Yearly Archives: 2013

Crowdfund your way to a new small business venture

Do you have an idea for a new product or service offering for your small business but need funding to get it off the ground.  A bank loan is an option but getting one has become challenging for small businesses.  Since the recession, banks have tightened the requirements to qualify for a loan, and according … Continue reading Crowdfund your way to a new small business venture »

Why making the switch to VoIP may be right for your small business

Looking for a wise investment for the New Year? You might want to consider switching your telephone system to VoIP if you haven’t already. VoIP, which stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, can enhance the phone experience for your callers, boost your team’s productivity, and save your small business money over a legacy plain old … Continue reading Why making the switch to VoIP may be right for your small business »

Avoid decision fatigue to make the right small business decisions

Starting this evening and over the course of the next week, you’ll be making any number of decisions– should I have that second helping of dessert, which present should I open first, do I really want to stay up to officially ring in the New Year? All of these decisions are a part of the … Continue reading Avoid decision fatigue to make the right small business decisions »

How to think on your feet when asked about your small business

How is your small business different from the competition?  What kind of service can I expect if I do business with you? You probably routinely get asked these questions or similar ones during new business meetings – in person or over a video conference – and by now you’ve worked out the answers to readily … Continue reading How to think on your feet when asked about your small business »

How to make your small business more innovative and stay that way

Recently Amazon founder CEO Jeff Bezos made headlines by announcing that the company was testing the delivery of products to customers using drones.  While the announcement didn’t prompt a mad rush to build residential drone pads, Bezos’ idea certainly captured the imagination. Moreover, it reinforced the message that Amazon will continue to push the envelope … Continue reading How to make your small business more innovative and stay that way »