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Financing Options for Small Businesses Facing Foreclosure

Financing Options for Small Businesses Facing Foreclosure | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
This week the Wall Street Journal noted that small companies with commercial mortgages could be facing balloon mortgages this year.  Without working capital, small businesses could be foreclosed up...
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The WSJ article titled, “Warning: Property Foreclosures Ahead” predicts that more commercial property loans will come due in 2013 than in any prior year.  The first wave of extensions is due, or coming due, and thanks to the slow, largely jobless recovery, many business owners are not yet in a position to make the large balloon payments that will be coming due. 

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Customer Experience: 8 Things You Must Do To Exceed Customer Expectations

Customer Experience: 8 Things You Must Do To Exceed Customer Expectations | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Exceeding customer expectations is easier said than done. Here are eight things you have to do just to meet expectations in today’s customer experience.
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Restaurant Industry Trends: Impact of Women in Restaurants and Food Service

Restaurant Industry Trends: Impact of Women in Restaurants and Food Service | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
When it comes to women leaders, restaurant industry trends point to a bright future. Find out how women are shaping the restaurant industry and its future.
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E-Commerce: 6 Word of Mouth Marketing Strategies for Online Retailers plus [Infographic]

E-Commerce: 6 Word of Mouth Marketing Strategies for Online Retailers plus [Infographic] | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Six word of mouth marketing strategies for online retailers, because exceeding customer expectations is just as critical for the online retailer as it is for retailers selling from brick and mortar stores.
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Hotel Marketing: 5 Ways to Turn Hotel Room Service into a Profit Center

Hotel Marketing: 5 Ways to Turn Hotel Room Service into a Profit Center | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
The end of room service? Not so fast! Here are four marketing ideas for hotels that turn hotel room service into revenue.
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Creating a Baby Boomer-friendly customer experience is so 5 minutes ago.

Creating a Baby Boomer-friendly customer experience is so 5 minutes ago. | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Marketing to millennial shoppers or B2B buyers? Use these insights to improve the customer experience for millennials (and everyone else, too).
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5 Ways to Improve Your Online Marketing

5 Ways to Improve Your Online Marketing | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Buyer behaviors have changed dramatically when it comes to discovering products and services and deciding when to buy; has your marketing strategy evolved as well?
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Optimize for Local Search and Mobile (Now is the Time)

Optimize for Local Search and Mobile (Now is the Time) | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Forty percent of US consumers reportedly search for a local business once a day, and 66% of consumers use local search at least 3-4 times each week.  If your business depends on attracting and serving customers within a local area geographically, optimizing your online presence has never been so important.
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10 Quotes About Vision to Inspire Corporate Vision Statements

10 Quotes About Vision to Inspire Corporate Vision Statements | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
When it comes to the size of your corporate vision, size matters! Measure your mission and vision statements against these ten quotes to see if its big enough.

 

If You’re Not Going to Change the World, Why Bother? 10 Vision-Inspiring Quotes for Business Leaders
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Get the Word Out: 5 Ways to Use Customer Testimonials

Get the Word Out: 5 Ways to Use Customer Testimonials | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it

It's one thing to have satisfied customers and it’s another to have enthusiastic brand advocates generating word of mouth referrals for your small business. Find out how to find out what customers love most about your business and get five ways to use customer testimonials to grow your business.  

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Truckers in Traffic: Top 10 Traffic Chokepoints and Traffic Planning Apps

Truckers in Traffic: Top 10 Traffic Chokepoints and Traffic Planning Apps | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it

Top 10 Congestion Chokepoints and Traffic Apps for Truckers

Texas may not have the worst congestion point on the list, but they have three locations on the list of top ten congestion chokepoints. Find out where you are most likely to get stuck in traffic and discover some cool apps you can use on the road to get out of a jam.

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Fall Color Trends: Top 10 Marketing Trend Colors for Fall 2015

Fall Color Trends: Top 10 Marketing Trend Colors for Fall 2015 | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Look for these colors to show up on the runway and in retail showrooms, and take advantage of these four marketing ideas that can help you turn fall trend colors into new business.
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Hotel Cash Advances: Restaurant Update Improves Hotel Cash Flow During Off Season

Hotel Cash Advances: Restaurant Update Improves Hotel Cash Flow During Off Season | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Seasonal lulls occur in just about every industry, for one reason or another. The problem with seasonal lulls is the slow cash flow that usually comes along with it. One of our clients decided to turn their slow season into an opportunity for growth; here’s what happened. 

 

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Marketing to Gen Z vs Marketing to Millennials Infographic

Marketing to Gen Z vs Marketing to Millennials Infographic | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Now that you’ve mastered marketing to millennials, it’s time to take a look at Gen Z, the next generation of B2B buyers and consumers.
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Is Email Marketing Dead? Email Statistics Say Otherwise [Infographic]

Is Email Marketing Dead? Email Statistics Say Otherwise [Infographic] | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Video may have killed the radio star, but just like radio, email as a marketing channel is alive and well – and solidly in first place when it comes to buyer preferences and return on investment.  Here are some tips that might help you get more leads and sales from your next email marketing campaign.
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Branding and Color Identity: What Your Brand’s Colors Say About Your Business

Branding and Color Identity: What Your Brand’s Colors Say About Your Business | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Understanding the associations that people may have relative to your brand’s colors can help you better use color to shape a strong brand for your business.
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Hotel Marketing: 3 Strategies that Boost Room Service ROI

Hotel Marketing: 3 Strategies that Boost Room Service ROI | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. If that is true, then improving your hotel’s room service options could be the way to capture the affection and loyalty of guests, and help boost revenue, too.
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Marketing to Women: 6 Key Stats About Female Consumers plus Infographic

Marketing to Women: 6 Key Stats About Female Consumers plus Infographic | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Here’s a fresh look at the who – what – when – where – why – and how of marketing to women that can help you do a better job of attracting, engaging and converting female shoppers.




Marketing to Women: 6 Facts About Female Shoppers Retailers Need to Know Today
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Want Marketing Ideas for Every Day of the Year? Here you go: 365 Days of Marketing

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There are few resources that marry creative, practical ideas and content to the ‘how-to’ of 'what to do' every day when it comes to marketing, and puts it in language that anyone can understand. That’s where 365 Days of Marketing comes in. 

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Restaurant Marketing: Mobile Friendly Website Key to Getting More Local Customers

Restaurant Marketing: Mobile Friendly Website Key to Getting More Local Customers | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
If you knew that there was one simple restaurant marketing strategy that would bring new customers in to your restaurant – would you do it?
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Zillow Losing 25% of Listings April 7? Doesn’t Matter IF You Do This

Zillow Losing 25% of Listings April 7? Doesn’t Matter IF You Do This | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
Worried about whether home buyers will find your real estate listings when Listhub pulls their data out of Trulia next month? You could breathe a lot easier if you would just do one thing, and I’m going to tell you what it is.
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7 Marketing Ideas for Staffing and Temporary Agencies

7 Marketing Ideas for Staffing and Temporary Agencies | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it

With competition at a fever pitch for landing easily place-able candidates as well as employer job listings, here are seven ways to develop a competitive advantage for your staffing agency, temporary services firm or professional recruiting services.

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12 Quotes on the Merit of Taking Action that Will Get You Moving

12 Quotes on the Merit of Taking Action that Will Get You Moving | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it

No matter what needs to be done, nothing will get done unless someone takes action. These twelve inspirational quotes can get you up off your chair and into motion so that you can get stuff done.


12 Motivational Quotes for Business Leaders About What it Takes to Get the Job Done 

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Seasonal Fashion, Style and Salon Color Trends for 2015

Seasonal Fashion, Style and Salon Color Trends for 2015 | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it

Though these trend colors may change in just a few months, salon and spa professionals still need to pay attention. Find out how to use fall trend colors to attract and engage clients, so you can grow your salon or spa more quickly. 

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Employee Engagement: 4 Ways to Invest In Your Most Valuable Asset

Employee Engagement: 4 Ways to Invest In Your Most Valuable Asset | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it

Do you really believe that employees your most valuable asset? Here are four ways to invest where it counts most in order to grow your business.

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All About Change: 10 Inspiring Quotes for Business Leaders

All About Change: 10 Inspiring Quotes for Business Leaders | Small Business Growth | Scoop.it
If it’s time for a revolution when it comes to your industry, business, employees, or community, use these ten quotes about change for inspiration. #quotes #change
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