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

Crowdfunding, finance, Small Business, Uncategorized

Wonder if Crowdfunding is for you?

I know I've been talking about crowdfunding for a while and you may or may not be interested. I started with this subject because it is a relatively new business concept and I spent about 3 years researching how small businesses can use crowdfunding as a finance resource. So, I thought I might as well… Continue reading Wonder if Crowdfunding is for you?

Crowdfunding, finance

Disadvantages of Crowdfunding

With all of the hype of how easy it is to use crowdfunding¬†to raise money for your business, There are some disadvantages. I don't want to be the Debbie Downer of the crowdfunding world but there are some hard truths to crowdfunding. And I like to be honest so that everyone knows what they are… Continue reading Disadvantages of Crowdfunding

finance, Small Business

Top 10 Business Financing Sources

Need money to start or grow your business? Consider these top 10 business financing sources.