Seven Profit-Boosting Entrepreneurial Habits

Posted on 21. May, 2014 by in Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter

As an entrepreneur, you are responsible for shaping your business success.  Any habits that sabotage your success in your personal life can often carry over to your business.  Becoming aware of these is the first step to success. Here are seven success-boosting habits to double-check against your own. 1.      Being able to say [...]

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Website: MSNBC Your Business

Posted on 25. Jun, 2013 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource

Your Business is a weekly television program broadcast on MSNBC Sundays at 7:30 am ET. I have watched this show for many years and the information shared has been invaluable to me as a small business owner. The program includes a profile of a small business owner, presenting the challenges and successes the person experienced. They [...]

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Seven Strategies to Put the Spring into Your Sales

Posted on 02. Apr, 2013 by in Misc. Articles, VirtualConnections Newsletter

Spring is here and that’s the perfect time to try something new in your business to make things fresh.  Here are seven ideas to try in your business; pick the one that’s most likely to put the spring in your sales. 1. BOGO: “Buy one, get one” or BOGO deals are always hot and never [...]

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The Entrepreneur’s Paycheck

Posted on 04. Feb, 2013 by in Misc. Articles, VirtualConnections Newsletter

As business owners, we may be so busy making sure the bills get paid and the product gets out the door that we may not be quite as proactive about our own compensation.  To pay themselves, many new business owners take what’s left after employees and vendors have been paid, and that ends up being [...]

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Website of the Month: SizeUp

Posted on 28. Dec, 2012 by in VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource

The Small Business Administration recently released a free online tool which helps small business owners and start ups. The tool, SizeUp, assists businesses in identifying new customers and comparing their performance against other businesses in their industry with data that is collected from hundreds of private and public sources. SizeUp analyzes a business in comparison [...]

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In the Niche of Time

Posted on 07. Sep, 2011 by in Misc. Articles, VirtualConnections Newsletter

You’ve probably heard advice about how it helps to carve out a niche for your business. But did you know it will also save you a tremendous amount of time? Here’s why. When a small business first opens, the entrepreneur is thankful to take anyone who breathes and pays their bill. Once the business fills [...]

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Budgeting Made Simple for the Small Business Entrepreneur

Posted on 11. Jan, 2011 by in Misc. Articles

Most of us came from the corporate world where working with budgets was an everyday occurrence. So now you are the one in charge and budgeting is the last thing on your mind for your business. Budgeting is just as important to the small business owner as it is to major corporations. It helps control [...]

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