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Selling Fake Products Isn’t A Good Way To Keep Business Expenses Down

29 Restaurants in NJ was accused of selling fake booze   There are many ways to skin a cat, but selling fake products is not the way to cut your company expenses. Just yesterday state officials announced there were twenty-nine restaurants located in NJ accused of selling fake booze. Some of the locations were refilling the premium bottle spirits with either cheaper branded booze, rubbing alcohol, water, and caramel coloring. If you’re looking to keep your business expenses down, this Read More


Do You Have A Fun Workplace?

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Happier Work Environment Equals More Production! When I was in High School, I can recall one class that I can honestly say, was my favorite class. Normally I would pick my favorite subject as my favorite class, but this one class stood out from the rest. English was not my strongest subject, nor is it today haha. However, for some reason this one-year I had a great teacher who made our class fun. I guess it helped because he was Read More


Can Your Business Operate Even After A Disaster?

What if your employees couldn’t get to work due to a natural disaster? Yet the past event that occurred in Boston on Monday was not a natural disaster, I’m sure the surrounding businesses won’t be able to attend their workplace the following day or even the next couple of days. Depending on your location, there are some areas that have more reason to be concern about this subject matter. Some areas are more prone to having natural disasters. I can Read More


Why Isn’t Your Business On Instagram?

Instagram Marketing 101 If you own a small business and you’re not on Instagram yet you need to ask yourself why not?! Yes more social media! Depending on the type of business you own, Instagram may or may not work for you. If you’re not familiar with Instagram yet, you need to check it out! Instagram is a photo-sharing social networking company. It is most commonly found on mobile devices like your iPhone, iPad or Android device. You can still Read More


Hiring Employees Is Like Picking Teammates For Dodge Ball In Grade School

Hire wisely, make sure they will be a perfect fit for your team! Chances are if you are running your own business, you probably were the team captain of dodge ball in grade school. Just like picking your teammates for dodge ball, you will be doing the same when hiring employees. If you want to be the undefeated dodge ball team, then you need to make sure your team is well balanced. That means, you need pick the team members Read More


Customer Feedback Can Increase Your Revenue

Do you know what your customers think of you? Understanding your products comes second to understanding your customers. There is so much you can learn about your business if you simply ask your past customers. They will tell you the good, the bad and the ugly. They have no reason to mislead you, they already became a customer and there’s no reason to give any fluff. You’ll get the most honest feedback from your customers. It’s hard to put a Read More


How To Research Your Competition

Competition isn’t bad, you just need to be better than them. In a previous post we talked about how competition is good for both the consumer and for the businesses. Knowing your competition is going to be a huge factor in your small business’s success. We’ll go over several ways on how you can research your competition and how to use that new gained knowledge. First lets discuss the different ways you can research your competition. One of the easiest Read More


How Is Your Daily Time Managed?

Small Business Owners Have Multiple Tasks Everyday As a small business owner you find yourself working long hours, and even long weeks. Every minute you can save throughout the day can result in more production for other tasks. A great way to make sure you accomplish all of your daily tasks is to create a “to-do” list the night before. As simple as it sounds, very few business owners use this method. By creating this daily task schedule, you are Read More


Competition Is Good For Consumers And Good For Your Business

You can succeed in your business, even with competition! I’m sure you have personally experienced how competition has benefited you as the consumer. Competition is great for the consumer, because it keeps prices at a competitive price point, a wider variety of added services and products. I bet you are wondering how can this benefit you as a small business? If a business had no competition there is no need to be creative and innovate for newer, improved and lower Read More


How Do You Track Your Leads?

Are you losing track of your possible clients?   Whether you are selling solar panels or nutritional supplements, you need to be keeping track of all your prospects.  If your way of keeping track of leads is with a pen and paper, you might be losing money!  I can remember one of my first jobs I had when I was first starting in the workforce I was working for a company who kept their sales leads on index cards.  Each Read More