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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Over the last couple months, I have been focusing on speaking with our customers to create more case studies for internal use. These case studies showcase success stories and overcoming challenges from ordinary small businesses that incorporated with us. Would it be strange to say I’m having a blast working on these? Because I am!…

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Building_A_Strong_Banking_Relationship

Deciding where to do your business’s banking business is an important question, affecting many aspects of your daily operations, such as business loans, deposits, and cash management. What are the steps you need to take to find the right bank and build a strong banking relationship for your business? Here are a few tips you…

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Somewhere along the line, the process of gaining customers became more about attracting customers rather than actively finding them. “Build it and they will come” is an awesome ideal for small businesses, but there comes a point when you’ll need to get your hands dirty and seek out some customers on your own. So where…

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Focus_On_Key_Performance_Indicators

To succeed in business, you need to see the signs. The signs are reality. It’s true in business the same way that it is true in sports, relationships, or any other part of life. But what does it mean to see the signs in business? What should you be looking for? On the one hand,…

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Essential_Elements_of_a_Marketing_Plan

The marketing plan is a critically important part of the business plan for a new business owner. Even if you don’t include a detailed marketing plan in the business plan, you absolutely need to complete one before formally beginning your new business. There are many elements of a good marketing plan, and you’ll want to…

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Stop_Waiting_For_The_Perfect_Time

Many “wantrepreneurs” miss out on success because they let opportunities pass them by. They are waiting for the “perfect time.” My idea isn’t quite ready, they say. Or, the time just isn’t right. Maybe, I need to wait for something else to happen first. I don’t have any idea what a perfect time is to…

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Having tools for quantifying a business’s health immediately available for a business owner to review and understand is critical to evaluate how the business is doing on a day to day basis. Specifically, online marketing focus and internet presence are an ever growing necessity, and understanding where a company stands allows a business owner to…

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