Six Disastrous Notions Every 20-Something Needs To Stop Believing Right Now

Being a 20-something means you’re old enough to not be the stupid teenager but you’re young enough to do awesome things. However, this is also the time when every person worth their Oreos will have a gem of an advice to give you. This leads you to believe things that you should have no business believing or even knowing about in the first place.

Because, they prove to be your VIP ticket to self-destruction and disappointment. Like these six things… Continue reading Six Disastrous Notions Every 20-Something Needs To Stop Believing Right Now

Improve Your Business By Giving Your Retail Space A Makeover

Isn’t it time you changed the layout of your store and shop front?  Have people started to hurry past instead of stopping and coming in for a browse? Maybe they are just bored of what it is your have on offer, or perhaps that new store across town has snatched away your loyal customers.

Either way, you need to remedy this situation before your store joins the many that seem to be having closing down sales recently. Continue reading Improve Your Business By Giving Your Retail Space A Makeover

Five Lesser Known Business Strategies You Aren’t Probably Utilizing (but should be)

Five Lesser Known Business Strategies You Aren’t Probably Utilizing (but should be)

Employing the right business strategy at just the right time can make the all difference in a company’s success. Astute entrepreneurs recognize the need to evolve and change, adopting new game plans as needed.

Below are a few noteworthy techniques that have proven viable for some companies.
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3 Steps to Take to Give Your Storefront a Facelift

3 Steps to Take to Give Your Storefront a Facelift

You run a good store. You have good products. Why don’t you have more customers? Maybe you just need a facelift. It happens. Small businesses often find themselves being buried by their larger corporate competitors. Your advantage is that you’re small, flexible, and you don’t answer to a board of directors.

That means you can quickly make over your business’ store front and start drawing in customers ASAP. Here’s how: Continue reading 3 Steps to Take to Give Your Storefront a Facelift

7 Essential Accounting Terms All Entrepreneurs Should Know

7 Essential Accounting Terms All Entrepreneurs Should Know 7 Essential Accounting Terms All Entrepreneurs Should Know

If you are thinking of starting your own business or if you are already running your own business, then being familiar with some basic accounting and finance terms will help you running your business easier and above all more profitably.

The list that is included below is far from complete but it is definitely a good start! Continue reading 7 Essential Accounting Terms All Entrepreneurs Should Know

Top 3 Retail Franchising Opportunities to Consider in 2013

Top 3 Retail Franchising Opportunities to Consider in 2013The decision to open a business requires a leap of faith even for a well-prepared entrepreneur. This is true when the economy is booming and even more so during a recession. However, you can reduce the risk in opening a business by choosing to become a franchise owner. This gives you the support of an established company, and the benefit of their brand.

Selecting a franchise that best fits your personal and economic circumstances is the next step to being a successful business owner. Continue reading Top 3 Retail Franchising Opportunities to Consider in 2013

3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid Them

3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid ThemSales representatives have to deal with a host of issues that those in other fields do not have to deal with. In addition, sales representatives often have to step outside of their comfort zones to land deals. While putting forth considerable effort and not gaining a sale can be incredibly frustrating, the rewards for successful sales can be great.

The most difficult part of working as a sales representative often comes early on in the career, and many new sales representatives make common mistakes, but here are a few tips for avoiding them. Continue reading 3 Crucial Mistakes New Sales Reps Make, and How to Avoid Them

Make Slow Times Grow Times Use Your Online Personal Brand

Use Your Online Personal Brand to Thrive in a Tough Market

Make Slow Times Grow Times: Use Your Personal Brand!Does a bear market directly affect your career? Depending on your line of work, it might determine your income. In uncertain times, your Online Personal Branding and Marketing may make the difference between starving and surviving.

Let’s discuss the Bear Necessities – the actions you must take to continue to grow and maintain your business. In a bull market, you need good marketing to grow. In a bear market, you’re going to need great marketing to survive. Continue reading Make Slow Times Grow Times Use Your Online Personal Brand

How Working From Home Can Make You More Productive

Working from home still gets a bad rap, even though it’s grown by 41 percent over the last decade, according to a Sept. 2012 U.S. Census Bureau report. We just can’t seem to shake the image of slackers in their pajamas eating chocolates and watching movies while they pretend to work from their couch. But the truth of working from home is that, rather than bringing out your inner slacker, it can actually make you a more productive professional. Continue reading How Working From Home Can Make You More Productive