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Summer Perks for Small Businesses
  • 06 July 2021
  • Alex Penfield

Summer Perks for Small Businesses

After all of the unexpected and the unknown, the turbulence and the turmoil, the world finally seems to be getting back on its feet. As the economy ramps back up, stir-crazy customers are turning out in droves for the services and products they’ve missed out on over the past year and a half. Shoppers are more than ready for a summer of spending, but is your small business?

A Guide to Business Networking While Working Remotely
  • 12 May 2021
  • Alex Penfield

A Guide to Business Networking While Working Remotely

Work-life balance, zero commute time, sweatpants. There are a lot of perks that come with working from home. But working remotely is not without its challenges, one of which is the difficulty to build and expand your network without in-person interaction. Traditional networking is all about face time and relies heavily on things like large-scale conferences, business card exchanges and endless handshakes — none of which have been possible over the past year. So, the question then becomes, how do we connect when we can’t be together?

How to Keep Your Business Top of Mind
  • 03 September 2019
  • Leo Covey

How to Keep Your Business Top of Mind

Think of your relationship with your customers as an ongoing conversation. The point of this conversation is simple: While you live, breathe, eat and sleep your small business, your customers may think about you only once in a while. But there will be a time, a very specific and special moment, when they have a need that lines up perfectly with what you do. When that moment arrives, you want to make sure that your conversation with them is still fresh and top of mind. This is the essence of great marketing. There are some very specific things you can do to keep the conversation going so that you are in the right consideration set at the right time.

Sun, Sand, Success: The Small Business Summer Reading List
  • 29 July 2019
  • Maya Harper

Sun, Sand, Success: The Small Business Summer Reading List

Time off does not have to be wasted time. To help you maximize your relaxation time, we have pulled together a grown-up summer reading list with a mix of must-read classics and hot-off-the-press new releases. That way, you can support your business with your toes planted firmly in the sand. So when you cannot stare at a screen any longer, give yourself permission to get up, get outside and enjoy all summer has to offer with one of our top small business beach reads in hand.

Lessons From Mom on Being a Successful Small Business Owner
  • 06 May 2019
  • Jelani Markus

Lessons From Mom on Being a Successful Small Business Owner

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it is a good time to remember that mothers are the first teachers for many people. Here are a few skills naturally developed by mothers that can be useful for maintaining a successful small business.