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4 of 2014’s best small business marketing tactics

Use the last half of the year to boost your small business marketing with these quick to implement tactics. Small business marketing moves fast, even when you have a marketing plan in place, you’ll need to act quick to implement necessary changes. As a busy entrepreneur you might not have as much time for marketing […]

4 must-dos if you’re thinking of becoming a mompreneur

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Women Entrepreneurs

This entry is part 14 of 14 in the series Women EntrepreneursThese tips will help moms transition into business ownership. Female entrepreneurs and women small business owners are a financial force to be reckoned with.  According to the 2012 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, the past 15 years have seen growth in the number, employment and revenues […]

3 steps for differentiating your IT consultancy

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series IT consultants series

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series IT consultants seriesHelp your IT consultancy stand out from the crowd with these three marketing tips. As an entrepreneur you know that small business marketing can be challenging. When you’re marketing a service such as IT consulting that many people don’t fully understand, the challenge […]

Leaving a legacy means living a legacy

Have you considered what legacy your small business will leave? There are dozens of reasons people become entrepreneurs and small business owners, but more often than not the main reason is this: They want to make a difference, effect change in the ways they can and leave a legacy for their families, their staff and […]

3 reasons NOT to join a mastermind group

A mastermind group can help your small business go from good to great. But are you prepared to do the work of a group member? For many small business owners, being part of a mastermind group isn’t optional.  These groups of two to eight people commit to meet regularly, helping each other set and reach […]

Essential small business insurance for personal trainers

Making sure your personal training business is properly insured is important. Read on to learn why. It’s an exciting time to be a newly-certified personal trainer.  You’ve put in the time, studied for and passed the personal trainer certification exam and are ready to start changing the lives of clients for the better. While you’re […]

Summer insurance tips for real estate agents

Business picks up for real estate owners during the summer. Make sure you’re insured with the proper small business insurance coverage. The last few years have been tumultuous for real estate, to say the least.  The pendulum-swing shift from a sellers’market to a buyers’and back again, seems to happen faster than ever, so small business […]

Liability and equipment coverages your photography business needs this summer

Photographers should keep small business insurance top of mind as they create memories this summer through their pictures. Everyone loves the beginning of summer – especially entrepreneurs and small business owners experiencing increased sales as warmer temperatures motivate people to do things they put off during colder months.  Photographers in particular like summer because the […]

11 books to spice up every entrepreneur’s summer reading list

Use your down time this summer to catch up on your reading list. Last year, we shared 10 books for your small business summer reading list.  If you’re planning to use the slower pace of the summer for some additional reading, we’ve got recommendations for you depending on your state of mind.  Pick your mood, pick […]

Small business owners really do have time for vacations. Here’s why.

Small business ownership doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice vacation time. Read on for why vacations are essential for small business owners. Summer is in full swing: Kids are out of school, beaches are crowded and temperatures climb so high all you want to do is hang out on a shady beach.  But you’re a […]

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