3 Top Small Business Habits to Thrive

business habits for success, success habitsBusinesses don’t run themselves. You have to take measured steps to keep the money flowing into your bank account. You already have a website up and running, all the gadgets and gizmos installed on your site to take payments from customers, and all you need now is something to guarantee your survival in the jungle that is the Internet. Users are getting smarter by the minute. The glitz and glam of social media is starting to wear thin. What you need are habits and strategies that are timeless. Read More…

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Is Your Business Breaking Trust Contracts?

Be it business, family or relationship, trust is one of the basic building blocks that can either make or break your growth. When it comes to business practices, trust is an unspoken ethical practice that helps a buyer to make subliminal decisions.

So how are you doing on the unspoken Trust Contracts that you sign? Read More…

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Data Migration: Oracle vs. Open Source

Making a data migration of business information from Oracle to another software is an involved process. Small businesses that are displeased with Oracle’s performance or the expense of licensing and support will find many options available in other relational database management systems. However, you must consider that not all databases will meet your needs. Before completing that transition, it’s essential to consider your needs as a small business and how a new database will meet them. Read More…

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Your Small Business and the Bubble Economy: Strategies for Success

Unless you’ve been living under a rock and playing poker with salamanders you are aware that the American economy, indeed the world economy, is in a state of uncertainty, to say the least.  There are some signs of recovery, but there is convincing evidence that since 2008, nearly all fiscal recovery has come from massive governmental money printing, and that spells trouble long term with a capital T.  Here are 8 key strategies for you as a small business owner or entrepreneur to consider in the next 12-24 months. Read More…

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3 Apps to Download Before Your Next Business Trip

mobile apps, travel appsFor small business owners, there’s nothing like taking a business trip to try to acquire new clients. It’s exciting and nerve wracking at the same time. As you fly to your destination, you have high hopes about how much more your business is going to grow. You’re flying because an opportunity is on the horizon, and many more are probably on their way. Read More…

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Colocation Services: Alternative Hosting for Small Businesses

For most businesses, relying on the internet has become a necessity of the current economic climate.  This can be a big struggle for very small organizations, because of the high cost concerned with hosting a server and employing IT professionals to maintain it. An ideal solution to this problem is colocation hosting.  It enables businesses to keep their servers in secure data centers which offer state of the art technology and specialist support, and colocation host centers are becoming more popular than ever in major cities right now. Read More…

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Employment Laws Every Small Business Owner Should Know

It seems silly to state, but the number of implemented laws in the U.S. at both the state and federal levels is far beyond what any human being could know.  Laws that affect businesses alone are far beyond what any law enforcement, business owner, or consumer could know.  However, there are some that every business owner should be aware of and adhere to in order to prevent committing illegal business practices.  Here you’ll find 4 of those laws and how to comply: Read More…

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Cybercrime and Your Business: 5 Strategies to Protect Yourself

Cybercrime, data theft, data securityWith small business relying more and more on the Web to remain competitive in today’s global marketplace, they are becoming much more vulnerable to various forms of cybercrime activity.  This means you!  Cybercrime can have major impact on your business if you lack the technological infrastructure and staffing resources to ward off and fully recover from cybercrime episodes. You may even unwittingly foster such attacks by using unsecured computers that can easily be compromised by savvy hackers.

So how do you protect yourself? Read More…

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Small Business Cash: 3 Ways to Serve the King

For entrepreneurs starting a new business and seasoned veterans alike, sales feed the business, but sales without cash flow is like bread without water.  Sooner or later the business will dry out and die.  It’s cash that feeds the internal organs of the business that make it go.  Managing your business finances is one of the most important aspects of running a business.  It may be why you spend a boatload of time keeping track of your cash flow, balance, and income statements.  When managing your business finances, cash flow is a paramount metric, especially for start-ups.  Managing your finances will never be easy, but you may be able to make it easier on yourself. Read More…

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Keeping Your Good Business Credit In Lean Times: 5 Best Practices

The following is a guest post to the Smart Growth Strategies Blog.

When running your own business, you want to make sure all of your finances are in order, especially come tax season. You want all of your reports to be organized and easy to find so nothing is overlooked, and you want the whole process to go as smoothly as possible.  However, a few business owners fail to realize that their business credit is just as important as their tax information. Read More…

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