How_To_Start_A_Marketing_Campaign

A marketing campaign can be overwhelming for a new business. Where do you even begin? It’s important to get your name out there, but with so many things going on in your business and a steady barrage of information, it’s easy to get lost. It’s important to focus on the areas that will get you…

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Keeping_The_Entrepreneurial_Spirit_Alive

As any business ages and grows, it will change. You don’t always do things the same way you did as a startup. The quest for innovation and new approaches to problems often gradually give way to a focus on incremental improvements and doing what you’ve always done, just a little bit better. This problem is…

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None of us ever has an original idea. Everything we know and think of ultimately comes from what we see, what we read, and what we hear. So what better way is there to get new ideas than to go out and engage with more people, more sources of information? During my NFL career, I…

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Handling_Competition_Dos_and_Donts

Almost every small business owner has to deal with competition, no matter what industry you’re in. Of course, like all things, there is a right way and a wrong way to deal with it, though. Knowing how to handle competition is vital to the small business owner, especially when a new kid comes to the…

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How_To_Start_A_Marketing_Campaign

A marketing campaign can be overwhelming for a new business. Where do you even begin? It’s important to get your name out there, but with so many things going on in your business and a steady barrage of information, it’s easy to get lost. It’s important to focus on the areas that will get you…

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Getting_Free_Local_Publicity_For_Your_Business

Once you’ve developed a great product or service, you need to find a way to communicate about that product to the public. Without public awareness of what you can provide, how will anyone know it even exists? You need to get your name out there, and make sure that people know who you are and…

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Keeping_The_Entrepreneurial_Spirit_Alive

As any business ages and grows, it will change. You don’t always do things the same way you did as a startup. The quest for innovation and new approaches to problems often gradually give way to a focus on incremental improvements and doing what you’ve always done, just a little bit better. This problem is…

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Pricing_Strategy_Factors_To_Consider

How to price your product or service is a critical decision that your small business must make and will directly determine your ability to succeed in an uncertain economic environment. If you set a high price for your product, how much business will you lose? If you price a product too low, how much are…

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8_Creative_Ways_To_Thank_Your_Clients_This_Holiday_Season_Tarkenton_Financial

With the 2020 holidays fast approaching, we wanted to reshare this holiday post from holidays past. Make sure to implement proper safety and social distancing measures, but you can still do many of these things! Can you believe that it’s November already? It seems like just yesterday we were enjoying all the things that summer…

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As a small business owner, your number one goal at all times is to find ways to get one more customer. You’re looking for ways to convert every business prospect you can into a paying customer, starting with just one purchase until they become a regular. As a result, it can be particularly disheartening when…

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