Musical Notes for Small Businesses

We all like to get our toes tapping from time to time with a musical background. Numerous studies have shown that playing music we like can make us more productive and enthusiastic about our work, but it’s also commonly utilized as a device to impact shoppers as well; who knew? For this week’s post, we […]

Navigating New Terrain: Finding New Customers as a Small Business Owner

We’ve been on the subject of moving and relocation for a few weeks, but figured most anyone might benefit from the subject of locating new customers. This can happen at any point, moving or not, and is something all small business owners should be keeping tabs on. Regardless, if you’re new to an area or […]

Office Artwork: Making it Looks Nice and Avoiding Mistakes

Since we’ve discussed moving and relocation, we figured we might as well focus on settling in to your new space.  After all, there’s a lot more to an office than just a desk and your physical work, right? Taking the time to claim the space and making it a place you enjoy being aesthetically can […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Best Things About Being a Small Business Owner Today

It’s easy to get caught up in pessimism today. Day in and out, we hear something new and disappointing, either in the media, within social media platforms, or through our own relationships.  Not to mention the amount of uncertainty we face at the moment as far as the economy goes; chances are, you remember the […]