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Five Metrics Any Small Business Should Pay Attention To

Business Metrics To Pay Attention To

Sales figures, inventory tracking, customer retention, ad performance — as a small business owner there are countless metrics and statistics you’re expected to track. While each measurement serves a unique business purpose, having too many metrics can be overwhelming. To avoid “paralysis by analysis,” you need to identify which metrics are the most important to […]

Texas Small-Business Poll Ranks Top 3 Worries

Texas Small-Business Poll Ranks Top 3 Worries The National Federation of Independent Business of Texas finds that the cost of health insurance, uncertainty over economic conditions and certain government actions are the top three worries of small-business owners in the Lone Star State.   That’s the finding of the Texas Problems and Priorities Survey, conducted in […]

Have a Seasonal Business? 4 Tips for Year-Round Profitability

Have a Seasonal Business? 4 Tips for Year-Round Profitability Seasonal-business owners have a short window to earn money, and those funds have to last them all year. You might be wondering how these businesses make that work, but successful seasonal-business owners have tricks that ensure their seasonal businesses earn money all year long.   Whether […]

10 Easy Ways Small Businesses Should Track Competitors

10 Easy Ways Small Businesses Should Track Competitors By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead One of the most important yet often unvalued requirements when running a small business is to track and monitor competition. Having a clear understanding of competitors’ business operations, such as what they are charging, what clients they have, and what new products and services […]

Five Things You Absolutely Cannot Do at a Trade Show

Exhibiting at a trade show can give your company a great opportunity to get in front of a targeted and interested audience. Don’t blow it.

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The Most Important Question to Ask Before You Apply for Funding

This question may seem almost insulting to some business owners. But you'd better have a good answer before you start applying for loans.