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8 Laws Anyone Working on Pricing Should Know

Posted by Austin Walker on Aug 4, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Pricing your products or services in a way that keeps you competitive while turning a profit can be an ongoing challenge for the small business owner. While your underlying costs always have to be taken into account, strategic pricing practices go well beyond the numbers to include proven buying behaviors.

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Topics: Small Business Sales

7 Things about Failing You May Not Have Known

Posted by Austin Walker on Jul 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Nobody sets out with the intention of failing, or particularly likes it when it happens. At best, failure is a frustrating experience, but at worst it can be utterly demoralizing.

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Topics: Small Business

Small Business Marketing: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted by Austin Walker on Jul 21, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Sometimes it doesn’t seem to matter how digitally advanced your small business is, or how dedicated you are to making it the very best it can be. If potential customers don’t know who you are, where you are, or what your product or service is going to do for them, all your hard work and the most up-to-date technology available isn’t going to help you succeed.

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4 Things We All Hate About Delegation

Posted by Austin Walker on Jul 19, 2016 8:30:00 AM

While most of us know a successful delegator or two, that doesn’t make it any easier for us to become one. The illusion of losing control when we offload tasks to others can be a pretty compelling reason not to go there. Besides, how can we expect our employees, our customers, and that loan officer down at the bank to continue to take us seriously as entrepreneurs if we’re not trying to accomplish the work of at least half a dozen people at once?

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Making Tough Choices in Ten Minutes or Less

Posted by Austin Walker on Jul 14, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As small business owners, we invest a lot of time and energy into making daily decisions. While some of those decisions, like debating which font to use on a business card, aren’t terribly consequential, others can have widespread ramifications and may involve anything from implementing budget cuts to investing in new products or services.

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Topics: Small Business, Strategic Planning

5 Clichés About Small Business Bookkeeping You SHOULDN’T Avoid

Posted by Austin Walker on Jun 30, 2016 8:30:00 AM

As a small business owner, bookkeeping might be right up there with visiting the dentist as one of your favorite things to do. Much like going to the dentist however, a little inconvenience today often saves a lot of pain tomorrow. Does that sound a bit cliché? Perhaps. But clichés can offer a surprising amount of wisdom when they’re used the right way.

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Topics: Small Business Bookkeeping

How to Sell Strategic Planning to a Skeptic (You)

Posted by Austin Walker on Jun 28, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Well-planned entrepreneurship almost qualifies as an oxymoron in the world of business. How do small business owners effectively harness big-picture creativity, and transform it into a small-picture format? All too often, it seems, the answer is they don’t.

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Topics: Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning

4 Reasons Cloud-based Accounting is Taking Over the Small Business World

Posted by Austin Walker on Jun 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Everyone seems to be talking about working in the cloud these days, but many small business owners are still unclear as to exactly what the cloud is, and how it can help their business perform better.

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Topics: Small Business, Cloud-Based Accounting

7 Things Your Golf Game Can Teach You About Small Business Management

Posted by Austin Walker on Jun 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

When I started college, I had a few friends who enjoyed playing golf and bringing me along to laugh at the hacks I took, the slices I hit every time I teed off, and the injuries I'd sustain.

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Topics: Small Business

5 Smart Ways to Reinvest Your Small Business Profits

Posted by Austin Walker on Jun 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM

It doesn’t get any better than this: you’ve worked hard – really hard, you’ve made some smart business decisions along the way, and you’re finally beginning to see a profit at the end of your business year. Congratulations! What now?

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Topics: Small Business Growth, Small Business Consulting