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Three Necessities For Small Business Growth

Posted by Matt Roberge on Feb 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

It seems to me that most small business owners number one priority and goal is growth. Everyone wants to grow their small business.

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Topics: Scaling A Business, Growth Coach, Small Business Consulting, Financial Forecasting

Break Even and Beyond – Why You Need a Cash Flow Forecast

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jan 30, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Young and growing businesses rarely turn a profit – let alone manage to break even – right out of the gate. In fact, when we look beyond the estimated 50% failure rate for small businesses in their first five years, we find that it can still take the average surviving business several years to become profitable.

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Topics: Financial Forecasting, cash flow forecasting, Cash Flow, Growth Coach

Try These Money Saving Suggestions for Small Business Owners!

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jan 16, 2019 9:00:00 AM

You have two choices when it comes to turning a bigger profit: increase your revenue, or cut your expenses. As a rule, we have far more control over how much we spend than we do over how much we earn. Which is why the most successful small business owners utilize dozens of practical methods for cutting costs and lowering their overhead. Here are three strategic money saving suggestions we think are well worth exploring.

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Topics: Business Savings, Growth Coach, Business Budgeting

How to Leverage Product and Service Life Cycles to Predict Revenue Growth

Posted by Matt Roberge on Jan 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Did you know that almost every business follows a typical life cycle with regard to what it chooses to sell? The life cycles of products and services illustrate their growing or shrinking market positions, and are usually determined by how long they remain in demand.

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Topics: Pricing, Growth Coach, Small Business Growth, Financial Forecasting

Try One of These Popular Management Tools to Keep Business Projects Under Control

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Jan 3, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Tussling with time management? Struggling to move that new project forward? You’re not alone. A recent study listed managing project costs, hitting deadlines, and sharing information across teams as the biggest hurdles facing project managers in 2018.

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Topics: Business Management, Business Apps, Scaling A Business, Growth Coach

Want to Out-Market the Competition? Here’s Why You Need a Perceptual Map

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Dec 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Although marketing trends can be tough to keep up with, tried and true fundamentals really haven’t changed all that much. Perceptual mapping has been used in marketing research for decades. As such, it’s a valuable tool with the proven potential to help you out-market the competition.

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Topics: small business marketing, Inbound Marketing, Sales, Growth Coach

How to Foster More Profitable Vendor Relations

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Dec 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Like many strategic business alliances, the advantages of investing in better vendor relations aren’t always immediately evident from a bottom line point of view. But the reality is that regardless of the business you're in, suppliers and service providers play a key role in keeping your company profitable.

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Topics: Vendor Relationships, Vendor Selection, Growth Coach, Small Business Growth, Scaling A Business

Alternative Financing: Stop-Gap Solutions for Every Business

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Nov 20, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Alternative financing may be your company’s best option when stop-gap infusions of cash are required. Unlike traditional bank loans - which can sometimes be challenging to qualify for - alternative funding sources like microloans, peer-to-peer financing, and merchant cash advances are relatively easy to come by.

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Topics: small business loan, Growth Coach, Small Business Growth

Don't Wait for Disaster to Strike Before Planning Your Business Recovery

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Nov 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

How prepared is your business to recover when disaster strikes? Having a detailed plan in place to resume operations with as little disruption as possible is a must. Yet statistics suggest that 75% of small businesses operate without a tried and tested disaster recovery plan. As a result, almost half of these companies will be forced to close their doors during an unexpected event, and only 25% will ever reopen.

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Topics: Growth Coach, Strategic Planning, small business plan

How to Use Divestment to Downsize Business Interests or Assets

Posted by Leanne Armstrong on Oct 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The process of reducing business assets or selling off all or part of your company is known as divestment or divestiture. Business divestment effectively downsizes or eliminates your interest in your company and the property it owns.

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Topics: Business Divestment, Exit Planning, Growth Coach, Financial Forecasting, Cash Flow Management