Millions of Americans are dreaming about starting their own small business. However, because starting a business is risky, a lot of people choose to play it safe and follow a traditional career path. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be all or nothing. Consider starting your business on a part-time basis to test the water before you jump.
It’s Earth Day. Think smart phones. Smart phones can do almost anything these days, from tracking your caloric intake and monitoring your tax return to entertaining you with a game of Scrabble. They can even help you go green.
Network Solutions and the Center for Excellence at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business just recently released their Small Business Success Index survey, shedding some light on the current state of entrepreneurs and the small business world.
Famed author Mark Twain said, “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” But advertising can be expensive. And in a tight economy, many small businesses cut their marketing budgets first because of cash flow concerns. However, when times are tough, it is even more important to keep your business brand front and center. Small business ideas to help you succeed.
By now, if you don’t understand the huge impact social media is having on our society today, then you must be living under a rock. For millions of Americans, social media is a prevalent part of their personal and professional lives. And many small businesses are learning to expertly leverage social media as an effective marketing tool. Which raises a tricky question. How do you manage personal and business communications in this new medium?