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30 Do’s And 20 Don’ts In Starting A Small Business

Small scale businesses are easier to set up compared to the middle or large scale businesses that require more time, feasibility reports, ad...

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

How To Increase Profit In Your Small Business - My 5 Step Profit Improvement System

Follow my 5 step profit improvement system and see massive improvements in your take home profit and the value of your business. I will show you how 5% improvements in your key profit drivers could increase profit and business value by more than 100%.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Creating A Small Business With Big Negotiating Power

Wayfounder CEO Damon D’Amore sits down with Tot Squad (fka CleanBeeBaby) founder Jennifer Beall to learn how she created a start-up that provides tremendous value to big brands and companies, and has huge negotiating power when building business relationships. Tot Squad is a mobile, eco-friendly cleaning company for baby strollers and car seats. This mobile business partners with a different retail store each day, sets up shop in the business’s parking lot (for free), and helps the retailer attract new customers with Tot Squad’s convenient service.

What are YOU doing that a big company should be paying you for? Let us know in the comments below!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Best Way To Finance Your Small Business Expansion

John Gagliardi, CEO of organic tea company Titan Tea, wants to expand his business but is unsure of the best method. Small business expert and angel investor Barbara Corcoran provides actionable advice on how entrepreneurs can avoid cash flow problems and prepare their balance sheet for growth.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Small Business Canada – Critical Decisions Every Canadian Small Business Needs To Make

In this video training tutorial I review the critical decisions a small business owner needs to take when starting a small business in Canada. We’ll review what can go wrong if things are not done properly from the start such as late HST filing, payroll deductions remittances and GST filing.

Additionally, we will review the decisions related to setting up your business legally using one of the forms of organization – Canadian proprietorship, partnership and Canadian corporations. We’ll also go over the ways you pay yourself (salary and dividends).

Finally we will look at bookkeeping and accounting issues that you need to be aware of as well as some operation factors you’ll need to consider.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

How To Set Up The Accounting Books For Your Small Business

In this tutorial, Emily explains how to set up the initial accounting and the business books for a new business. I asked Emily about a business which maybe doesn't have too many revenue streams. Does even a small business like that need to set up their accounting books? Emily suggested that even if you have a very small revenue stream, or just one revenue stream, you should still focus on your accounting and business books because you must get organized early on, and focusing on your business books might help you identify parts of your business that could be better.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Small Business Marketing - The 3 Simple Tips To Get More Customers

Every business big or small, is in business to make money. For local businesses, growth means more customers, clients or patients. So the question every small business owner wants to know, is 'how do I get more clients?'

There are all kinds of ways to advertise your business; from local coupon books, to flyers, to radio or TV advertisements. I have found that these are old forms of advertising and are not very effective.

The key to effective marketing, is getting in front of your target market when they are ready to buy. These days, everyone is on their computer or mobile device; constantly! As a result, the majority of your marketing plan should be on the internet. In other words, when people search Google for the product or service you offer, you need to be found.

In this video I show you how easy it is to position your business on the first page of Google for local search with a website, Google+ listing, and YouTube video. If you effectively get your website, Google maps listing, and YouTube video on the first page of Google, you will dominate that page, and crush your competition. When someone searches Google, and you come up over and over again, they are going to click your listings, and give you their business.

In this video, I show you what I do with all of my small business marketing clients to help them get more customers every day. I believe this is the most effective way to market your business, and the cool thing is, it does not cost a lot of money. Check out my free video training where I walk you step by step how to dominate the first page of Google with your website, Google maps listing, and YouTube video:

http://www.9design.org/google-domination

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

How To Market A Small Business With A Limited Budget

This question and answer came from Episode 3 of the #AskGaryVee show!

Question: What is your advice for small businesses with limited marketing budgets?

Answer: When you're hustling and you have limited budget, you might think you're in trouble, but truthfully, the best way to close that financial gap is to work harder. You need a little extra hustle when you're limited. Put the TV remote down and work a little harder, for a little longer. Tactically, this depends on the business, but business development is always the way to go. Hustle. Knock on doors. Spread your message. With a limited budget, time is really you're only asset. My advice? Spend more of it working.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Modern Tips For Small Business Start-Ups

This video gives you the best modern tips for starting your own small business or start-up.

Ten Top Tips for Small Business

1. Understand ‘why’ you are starting a Small Business
2. What is your Point of Difference?
3. How are you going to Structure your Small Business
4. Law, Rules and Regulations
5. You are the Boss – Act like it
6. Do Not Accumulate Debt
7. Take Time Off – It is Really Important
8. Surround Yourself with Great People
9. Get Business Advice and Ongoing Training
10. Get More Organized