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September, 2012

What To Expect Running A Small Business Online

Running a small business on the internet can be a very exciting and rewarding experience! On the other hand many start out with great expectations online that are simply unrealistic! This results in many quitting before they experience any type of financial success! The fact is that small business owners working online need to keep it real in terms of what to expect and how soon to expect it!

Flyer Printing and Their Importance in Promotions

The low cost affiliated with flyers makes it the most popular tool in the market with the printing business always occupied with work related to printing flyers. Flyers offer an efficient way to promote a marketing campaign. Flyers were originally available in black/white print and the prints rolled upto thousands at extremely low cost for marketing an event

10 Steps to Small Business Success

Do you own a business or are you planning to start up one? If yes, here are the ten steps that will lead you to small business success.

1. Conduct marketing research. Marketing research is a key factor in the success of a business. Do not overlook this crucial step just because you have a strong hunch or your instincts tell you that it's not necessary. Whether you are managing a start-up business or an established business, you should conduct marketing studies time and again so you can make decisions based on facts and not on guesses alone.

Small Business Tax Tips

As important as great customer service is to being the manager of a successful small business, there is much more to it than that like when you sometimes need help from Umbrella Companies. It also falls to you to make sure that you have all of your finances in check. It is of the utmost importance that you have a firm handle on your payroll procedures, as well as all the information that you need to provide when filing your local, state, and federal business taxes.

The NFL Embraces New Technology: iPads, Twitter, and more

As a member of the online marketing industry, new technology is part of my everyday life.  I use my iPhone, my iPad, and my arsenal of other gadgets on a daily basis. But, my tech junky ways aside, it's also part of my job.  The online marketing industry wouldn’t be what it is without it.  Other industries that don't depend on technology, though, aren't always as quickly to embrace change.

DriveSavers Data Recovery Tips For Small Business Owners

As a small business owner you have a million projects on your mind at any given moment, often leaving your data recovery plan at the bottom of the to-do list. In fact, a recent study by Symantec found that 57% of SMBs have no disaster recovery plan. Yet, SMBs experience an average of six outages a year, with the top reasons being cyberattacks, power failures, and natural disasters.

Legalese: Reading Between the Lines

As an entrepreneur, it can be frustrating to deal with all of the "red tape" that is presented by the law in starting a business or entering into a contract with another business person. You can save yourself the hassle of contacting your lawyer every other minute by taking some time to understand some simple legal concepts.

Price Your Crafts Right – Sell Your Crafts Fast

Thinking about selling those crafts you've been giving away as gifts or maybe you are just running out of rooms to put them in? Sites like Etsy.com are reporting record sales of handmade items. But craft makers taking the initial leap into starting a home business share a burning question: "how to price my handmade products so I make a profit?"

Managing a Seasonal Business

Most seasonal business will be going through a transformation at the moment. As autumn begins, businesses that traditionally flourish in the summer will be getting ready for a quiet few months while businesses that offer products or services more commonly associated with the approaching cold weather will be gearing up for their busiest period of the year. But how do businesses that experience such hot and cold periods manage to stay afloat during the quiet months? And if you were to start a small business that would be affected by the seasons what should you be doing?

Franchising: The Yellow Brick Road to Success

One day, you woke up with a brilliant idea in your head: you'll set up a coffee shop right next to Starbucks. However, you feared that the latter's brand power will you drown you out, so the next evening you decide instead that you'll open a steak restaurant at a classy side of town. But later on, you realize the area is riddled with steak houses, all branded heavyweights in their own right - and so here, your train of fantasy grounds to a halt.