Category Archives: Small Business

SBDCTerri’s Cafe – Meridian – SBDC

Success Stories Turning a dream in to owning a business, a reality “If not for the expertise of my SBDC consultant and herwillingness to work with me on the important aspects ofpurchasing a business, the purchase of the cafe would havenever happened.” Terri Haeckl worked as a server and manager at Steve’s Café’s in Montana […]

Dealing with Serial Returners? Here’s How To Handle and Prevent Excessive Returns

This is a post by Abby Heugel. Retail is a game of numbers, and according to the National Retail Federation, customers in the U.S. returned about $351 billion worth of items that they had purchased from brick-and-mortar retailers and online stores in 2017. A certain amount of returned items are expected as the cost of doing […]

3 Simple Store Changes That Helped This Retailer Grow Their Bottom Line by 60% (with Photos)

Meet Jon Wakefield, the proprietor of Pets of Sandgate, an Australian-based retailer that sells pet merchandise for canines, cats, fish, reptiles, and extra. When Jon’s dad and mom opened the shop in 2003, he knew that he wished to personal and run it sometime. So, that’s exactly what he did. In 2016, Jon bought Pets of […]

What It Is and 3 Ways to Leverage It

What Is Social Listening? Social listening is the act of tracking online conversations around phrases or words—such as your company’s name or your industry’s buzzwords. Social listening is crucial for brands because it: Sets priorities Gets a dialogue going Builds up on-topic content Few small businesses of today dare to operate without at least a […]

Meet the entrepreneurs boosting BAME entrepreneurship in the UK

The lack of diversity in British business is a pressing issue. And one that’s taken up thousands of column inches, sparked debate on social media, been a theme for many a start-up event and a focus of government research. A study from The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (DBEIS) found that just 5% […]

New ThinkPad L390 Series Laptops Designed for Small Business Users

When a PC producer pronounces enterprise laptops beginning underneath $1,000 it can get the eye of small enterprise homeowners. If the producer is Lenovo and the laptop computer contains the ThinkPad line, their ear perks up much more. Lenovo says the ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga have been up to date to present small enterprise […]

Turning a Childhood Passion for Video into a Freelancer Career [Interview]

For Ivilina, the fast-paced, unpredictable, highs and lows of the world of freelance was calling her name as young as 15-years-old. Bored with curriculum, schooling, and the same tests the rest of her classmates were taking, Ivilina knew she wanted to get out there and foray into the world of videography. 
Fast forward to today, […]

7 Reasons Why Your Company Should Care About SEO

If you happen to’ve by no means considered your agency’s search engine marketing rankings, it’s time to check out what this advertising push is all about. Any enterprise that operates an internet site and gives services or products must have an understanding of how search engine marketing can enhance their enterprise mannequin and enhance their […]

How Small Business Owners Can Avoid Burnout At Every Stage of Their Business

Everybody has felt burnt out at one level or one other of their lives. Whether or not learning for 4 finals in per week or ending each report for the tip of the quarter, we’re conversant in the emotions of exhaustion and negativity that come together with working too onerous. In the event you’re an […]