how to spend that money so that you can rejuvenate your business in the process.
Spend it on marketing (in the right...
Last year, we partnered with Bredin Business Information, Inc. to survey small business principals. Some of the results were surprising to us. We found out that small businesses are ramping up their growth in a big way this year: 70% of survey respondents expect to grow their business — and of...
The Merrow Sewing Machine Company knows what it means to evolve. When you’re a 180-year-old family business that’s had to evolve through the Industrial Revolution, you know that taking risks are sometimes necessary. Originally a gunpowder manufacturer, the Merrow family moved into the textile...
When I first purchased my company, I thought I’d never take a vacation day—and for the first 18 months I didn't. I found that at least part of each day was filled with emailing, brainstorming, writing or managing one task after another.
Pretty soon my goal was to get rid of some of the daily...
The average price for most used tires is around $25 to $75 per tire. (Source: Utires.com)
If you are a startup and want to do marketing on a budget, you are not the only one. A lot of people have gone and are still going through the excruciating pain of low-budget marketing.
Someone should write a...