If you are running a business, contracts are an essential tool to understand the duties involved from each party. Contracts are needed to level expectations, state the deliverables, and specify each of the parties’ responsibilities. It is also a means to control your costs as the business owner. But whether you are using contracts for your service business, for your suppliers or advertisers, the key question remains: Do you update your contracts?
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Will a home-based businesses benefit from a virtual assistant or live answering service? Read this article that explores the benefits of using a VA or answering service to provide a professional phone presence for your business.
Entrepreneurs and small business owners need to consider how they can broaden their local base? What can you do to make areas outside your home market feel like your own turf? Does it make sense for you in your industry to dip your toes in two local ponds?
Sometimes you’re presented with opportunities that allow you to gain new markets, grow your business and increase your income. But with excitement and anticipation comes fear and trepidation. Here are some things that can help you overcome the fear of doing something new.
The bookstore industry has been hit hard by the changing times. Bookstores are slowly disappearing, and the industry climate remains dim and challenging. Learn how Mitch Kaplan’s Books & Books bookstores are coping – and surviving.
Every business needs to look at the competitive landscape. It can give a sense of how your business is doing, provide ideas on what and how to improve, and identify opportunities based on your competitors’ weaknesses. Take a look at two home-based videography business.
As an entrepreneur, you will constantly be faced with business challenges, and chief among them is managing change. When your small business is faced with a challenge, here are 7 steps you should take.
The economy maybe showing signs of recovery, but the real question is… whether it’s showing signs of recovery for you and your business. To answer this question you need to stop thinking like a small business owner and start thinking that you are running a multi-million dollar enterprise. Think big.
Offline marketing is sometimes ignored by solo service professionals – but it shouldn’t be! By holding workshops and in-person appearances in your local area, you can increase your income, raise your public profile, and build a foundation for a stronger business in the future.
These days, everyone seems to be talking about Joint Venture Partnerships, yet there is little definition surrounding what joint ventures are and how you can make them work for you. Let’s shed a little light, shall we?