Small businesses need to have a strategy through the holidays. Here are some tips to maximize your holiday sales. I used some of these for my organizing business. Tips to Maximize Your Holiday Sales Develop your holiday strategy early. October/Early November is a great time to do this. You can use a calendar and mark the events and activities so all employees know the strategy.Focus on promotions that add value not price, like free wrapping with purchase.Team up with other small businesses … [Read more...] about How To Maximize Your Holiday Sales
Small Business Success Tips Archive Page
Welcome to our Small Business Success Tips archive page to help you and your business streamline processes. Read the archive posts for tips to use in your business.
Every day we have to choose. Choose what we want to wear, what we want to do, how we want to be. So, today, I want you to share one of these images below that describes what you choose. It's all about you. Make a change by choosing something that you don't normally choose to better yourself and your business. Here are some suggestions. Feel free to leave what you choose in the comments below. I would love to hear your answers to this question. Today I choose … [Read more...] about What do you choose today to help you within your business?
Staying on topic with our new series, "Amazing Business Tips from Small Business Owners", this post was written by a client of mine who is a coach and facilitator. De Yarrison has several wonderful ideas on how to better communicate with others in your life. De works with people to positively enhance their lives. Please help stop the complaining! It goes on all around us, all the time. Even the most compassionate of us don’t enjoy listening to complaints. There is a better … [Read more...] about 4 Steps To Complaint-Free Workplaces
Being small business owners, we tend to feel we need to do everything. And, for the most part, we do it all. But, when dealing with an expanding business, it takes us time to adjust to the growth in our own businesses. Our routines are off schedule. We run behind. And tasks can be overlooked and forgotten. I know for me, this is one area that I need to deal with now. I am grateful that my business is growing, but I need to manage my schedule a bit more closely. So, here is how I dealt with my … [Read more...] about An Expanding Small Business and Big Picture Thinking
With all the things we are motivated to do as small business owners, this one question is the root of them all. How do we inspire others in our business? As service industry business owners, we encourage others to get better at what they do. Learn to streamline their business. Help them take action in what they want in their business or life. We are in essence leading them to success. Inspiring others is the most impactful way we can help others to make a change in their lives. Knowing that … [Read more...] about Ways To Inspire Clients To Change
Speaking with a colleague recently, I explained to her that I was planning on doing webinars and other speaking engagements to help small business owners and individuals get organized. She then told me that she was planning on an informational meeting for local people who may want to learn more about a product she is selling. While in the conversation, we realized how nervous both of us were in the process of just thinking about this opportunity to speak in front of people. We started to say the … [Read more...] about How To Spontaneously Speak With Others
Did you ever look for information online and just get frustrated about where to go and what to look for? There are so many reference blogs and sites on the Web that it can be overwhelming for a small business owner like yourself. Lucky for you, here are my favorite reference websites. Reference Websites for small businesses startups IRS.gov for updated information on tax and payroll information. Yes, I know, you may be thinking that the IRS site is too complicated to use. It has gotten a lot … [Read more...] about 8 Small Business Reference Websites Every Owner Must Use
For this month's fabulous small business owner interview, I'm going to turn the tables on myself. I'm not fabulous =), but my entrepreneur interviewees are! You can read about them here. Being an entrepreneur, we need to remember that we need to evolve to make our business a success over time. So, I am going to share how I evolved my business while answering the fabulous small business owner interview questions. Here I go! Tell us about your business and when you started. Why did you start … [Read more...] about How an Entrepreneur Evolved Her Business
Do you know how to tag people on social media sites like Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat? I know this sounds obvious, and on some sites, it is. But, on other sites, you may need some guidance. First, let's start with what the benefits are for tagging people. Benefits to tag people on social media sites: Bring another company's name to your readers' attention. On most of the social media sites listed above, after you tag a person or company, you will see a link that then … [Read more...] about How to Tag People on Social Media Sites