Invoicing Etiquette for Small Business Owners There are times when getting an invoice paid is more challenging than the work you just completed. After all, it’s not exactly an easy task to track down late payments. It pretty much feels like a game of cat-and-mouse. But, what if there was a …Read More »
'Startup Courage'? It Starts on Day 1. Every entrepreneur begins with a vision: how to solve a real-world problem by creating a product or service to transform people’s lives in a meaningful way. That vision evolves as it’s brought to life. And in that process, it’s shaped by its creator’s deeper …Read More »
The Majority of Small-Business Owners Rely on Word-of-Mouth Referrals. Here Are 3 Ways to Get Them. Alignable recently completed a survey of 7,500 small-business owners in North America and asked participants a single question — what’s the best way to acquire local customers? The results? 85 percent said word-of-mouth referrals. …Read More »
4 Fix-It Lessons From Uber's Overhaul The strong flow of corporate chaos at Uber has produced a leadership vacuum with threatening brand implications. As reported by The New York Times, the ride-hailing giant named Dara Khosrowshahi as its new CEO in August, hoping the former Expedia leader can right the ship. …Read More »
Got Bad Credit? Don't Apply for a Loan Before You Ask a Few Hard Questions. If you have bad credit, your financing options may be limited and expensive. If you hope to start or a grow a business, you’ll need to learn how to judge the status of your credit …Read More »
Has Your Business Plateaued? Here's How Companies Like Square and Salesforce.com Have Broken Through.
Has Your Business Plateaued? Here's How Companies Like Square and Salesforce.com Have Broken Through. Today tighter profit margins, rising costs, sinking sales and market share battles are hitting industries across the board from retail to media, construction to publishing. Even in public and nonprofit sector industries like post offices, museums and classical …Read More »