Small business owners need information to make their small businesses grow, information on things like getting business loans and using e-mail marketing and social media. We’ve put together a roundup below that has a a bit of it all. Please take the time to drop by and see whether these tips can help you.
Apply for a small business loan. If your small business needs money, you can apply for a small business loan. There are, of course, risks, and the financing can sometimes be hard to get. But if you’ve chosen this approach, here are some suggestions from Small Business Trends founder Anita Campbell you will want to consider. Small Business Success Blog
Examine the challenges to small business funding. Since the financial downturn in 2008, getting loans from banks has been tougher for many small businesses. It turns out even small businesses with excellent profits are having a hard time. Here is a piece looking at the realities of getting a loan in our post-downturn world. Bloomberg Businessweek
Win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. Enter our employee praise contest. Managing your people includes keeping up morale. Praise and recognition are two great ways to get there and, as a result, improve your business. Enter our contest and leave your suggestions about how to accomplish this. BizSugar.com
Get better at e-mail marketing with these apps. This list of 24 small business e-mail marketing applications should help you get better results from your efforts. Each entry comes with a brief review of what makes this application cool and how it can improve your business. Be sure to have a look and study this list of applications carefully. Small Business Trends
Boost your business brand with social media. Here’s a collection of tools to help you do it and some advice to improve your efforts. Think about starting to use social media in a more proactive way. You may be surprised by the results. What kinds of social media tools or suggestions would you add to the list. FixCourse
Learn more about social media flow (Infographic). You need to learn more about social media in order to apply it for marketing your business. This flow chart helps us understand the social media world and make better decisions about how to use it. Capture Commerce
Get your receipts digitally organized for tax season. You don’t need to struggle when collecting tax receipts this income tax season. You can digitally collect many tax receipts for your small business this year. Check out the new options at your disposal. Tax time just became less stressful for entrepreneurs. Small Business Marketing Tools
Face to Face
Make your business meetings face to face. Many business people prefer to communicate via social media or online networking. This is great for business associates who are separated by a great distances that make face to face meetings difficult or impossible. But there are some reasons a face to face meeting is still valuable, if you can pull it off. Inc.com
Use video conferencing for outsourced hiring. Video conferencing is another way to get face to face interaction over great distances. In this post, we examine how small businesses might use video conferencing as a way to hire and supervise workforces over seas. Earning Diary
Build an e-commerce site without a designer. You can create a beautiful e-commerce Website without a Web developer or designer. This video looks at actionable tips we all can use to build an e-commerce site from scratch. It lets a new entrepreneur get the idea and start to learn. MyWifeQuitHerJob.com
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