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Business Plan, Start Your Business

The Startup Tips That Will Keep Your Business Going

Startup Tips

Every business has its challenges. The ones who are able to overcome the challenges become the stuff of legend. For example, three years after starting, Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, used the company’s last $5,000 to win $32,000 at the casino. The win allowed FedEx to pay their employees that week until they signed… Read more

Kabbage News

Kabbage SMB Customers Now Linked over One Million Data Sources 

At Kabbage, delivering a seamless, straightforward user experience with best-in-class customer service is a core part of our mission. That is why we’re thrilled to share today that Kabbage customers have now linked over one million business data sources to the Kabbage Platform!  Securely linking a Kabbage account to these key data sources – from… Read more

Know Your Business, Salon & Spa

The Best Social Media Sites for Your Salon

Best Social Media Sites

Social media is a realm steeped in mystery to most; even the ones that run it have a hard time decoding why one thing works and another doesn’t. Although you may have social media accounts in place for your salon, learning a few new key tricks, brainstorming with your staff and coming up with a… Read more

Know Your Business, Womenpreneurs

Women Entrepreneurs in the Business World

Women Entrepreneurs

Recently on Quora, Sramana Mitra, a “successful female entrepreneur in Silicon Valley,” sparked an interesting conversation. She asked “Why is it such a big deal to be a female entrepreneur?” She pointed out that the media puts female business owners in the spotlight as the exception rather than the rule (the rule being men running… Read more

Productivity, Rock Your Business

How to Think Positively

How to Think Positively

Having the freedom to be your own boss and the accomplishment of owning a business is deeply fulfilling for many people. Yet the reality is that for many business owners, the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial life can lead to a negative state of mind and even depression. Could asking yourself the right questions… Read more

Know Your Business, Minority Businesses

The Benefits of Being A Minority-Owned Business

Benefits of Being a Minority-Owned Business

Businesses that are certified as minority-owned can take advantage of special government programs, including increased access to government contracting opportunities that can help them grow quicker. Find out whether your organization may qualify for this designation, how to become certified and how this might help your business. Does Your Business Qualify as a Certified Minority-Owned… Read more

Grow Your Business, SEO

What is a Landing Page?

What is a Landing Page

So, what is a landing page? If you’ve done any online marketing, you’ve probably heard the term thrown around, but you’re not sure exactly what it means. This post will provide you with a basic explanation and give you some tips on how to make a landing page of your own. Definition: When it comes… Read more

Productivity, Rock Your Business

How to Improve Time Management

How to Improve Time Management

Poor time management skills drain your profits, inhibit your productivity and create unnecessary stress in the day-to-day running of your business. Yet while rigid time management systems can provide structure to your day, they may not be flexible enough to accommodate the realities of running a business. As Craig Jarrow notes on the site Time… Read more

Know Your Business, Womenpreneurs

Pricing Strategies of Women-Owned Businesses

Pricing Strategies of Women-Owned Businesses

The gender pay gap has long been an issue for women in the workplace in general, but women entrepreneurs in charge of pricing strategies all-too-often may be shortchanging themselves. A 2006 study conducted by the Neeley School of Business showed female entrepreneurs consistently underpriced their services as compared to their male counterparts. The study’s authors said… Read more

Productivity, Rock Your Business

9 Ways to Improve Productivity

Improve Productivity

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming.” – President Theodore Roosevelt Business owners need to stay motivated through a range of circumstances, whether during large… Read more