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Quickbooks For Small Business

Quickbooks, the well-known accounting software suite, combines multiple bookkeeping features into a single program. The software’s main function is to reduce the number of spreadsheets, tables and tracking sheets you need to document and run all of the bookkeeping tasks at your business. Quickbooks is particularly helpful when you’re starting …

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Build Your Product Funnel

Building a business starts with determining your target market, that is who are you going to sell to. The next step is determining what you’re going to sell, I call that the product funnel. The product funnel is your business; it defines the products and services your company provides. What …

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5 Reasons You Need a Revenue Forecast

Creating a revenue forecast for your company may seem like a bit of a pointless chore when you’re just starting out and there is little revenue to count, however, the truth is that revenue forecasts are something every successful small business does. While it might be a little hard to …

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Your Business Plan Needs Balance

Your business isn’t only about numbers, facts and figures. It includes creativity, thought and some other less tangible resources, too. No matter how strong your drive is and how thorough your business plan is, there is one resource you don’t have an unlimited source of and may have forgotten about, …

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Social Media – Do I Need Them All?

At this point, it has become clear that social media isn’t a trend or fad but a solid reality of online existence. For your marketing efforts, it is simply indispensable. Nevertheless, when you try to approach social media as a channel for marketing, it can get confusing rather quickly. There …

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What Successful Business Owners Know

The power of consistency and persistence is not only what successful business owners know, it is also what they live by. These two qualities are the cornerstone of any business venture and are absolutely necessary for survival and growth. Keep reading to learn just what these mental strengths can do …

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Starting a Business – 3 Things You Need To Know About Creating Products

You can’t really begin starting a business without products to sell. Your business is defined by your products, whether that means physical products, virtual products or services. Products require content. To be frank, there is content and then there is content that will sell. Whether you’re starting your own business …

Be a Successful Entrepreneur

The Successful Entrepreneur’s Elevator Speech

Every successful entrepreneur has his or her elevator speech ready for whenever the situation calls for it. We’ve all heard of an elevator speech, you know that very short blurb you are supposed to have on the tip of your tongue when you hypothetically run into someone in an elevator …

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Goal Setting Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Avoid

I believe every successful entrepreneur should start each new endeavor with written down goals on what he or she wants to accomplish. While you may not always know at the start where you want to end up, it certainly helps to have a good idea. As a successful entrepreneur, I …

Defining Your Target Market

Before you start designing and creating the products you are going to sell, you need to define your ideal client or target market. Who they are, what they want and need, and why they would want to purchase your products or services. If you don’t narrow down your target market, …