There are entrepreneur characteristics, like commitment, goal-orientation and hands-on involvement. But there are different types of entrepreneurs, and knowing which type you are can help you make the most of your positive characteristics while side-stepping potential landmines.
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There are many things to think about when starting a small business . Maybe you have a great idea that you know will take off and become wildly successful. Or perhaps you’ve been doing a side gig that you’re ready to take full time. Either way, there are several steps you should take to get your business off on the right foot.
Whether you are just starting out or have a few years of business under your belt, you know how important it is to keep costs in line. After all, every dollar you don’t spend goes to your bottom line and helps to make your business more profitable. So it may seem wise to cut spending wherever you can. But investing in your business over the long term is smart, and protecting your business with liability insurance can save you a lot of money in the long run.
As a small business owner, it can be easy to think of embezzlement as a crime that only occurs at major financial firms on Wall Street. Yet, according to Hiscox’s newly released 2016 Embezzlement Study, white collar crime is a major problem on Main Street – and something all small business owners should be wary of.
When it comes to social media for business, Instagram is becoming a force to be reckoned with. It continues to grow in the all-important 18-34-year-old demographic, but it’s taking off among older consumers as well. Here are 3 marketing strategies you can use to put Instagram to work for you. 1. Improve brand engagement Instagram […]