Rents for commercial spaces continue to rise for various reasons, and the increase cuts across all communities. However, local businesses in lower-income communities are the worst hit. Local governments have a role to play in protecting the interests of small business owners. Here are some strategies that cities can implement to keep commercial rents affordable for local businesses.
Women entrepreneurs are taking ground in the push for equal rights for women in the workplace. For decades, female employees pressed for access to the same opportunities and treatment as their male counterparts. This became especially true as women penetrated some fields that men had dominated for years. But women entrepreneurs do not have to push for their rights in the workplace. Instead, they decide whom to hire and whom to work with in their firms. In New York City in particular, women are succeeding in business because of empowerment programs in place there.
So you’re looking to take your first tentative steps into the world of online business? Or perhaps you’re already selling in a physical store and want to make the switch to ecommerce instead? From industry growth to payment gateways, this article looks at the most recent trends of 2017 and predicts how you can stay ahead of the pack in the industry this coming year.
In Western society, we tend to glamorize entrepreneurship. Starting a business is seen as an expression of individuality (not to mention introducing the world to something beneficial, like a new product or service). Many believe it’s a path to building wealth, which everyone wants. If entrepreneurship is truly a pinnacle of success, why don’t more people take the plunge? What’s stopping them from doing so?
Is there a secret to how some businesses are more successful than others? Is there something you could be doing now that could help your company to flourish? There are many reasons why a company succeeds or fails, but there are some key characteristics of successful companies that can lead to a successful business. Apply these now to put your business on the right path.
For sure you’ve placed your logo everywhere you can think of. You’ve covered all the usual suspects—your website header, your profile photos on social media, your product packaging—but where else can you display your logo, the all-important image that represents your brand? Here’s a roundup of five places you might have missed.
Running a property management company is much harder than it appears from the outside looking in. After all, you are managing people’s homes, condos, or apartments, as well as overseeing all the maintenance and repairs. However, running a property management company can be extremely lucrative. This article will give you some tips for getting ahead in this highly competitive industry. Let’s take a look at how to successfully launch a property management company.
If you have recently launched your own business, congratulate yourself. Regardless of whether your venture succeeds or fails, you have achieved far more than the countless souls who dream of starting a new business but lack the courage to do so. You will undoubtedly experience obstacles, frustrations, disappointments and failures that no one could have possibly warned you about. However, the following top ten mistakes are ones that you should be able to avoid.
Securing a loan can be a major obstacle facing small businesses. Some entrepreneurs are even intimidated by the idea of getting a small business loan. And the truth is that it can be difficult for owners of small businesses to find, apply for, and secure funding. However, if you need business funding, read on. We’re going to show you step-by-step how to be prepared so you can obtain the funding your business needs.
While famous entrepreneurs cut intimidating figures, entrepreneurship isn’t just for a chosen few. Anyone can be an entrepreneur with the right attitude and a smart strategy. Sure, a great idea is essential. But ideas aren’t worth much if you don’t know how to execute on them. And that part doesn’t take genius; it takes a strong work ethic, determination, and guts. Read here for how to make it happen.
Shared office spaces have become popular as business owners find creative ways of cutting down costs and networking. Consider this option for your business, especially if you are incurring high rental costs. Shift your business to a shared office space and enjoy the many benefits.
When you’re starting your own company, the internal aspects of running your business are naturally your highest priority. However, don’t allow yourself to get so caught up in the never-ending cycle of daily tasks that you neglect to create your company’s most powerful tools—establishing your company’s image and building your brand. Here we will go through all the stages of building your brand, from defining your vision to the execution of the plan with a business website.
Learn Digital Marketing Skills FREE via Google Primer Yesterday I received an email in my inbox from Google Primer. I was not too sure what Google Primer was but the email insisted, “Primer is a fast, easy way to learn new business and digital marketing skills in 5-minute bite-sized lessons.” The App was free, sounded […]
Work from Home with Apple Home Advisor Jobs “Make your passion a profession” is what Apple says the job can mean to you. Are you looking for a way to make money from home? Do you like helping people, using technology and providing excellent customer support to others? Would you like to find a way […]
Source: Entrepreneur.com I am all for empowering women out there. This is a very inspiring video and article from Entrepreneur.com about two women who decided to start a women’s life style blog and just did it! They launched in 2012 and wanted to show “real” women how to get things done. They now have a […]
Your business had a beginning, which means it might always have a potential end. For many owners, unfortunately, that involves running out of money or otherwise going under.
Even if your business is a steady and thriving success, at some point you ought to determine what the “end point” might be, as well as how you’re going to get there. Companies generally don’t last forever, and those that do eventually have to change hands.
Not only will you need to plan for the future of your firm, you’ll need to plan for your own future as well—and the further you plan ahead, the better. Here are some areas of consideration.
Are you thinking of becoming your own boss? Have you spotted a gap in the market and have an incredible business idea? Most people will need a little help to get their bright ideas off the ground. Here are 5 simple steps to help you build a solid and successful business.
InventHelp Can Help You Turn Your Idea into a Business Some people are satisfied with the way things are. When they use a potato peeler, they don’t think, “How can I improve this gadget?” They just peel away, happy with what they have. In contrast, the inventive mind is continually trying to improve everything. What […]