Month: April 2014

Does my business need a marketing plan?

April 30, 2014

By developing a marketing plan, business owners can increase their chances of positioning their product for success in the market by determining who their target customers are, and the best ways to reach them.

Business credit can help small businesses get off the ground

April 29, 2014

Business credit can help small businesses achieve their goals. 

Successful small business pioneers are curious, use resources

April 17, 2014

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

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.

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 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?

How planning and structure can help entrepreneurs succeed

April 10, 2014

Entrepreneurs that 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.

How simplifying can help your business

April 09, 2014

You may have a lot of passion, drive, and know-how already, but did you know that “keeping it simple” could help increase your chances of business success?

Opportunity abounds for educational startups

April 07, 2014

If you have an effective solution to a common problem, there’s probably a place in the market for you. Currently, the education sector is seeing a lot of action from startups. Education technology represents a big opportunity for entrepreneurs to make an impact.

Maine issues solicitation alert to corporations

April 03, 2014

Business owners should always be on alert for potential illegitimate correspondence and 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 company called Corporate Records Service.