August 23, 2014

How to Bounce Back From Business Mistakes

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This collection of posts looks at what to do when you realize you’ve gone down the wrong path or have made a serious misstep in your business. The key, of course, is to pick yourself up and get back in there…with a little helpful advice, of course.

Here Comes Trouble

The key to recovery. It happens to the best of us. From time to time even the most careful and thoughtful small business owner makes that one bad judgement that can cost big and prove hard to overcome. The good ones, of course, bounce back anyway. Inc.com

Bill raises concerns. A U.S. bill aimed at helping newer startups find investors may remove some of the oversight companies going public usually receive, but is this a good or bad thing? Bloomberg Businessweek

Making Better Choices

Keeping your data secure. It’s part of today’s business landscape. With so many employees telecommuting and you yourself probably often accessing company data from a variety of mobile locations, how do we keep small business information safe? Buzz Small Business Magazine

Improving your inbound marketing. So how is your marketing effort doing these days? Is it delivering the success you had hoped? If not, perhaps that’s because you haven’t taken the time to to map it out correctly. Marketo

Tools for Improvement

Keeping it real. Emotional branding is an important tool for any entrepreneur, so realize the power this technique represents. Here are some important tips for getting it right. UPrinting

Social media marketing mistakes. We won’t pull any punches here. We think your biggest mistake is not using social media in your marketing campaign. Yet, that’s exactly what some small businesses have decided. Four51

Opportunities Missed

Missing the boat on Pinterest. If you’ve missed the opportunity thus far to take advantage of the latest social media phenomenon, take care! Serious benefits abound for businesses that get involved. Sydcon Web Development Inc.

Ignoring a diamond in the rough. Ashley Neal has some very good reasons you may want to think about contributing to Examiner.com. Have you taken advantage of this opportunity for your business? Small Biz Diamonds

Tips for Triumph

Being productive. Many small business owners who aren’t productive may never know it. That’s because they’ve spent too much time developing an elaborate set of activities that make them think they’re getting things done. Puzzle Marketer

Boosting your retail sales. If your retail sales aren’t what they should be, you’ve got no one but yourself to blame. Here are some ways you can bring your retail sales back from the brink. Take heed! BusinessSigns.org

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  1. Thank you so much for the mention! Examiner.com is definitely an avenue small business owners should consider taking. It has been very beneficial to/for me and I know that other small business owners can experience the same results and/or more!

  2. Thanks for including a link to our post! Great article, we’ll show it some Twitter love today.

  3. Great job with this post.

    (And it was great to see the very-talented Ashley Neal, from the Atlanta Examiner.com site, mentioned here.)

    When it comes to making mistakes in business, I’m guilty. And, I’m one who tends to wait a wee bit too long to change some things.

    Here’s a tip; have people around you that care, and that will tell you what you may not want to hear about how you’re going about things.

    Especially if you’re a solopreneur!

    The Franchise King®

  4. Agree with Joel here. If you surround yourself with bright, dedicated people with different perspectives, you’ll help each other reach conclusions faster. Especially useful when you make a mistake.

    Nice article.

  5. Very good compilation of very useful articles!

  6. Very nice post! Thanks for including the Marketo post on staffing for inbound. Having the right staff and resources in place to support your inbound marketing efforts is essential.

    I will make sure to share this with our social networks as well.

    All the best,

    Jason

  7. Excellent list and collection of posts! Thank you very much for including Puzzle Marketer in your list.

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