25 July 2014
Building A Successful Online Business
(8 votes)
Written by Judith Hayes   
Success is the goal of every business, but the way we do business is changing. Today, almost every business has an online presence, but many are struggling to achieve the same level of success in their Internet storefronts that they have achieved in their physical storefronts. Why are some website ventures highly profitable while others fail? There are some important steps you can take to ensure your businesses website will be among those attaining success.
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7 Steps to Home Business Success
(9 votes)
Written by nichewriter   

Starting and running a home-based business is an attractive idea, especially during these times when it's so hard to find a job, and even if you do have a job, there's no certainty as to how long the company will be keeping you. This is one of the reasons so many individuals today are taking an interest in entrepreneurship. A home business can be a good and stable source of income, but only if it's properly established and managed. An important part of managing your new business is staying on top of credit.  Specialised companies, such as D&B, can help manage your credit report information so you can monitor your small business credit. Many aspiring home business owners don’t take the time to plan out their strategy before starting their home business, which is probably why a lot of them fail within the first few months. Depending on the size of your business, you may want to consider investing in financial forecasting software to get an idea of what your profit margins will be. If you want to ensure the success of your home business, make sure you follow a reliable and well-planned strategy, such as what's described in these 7 simple steps:

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Business Networking: Earning a Wealth of Contacts
(10 votes)
Written by Shawna Ruppert   

Build Your Network!
The Strength of Business Network!

Business networking is one of the most fundamental needs of any business. The success or failure of any new business can be largely dependent on whether or not they are able to build themselves a network of clients and customers during their startup period. Marketing, creating consumer loyalty and networking are all major factors in ensuring that you have the wealth of contacts that your business will need in order to be truly successful.

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How to Write a Business Plan
(23 votes)
Written by Brenda Keener   

A business without a plan is like a ship without a rudder – ultimately it will run around aimlessly without clear direction. Writing a business plan for your startup or new business will also help focus your thoughts, and those of your team, towards the goals that your new enterprise needs to achieve.

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Why Charity is Good for Business
(17 votes)
Written by Stephanie Tallman Smith   
Most business owners look for ways to improve employee productivity as a means of improving their bottom line. Employees are an investment and the more effective employees are the greater return on investment the employees provide. While there are many theories on employee productivity ranging from keeping them task oriented to arranging the cubicles using feng shui, there is one much simpler way to get more out of employees and it doesn’t require moving the furniture. Give them more time off.
 
Time off? Yes, with a catch.
 
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Setting Up Shop: A Guide To Business Startup
(14 votes)
Written by Shawna Rupper   
When starting a new business there are many things that you need to have firmly in place before you begin in order to ensure your success. Many businesses fail within their first two years of operation, and the majority of those fail due to lack of proper preparation and planning. With careful business plans and budgets in place you greatly increase your chances of starting a very successful new business.
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Business Plan Template
(11 votes)
Written by Sunil Tinani   
A simple step-by-step template for a DIY business plan.
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Lessons for Stabilizing Your Small Business
(9 votes)
Written by Shawna Ruppert   

Many small businesses have to resort to laying off employees or cutting benefits during tough economic times; however, there are several ways to stabilize a business to avoid common pitfalls in recession. Depending on the products or services offered, a company should build a firm line.

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How Can Your Business Survive the Economy?
(10 votes)
Written by Shawna Ruppert   

Time_Money
Are you simply buying time?
 

When an economic crisis hits many businesses either sit back and wait for the troubles to pass or make foolish decisions that do more harm than good. The best way to survive the current economy is to be proactive. A business needs to be able to adapt rapidly to changing market trends.

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Becoming an Entrepreneur in Uncertain Times
(10 votes)
Written by Shawna Ruppert   

Just like those that rode out the dotcom bust in the early millennium, an entrepreneur has to be resilient, resourceful, and patient during an economic downturn. Typically, when the economy is in crisis, the entrepreneur takes a panicked approach, selling off stocks or simply watching his net worth melt away. However, a completely opposite attitude is necessary to be successful as an entrepreneur or start a business in a tough economy.

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