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Thinking About Starting A Business? Tips To Test Your Business Ideas

If You Want To Start A business, First Test Your Product Ideas, Markets and Price You have great product ideas for starting a business, but how do you know if your target customers want what you are selling?  If you want to seriously start a business, then the first step is to identify your target market and test your product ideas. Identifying Your Target Market Your target market isn’t...

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Could A Mobile App Help Your Business Grow?

Popular Brands Like Starbucks Use Mobile Apps If you are a Starbucks lover you know the drill. You can order your Starbucks coffee and treats via the mobile app and as you arrive at your local store, there is your order waiting for you, no muss, no fuss. The Starbucks mobile app is booming. Starbucks Rewards has 13 million active members, a 16 percent increase from last year, Forbes reported....

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How To Franchise Your Business: Your Get Started Guide

Are You Ready To Franchise Your Business? Many business owners dream of franchising their business, but to be truthful, it's not the solution for every entrepreneur.  Why?  Because your role, once you decide to become a franchisor will completely change.  You may have gone into business in the first place because you had a passion for the product or service and loved networking and helping...

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How To Teach What You Know Online And Create An Additional Revenue Stream

How To Teach What You Know Online And Create An Additional Revenue Stream

How To Teach What You Know Online Many experts have created significant additional income by teaching online.  To teach what you know online isn’t that difficult thanks to the multiple software options now available.  You only have to check out the online course provider, Udemy to see a vast array of courses.  Whether you are a graphic designer, home stager, yoga instructor, business coach or...

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How To Use The Power Of LinkedIn To Establish Your Personal Brand

If you are thinking that LinkedIn is just a resume site if you are looking for a job, you are not alone. Although LinkedIn has been around for 15 years many entrepreneurs do not realize the power of LinkedIn. It is THE business social media platform for business. We call LinkedIn, Facebook for business serious business people. You may be wondering how to use LinkedIn to create your personal...

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Tired Of The Corporate World? How To Find A Side Hustle

A Side Hustle Takes the Fear Out of Entrepreneurship Perhaps you have been thinking of becoming an entrepreneur for a while, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge.  You might be afraid it isn’t going to work and don’t want to ditch your steady income day job for the uncertainty of entrepreneurship.  Starting a side hustle could be your answer. A side hustle may become a full-time venture in...

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Productivity Hacks for Small Businesses

Have you ever felt you are on a treadmill to nowhere!  Despite working hard all day you aren’t productive? You are not alone. There are so many systems and tools out there to help with productivity. We are listing some of the best ones we use to keep ourselves on track and to maximize our productivity The First Step To Productivity, Our Tools For Focus Turn off all your phone notifications so...

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7 Great Website Tips To Keep Your Customers Coming Back To Your Site

We’ve all done this, clicked on a website and spent so much time trying to find out basic information, we click off, leaving totally frustrated.  Many businesses make the mistake of putting together a website that is more about their own idea of what it should look like instead of being optimized for future clients.  Here are seven tips to help you make your website a great user experience. KEEP...

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4 Case Studies: Extract Value for your Business Exit

Have you founded your own family business, nurtured it from a startup to a successful business for the last 25/30 years? Now as you approach retirement, you want to extract value, rather than just shut it down and walk away. 3 KEY FACTORS FOR CONSIDERATION TO EXTRACT VALUE 1)  Plan Ahead Don’t wait until the last minute, when perhaps your business is getting tired, or you are getting tired and...

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Are YOU a Great Leader? Take our quick Leadership Quiz to see how you Score

Leadership Quiz Recently I heard from two friends who had horrible experiences with their bosses.      Their complaints were consistent. Their bosses had poor communication skills, did not trust decisions by their managers, had no strategy, were controlling, etc.    To sum up, these owners did not have good leadership skills.   So what does it take to be a great leader?    Take our quiz to find...

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