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The Reason Banks Are Failing to Lend to Small Businesses

It’s no secret that within the last 7 years big banks are failing to loan money to small businesses. In fact, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the number of commercial and industrial loans dropped by 344,000 from 2007 to 2012, even though the number of these types of small businesses increased by […]

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Tips On Maintaining Relationships with your Virtual Employees

With the help of technology, more and more people are offering their services virtually. For many freelancers, this is a good way to make money while maintaining a flexible schedule. Additionally, there are many benefits for small business owners when hiring a virtual staff. In fact, over the past decade, many business owners have opted to hire a […]

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How to Create a Successful Blogging Strategy

One of the most effective ways to drive traffic to your small business website is through blogging. If you work hard to apply a long-term blogging strategy, you will find that your blog can be a gold mine when it comes to bringing you business. However, it’s important to remember that blogging is not easy. Blogging […]

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4 Top Resources For DIY Local Small Business Marketing

Being a small business owner brings with it many challenges. Among those challenges includes deciding which projects you need to spend your precious budget on, and which projects you can learn and accomplish yourself. As a small business owner, it’s important to engage in local marketing, and it’s also important to know that you can […]

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Top Ways People Use Small Business Loans

Starting a new business is nothing if not expensive. Many entrepreneurs will start off with great ideas, but, unfortunately, those ideas need the backing of a lot of capital in order to get off of the ground. Some entrepreneurs have the blessing of a trust fund, a rich family member, great credit, or even angel […]

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How To Hire A Winning Salesperson

According to Entreprenuer, the majority of small businesses fail in the first 5 years. They don’t fail because the business idea isn’t good, the CEO isn’t on top of things, or because they are offering a product or service that isn’t relevant to the market. No, they fail because they aren’t bringing in enough sales […]

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Top Tips For LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing social networks, with more than 350 million users as of this past April. While it cannot rival Facebook, Twitter, or even Tumblr in popularity, it has a much more defined purpose, which means the people you can reach there are far more likely to be interested in what […]

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Conflict Resolution Tips For Small Business Owners

As a small business owner, there is a lot to worry about when it comes to employees. In fact, one thing that we don’t even think of is conflict resolution. As much as we want them to, people just aren’t always going to get along. Whether the issue is between you and an employee or […]

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How To Deal With A Disgruntled Employee

A recent Gallup poll discovered that nearly 87% of all employees are not happy in their position. While some are only slightly happy, this statistic shows that as a manager and/or business owner, you are likely to come across a very unhappy employee at some point during your career. What can you do to keep […]

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