What You Need to Know About SEO as a Small Business Owner

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Guest Article If you’re a business owner ready to make a big splash in the online world, then you need to know a thing or two about SEO. Maybe you already know that SEO is good for your website because it can get your business more leads. But there’s a few key details you need […]

Three Ways to Increase Ecommerce Customer Engagement

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Guest Article Since its inception, online shopping has been steadily gaining market share. Analysts credit a better overall online shopping experience and savvy promotions for the steady increase in sales for ecommerce sites. While the upswing in online shopping is good news for ecommerce merchants, it’s also true that competition levels are increasing, both from […]

When is it Time to Move out of Your Home Office?

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Guest Article Unless you have attracted a large amount of funding prior to launch, the chances are that your new business will be taking its first few steps on the cheap. And, more often than not, this means working from home while you start to generate some income. There are numerous reasons why working from […]

How to Create Your Millionaire Mindset

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Guest Article The first step to creating your millionaire mindset is writing down the lessons you’ve learned on your journey. If you’re like most of us, you’re probably not too happy with some of the financial decisions you’ve made in your life thus far.  As Dave Ramsey says, “That makes you over the age of […]

Is It Time to Polish Your Personal Brand for Greater Business Success?

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Guest Article There’s a reason personal branding is a priority of the most successful businesspeople you know, whether they operate as freelancers, independent consultants, small business owners, corporate executives, executives in well-branded businesses or organizations, or leaders of every stripe. Those who achieve their goals and ascend to the top of their fields benefit from […]

How To Use Budgeting To Save Your Business

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Guest Article As this year nears closer and closer to the end, you have to start thinking about your budget for next year.   It continues to amaze me how many businesses don’t want to create a budget.  They would rather operate their business blindly than to create a profitable plan so they can prosper in […]

How to Participate in Globalization As a Small Business Owner

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Guest Article As a small business owner, globalization presents an opportunity for growth, expansion and investing abroad. Although many small businesses are learning how globalization can significantly expand and impact their business operations, some are still hesitant to embrace this new business opportunity. Globalization and investing are equivalent in many ways and work together simultaneously; […]

Strategic Planning for the Next Owner of Your Business

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Guest Article This is the time of year when business owners are budgeting for next year and planning strategic decisions for the future. Those decisions may involve pursuing a new product, upgrading an IT system or opening a new location. When making strategic planning decisions, are you — the business owner — considering the impact […]

Lessons From the Frontlines with Brian Smith, UGG Australia Founder

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Guest Article I recently had the opportunity to pick the brain of a business legend Brian Smith, the founder and creator of UGG Australia, which is a billion dollar brand here in the US. I asked him to share what they don’t teach you in business school about running a small business. Here’s what Brian […]

Why Passion Alone Isn’t Enough to Succeed in Business

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Guest Article Passion may inspire your business, but planning will save it. Passion is an overused buzzword for small business owners: “I have a passion for coaching/financial planning/auto repair/marketing/real estate.” Is your passion enough to build a thriving business? No, you need to make sure your business has a profit center and a plan for […]