Success Strategies

Four proven ways to increase your repeat customer base

Repeat customers are an essential part of long-term success for any business. This post walks through how to keep your customers coming back—and happy enough to refer your business.

Stress and project management: How to navigate when under a time crunch

Running a business means being pulled in a lot of different directions, and wearing many hats. This post walks you through tips to help manage your competing priorities so that you can minimize your stress.

How to maximize your holiday sales by starting right now

It may be too early to start setting up your holiday decorations, but that doesn’t have to stop you from planning for the holidays. Here are the ways you can prepare for the holiday season in order to maximize sales and re-engage past prospects and customers.

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Seven communication skills you need to pay the bills

When you’re running a small business, communication skills are essential. Whether you’re trying to get funding, pitching to a potential client, or even negotiating with suppliers or vendors, your communication skills may be the reason you are (or aren’t) successful. Here are seven areas to work on to ensure you’re the former, and not the latter.

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The ultimate small business autumn reading (and listening!) guide

No matter where you are with your business—dreaming about it, launching it, or actively running it—these books and podcasts should help you reach your next goal.

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Ebbing and flowing: Five ways to manage small business finances

If you want to keep your business running, you’re going to need to learn how to navigate the financial volatility of entrepreneurship. We spoke with four small business owners and asked them how they learned to manage their finances: here are five of their tips.

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Do’s and dont’s of client servicing

Knowing how to serve your clients with excellence is one of the keys to succeeding in service-based business. Here are some tips on how to do it right.

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Five crucial questions to ask before hiring your first employee

Ready to hire some help for your small business? Here’s what you need to know to be prepared for your first employee.

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Overcoming your fear of failure when starting a business

Fear is a big obstacle for a lot of would-be entrepreneurs, but there are ways to make it easier. Read these tips on how to prepare yourself to take that leap so you can focus on your excitement of what’s to come.