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The Small-Business Credit Situ ...

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Following the bursting of the real estate bubble and the financial crisis of 2008, big banks dramatically scaled back their small-business lending programs, making it near impossible for small-business owners to qualify for traditional business loans. Many turned to alternative lenders, which offer a lower bar for ...

How to Track Your BusinessR ...

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Word-of-mouth advertising has always been a small-business owner’s best friend. When potential clients find out about a business from people whose opinions they trust and respect, they’re far more likely to check that business out than they would be after seeing an advertisement. Negative word-of-mouth is ...

Tips for Effective Small Busin ...

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Like the business world, the marketing arena is always changing, and small-business owners who stubbornly cling to marketing techniques that may have worked in the past may find themselves losing market share to more adaptable competitors. Which marketing techniques are poised to get the best results for ...

Exporting for Small Businesses ...

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The Internet has created a global marketplace that even small businesses can take advantage of. International marketing is well within reach for even the smallest of enterprises. Moreover, getting involved in international exporting vastly widens a small business’s prospects, as less than 4% of the consumers in ...

Does Email Marketing Work for ...

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If you’re a small-business owner trying to hone your marketing efforts, you’ve probably read plenty of articles about social media marketing, advertising through search providers, and making your website mobile-friendly. Compared to these promotional efforts, email marketing might seem a little… old ...

How Small-Business Owners Can ...

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Running a small business is a time-consuming undertaking. Many small-business owners find themselves so short on spare time that they put networking at the bottom of their to-do lists. They may have every intention of getting to it, but other, more pressing business activities seem to keep getting in the ...

Why “Cash Only” Is ...

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Though they’re getting less and less common as time goes on, we’ve all seen “cash only” signs on display in small businesses. It makes perfect sense that these small businesses prefer to be paid in cash. Cash payments are instant, don’t require transaction fees, and make for easy ...

What Makes a Great Business Ca ...

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As a small-business owner, you probably do your best to make the most of the networking opportunities that arise in everyday life. These opportunities are everywhere. You never know when you might encounter a potential business prospect or partner in the checkout line at the grocery store, on the golf course, at a ...

How to Turn Holiday Returns In ...

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It’s that time of year again, when small-business owners far and wide dread the sight of dissatisfied-looking people toting logo-bearing bags. Returns can be time-consuming, as the time spent with the customer is for naught if their purchases are returned. Of course, they’re also disappointing, as no ...

Small-Business Owners Need Vac ...

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To small-business owners, taking a vacation can seem like an irresponsible indulgence. Those who do take vacations are often in a constant state of worry. Many rarely take days off, sometimes even working on major holidays. They become so entrenched in making sure everything runs smoothly that leaving their business ...