With the new year upon us, and with it comes a whole new budget and financial plan. With that in mind, former banker and money expert Jim McKinley of Money With Jim has some great advice for your small or home-based business.
If you don’t manage to pull off a great marketing strategy, you’ll never have the revenue to grow. However, you may not have the cash reserves to run a pay-per-click ad or put together traditional marketing materials. The truth is, with a little patience to learn something new, the best channels for marketing on a budget are readily available, under your control, and (best of all) free. That's right, free.
If you run a small business, you've likely got friends who do as well. Every now and then you may hear some complaints about a problem they're facing. Every business is going to face some issues, so a little venting here and there can be normal. However, some problems shouldn't be complained about and, if you've ever heard any of these complaints, you know what I'm talking about. Here are 9 problems that business owners need to see as blessings, and what to do about them.
Debt is a huge business killer. If our companies are to survive, it would be a wise idea to afford this typical business practice. Financial coach and business leader Dave Ramsey offers four simple tips to run a debt free business.
There are a couple of new studies that are making news, and I think we should pay attention to them. Let's check out the importance of Facebook, the highest profiting small business types, and the speed of small business lending recovery.
The willingness to make sacrifices now in order to reap great rewards later is an easy one to miss if we're not focused on the right things. Today's Food for Thought shares Daniel Goldstien's 2011 TED Talk about committing to our future selves.
What sounds good this week? Do you prefer the idea of helping ex-cons become rehabilitated entrepreneurs? How about finding $17.9 million in small business contracts? What about finding an SBA loan for disaster relief? It's all a part of this week's news.
If you've ever had to hire a professional to fix an amateur's mistakes, you realize how affordable it would have been to hire the right way the first time. If you've never dealt with it, here's what you need to know.