Study after study shows that one group outperforms others in running businesses. What do they have in common?
I’ve had clients who came back after a long hiatus. I’ve had clients who brought me on board when they switched companies. I’ve had clients who sent new business my way.
All three have one thing in common.
The nice thing about business resources and templates is that you can you don’t have to reinvent the wheel or start from scratch. The Internet is loaded with business tools, templates, websites, applications, and resources to help your small business.
In fact, there are too many small business resources out there. How do you weed out the good from the bad? To save you time, we searched and culled some of the better resources.
Most companies have suppliers. Yes, you’re their customer. And they should go out of their way to treat you well.
How much time do you put into making your clients happy?
How about for finding new clients?
Which takes more of your time?
We’re no longer at the start of the year and tax time will soon pass. After that will be a great time to put on your stethoscope to give your business an all-important physical. This exam requires taking time away from your routine to effectively gauge the progress of your company’s health and identify needed changes.
Cash flow is tight and small business financing is increasingly hard to come by without paying a high price. To ensure positive cash management, small business owners renegotiate more favorable terms on their contracts with suppliers, bankers, and landlords.
And most of them are willing to do it in exchange for ongoing businesses.
The simple act of getting paid can take up a big chunk of small business owner’s time while pushing stress levels to new highs. Aside from exploring funding options to help with cash flow problems, businesses can put safeguards in place to stop wasting time on chasing down payments. With the time they regain, they’ll be able to do more business development.
At NCAA football’s Alamo Bowl, Oregon was heading for a blow out as it led the game 31 to 0 at the half. Their opponent, nationally-ranked TCU, was a capable team. The team was most likely shaken up by the loss of their starting quarterback and key wide receiver.
While completing projects for a client, I often work with another small business or two. Unfortunately, one surprising thing keeps happening.
Over and over.