Midweek Reading: Big Orders and Self-Help

When entrepreneurs get their first big order from a national retailer, it can create new challenges with producing at a much larger scale and more complicated logistics. As more and more people get out of the traditional work model of having a job that reports to a boss, self-managing time and productivity is increasingly important—and […]

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What Customers Want to Know

Continuing to educate yourself on sales methods and strategies is vital to the growth of your business. You can attend workshops and seminars, you can read books, and listen to podcasts. I’ve done that throughout the last decades, trying to learn, trying to become better. I found out a long time ago if I get […]

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Midweek Reading: Pop-up Stores and Amazon Exclusives

While retail businesses are struggling, the old concept of pop-up stores is becoming more popular and successful than ever, especially helping eCommerce businesses offer a more tangible shopping experience. The Amazon Exclusives platform is an opportunity for small businesses to increase visibility with a large block of customers, but at the cost of not allowing […]

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4 Ways to Create Brand Fanatics

You are always looking for ways to increase sales at your business. That might mean getting new customers. But new customers are not the only possible solution. You can—and should—look at ways to get your existing customers to come back more often to buy more. Increasing customer loyalty is a great strategy. Here are 4 […]

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Business Mentoring: The Market Decides

In the end, it doesn’t matter how good you think you are, whether or not you think your competition is any good, or how much value you think you’re providing. Ultimately, the market decides. The market is the one who votes, and they vote by either being your customer or going somewhere else. Joe Calloway […]

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A Quick Guide to Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is becoming increasingly popular online today. It’s important for small business owners of all kinds to learn about what it is, and whether and how it might be able to work for you. First up is clearly defining the key industry terms: An advertiser is the company whose goods and services are being […]

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Are You a Workaholic?

It’s Saturday afternoon and I’ve already spent more than 5 hours working on work—things that could have waited until Monday. So I started to think about it: about work, and its impact on me, my family, friends, hobbies, and time. After some self-reflection, I jotted-down a few questions that I’ll pose to you. Do you […]

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Business Mentoring: The Foundation of Every Business

Sam Nebel and Charlie Siciak of Goodwipes discovered their entrepreneurial passion in college, while working and taking entrepreneurship classes. But the most important lesson came from their real life experiences working outside the classroom: that to have a business you have to make connections with people and sell. Many people are uncomfortable with selling, but […]

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