Archive for the “Small Business” Category

Analyzing Your Small Business Overhead Costs

Posted on January 29th, 2019 by Kelly Kirkham

Small businesses can take almost as many shapes as the products and services they sell. The variety within startups presents a problem when it comes to determining what the future may hold. Financial items such as how much day-to-day operations will cost in a month or a year from now are almost immeasurable. From rent…

Tips For Prioritizing Your Workload

Posted on January 22nd, 2019 by Kelly Kirkham

Regardless of which industry you work in, or whether you work for yourself or a large company, learning how to prioritize is an important part of finding success. So, whether you are facing a large project or just need to get a handle on your life, the tips below can help you get organized and…

Should I Accept Venmo On My Ecommerce Website?

Posted on December 11th, 2018 by Kelly Kirkham

If you are like 7 million other monthly users, you may Venmo money to friends and family on a regular basis. The mobile payment portal has made splitting the check, sharing an Uber, and planning a trip to the movies easier than ever. The app reportedly transferred $12 billion in Q1 of 2018, demonstrating that…

Why The Best Time To Build A Website Is Now

Posted on July 6th, 2018 by Kelly Kirkham

If you are a small brick and mortar business operating in a small community, you may not realize that you have the ability to market beyond the customary word of mouth system. Many small businesses rely on local promotions, the phone book and coupons to keep business running from day to day. Others may have…

Project Management Tools For Remote-Working Teams

Posted on February 20th, 2018 by Neil Cumins

Until a few years ago, working on a project with colleagues required endless update meetings and round-robin email chains. Thankfully those days are now behind us. The arrival of cloud computing has seen a variety of project management tools being launched. These platforms are ideal for remote-working teams to collaborate, providing real-time updates on individual…

How Do You Define A Startup?

Posted on September 29th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

If you ask most people what is the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the word “startup”, it’s likely they will say “tech company”. This, of course, is a very broad perception, but it’s easy to see why that association is made by so many people; indeed many modern companies have courted…

Can A Startup Be Evaluated Objectively?

Posted on September 8th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

In the world of startups, we hear a lot about valuation. We rank companies based not on their revenues and profits, but on their valuation. This is intriguing, because by all accounts a startup valuation is far from an exact science. So when you hear, for example, that a company like WeWork has a valuation…

Is the Shared Office Space Industry Profitable?

Posted on August 11th, 2017 by Guest Blogger

A popular analogy for all the money, hype and optimism that has come amidst the Silicon Valley startup boom is the California gold rush of the 1800s. As any student of history knows, one of the biggest legacies of the gold rush was the entrepreneurial ventures that sprouted up to serve the needs of gold…

Lessons to Learn from Failed Internet Startups

Posted on July 18th, 2017 by Neil Cumins

The internet has only been an established part of our lives since the late 1990s, yet it’s already claimed innumerable corporate failures. The demise of high-profile brands like Webvan, Overto and eToys is often attributed to a recurring handful of reasons. As a result, the back stories of these failed creations can help today’s online…

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