Friday, October 20, 2017

Is Evolution the Key to Small Business Success?

How long has it been since you changed your strategies or embraced a new trend? If you do “business as usual” for too long, the competitors who do not remain stagnant can potentially outperform you and maybe even steal your customers. 

Evolution is a natural part of the small business lifecycle since culture, needs and desires change regularly. But, it takes observation and constant evolution to stay aware of these changes and adapt accordingly. Industries will change and grow whether or not you move with them.  

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

5 Tips for Supercharging Your Business' Holiday Reservations

The holidays are a time when businesses experience a surge in sales and overall revenue due to consumers buying gifts and holiday goods. This surge doesn’t boost every business, however. While consumers are out shopping for gift items during the holiday season, they aren’t visiting restaurants as frequently. This can lead to a decline in restaurant reservations. 

If you are a restaurant owner, the holidays do not have to be a slow season. Keep business booming by executing some strategic promotions to get more foot traffic. Here are some strategies to try:

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Want More Leads for Your Real Estate Business? Start Here

If you are in real estate, you know that leads are the lifeblood of your business, and without them, you cannot grow or sustain revenue. The industry is also highly competitive and unstable at times, so to succeed, you need a unique edge and a steady stream of incoming leads that continue to pour in even during the dry months.

Below are several effective lead generation strategies to help you generate new and fresh ongoing real estate leads.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

4 Trends Retailers Should Watch this Holiday Season

As a retail business owner, this holiday season can be a goldmine that ends your 2017 year with higher-than-expected revenue. Nice returns can also set you up for a more profitable 2018 and give you money to invest back into your business.

The retail marketing strategies you used all year may not bring you the holiday sales you expect, however. To take advantage of holiday increases and kick off the season with a bang, here are some popular trends to watch that can help you grab a piece of the bustling holiday sales action.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Improve Your Financial Planning Business with Better Communication

As a financial planner, your professional credentials and expertise are valued by clients and essential to excelling in your position. However, beyond your degrees and skills, forging strong personal connections is vital to winning clients and maintaining strong relationships. And these types of professional relationships are impossible to create without a focus on effective communication.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

7 Mind-Blowing Holiday Spending Stats Retailers Need to Know

Are you ready to cash in on the holiday season? The holiday surge in consumer spending represents an ideal time for your business to get a piece of the pie and boost sales heading into the new year. To make the season as effective as possible and attract more customers, you need to develop your marketing campaigns ahead of time. 

Here are some holiday spending stats to inspire you to start early and take advantage of the massive potential available to retailers this holiday season.   

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Protect Your Team During an Emergency with Enhanced Communication

What do the names Harvey, Irma, and Maria have in common? If you live anywhere near the Southern and Southeastern part of the United States, these words are more than just people’s names. They represent some of the most disastrous hurricanes this season. 

If your business is located anywhere near hurricane-battered states or you have experienced emergency situations like earthquakes, snow storms, tornadoes or fires, you are likely on high alert. Even a nasty ice storm or high-wind thunderstorm can create emergency conditions and make it difficult to resume operations. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Make Holiday Event Planning Easier with These Five Tips

Holiday event planning is rarely easy, and it does not always go according to plan. At its worst, it can be like a chaotic construction job that costs more money than expected and overruns its completion date. But holiday planning does not have to be stressful or chaotic, as long as you plan properly and simplify the process. It can run smoothly and even come under budget. In this article, we will provide you with some easy tips to simplify and organize even the most elaborate holiday events.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

6 Tips for a Successful Small Business Saturday

Sick of competing with the big box retailers and large corporations? For one day a year, you have a prime opportunity to show your customers why they should shop with you instead.

Smack dab in the middle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday represents a day of opportunities for the small businesses that take advantage of it. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day brings awareness to the small businesses that support our local communities. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

How to Get More Foot Traffic on Black Friday

Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. And as a small business owner, you can’t afford to treat this gift-crazed holiday as just another shopping day. To maximize your Black Friday earnings potential, implement some sales-boosting strategies to get more people into your store.  

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