Tag: "small business"

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Common Franchising Mistakes – A checklist of things for Franchisees to think about

Common Franchising Mistakes – A checklist of things for Franchisees to think about

13 Mistakes New Franchisees Make — And How To Avoid Them Source: Forbes Author: Karsten Strauss On its face, opening a franchise may seem like a simple way to run your own business. But beware, rarely is business simple and in the franchise world the business is never really yours. Recently I had the chance to […]

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CFPB bank mortgage reporting to Increase – impact on Small Business under review

CFPB bank mortgage reporting to Increase – impact on Small Business under review

CFPB bank mortgage reporting to Increase – impact on Small Business under review The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced today it wants to expand the information it collects about mortgages to make it easier for the agency – and the public – to spot discrimination, risky loans and other problems. After the nation was caught […]

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What is a Business License?

What is a Business License?

Business Licenses Explained In order to legally conduct business, a small business needs to have a business license. But what is a business license and who requires the most licenses? What types of licenses and permits are there? And what are the roles of these licenses within a small business? Read More

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Small Businesses Struggling

Small Businesses Struggling – 2/20/13

Need to Start the Small Business Engines Historically, American small businesses have been strong engines for job creation. Since the Great Recession, those engines have either been turned off or idling. We need to start those engines again if we want to get on the road to meaningful economic growth and recovery. Given the current […]

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Small Business Banking Rankings

Small Business Banking Rankings – 11/17/12

J.D. Power Ranks Small-Business Banking Small business banking customers, and the economic catalyst that they represent, are not having their expectations fully met by their bank, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Small Business Banking Satisfaction Study released (Friday). While overall satisfaction among small business banking customers averages 736 (on a 1,000-point […]

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Five Steps to Create Your Future – 7/13/12

Or is the future just a place you will happen upon?

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Other of Interest 5/28/12

Most businesses love the thought of getting new customers walking in the door every day and returning constantly for more of what they experienced the first time. However, most businesses don’t really understand what it takes to get that effect. Let’s look at the company called “10 Bellevue.” 10 Bellevue performs face-to-face sales and customer service for Fortune 500 companies. These companies hire 10 Bellevue to go out and meet their customers in person. Why do they do that? Three reasons: It increases brand loyalty, customer service, and quantity and quality of sales. I wouldn’t recommend hiring 10 Bellevue to do the sales for you, unless you have a pretty big budget, but you can sure take a lesson and go out and put a face to your company’s name! Whether you have a ton of customers (who may eventually leave) or you don’t have enough, meeting with folks will never harm your business.