Category: Small Business

4 Great Ways to Celebrate Small Business Week

4 Great Ways to Celebrate Small Business Week

National Small Business Week 2014 is here and entrepreneurs all over the U.S. will be celebrating in style. Since 1963, when President John F. Kennedy first declared National Small Business Week into existence, it has taken off with various forms of festivities from small business owners everywhere. If you haven’t... Read More»

4 Common Small Business Pitfalls You Should Be Aware Of

4 Common Small Business Pitfalls You Should Be Aware Of

Startup companies face many ups and downs on the road to success. Making mistakes is part of the all-important process, offering you the opportunity to learn from them and implement new procedures so you can avoid similar pitfalls in the future. Growing pains can make startup companies stronger. Still, it's... Read More»

5 Gardening Best Practices That Can Help You Grow Your Business Too

5 Gardening Best Practices That Can Help You Grow Your Business Too

It's that time of year again, when weeds start popping up all over our yards. While they're mostly seen as nuisances, it turns out weeds have a lot to offer anyone pondering a growth strategy for their business. Think about it. The mission of weeds is to dominate space. They're... Read More»

10 Surprising Ways CRM Can Help (And Can't Help) Your Business

10 Surprising Ways CRM Can Help (And Can't Help) Your Business

There is general agreement that CRM is a game-changing tool that can help businesses scale faster and work smarter. Yet, despite this step forward, there is a tendency for companies to see CRM systems as a cure-all, and then experience disappointment deeper into implementation. This happens in large part due... Read More»

LinkedIn Selling for Small Business Owners

LinkedIn Selling for Small Business Owners

Last year, I presented at a gathering of 50 small business owners and leaders. Most were younger than me. When I asked them about social selling, such as how many had LinkedIn profiles, less than a third did. When I asked how many of those had been on LinkedIn in... Read More»

FREE E-BOOK: 3 Ways Small Businesses Can Benefit from CRM

FREE E-BOOK: 3 Ways Small Businesses Can Benefit from CRM

If you want your small business to grow and thrive, it’s important to take advantage of the tools and technologies that set you up for success. A CRM (short for customer relationship management) system simply manages most of your critical customer information so you can see it in one place.... Read More»

9 Benefits of Cloud Computing

9 Benefits of Cloud Computing

Most of us are aware that technology can transform the way we do business. In the fast-moving world of today, the hard part often is first understanding which technologies do what, before we even think about incorporating them in our work lives. Entrepreneur, investor, and tech-enthusiast Vinay Trivedi is here... Read More»

3 No-Sweat Ways to Improve Your Presentation and Delivery

3 No-Sweat Ways to Improve Your Presentation and Delivery

Do your legs shake uncontrollably when you're in front of the group? Do you blush and start to sweat? Do you talk with your elbows glued to your side and your hands flopping around in front of your chest? If you said yes to any of these questions, don't worry,... Read More»

CRM Tips: Going Beyond the Handshake

CRM Tips: Going Beyond the Handshake

You’ve likely heard the saying, “Business begins with a handshake.” It makes it all sound so simple. But once a customer relationship is established, the challenge is to maintain it. And that’s easier said than done, especially considering that as a business grows, its operations become more complex. A CRM... Read More»

FREE E-BOOK: How a CRM Helps Your Business Grow

FREE E-BOOK: How a CRM Helps Your Business Grow

Great customer relationships are the bedrock of a thriving business and the key to your success. A CRM system allows you to manage these relationships, including the data and information associated with them. With CRM, you can store customer and prospect contact information, accounts, leads and sales opportunities, and much... Read More»