Every small business is different, so, of course, every entrepreneur will be charting new territory. If there were a simple manual or step by step approach for operating any business, everyone could be a small business owner. Unfortunately, it’s a bit more complicated.
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Don’t have a clue? Not to worry. One of the things to remember about launching a small business is that often times there is no roadmap when you begin. Don’t sweat it if you feel as if you’re making things up as you go along. CreateHype
The one thing your business needs. You might be surprised by the answer to this question. Businesses of any size need leaders who spread ideals and are artists creating a business with unique vision. What skills do you bring to your small business leadership? Fast Company
Why we need black entrepreneurs. One critic says cuts in the public sector and a tough economy have had a disproportionate impact on the black middle class. One answer? Entrepreneurship! Now, startups in the black community are seen as key to maintaining a middle class lifestyle. Bloomberg Businessweek
Optimize your WordPress business blog. Do you use WordPress for your business blog? Odds are you do. The platform is very popular with business and other bloggers alike. But how do you or your Web developer make sure you are getting all you can out of the platform? HostCube
Home Business & Franchise
Calling in sick. From time to time everyone feels under the weather. It’s a fact that many full-time employees take for granted. When you’re too sick to work, you call the boss and tell him/her you won’t be coming in. But what if the boss is you? Planting Money Seeds
Franchises need not be feared. You may have read stories about communities less than pleased with franchises starting up locally. That’s a shame says franchise expert Joel Libava a.k.a. the Franchise King, who points to one community clear on the benefits. Become A Franchise Owner!
Do you have a business plan? You can think of it as a roadmap to small business success, but the fact is that the benefit of planning in anything is that it forces you to focus on direction. Don’t worry about creating the perfect plan. Just create a roadmap and start traveling. The Small Business Playbook
Budgeting for your business. Making sure your business makes (dollars and) cents is hugely important in any economy. It’s great if your customers love your products, but are you budgeting your money well enough to be sure you have profit in the end? Tweak Your Biz
10 things that will make you a success. What if you had a crystal ball that could tell you whether or not your next business would be a success? Well, it’s not quite that easy, but it turns out there may be some key indicators. Business Insider
How to hire well. The cost of hiring new employees can be more than you might imagine, but top performers are just what any business needs for success. How are you managing your hiring so that the cost does not outweigh the benefits? Z-S Knowledge Center