Small Biz Stories: Who and When to Hire

The hiring process, knowing who to hire and when to hire, is different for every business. Simms Jenkins of BrightWave Marketing says that while experience has helped him get better at identifying who to hire, knowing when to hire someone is still one of the biggest challenges he faces. For some businesses, the question of […]

read more

Small Biz Stories: Milestones of a Growing Business

As human beings, we have a tendency to look for milestones, progress points we can mark and celebrate when we reach them. Business is no different. Simms Jenkins of BrightWave Marketing says that there are a lot of important milestones for entrepreneurs. Perhaps the first milestone is getting the first client or customer. “You realize, […]

read more

Small Biz Stories: How to Find New Business

Finding new business is vitally necessary for every business. But as Simms Jenkins of BrightWave Marketing points out, businesses don’t always have to use the same formulaic approaches to finding and measuring those new customers. “The best way of attracting clients since Day 1 has always been word of mouth and referrals,” he says. “That’s […]

read more

Geoff Wilson: Finding New Customers

A steady flow of new customers is vital for any business. Geoff Wilson of 352 Inc. calls them the “lifeblood” of any business. “You can’t be successful in business without having a mechanism for finding new customers,” he says. Getting new customers goes down two paths: you finding new customers and them finding you. Geoff […]

read more

Geoff Wilson: Fast Failure in Business

Celebrating failure is becoming more and more accepted among entrepreneurs, but Geoff Wilson of 352 Inc. cautions entrepreneurs that the key is not to fail, but to fail fast. Don’t let failure just be a buzzword based on hype. “The key is to not overextend yourself so that if you fail, you don’t have room […]

read more

Geoff Wilson: Managing Business Growth

Obviously, 352 Inc.’s Geoff Wilson was happy to have a growing business, but that brought an entirely new set of challenges along with it. “If you’re a sole practitioner… you have a background or passion for whatever service you’re offering,” he says. In Geoff’s case his passion and expertise at web design was what led […]

read more