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7 Growth Hacks Every Small Business--Including Yours--Should Know

Facebook retargeting and exit-intent coupons are 'growth hacks,' too

As a business owner, growing your company is one of your top priorities, but as a small-business founder, you know what a challenge it can be: You may lack the budget for big marketing campaigns or the time to focus on growth, when there ...

by Syed Balkhi  | June 27, 2018 06:00:00
Startup Tips

You Can Start a Small Business by Monetizing Something You're Already Doing

Do you love to garden or knit or advise friends about growing their business?

There are many paths to entrepreneurship. For some, it’s the “aha" moment when they have the brilliant idea that disrupts an industry. Others find success by improving an existing product or service. And then there are those who realize that something they are ...

by Brian Hughes  | June 20, 2018 02:00:00
News and Events

Free Lunch and Umbrellas: Some Cities are Offering Perks to Business Owners Who Renew Permits and Pay Local Taxes Early

Are the amenities enough to offset the time-consuming process of dealing with city hall?

Along with real property taxes, more commonly known as amilyar in the Philippines, local business taxes and fees for the issuance of business permits are the most important sources of revenue for many cities and towns in the country. Both are usually ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | January 10, 2018 07:00:00
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Talent and Tech Are How Small Businesses Can Level the Playing Field

Startups and small businesses can leverage technology to secure a competitive edge

Businesses of all sizes are under constant pressure to keep pace with innovation -- and ideally, to stay ahead of its trajectory. But many business owners struggle to understand their own pain points and manage operational issues. This negatively affects both current and ...

by Nancy Harris  | November 06, 2017 02:00:00
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Protecting your small business against legal problems

The law applies to everyone, even to the simplest entrepreneur

It’s important to remember that being a small business owner does not give you immunity from the law. Your small business is very much regulated by the same laws guarding big businesses, so you have to know how to handle legal issues. While not all ...

by Ayodeji Onibalusi  | July 23, 2016 10:00:00
Startup Tips

Millennial small-business owners are optimistic risk-takers (Infographic)

A study examines the qualities that make this new breed of entrepreneurs stand out

While they’re often seen as impatient and entitled, millennials are breaking stereotypes when it comes to starting their own businesses.According to a recent Wells Fargo study of millennial small-business owners (SBOs), millennial SBOs are in a more “committed relationship” with their businesses than older ...

by Rose Leadem  | July 21, 2016 07:00:00
Startup Tips

50 must-have features for small-business websites (Infographic)

Beyond layout and color scheme, there are a lot of features that are paramount to successful small-business websites.

Websites are a necessity for businesses of all sizes today–though, surprisingly almost half of small businesses don’t have websites. Still, there are so many design options to choose from and so many websites that it can be tough to know how to stand ...

by Carly Okyle  | April 05, 2016 01:00:00
Startup Tips

How latest HP DeskJet printer makes wireless printing possible

HP's DeskJet GT 5820 all-in-one printer facilitates continuous printing even from a smartphone or tablet, ideal as well for small businesses' use.

In a not-so-surprising move, HP (Hewlett-Packard) has jumped into the bandwagon through its refillable ink-tank color inkjet all-in-one printers.The PC and printer maker particularly launched its HP DeskJet GT 5820 in the Philippines, targeting small businesses with its impressive features and practical ...

by James Humarang  | April 03, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

Should your company have debt?

No matter how much math you do, good judgment is always required in dealing with debts.

People refer to debt as leverage, because at a certain level of earnings, debt will increase the return on equity (ROE). The reason: There are only two ways to capitalize a business, debt and equity.Related: How to make debt work for youLet us say ...

by Doug and Polly White  | March 22, 2016 02:00:00
Startup Tips

5 stupid things that companies do

Stupid thing no. 1: Not promoting from within.

As an entrepreneur, it is easy to fall into the cliché of not seeing the forest through the trees. That often shows up in the form of doing really stupid things in your business that you would probably tell another business owner ...

by Carol Roth  | March 18, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

6 financial mistakes small businesses make all the time (Infographic)

It's all about the budget when it comes to starting a business.

When it comes to starting a business, it is all about the budget. Maintaining a healthy bottom line is key if you want your fledgling venture to take flight and grow.Too often though, small businesses make a variety of financial mistakes that ...

by Laura Entis  | March 18, 2016 01:00:00
News and Events

Facebook introduces new video tool for small businesses

Facebook aims to empower businesses to share their own story to other users in the network.

*This is an edited press releaseFacebook has announced on March 2 that there are now over 3 million businesses—the vast majority of which are small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)—actively advertising on Facebook, up 50% in one year. Seventy percent of these 3 million companies are from outside the US. Currently, more ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 03, 2016 08:00:00
Startup Tips

#RelationshipGoals: 3 tips for succeeding in business with your loved one

Because the challenges a business owner faces often intensify when a spouse or significant other is a business partner.

For nearly all small-business owners, business ownership is a labor of love. Yet running a business with your loved one can bring on additional challenges that may take all the romance out of a relationship.The challenges that face a typical business owner—working ...

by Lisa Stevens  | February 19, 2016 08:00:00