Category Archives: Smart Business

How Microbusinesses Can Save the Economy

Did you Know…? 80 percent of all businesses are considered “microbusinesses” which means they employ less than 10 employees. If one third of these businesses would hire an employee the country would have full employment. Business owners are worth 2.5 … Continue reading

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Five Entrepreneurs That Define America

One of the things that makes America great is that it seems custom built for the entrepreneur. Here you are free to start your own business, free to achieve great success and free to run the business into the ground. … Continue reading

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How to Create a Marketing Message for Your Small Business

Marketing messages are custom made for audiences. Here’s what you need to think about to form a perfect pitch. Start by asking yourself these questions: What are the needs of your customer and how does your product or service fulfill … Continue reading

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Market Research: What to Know Before Starting a Business

Sure, your product’s great, but will anyone buy it? The most important step before you open a business is to do your research on the market. First ask yourself if anyone other than you wants your specialty item, where those … Continue reading

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Best Websites for Florida Small Businesses

Need advice on how to improve your business in Southwest Florida but can’t afford an MBA? These websites have you covered. 1. Intuit Small Business Blog The makers of QuickBooks have created their own blog full of advice for entrepreneurs. … Continue reading

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Getting Down to Business: How to Write A Successful Business Plan

We know you have a passion for your business and can’t wait to get it off the ground. But being an entrepreneur is more than renting space, stocking shelves and putting up an “open sign”. You may know what you … Continue reading

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Five SEO Tips for Small Businesses (because Google likes lists)

Sure, your website looks great. But will anyone see it? It’s the hottest term in online marketing right now- Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO is part algorithm, part design, and frankly, part magic that puts your web page at the … Continue reading

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