Category: Entrepreneurs & Start Ups

The Top 5 Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Posted by Carrie WilkinsonPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Leadership

Podcasts are a uniquely 21st-century creation. Podcasts cover a wide variety of topics from business, to self-help; basically any topic you can think of. Besides offering entertainment in our daily lives, there is a lot of great information you can take away from podcasts. In this article, we will list the top podcasts that focus on business. 1. TED Talks … Read More

Types Of Benefits You Can Offer To Your Employees

Posted by Matt GoerdtPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Money & Metrics

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Depending on the type of business you start, you may need help running your business. Typically, if you don’t have a business partner, you may begin the process of hiring employees. Although you already compensate your employees for their work, there are a wide variety of other benefits that can be offered to your employees. Required Benefits It is important … Read More

6 Tips on Creating Blog Posts for your Business

Posted by Liz RudePosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Marketing & Selling

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Blogging is a simple way to show a more creative and personal side of your business to your current and future customers. According to hostingtribunal.com, “To date, there are more than 500 million blogs out of 1.7 billion websites in the world. Their authors account for over 2 million blog posts daily.” With so much content being generated every day, … Read More

How Relevant is Print Media Today?

Posted by Melissa SchumannPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Marketing & Selling

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There are so many ways to advertise your business. With technological advances like the internet and social media, the way we promote ourselves and our businesses has drastically changed. With every aspect of our lives going digital, is print media still relevant? Continue reading to learn some pros and cons of using print media as part of your advertising strategy. … Read More

2019 Employee Recruitment Trends

Posted by Luke BradyPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Operations & Processes

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According to Tradingeconomics.com, the United States overall employment rate is 61% as of September of 2019. With so many U.S. citizens already being employed, getting potential employees to leave their current jobs and join your company can be a challenge. The way people look for jobs has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. Below are a handful of successful … Read More

Open a Business or Operate a Franchise: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each

Posted by Melissa SchumannPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Operations & Processes

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When opening a business there are usually two main options to choose from: one could create their own business completely from scratch or operate a franchised business. Both of these choices are great but each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s compare: Franchising Advantage: With a franchise, it’s almost a guarantee success because of brand recognition alone. People recognize … Read More

What is an SBA Loan? How Does it Differ from Standard Small Business Loans?

Posted by Matt GoerdtPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Money & Metrics

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In many cases applying for a loan is critical for the establishment and success of your small business. Most banks or credit unions have a variety of small business loans, but one type that’s worth looking into is an SBA loan. What exactly is an SBA loan and how is it similar to a standard small business loan? Small Business … Read More

Most Profitable Business Models

Posted by Matt GoerdtPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Money & Metrics

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Wondering how some businesses seem to be raking in the profit? Here are some of the most profitable and common business models out there. Read through to decide which one is right for your business. Sell product for a little more than what it cost to produce. The most traditional business model, which is based on a set profit margin. … Read More

5 Key Components of a Business Plan

Posted by Melissa SchumannPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups

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A business plan can help you create direction for future growth of your company. It should be a tool that gets updated as you learn more about your industry, customers, what works for marketing and what doesn’t. We hope this helps you create direction and purpose for your company. And just remember that there is no right or wrong way … Read More