What is the Purpose of an Email Newsletter?

An email newsletter continues to be a great strategy to grow business. It’s free and doesn’t require a ton of effort to produce. I’m sure, like me, you get numerous newsletters over any given week. If you don’t have your own email newsletter in place, it’s time to consider starting one. Email newsletters are growing...

I Have Given Up! Failures in Business and How to Turn Them Around

“I have given up! I can’t go on like this!” If you are thinking that; don’t quit just yet. We will explore failures in business and how to avoid them. Many business owners are going out of business in 2020 and you need to know why so you can avoid the same outcome in your...

The Best Way to Find Business Coaches Near Me

The question is, how do I find the right business coaches near me to provide the services my company needs? The success of a business depends on fast growth, valuable resources and improved financial performance. This can be achieved with the expertise and services of professional business coaches. When it comes to improving a small...

An Interview with Intuit: Avoiding Common Business Pitfalls

Below is an interview with Alan Melton and Brandi-Ann Uyemura, a blogger with Intuit: How to Avoid Common Business Owner Pitfalls Brandi: As a business coach, what common mistakes do you see small business owners doing to unintentionally sabotage their business? Please discuss with real stories, if possible. Alan: Many small business owners are too...

Managing Staff During the Pandemic

Here are some keys to managing staff during the pandemic. For now, and perhaps for the foreseeable future, your employees may have to work at home. Distractions, emotional highs and lows, and a new way of working can make it difficult to keep morale up and be productive. Take these considerations into account for managing...

Choosing the Right Attorney

Most business owners will need an attorney for short- or long-term needs – whether it’s related to incorporation, leases, trademarks, or legal documents (like wills, non‑compete or confidentiality agreements). You might need assistance with more involved legal issues like criminal or civil cases, taxes, getting the right business licenses or workers compensation claims. Ways to...

Growing By Licensing Your Business

Licensing your business can be a good approach for you if you want to grow your business geographically without the regulations that come with franchising. What Is Business Licensing? A licensing agreement is a contract between a business owner (licensor) and purchaser (licensee) to allow the licensee the right to use licensor’s intellectual property. This...

What is the Best Exit Strategy to Sell Your Business?

A best business practice for any owner is to create an exit strategy – a plan for the time that you will want to step back from full ownership of your business. Creating an exit strategy can be done in the early days of your business, or near the end. To gain the optimum outcome...

How Your Small Business Can Survive and Even Thrive During COVID19

The world seems to be spinning backwards. Just a few weeks back the economy was roaring. Now here we are, small business owners who are experiencing lost revenues, the fear of financial disaster, and the information on the internet and social media are constantly telling everyone that it is going to get worse. What are...

4 Ways a Financial Advisor Can Help Your Business

Advice from a financial advisor can add real cash returns over time. Using their knowledge and experience, financial advisors strive to provide the coaching, recommendations, and empowerment for you to find financial stability.  The primary values of a financial advisor are: Financial Education Financial Strategy Financial Planning Financial Protection Hire a knowledgeable advisor to teach...