“Small Business” Positioning

Kai Davis

The more businesses you market to, the more prospects you should be able to reach. The #1 most common positioning issue I see as a business coach for freelancers and consultants ? Consultants picking too broad of a target market: I help businesses… I help small businesses. The Law of Raspberry Jam applies everywhere in your business. million small businesses in the US. What’s a ‘small business’?

A Small Business Guide to Facebook Insights

Tom Spencer

Facebook’s own marketing team make running a business page and using Facebook Ads sound simple and effective. As a page admin, when you go to your business page you’ll see a series of headers across the top – and one of them reads: Insights.

Video: Creating Strategy in a Small Business

Ed Kless

Here is the video: And below are the slides: Creating strategy in the small business from Ed Kless. On Consulting On Organizational Development accountex entrepreneur heathrow london small business strategy

Small Business Branding Icons: What Small Business Can Learn.

Women in Consulting

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Cryptocurrencies for Small Businesses – Cautions and Use Cases

Tom Spencer

Even if cryptocurrencies will not displace gold and fiat currencies, there is great potential in crypto and blockchain for business applications. So what can crypto really do for business, and for small business in particular?

Small Business and Rotary Projects – Huge Dependencies

Martinka Consulting

The post Small Business and Rotary Projects – Huge Dependencies appeared first on Martinka Consulting. Exit Strategies Increasing Value Video Podcasts

Digital Disruption in the US Small-Business Insurance Market


Insurers know that many small businesses in the US—those with up to 30 workers—will eventually buy insurance directly online. According to estimates by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), about 17% of premiums in the US small-business market will be digitally underwritten by 2018.

Networking Tips for Small Business Owners

MBO Partners

Three networking tips to grow your independent business by building and maintaining relationships with valuable business contacts

Strategies for Small-Business Survival


Bad economic conditions don''t necessarily mean a death sentence for small companies. They can employ multiple strategies to keep growing

Five Small Business Certifications to Consider

MBO Partners

Certifications can help differentiate your small business and provide access to federal contracts, specialized funding, and new networking opportunities.

Managing the very small business

Seth Godin Blog

How do you find, lead and manage employees in a tiny business (two to nine people)? Businesses often fail to spend the time and money to recruit, hire and train fellow travelers, instead, hiring what they can and then being disappointed when they try to lead.

Top 10 Consulting and Small Business Blogs to Follow|Women In.

Women in Consulting

Non Profit Business Software. Non profit Business Solutions Non Profit Fundraising Non Profit CRM Higher Education Software K 12 School Software Church Management Software Church Accounting Church Fundraising Software. Charity CRM System : Constituent relationship management system for nonprofits: Blackbaud offers several nonprofit CRM software solutions for small to large nonprofit organizations.

Facebook Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

MBO Partners

Facebook marketing tips for your small business social media strategy

Five Blogging Tips for Your Small Business

MBO Partners

Market your consulting services with these five tips for blogging your way to expert status

Three Small Business Growth Strategies

MBO Partners

Follow these three steps to keep your independent business growing

Building Business Credit for a Small Business: 3 Steps to Take

MBO Partners

Build business credit for your small business by following these three essential steps

How to Create a Business Plan for Your Small Business

MBO Partners

Create a business plan for your small business by following these 8 essential steps

Real Life Obamacare Small Business, Benefit-Shifting Example


A small number of people gained big (those with no insurance, those with preexisting conditions, and those who get free Medicaid). Here is an interesting video regarding the effects of Obamacare on all the employees at at Simonetta''s auto repair shop in Pennsylvania.

How to create your own small business in your spare time

Tom Spencer

If you find yourself regularly putting in forty hours per week and still getting home with energy and inspiration to burn, it can be both lucrative and educational to redirect that force towards building your own small business – even if you have no ambitions to conquer the world on your own. And unlike most start-ups, your ‘hobby business’ really doesn’t require any financial investment to get off the ground.

Four Steps to Small Business Success

MBO Partners

Follow these four steps to meet your business goals as an independent professional

Offline Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

MBO Partners

Four offline solutions to effectively market your independent consultancy for free

Five Legal Requirements for Starting a Small Business

MBO Partners

Make sure your small business operates legally with all of the required licenses and permits

Interactive Look: How Small-Business Friendly is Your City and State?


Thumbtack , in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation , conducted a Small Business Friendliness Survey. Overall ranking range from 1 through 38, with 1 being the most small business friendly and 38 the least small business friendly.

How to Reevaluate Your Small Business Goals

MBO Partners

Three helpful tips to reevaluate your business goals and stay on track for the future

How Much Does It Cost to Run a Small Business?

MBO Partners

Efficiently running an independent business involves significant time and effort. This infographic summarizes common tasks and solutions

6 Tips for Keeping Your Small Business Running Smoothly

MBO Partners

Keep your small business running smoothly with these 6 tips for managing administrative work

Capital Controls Destroy Greek Small Businesses; Bank Shares Plunge Again; Record Contraction


July’s sharp decrease in the level of new business at manufacturers surpassed the previous record set in February 2012. Greece Manufacturing PMI Businesses Gasp Over Capital Controls The Financial Times reports Greek Businesses Left Gasping as Capital Controls Bite.

Small Businesses Leverage Loyalty Programs

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The birth of loyalty programs have given brands the ability to reward their customers for choosing to do business with that company, and in turn hope that they will keep coming back.

Small Business Optimism Sinks On "Precipitous Decline in Hiring Plans"; Is Lack of Credit an Issue?


The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reports Small Businesses Optimism Takes a Tumble largely due to a precipitous decline in hiring plans. Fall arrived literally this month, as small business optimism dropped from 93.9

Trump Euphoria Sets In; Small Businesses Optimism Surges Most Since 1980: What’s It Mean?


The NFIB Small Business Index surged 7.4 Leading the charge was “Expect Better Business Conditions,” which shot up from a net 12 percent in November to a net 50 percent last month. Small-Business Optimism Index Surges by Most Since 1980. Trump Euphoria Sets In. points to 105.8, highest reading since December 2004. Bloomberg noted U.S. Let’s start with Bloomberg comments, then dive into the report. more…). Economics

Biggest Financial Mistakes When Revamping a Small Business

Emerson Consulting Group

So you’ve decided to overhaul some things in your business. As I’m sure you know, it takes money to grow a business. You should also have a plan in place for your business, or how will you know if you are making progress with all of your changes? Here are some mistakes business owners make when they are revamping their business. Small Business Owners Don’t Have A Concrete Plan In Place. There’s always a way to get things you need for your business.

Spain to Abolish Rent Controls; 20,000 Small Businesses May Close; Good Thing or Not?


The Guardian claims Spanish rent changes ‘could close 20,000 small businesses’. Up to 20,000 small Spanish businesses could be forced to close when rent controls are abolished at the end of this month, according to the self-employed workers union. The Camisería Hernando has been in business since 1857 and has occupied the same shop on Madrid’s Gran Vía for 50 years but is closing after the rent shot up from €3,000 to €30,000 a month.

You Should Consider Buying a Small Business. But When?

Harvard Business

For the past five years, we have taught a course at Harvard Business School that prepares students to search for, purchase, and run a small business. Whatever the intentions and logic of that third group, the fact is that they very rarely begin a search in the five years after business school. First, you do learn a lot about business when you take a job after business school. But you learn about those businesses you actually work on.

How to Take Your Small Business to the Next Level

MBO Partners

Follow these four steps to take your consulting business beyond the start-up phase and to the next level

Loyalty is Crucial for Small Businesses

1 to 1

These next weeks can make or break a business and most organizations are striving to make sure it''s the latter. With just a week until Thanksgiving, retailers are in full swing preparing for what is the busiest time of the year.

How Small Businesses Can Increase Their Digital Capabilities

Harvard Business

Paying for a cup of coffee on an iPad is mainstream in big cities, but the majority of small businesses — the backbone of our local economies — have not yet fully come online. Small businesses like restaurants, which have an 80% failure rate in the first five years, are some of the most challenged in curbing inefficiency and meeting the rising expectations of tech-empowered customers.

Which MBAs Make More: Consultants or Small-Business Owners?

Harvard Business

Owners of small businesses can set their own hours, make their own management decisions, and take pride in the ownership of their work. These are of course unknown and highly dependent on the job and the success of the small business itself. HBR STAFF.

What is the Best Database for a Small Business?

Henry DeVries

Every small business, my own included, struggles with its database. "Which technology should I use for my database?" is a great second question, says my buddy Jerry Gitchel, founder of Make Technology Work, which provides technology coaching for entrepreneurs and professionals. Some of it is in MS Outlook, another part is

Small Businesses Deserve More Than One Saturday Each Year

1 to 1

Size shouldn't matter, but for small businesses, size often indicates an unavoidable disadvantage. By nature, big box stores have the ability to slash prices and advertise deals in ways that small businesses simply can't afford.

How to Get Ready for Tax Season as a Small Business

MBO Partners

Four tips for preparing for tax season without stressing yourself out