Small Business Expo 2018: Register Today!

Coming to Denver Thursday, June 7th is the Small Business Expo 2018! This will be taking place at the Colorado Convention Center from 9am to 5pm. For all the who, what, where, when, and why, check out the info below directly from the event website: 

A-Z with Gen Z: A Small Business Owner’s Guide

We’ve mentioned Generation Z (born in the mid 1990s to early 2000s) a few times in the past few posts. While they may seem still young and insignificant, it’s estimated that by 2020, they will make up close to 40% of all consumers. Because of these impressive numbers, we thought providing small business owners with their […]

International Upcoming Small Business Trends

Last week gave mention to small business trends within the U.S., but ever wonder what’s going on with the rest of the world’s business climate? Being “in the know,” even as a domestic entrepreneur can give insight to what’s next and keep your business ideas in perspective, as well as relevant on a global scale. […]

Small Business Trends in 2018

The word “trendy” in itself has it’s own connotations that aren’t always good, but it’s worth keeping tabs on trends in general that seem to be working well for other small businesses. Even taking the “wait and see” approach, check out the latest trends in the small business world so far in 2018; maybe one […]

Spring Cleaning for Small Business Owners

This week marked the first day of Spring in 2018! But before you go out and enjoy the Colorado sunshine and warmer weather, perhaps take a moment to consider some spring cleaning for your small business. Now that the season has changed, it’s a great time to catch up on routine business maintenance to keep […]

Make First Impressions Count! Small Business Introduction Tips

We’ll try to not beat the long-dead horse about how significant first impressions can be. You’ve heard it all your life that initial perceptions are hard to un-do, and with a business it’s certainly no different. When you commit to a small business, it’s important to consider what impression you give, and to recognize what […]

Retaining Good Customers: Tips for Helping the Best Clients Stay Loyal

If you’re a small business owner with clients, you probably have a favorite or two. Bad customers stand out and can ruin our day, but good clients can bring out the best in us and make the whole process feel worth it.  Sometimes, we may take our “good” and “okay” clients for granted though, which […]

Tough Customers: Dealing with Difficult Clients as a Small Business Owner

In the past, we’ve discussed strategies on dealing with less-than-satisfactory employees and strengthening your company culture. Unfortunately, not everyone we work with is under our control (though certainly more than at a corporate level!). Even if only once in a blue moon, we are likely to deal with customers who are not peachy. But since […]

Overcoming Exhaustion as a Small Business Owner

Exhaustion is bound to happen at some point. Rare is the small business owner who has a reliable 9-5 with no variability. Much more common is the owner who fluctuates between what could be considered leisurely and near insanity.  Because we know all too many *very* busy entrepreneurs and business owners always on the move, […]

Sifting Out the Bad-Apple: Keeping Your Small Business Happy and Harmonious

Last week’s statistics helped illustrate how much impact just a small percentage of employees can have on the whole business. As promised, this week we focus on preventing a bad-apple from breaching your workplace.  We will also mention strategies on how to resolve the matter if you realize they’re already there.