The Importance of Customer Retention

Your best new customer may be your best old customer. Far too often, though, companies don't give customer retention the importance it deserves. Business development is often viewed as important, while account management is boring. It's really not surprising. The...

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How to Keep Employee Morale Up

Reliable employees are an incredible find. Though there are no shortage of good ones out there, the harder task may actually be how to keep them around. Employee retention/happiness should be the top priority for any business, but so...

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Unconventional Animal Business Ideas

People love their pets. Fido has gone from sheepherding and living in outdoor pens to getting pawdicures and wearing sunglasses. People also love the planet and want to preserve the environment and natural resources. Smart entrepreneurs are looking for...

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Do You Need to Move to Start Your Startup?

Many founders of startups wonder if they should stay in their current location or if they should move their business to a place of greater economic opportunity, or where the action is. It depends on where you live, where you...

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Purchase Order Financing vs. Invoice Factoring

When a business is growing, cash flow doesn’t always keep up with the balance sheet. Sometimes, a business may receive a large order that will bring in a great deal of income, but lacks the ready cash to pay...

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Is Now the Time To Invest in Commercial Real Estate?

When to invest in commercial real estate is a question faced by a lot of business owners. Like so many questions in life, the answer is often influenced by time and money. Time is usually a crucial factor in real...

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Tips for a Successful Business

Whether the entrepreneurial gene in your family is your dominant trait or you have just decided to tackle the dream of owning your own business, there are some necessary strategies to ensuring successful business operations. Plan Well, but Remain Flexible A...

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Is a Small Business Credit Card Better Than a Line of Credit for Your Business?

Whether you are dreaming of starting a small business or you already run your own small business, you probably know how important business credit is. Having sufficient and readily available funds means being able to properly run and hopefully...

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Is Peer-to-Peer Lending Right for You?

Peer-to-peer (P2P) or social lending is an online financing platform for borrowers and lenders. This alternative lending option combines the latest innovations in business, technology, and society. It gives a personal touch to advancing financial goals. Peer-to-Peer Platforms P2P lending began...

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Is Your Small Business Crisis Ready?

You never know when a crisis or an unexpected emergency will occur, but you want to be as prepared as possible. Some of the best business tips someone can give you are focused around planning for potential crises associated...

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