Most of the time, new startups need some type of funding in order to be successful. Although in a few instances and certain industries it may be possible to start a business without a great deal of money, for the most part it’s important to have enough to cover most of your startup’s initial expenses as well as cover expenses for the coming few weeks or months. Because of this, many entrepreneurs tend to borrow funding, whether from an... [Continue Reading]
In today’s digital age, having a website for your business is no longer simply an option. Today’s customers expect the companies that they shop with to be available online, whether for contacting and customer services purposes or for online shopping. If you own a small business or are in the process of setting one up, a website should never be an afterthought but rather something that is right at the top of your priority list. Failing to... [Continue Reading]
Online security is very important these days, especially for small businesses, as small businesses usually don’t have special technical staff to handle computer security issues. Most of the times the business owners or the technical leads have to take care of online security themselves, which could be often times tedious and time-consuming.
However, if small business use the correct tools and set up right routines, computer security can be... [Continue Reading]
Marketing is to business as a hammer is to a nail. It is a tool, a necessary function to make the other functions work. Just as a nail won't go anywhere without a hammer to drive it, so a small business won't progress without small business marketing to drive it.
Marketing cannot be ignored. More specifically, EFFECTIVE marketing cannot be ignored. Some businesses market regularly but they market incorrectly, and not only is it ineffective, it is... [Continue Reading]
If converting a manual bookkeeping system to a computerized system, the conversion will take a bit more time than just starting fresh because it needs to be sure the new system starts with information that matches the current books. The process for entering the initial data varies depending on the software chosen. To ensure that properly convert bookkeeping system, use the information that comes with the software; read through the manual, review the... [Continue Reading]