Published: August 10, 2017, 11:34 pm
Keeping Commercial Spaces Affordable for Local Businesses
Rents for commercial spaces continue to rise for various reasons. Among these reasons are speculations of higher prices for commercial spaces, as well as an increase in demand for space from national chains and a decline in small spaces. Additionally, most commercial property owners now prefer to rent their properties to national companies. The sharp increase in commercial rents is a threat to the survival of small businesses in the cities.
A recent study by the UK’s Institute for Local Self-Reliance shows that the sharp increase in rents cuts across all communities in (Read more...
Published: August 9, 2017, 1:20 am
Empowering New York City’s Women Entrepreneurs
Women entrepreneurs are taking ground in the push for equal rights for women in the workplace.
For decades, female employees pressed for access to the same opportunities and treatment as their male counterparts. This became especially true as women penetrated some fields that men had dominated for years.
But women entrepreneurs do not have to push for their rights in the workplace. Instead, they decide whom to hire and whom to work with in their firms. In New York City in particular, women are succeeding in business because of empowerment programs in place there.
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Published: August 7, 2017, 11:40 pm
6 Things Small Businesses Need to Know About Ecommerce in 2018
So you’re looking to take your first tentative steps into the world of online business? Or perhaps you’re already selling in a physical store and want to make the switch to ecommerce instead?
From industry growth to payment gateways, this article looks at the most recent trends of 2017 and predicts how you can stay ahead of the pack in the industry this coming year.
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#1: The ecommerce industry is still growing, but it’s more competitive than ever.
As (Read more...
Published: August 7, 2017, 11:35 pm
7 Things That Could Stop You from Starting a Business
In Western society, we tend to glamorize entrepreneurship. Starting a business is seen as an expression of individuality (not to mention introducing the world to something beneficial, like a new product or service). Many believe it’s a path to building wealth, which everyone wants.
On top of that, 78 percent of surveyed millennials consider an entrepreneur they know to be successful, and 62 percent have at least considered starting their own businesses—yet only 2 percent of this generation is self-employed.
If so many people want to start their own (Read more...
Published: July 31, 2017, 10:58 pm
6 Key Characteristics of a Successful Business
Everyone who starts a company wants it to be a successful business. Unfortunately, however, less than half of those who start a business actually succeed.
Is there a secret to how some businesses are more successful than others? Is there something you could be doing now that could help your company to flourish? There are many reasons why a company succeeds or fails, but there are some key characteristics of successful companies that you can apply to put your business on the right path.
1. Masterful Leadership
Your company is only as (Read more...
Published: July 25, 2017, 12:41 am
Five Places You’ve Probably Forgotten to Put Your Logo
For sure you’ve placed your logo everywhere you can think of. For instance, you’ve covered all the usual suspects—your website header, your profile photos on social media, your product packaging. But where else can you display your logo, the all-important image that represents your brand?
Here’s a roundup of five places you might have missed:
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1. As Your Favicon
A favicon (short for “favorite icon”) is that tiny icon you see next to a website’s name on an (Read more...
Published: July 20, 2017, 2:25 am
How to Successfully Launch a Property Management Company
Real estate. It’s a can’t-miss way to make a fortune.
At least that is what most people believe. But running a property management company is much harder than it appears from the outside looking in. For example, you will have to handle repairs and complaints for the properties you manage. Guess who will be the first one called if something goes wrong at 2:00 in the morning. That’s right, it’s the property manager.
After all, you are managing people’s homes, condos, or apartments.
However, running a property management company can be extremely (Read more...
Published: July 20, 2017, 2:22 am
Top 10 Mistakes People Make When Starting a New Business
If you have recently launched your own business, congratulate yourself. Regardless of whether your venture succeeds or fails, you have achieved far more than the countless souls who dream of starting a new business but lack the courage to do so.
You will undoubtedly experience obstacles, frustrations, disappointments and failures that no one could have possibly warned you about. However, the following top ten mistakes are ones that you should be able to avoid.
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Published: July 18, 2017, 4:29 am
Need Your First Personal Loan? No Problem
Are you considering taking out a personal loan to launch your business? And is this your first foray into the field of personal loans? Never fear, help is here. Read on to muster your courage.
Don’t Fear Your Fear
The first time you do anything is scary. In some cases, it’s our fear of the unknown that makes us hesitant to take that step towards new situations. In other cases, like when you’re about to take out your first personal loan, it’s the fear of the consequences of your actions that turns you (Read more...
Published: June 18, 2017, 11:55 pm
How Anybody Can Be an Entrepreneur—Even You
When people think of great entrepreneurs, the usual luminaries come to mind: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Zuckerberg. Their success stories are the stuff of legend, and they seem almost otherworldly in their abilities to innovate and make things happen.
While famous entrepreneurs do cut intimidating figures, entrepreneurship isn’t just for a chosen few. Anyone can be an entrepreneur with the right attitude and a smart strategy. Sure, a great idea is essential. But ideas aren’t worth much if you don’t know how to execute on them. And that part doesn’t (Read more...