marketing, Small Business, strategy

Promotions Strategy

Hey small business owner! Are you achieving the sales and recognition that you want? Are you anywhere near that goal or are you sitting there with the birds chirping in the background? Most of the free training, YouTube videos, podcasts, and blog posts make it seem like you can create a website or channel or… Continue reading Promotions Strategy

Customer service, Small Business, marketing, strategy

Pricing Strategy for New Products

Since it's the middle of the summer in Tennessee with temperatures hitting the mid 90 degrees, I sometimes take my twins to the mall play place. It's not my favorite place to go due to the chaos of running, screaming, and crazy kids in a confined space, but I manage. I have not taken the… Continue reading Pricing Strategy for New Products

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!

Small Business

What Licenses do I need to start a business?

To start a business, you need several licenses depending on your business and where you live. This article provides guidance on county and city licenses, industry licenses, sales and use tax, and HOA restrictions.

Customer service, marketing, Small Business

Star Wars, Disney, and Business Principles

Disney integrates business principles within its resort to create unique and memorable experiecnes for guests. While on vacation, take a note of a few of these and see how you can integrate into your business.

Small Business, strategy

Strategy Planning using PESTEL

Companies can use the PESTEL analysis to determine long-term strategies for growth, opportunity, and minimize risk. The 6 factors of PESTEL are political, economic, sociocultural, technological, environmental, and legal/regulatory.

Customer service, marketing, Small Business

Free (and reputable) Business Mentoring

Struggling business owners can find local and government resources, such as US SBA, SCORE, chamber of commerce, entrepreneurship office, or local university. Some offer free assistance to small business owners.