Category: Small Business Tips

How Personal Finance Bloggers Make Money

Have you ever wondered how bloggers make money? After all, if you've ever looked at pricing for domains, hosting, and other website essentials, you may be led to believe that blogs cost more than they make (which is unfortunately true for the majority of bloggers). However, for those who want to help offset these costs or even grow their income, there are several ways to monetize your site. Let's take...

5 Debt Collection Techniques to Use When Customers Don’t Pay

Unpaid invoices are more than just an inconvenience. They are an indication that your cash flow is at risk and that you may need to boost your debt collection efforts. Otherwise, you might end up facing a serious cash flow issue. Fortunately, there are many debt collection techniques you can use to recover money from slow-paying or non-paying customers. Preemptive Measures to Keep in Mind Chasing after clients to collect...

How to Get More Online Reviews for a Local Small Business

One strategy of growing your small business is to make sure that you have an online presence to help people discover your business. Getting online reviews, both on third party sites like Google Maps, Yelp, etc. as well as on your own website can be a great way to attract new customers. It can also be an easy way to get legitimate feedback on how your business is performing for...

Become a Successful Solopreneur With These Essential Tools

Has there ever been a better time to be an entrepreneur? Between the strong economy, a growing number of sales outlets, and “side hustle” culture abounding, it’s really no wonder that small business optimism reached record levels last year. Speaking of side hustles, a recent development is the the rise of the “solopreneur” who are running businesses in their spare time before potentially turning them into full-time operations. Of course,...

Creating The Essential Social Media Toolbox for 2019

In today’s culture, the term “social media” is met either with groans or delight depending on the audience. Despite the seemingly increasing backlash against platforms like Twitter and Facebook, these outlets still serve as great tools for reaching and engaging an audience. Furthermore there’s no doubt that social sites and apps have been a boon to small businesses looking to connect with customers and drive traffic to their websites. The...

Why More Small Businesses Are Embracing Remote Work

Wake up, make a pot of coffee, and start your long commute to the couch, kitchen table, or home office. This is what a lot of work days look like for people, whether they’re self-employed and home every day or part of the 70 percent who work remotely one or more times a week. Small businesses as well as big brands are getting on board, with companies like Amazon and...

How Happy Employees Can Increase Profits

It’s often said that to make money, you have to spend money, but there is often a debate about where to spend that money and what really makes employees happy. Studies show that purpose, meaning, personal contributions, company culture, leadership, respect, and recognition all matter just as much or more than compensation. Perks also matter, but the allure of things like gym memberships and movie tickets can fade. Happy employees...

Small Businesses Are Disproportionately Affected By Data Breach and Cybercrime: What You Can Do About It

It’s a wonder that small business owners often overlook cybercrime when considering threats to their business. Today, cybercrime is more prevalent than ever, with headlines showing instances of data breaches and business hacks year round. Yet, contrary to popular belief, a majority of cybercrime and data breach victims are, in fact, small business. According to a Verizon Report, small businesses represented 61 percent of all data breaches in 2016, up...