Month: April 2014

Does my business need a marketing plan?

April 30, 2014

As an entrepreneur, you probably have a great business idea, and you might even already have a great product developed. However, without customers interested in purchasing your product or service, your business will have a lot of work to do.

In order to be profitable, you will to have a plan to attract and retain customers. Fortunately, by developing a marketing plan, business owners c... Read More

Business credit can help small businesses get off the ground

April 29, 2014

It is commonly known that individuals receive credit scores, but it may be less commonly known that credit scores exist for businesses. This is important information for anyone looking to start their own business, as this type of credit can help you achieve your goals. 

With business credit, you don't have to rely on personal credit or finances to get your business started. H... Read More

Successful small business pioneers are curious, use resources

April 17, 2014

Entrepreneurs are often thought of as pioneers. In fact, this is one of the traits that you should aim to develop if you are an entrepreneur embarking on a new business venture. 

What exactly does it mean to be a pioneer?

As Entrepreneur points out, being a pioneer might mean you work to establish something that separa... Read More

Standing apart from competitors is crucial to business success

April 16, 2014

If you're an entrepreneur embarking on a new business venture, you had better be prepared to take on the competition. Every business faces competition for their share of the market, but those who are able to find a position that makes them stand out from the rest stand the best chance at success. 

The point here is that if you want to be successful in business, you have to kn... Read More

How incorporating helps businesses during tax time

April 15, 2014

Tax season can be a stressful time for small business owners. Even if you've kept meticulous records all year, it's not uncommon to be met with mistakes and confusion when tax time rolls around. For small business owners, doing annual taxes can be a time consuming endeavor, and even the most detailed records can result in tax discrepancies that can be difficult to resolve. Read More

For entrepreneurs, sometimes the long way to success is best

April 14, 2014

Running a business can be exciting, but rushing things and cutting corners can put even the most motivated entrepreneurs at a disadvantage in the long run. Sometimes entrepreneurs are faced with an opportunity that is too good to be true when starting out. The question is, should they take the opportunity?

Unfortunately good fortune can turn out to be a pitfall when hasty actions are t... Read More

How planning and structure can help entrepreneurs succeed

April 10, 2014

When starting a business, entrepreneurs face a lot of demands on their time. Entrepreneurs who want to make the most effective use of their time must do more than just have a good attitude and desire to succeed. By cultivating an awareness of different ways to more efficiently use time, small business owners are able to maximize time spent building their business. Running a business doe... Read More

How simplifying can help your business

April 09, 2014

"Keep it simple" is a common piece of advice that is applicable to lots of scenarios. Just because this advice is common, doesn't mean that it doesn't have a direct bearing on small business owners working on building a successful business. 

If you're an entrepreneur, chances are good that you have a lot of ideas and big plans for how to build and grow you... Read More

Opportunity abounds for educational startups

April 07, 2014

Innovation starts with a great idea, and a great idea can be the foundation of a successful startup venture. When your great business idea begins to take hold and show promise, there could be financial backers that want to fund it and see it come to fruition.

If you have an effective solution to a common problem, there's probably a place in the market for you. Currently, the educa... Read More

Maine issues solicitation alert to corporations

April 03, 2014

Business owners should always be on alert for potential illegitimate correspondence and fraudulent offers. Recently, Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap issued a warning to corporations and non-profit entities after numerous Maine corporations received solicitations from a compa... Read More