Customer service, finance, Small Business, strategy

Saving your Small Business during the pandemic

Take steps now to secure your small business in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Seek out SBA loans, renegotiate payment and landlord terms hoard cash, and seek help to keep your business afloat.

finance, Small Business

Official Business Owner! Find a Super Accountant!

Congratulations! If you followed last week's blog, you are well on your way to becoming an official business. One that is registered by the county, state, possibly collecting taxes on the goods that you are selling, and on your way to operating an official business. I know you may still be waiting on getting some… Continue reading Official Business Owner! Find a Super Accountant!

finance, Small Business

Estimating Start Up Costs

List of start up costs for new businesses to help with estimating financing, proformas, and starting a business.

Crowdfunding, Customer service, finance, Small Business

Crowdfunding for your Small Business Course is here!

The Crowdfunding for your small business course is now available. It includes over 4 hours of recorded material on how to choose the best crowdfunding project for your business, the internet platform to use, choosing the right rewards to attract customers, and budgeting your campaign. All of this information is to help you be in the half of all crowdfunding projects that are fully funded!

Customer service, finance, Personal Development, Small Business

4 Types of Businesses to Start

Entrepreneurs come in all types and sizes, just like the businesses they run. If you are deciding whether or not you want to start a business, start with the type of business you want to start. There are about 4 types of new businesses: Innovative- These are the entrepreneurial businesses that create new products, expand… Continue reading 4 Types of Businesses to Start

finance, Personal Development, Small Business

Break-even Point for Lemons

For many small businesses, there are several ways to calculate profitability. The break-even point one way. It is the minimum sales you need to recover your costs. If you're a retailer and you buy a trunk full of clothes for $400, and you know you can sell them for $800, what is the break even… Continue reading Break-even Point for Lemons

finance, Small Business

Sexy Profit Margins

I have started writing this blog post a few times. How in the world do you make profit and profit margin sassy and sexy and interesting? I have no real ideas. But here's an interesting story where I apparently told off a Senior Vice President without realizing it. The Senior Vice President (SVP) of a… Continue reading Sexy Profit Margins

finance, marketing, Small Business, Uncategorized

50 Cent or $5 Donuts: The positioning of donuts

I wanted to dive into positioning a business and products a little more from a post a few weeks ago. What better way than to illustrate by using donuts? Here's the first donut that you may be familiar with. Product #1 is a simple donut from the local grocery store, i.e. Kroger:. It costs about… Continue reading 50 Cent or $5 Donuts: The positioning of donuts

finance, Small Business, Uncategorized

Cutting costs

Whether it's part of your annual or quarterly business goals, you need to take a look at your business and find ways to cut costs. You may be thinking that you do this every day. You may be thinking that you have no time, you have to run your business. You may be trying to… Continue reading Cutting costs

Customer service, finance, Personal Development, Uncategorized

Amazon Recruiting in Nashville

Last rainy Wednesday, I attended Amazon's recruiting fair in Nashville at the Ryman. As you may or may not know, Amazon is opening a mini headquarters in Nashville, not the main 2nd headquarters, but enough to employ 5,000 jobs. It's the largest job announcement for Nashville ever. So, what does one of the top companies… Continue reading Amazon Recruiting in Nashville