What Are Your Next Small Business Steps?

Great entrepreneurs must keep track of the next steps needed to improve and grow their businesses. They will be different steps for every business, but here are some resources we hope will help. Enjoy!

Social Media Innovation

Moving beyond Facebook. Yes, the social media giant can be a great help for networking and getting your brand noticed. But when promoting your business, you can’t stop with FB. The above video suggests some reasons. Entrepreneur

Now, this is Pinteresting! If you missed the great Facebook live chat on the new social network with marketing coach Stephanie Ward last week, no worries. Our sister site BizSugar.com sponsored the event and has archived it for the ages. BizSugar Blog

Human Resources

Are your employees enjoying Twitter? This story takes a look at whether you should allow employees to use social media at work. We all know happy employees can provide good marketing, but do you want your employees Facebooking while on the job? Marketing HQ

Better time management leads to results. This link may, at first, look like a self-help post having little to do with real business. The truth? Surprising things affect productivity. Media Trapper

Marketing & Sales

Mysteries of grassroots marketing. Question: Why do we spend so much on huge advertising campaigns when we know home grown efforts backed by passion will win the day? Check out the example on the link. Inc.com

It’s all about the numbers. If you want to know why business sales are tough to master, look at your mindset first when approaching them. Here’s a look at the real secret to sales success. Growth University


Measuring online success. Studying performance is critical when working toward success in any field, so why should your online business be any different? Here’s how to measure performance of your small business presence on the Internet. Finance & Marketing Blog

Don’t say the “R” word. We’re in a post-recession, experts tell us. Time to start moving your business toward growth. But wait! Here are some helpful tips to get you on your way and help make you more profitable. SBA.gov

Startups & Leadership

Knowing why your last venture failed. It’s no fun to look at past failures. But taking the right approach can help you do better the next time around. Begin with some problems common to all entrepreneurs. Sales Chase

Leadership remains rare. Think anyone can lead an organization? You’d be wrong. One of the great secrets of small business leadership is that there are so few real leaders out there. Fortunately, there are resources to help. Corporate Coach Group

Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.