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Many small business owners sometimes get into a sales routine that then becomes a "rut." Usually the real problem is that they are feeling isolated, like no one else can help them with their challenges. But this is not true! Here are 4 tips to get re-energized for business success.
One way to increase your odds of ranking higher on Google is by claiming and optimizing your free Google My Business (GMB) online business listing. Google gives qualifying local businesses a FREE online listing that local businesses can claim and verify.
If you're a small business owner, the key to customer service is providing your customers with what they want, where they want it, when they want it, and how they want it. But small businesses don’t have to be Walmart or Amazon to reach the upper echelons of the omnichannel customer service realm.
If your business is an activity that many people enjoy as a hobby – for example, making jewelry, painting oil portraits or playing in a cover band — and isn't consistently profitable, there can be a fine line between "hobby" and "business."
Small business owners are overwhelmingly optimistic: 69 percent of respondents reported feeling optimistic about the next six months for their company.
More than 70 percent of the business owners surveyed say they faced at least one serious business problem during last year's holiday season, the most common being late payments.