Series: How to Start Your Own Business

August 5, 2013 Blog

This week on Best Small Biz Help, we’ll be publishing a special series. Many of our newer readers and business owners have missed content about getting their business ideas off the ground. So throughout the week, we will be publishing and re-releasing (in an updated form) content with advice about How to Start Your Own Business. […]

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No, You Can’t Pick My Brain

July 22, 2013 Small Biz Ideas

If you’re an expert on something important, sooner or later, people will ask you if they can “pick your brain”. What do you do if the person is a potential client? If the person inquiring is a potential client, here’s one way to handle that. (This is advice I just gave to a dear friend […]

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The Key to Client Loyalty is Trust

July 17, 2013 Small Biz Ideas

There’s no easier way to lose a customer than to lose their trust.  How does one do that? Make a promise, then break it. Case in point. Have you ever been to a store, a doctor’s office or a restaurant and the gatekeeper says, “It will be twenty minutes” and forty five minutes later, they […]

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4 Tips On How To Invoice Your Customers

July 5, 2013 Small Biz Bookkeeping

When you invoice a customer, your goal is to reinforce the decision they made to buy from you instead of your competition. The invoice document provides a perfect opportunity for you to connect the dots between the benefit the client  received from your business and the price you’re asking them to pay. Not only will […]

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How to Attract Important Collaborators to Your Business

July 2, 2013 Marketing Tips

Ross and Teddy (as in Theodora) Velys have owned REVCO Electrical Supply in Southampton, New York for over thirty years. The business is a multi-million dollar operation in four locations.   But it wasn’t always so. The early years required some resourcefulness and creativity to attract a key supplier the business needed. Teddy recently shared the […]

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How to Double Your Prices in A Soft Economy

June 29, 2013 Marketing Tips

Think, “that’s impossible”? It isn’t. Here’s a simple example. I was vacationing on an island just recently and needed a taxi at 6:30 AM to get to an early boat. There is only one taxi service on the entire island. When I called to make a reservation, here’s what I was told: “We only start […]

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5 Pricing Tips To Make More Money

June 26, 2013 Cash Flow

by Dawn Fotopulos on June 26, 2013[edit] No other variable affects your profits like the price you charge for what you do. If you’re like most small business owners, you’re probably falling into one of these pricing traps and don’t know what to do about it. Here are five tips to make sure you’re getting […]

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