VIDEO: Business Plans

By TJ Shroat on Tue,Jun 04, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Small Business Landscape

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INFOGRAPHIC: Small Business 2013 Survey

By TJ Shroat on Fri,Mar 01, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

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Most Helpful Small Business Stories of 2012

By TJ Shroat on Thu,Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

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VIDEO: Small Business Growth

By TJ Shroat on Tue,Sep 25, 2012 @ 10:00 AM

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INFOGRAPHIC: What Does Social Media Success Mean to Your Business?

By Chandler Austin on Fri,Jun 01, 2012 @ 10:00 AM


From Pagemodo, here's an infographic that shows how small business owners feel about social media and how small businesses measure what they perceive as success.

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Topics: Metrics small business marketing small business Internet Marketing Small Business Trends

INFOGRAPHIC: Online Marketing for Brick-and-Mortar Success

By Chandler Austin on Wed,May 09, 2012 @ 10:00 AM


The Internet can be a powerful tool for both attracting and retaining clients. From HUA Marketing, here's an infographic about the ways Internet marketing can be utilized to generate offline sales and leads.

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Topics: Location-based Marketing Marketing Strategy Local Business Marketing Social Media Marketing Lead Generation Small Business Trends

INFOGRAPHIC: Small Business and Social Media

By Chandler Austin on Fri,Mar 09, 2012 @ 10:00 AM


Social media has become an essential marketing tool for businesses of all sizes. From Intuit, here's an infographic about how small businesses are attracting new business with social media, despite not always employing the best tactics.

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Tips for Retooling Your Business

By Chandler Austin on Thu,Feb 23, 2012 @ 10:00 AM


While the recession is over, the business climate remains stormy, and small companies which survived may still be struggling. From Donald Todrin on Entrepreneur.com, here are some tips for SMBs struggling to make the bottom line.

Stop Being a Bank for Your Customers
Cash flow is important. Establish short-term or no-term payment rules for customers. Otherwise, you're loaning customers money, interest-free for 30, 60 or 75 days.

Start Collecting
Have a consistent collection strategy and process with an employee dedicated to it. Base your policies on the principle of clients keeping their word.

Prioritize Your Paying
Pay your most important vendors first, not the ones that complain the most.

Get Rid of Inventory
Businesses often tie up too much cash in inventory. Missing the occasional sale due to a lack of inventory is preferable to missing a rent payment due to lack of cash.

Add Value
Adding value to your products and services will allow you to mark up prices and be more profitable. Define a niche and exploit it.

Make the Web a Money-Generator
Dedicate time to create an online community of customers and potential customers using Facebook, Twitter, video, blogging and other social networks.

Think Outside Your History
If the business isn't performing well, you need to ignore what you were and reconsider what you want to be. Experiment with changing things and see what works. Reinvent and focus on profitability, not gross revenues.

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Topics: Marketing Strategy Entrepreneurship small business marketing Small Business Trends SMB Lead Generation

INFOGRAPHIC: Small Business Success with Social Media

By Chandler Austin on Mon,Feb 13, 2012 @ 10:00 AM


From CreditDonkey, here's an infographic about how social media has become critical for small businesses to succeed.

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Topics: Social Media Marketing Social Media Infographic small business marketing Small Business Trends Social Media Trends

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