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10 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Starting A Small Business

It has been said that over 90% of small businesses fail within the first five years of getting started. We’re not talking about only online businesses here but are talking about ice cream shops, restaurants, dry cleaners etc. I can … Continue reading

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15 Reasons Why Businesses Fail

I’ve failed at starting businesses more than I’ve succeeded. Since high school I’ve been involved in 21 projects or start-ups, either as the founder, advisor, or an employee. Two of them could be considered a small success. The rest used … Continue reading

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The thirty nine steps to make this the best year ever for you and your company.

Put your customers at the center of every decision. If an activity is not benefitting your customers, ask yourself  “Why are we doing this?” Return to core messaging. Clearly define your brand and educate your employees as they are your … Continue reading

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Tips to attract more and more customers – Guest post

Guest post by George Alford With the recent development of web technology, the concept of internet marketing is spiraling high. Internet marketing, also known as web marketing or online marketing is referred to as the marketing of product or services … Continue reading

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Money-making Opportunities With Free Advertising

The costs of advertising these days are quite high, and sometimes beyond the reach of the start-up entrepreneur. For instance, last year I advertised in my local giveaway paper and it cost me $395, and to make things worse, I … Continue reading

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Survival Tips For Small Business

It doesn't matter whether your small business is just you or whether you have a staff of 150, when the economy takes a downturn, you will have to start tightening your belt and watching every item of expenditure. You will … Continue reading

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6 reasons why mobile apps will become as important as websites are today

Mobile apps have been around for some time and there is a lot of hype around the developing market. But how sustainable is this development, and where does it lead? In summary, our analysis shows that apps will eventually be … Continue reading

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Do you REALLY Believe in Your Business?

(Originally posted by Roger Boneno at coachrogerb.wordpress.com) Here are four very clear signals that you just do not truly believe in your business (and NONE of these are that old-fashioned notion that you “would do it for free”): 1.  Your … Continue reading

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Why SMS is better than Email and why it will get you more customers

What's the first thing a person does when they hear a text message come in? They open it! The average time for a text message to be read is within 4 minutes of being received. People get too many email … Continue reading

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You don’t need to spend a lot on advertising

Spending a lot on advertising because you think it’s the only way you can inform people about your business should be avoided when starting a small business… Who sez? Leave traditional advertising to the big, established businesses because they can … Continue reading

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