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When opening a small business venture most owners hope to grow their company someday but when that day comes, the business expansion can cause a great deal of confusion. If you are planning to expand your business, either within your same market or to a whole new area of the world, there are steps you can take to make the transition smooth and relatively stress-free. Begin with a carefully laid plan and then follow it as closely as you can to ensure that everything is in order before you open…

Succeeding in business has a lot more to do with psychology and mindset than you might think. Step number one to become an entrepreneur is to think differently. But, in what ways? The entrepreneurs who are most likely to succeed are not those who jump into it lightly or without thinking through the ramifications of their decision. Instead, they are people who are able to think outside the box. Entrepreneurs think differently, which gives them a unique viewpoint on the world, allowing them to…

Consumers and hopeful freelancers from San Francisco to Shanghai are wheeling and dealing in the global gig economy (sometimes called the “on-demand economy”), embracing both a new level of consumerism and a new brand of work-life balance. You’d be hard-pressed to find a product or service that doesn’t have an up-and-coming on-demand component anymore, from laundry to lattes. Daryl Twitchell (managing partner at Silver Ridge Advisors) writes: “The gig economy is developing faster than…

Small businesses in the modern world of business are well aware that every penny goes a long way and contribute to the overall success of the business.  If you are a small business owner starting out in the world of business we have ten tips to help you save money.  These tips to cut startup business costs include purchasing a second hand car v leasing options and running your office space remotely. (more…)

Everyone wants to own a business that will make them the next Forbes billionaire. But if it was easy then everyone would be doing it, so we know that’s not the case. The truth is: Becoming a successful entrepreneur is hard. Over 66% of startups fail within the first year. However, if you feel like you have what it takes, if you’re willing to fail and you’re willing to learn, here are some important tips to help you become a successful entrepreneur. Ask For Advice Surround yourself with…

When it comes to marketing for startups, growth hacking is one of the key factors that need to be in focus. Not only is it a revolutionary way of accelerating and structuring growth but also an excellent means of marketing. Well, most people perceive it as online marketing but that’s not the case at all. Growth hacking is a completely different ball game which is here to stay and has proven its efficiency for startups as well as established corporations. As Sean Ellis coined the term,…

You are feeling pretty good. That infant you gave birth to is actually generating a profit, and you are finally finding a little bit of time to enjoy some of those leisure activities that you gave up a few years ago. The thought of expansion has certainly crossed your mind, but of course that would mean finding some investors. And finding some investors may mean giving up a bit of control. Then there are the risks involved. Lots of other companies moved to expand and went “belly-up.” On the…

Those who know me are well aware that I’m always quoting moz.com when it comes to community building, content marketing and more. This is because they’ve proven to be one of the best players at the game of online marketing. Once upon a time nobody knew them, but today they’re the GODs of SEO. It’s near to impossible competing with them in the search market especially for small and non-authoritative businesses. If Google gives more importance to big and authoritative brands, is the SEO…

Starting a business can be a daunting prospect. Many people have full time jobs they are looking to escape but do not have the funding available to simply quit and start working full time on their business. But fear not, the age of the internet has now made it possible to become an entrepreneur without the previous financial risks. The below ideas are all businesses you can start for under £1000 and whilst working on your full time job. Infographic from: My Local Services. #1. Create a…

There’s been a lot of buzz over the years about the power of blogging and its effectiveness as part of core content marketing strategy, but what very few people are discussing is the number of failed blogs. The New York Times estimates that 95% of blogs eventually fail, and the reason for this is not far-fetched; most blogs fail because the owners couldn’t get people to be interested in their blogs, while others fail because they aren’t sustainable. No matter your reason for…