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Five tech strategies to help expand your small business

Five tech strategies to help expand your small business | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it

Business growth comes with a price, and some smaller businesses don't have the budget for expansion. That cloud, however, does have a silver lining.


There are technological ways in which you can expand your small business that won't break your budget. I don't mean purchasing new systems or adding a fiber pipe to your building (though that couldn't hurt); I'm talking about inexpensive and/or free ways of embracing technology and tech-based services to help with your business expansion. 


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Technology doesn't have to break the bank to help you grow.

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Efficient time-management skills

Efficient time-management skills | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Most of us wish we could create a few more hours in the day to allow all of our work to be carried out and still have some free time at the end of it. With the
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Common mistakes every entrepreneur should avoid

Common mistakes every entrepreneur should avoid | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Everybody makes mistakes in business, even those with a wealth of experience who should really know better, but for the new entrepreneur it can be a complete
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Tips for Securing a Small Business Loan

Tips for Securing a Small Business Loan | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
By Emily Suess
Obtaining a small business loan can be a necessary but difficult part of your career as a small business owner. Here’s what you need to know before you talk to a lender.
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Key answers to have when asking for a small business loan

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Creating Cool Product Names for a New Product Idea - 8 Creative Thinking Questions

Creating Cool Product Names for a New Product Idea - 8 Creative Thinking Questions | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Responsible for creating cool product names for a new product idea? A Brainzooming blog email subscriber asked me last week if The Brainzooming Group had a ready-made creative thinking exercise on ...
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Good thoughts on creating cool product names

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Top Tips on Outsourcing for Small Businesses

Top Tips on Outsourcing for Small Businesses | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it

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Outsourcing can allow you to focus on your core competencies while allowing others to help you with other tasks.

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Top Tips on Outsourcing for Small Businesses 

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Brilliant post on Outsourcing for small B2B companies.

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Thinking of business transformation?

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13 Entrepreneurs on the Best Business Advice They Ever Received

13 Entrepreneurs on the Best Business Advice They Ever Received | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it

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Great tips to factor into your business management and strategy

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Jeffrey Ross's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:58 AM

The best advice I ever got from my mentor was: "you're spending too much time on the top line and notenough on the bottom line."

Lynne M. Williams BS, MA, ABD★'s curator insight, October 18, 2013 1:14 AM

Great advice!

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No man (or woman) is an island, and business owners need to seek advice and guidance from other successful business owners, if they themselves are to become successful in their respective endeavours.

 

One of the best ways to become better as a business owner, is to apply relevant advice that other business owners have successfully applied to their businesses, that they themselves received from others who went before them.

 

This excellent article, drawing on feedback from 13 successful Australian entrepreneurs, offers 13 great pieces of sound business advice that any business owner can take on board to improve the performance of their own business.

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Build credibility for your startup idea with loyal customers | Cox BLUE

Build credibility for your startup idea with loyal customers | Cox BLUE | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
The process of building a startup company can be daunting. Even if you have the best idea in the world, it's never easy to gather support for it and create a customer base from scratch.
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Nice Tips for StartUp Strategy:  Loyal Customers are Key

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Business Systems Health Check: How does your business rate?

Business Systems Health Check: How does your business rate? | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Take the quiz to find out how healthy your business systems are and get some great tips on improving your systems for greater efficiency.
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Nice tips that I work on  with my small business clients.

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Work on Your Business, Not In It for Success

Work on Your Business, Not In It for Success | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it

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Nice Tips that I work with a lot of small business owners on.  Work on your business and not in your business

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7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank'

7 Lessons Every Young Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Shark Tank' | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Even as the shark-infested TV show can be intimidating, the business lessons are plentiful. Here are some inspired tips that even off-camera entrepreneurs...
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Nice Tips.  Take notes from the show.

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Necessities to Grow a Small Business - Small Businesses Do It Better

Necessities to Grow a Small Business - Small Businesses Do It Better | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Every small business needs creative influence and a manager and a growing number of customers discover a business through an online search engine.
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Nice Summary of Keys to Grow your Business

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Seven Innovative Ways to Finance a Startup [Infographic] - Business 2 Community

Seven Innovative Ways to Finance a Startup [Infographic] - Business 2 Community | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
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7 Innovative Ways to Finance a Startup

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Seven Reasons Why Most Small Businesses Fail - WPamplify

Seven Reasons Why Most Small Businesses Fail - WPamplify | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 small businesses fa …
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Seven Items to make sure you have handled to avoid being a statistic

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Five Easy Ways Small Businesses Can Think Big - WPamplify

Five Easy Ways Small Businesses Can Think Big - WPamplify | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
The excitement of starting a small business is like not …
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Nice reminders on thinking your Big #SmallBiz Picture.

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Business Expenses Right Now

5 Ways to Reduce Your Business Expenses Right Now | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Bolstering your business’s bottom line can be as much about cutting unnecessary expenses as increasing sales. The problem is identifying which of your current expenses are truly “unnecessary.”
Think you’re already operating on a shoestring budget?
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Nice areas to focus on cost savings

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Start-ups selling up – when should you decide to sell your business?

Start-ups selling up – when should you decide to sell your business? | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
What factors do entrepreneurs need to consider before accepting an offer for their carefully nurtured business? (Start-ups selling up – when should you decide to sell your business?

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Small Business factors on deciding to sell your business.  

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Growth strategies for small business

Growth strategies for small business | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
When a good idea strikes and initial response is positive, running a new business can seem like an absolute breeze. Enthusiasm is high, service is top-notch,
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Nice Tips and Considerations for Small Biz Growth Strategies

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4 Start-Up Costs You Might Not Have Considered -

4 Start-Up Costs You Might Not Have Considered - | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
With careful planning, you can ensure that your business is prepared to pay for these four unexpected expenses.
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Common costs omitted in forecasting for your start-up

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Kids Taking Over the Business? 8 Things to Consider

Kids Taking Over the Business? 8 Things to Consider | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Many business founders dream of the day they can transition the business to their children. But while there is much in the literature that talks about estate planning issues, but there is little talk about what it takes to...
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Great Family Business Transition Tips

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The Family Business: How to Succeed Without Going Crazy

The Family Business: How to Succeed Without Going Crazy | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
A family business can create new, stronger bonds, forcing you to communicate openly and share in the successes, and failures, like never before.
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Family Businesses:  How to keep peace at the Thanksgiving Dinner 

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Info-graphic: Top 12 Reasons You Need A Business Valuation

Info-graphic: Top 12 Reasons You Need A Business Valuation | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
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Nice Tips.  Key to understand your value drivers to optimize value.

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If you are looking for a reason why you need a current and accurate business valuation, here are 12 of them...

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!” (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.
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Make Your Business Attractive to Banks and Investors - Small Businesses Do It Better

Make Your Business Attractive to Banks and Investors - Small Businesses Do It Better | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
It doesn’t matter how much you believe in an idea, if a bank or an investor cannot see it, they will not give you any of their money. You have to prove it.
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How Much Will You Walk Away With?

How Much Will You Walk Away With? | Small Business Issues | Scoop.it
By the time most entrepreneurs think about so-called founder economics, it's much too late.Writing as The Deal Professor for The New York Times, Steven Davidoff has been examining the many cases in which a venture backed company is “successfully”...
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Solid Considerations and tips to consider when you go through the various financing phases.

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