Small Business

Three Key Success Metrics Every Small Business Owner Should Focus On

Your small business is up and running, and you have a product or service that you’re excited about. How do you boost your chances of building a venture that will last for the long term? A government statistic shows roughly 40% of Australian businesses fail within the first four years. Over the years, I’ve identified three elements that seem to ... Read More »

3 Sales Tips for Your Small Business During the Dog Days of Summer

Late July and August are often known as the “dog days” of summer – high temperatures, slow pace, and a certain lethargy often sets in. Unless you run a seasonal business that benefits from summer tourism, you’re probably finding that your business is having a slower time of year during this season; the phones aren’t ringing as often, foot traffic ... Read More »

This Business is Cashing in on the Coming Eclipse

Can an event that lasts less than three minutes make an impact on your business? One Tennessee company is counting on it. And your business could potentially do the same. The event in question is the total solar eclipse, which will take place on August 21. And American Paper Optics in Bartlett, Tennessee has been planning for this moment for years. The ... Read More »

Government looks to speed up small business rates relief

The government has stepped in to try to speed up business rate relief to thousands of small firms. Businesses in England, hit by huge hikes in their rates bills, were promised millions of pounds in support by the chancellor in March. But months on from the start of the new tax regime in April, many are still waiting for their ... Read More »

10 profitable small businesses you can start with $100 or less

Are you feeling the tug of entrepreneurship? Does the idea of starting a business fill you with excitement? You want to set your own hours, be your own boss, work from home (or maybe the beach) and have no limit to the money you are making. Sounds like a dream. But how do you get started if you don’t have any prior ... Read More »

4 Success Tips From Small Businesses That Are Doing It Right

Sometimes the most valuable advice comes from your fellow entrepreneurs, not the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. At Facebook, we know that behind every business is a person, and behind every person is a story – with insights and advice to share. That’s why we created the Small Business Council which consists of entrepreneurs who share a common belief ... Read More »

SCORE: Small business real estate more than location

Location, location, location. If only choosing a site for your small business was that simple. The truth is that there are many factors to consider before signing a lease and I’d like to share just a few from my own commercial real estate and small business experience, as well as a recent SCORE webinar. Demographics should be at the top ... Read More »

10 Tips for Looking into the Future of Your Small Business

Small business owners have to constantly look toward the future in order to retain long-term success. This means keeping an eye on tech trends, finding the best times to make investments and adjusting your marketing efforts. For more on looking to the future of your small business, check out these tips from members of the online small business community. Evolve ... Read More »

Businesses brace for crippling energy bill increases

BUSINESSES will be forced to cut staff or shut down altogether as crippling energy price hikes begin sweeping across the nation this month. The small business lobby group says urgent action is needed to resolve the decade-long national deadlock on energy policy in the face of what’s being described as a bigger crisis than the GFC. “This is the biggest ... Read More »

The Top 4 Challenges Small Business Owners Face Today

Whether it’s performing day-to-day operations or planning long-term growth, small business owners face countless obstacles to their success. From rising office supply costs to the health of the national economy, sometimes prioritizing the issues to focus on is a huge challenge by itself. “There is no magic bullet in business,” said JJ Ramberg, host of MSNBC’s “Your Business” and founder ... Read More »