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How to Create a Comprehensive Business Plan Use this guide to create a thorough and exhaustive business plan for your business. View
Tips for Getting Found Online “How can I get found on the Internet?” This is probably one of the most-asked questions among small business owners, and for good reason. The ever-increasing presence of the Internet as a marketing channel has made search engine optimization and marketing a priority for small... View
Online Reviews of Your Business Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains why online reviews are so important to your business and the best ways to manage them. View
6 Ways to Use Social Media for Customer Service Customers – and, yes, that means YOUR customers, too – are spending more time on social media and mobile devices than ever before. As a result, small business owners are increasingly using social media as a way to not just communicate with customers, but to provide various forms of... View
Podcast: Business Planning Strategies for Entrepreneurs The SCORE Small Business Success Podcast features interviews with the best and brightest in the world of small business, covering topics such as business plans, financing, marketing, human resources, SEO, social media and more. Listen to this podcast to hear SCORE mentor Hal Shelton share his... View
6 Ways to Be a Super Networker When it comes to networking, many business owners and entrepreneurs still seem to feel that more is better, and that simply collecting lots of business cards or LinkedIn contacts really means something. But that’s a superficial view of networking.  View
7 Credibility Busters for a Small Business For almost any small business, credibility is critical. If you aren’t credible, customers won’t trust in your ability to deliver a good product or service, and are more likely to take their business elsewhere. Lack of credibility also leads to a poor reputation, more complaints and... View
What Should You Pay for Marketing Services? You know that you need marketing to increase sales and get the word out. But do you need to hire a professional? Maybe you have already sunk in time and effort with ideas that flopped. How can you be sure you are getting a good return for your business?  View
The Importance of Building Real World Fans Social media has become second nature for many small business owners and startup entrepreneurs. Business owners spend significant time – and sometimes money as well – seeking fans, likes and followers on all kinds of social platforms, from Facebook and Twitter, to LinkedIn, Quora,... View
Expert Tips for Sales and Customer Loyalty Learn the Basics - Sales and Customer Loyalty Tips Sales are an indispensable part of running a successful small business. Yet many entrepreneurs shy away from the role because of long-held misperceptions, or they simply don’t feel comfortable doing it. All it takes is a better... View