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What Is a Documented Content Marketing Strategy and Why Do You Need One?

If you worked as a business advisor and two clients came to see you, one with a business plan and one without, which one would you think had the best chance of success? Of course it would be the person with the business plan, simply because as the saying goes if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It’s exactly the same for those who enter into content marketing

Can Hiring a Business Coach Really Make a Difference?

It doesn’t matter how big your business is, or how long you’ve been in business, chances are you have at some point in time considered working with a business coach. But you have wondered if a coach can really make a difference for you and your business. To answer this question, so that it means something to you, you need to understand what a coach does and how to choose

Do Your Marketing Efforts Support Your Business Plan?

As a business owner you understand how important it is to have a business plan, but’s it’s also equally important to ensure your companies marketing efforts match the goals and forecasts in your business plan, otherwise you’ll never achieve the goals laid out in your business plan. It’s therefore imperative that when you create your marketing plan you refer to your business plan to ensure you are living up to

Increase Your Businesses Profitability with a Business Plan

Business Plans frighten many business owners, however as a professional business owner you understand that you must periodically examine your business and determine if it’s meeting your aims and its full potential. A good time to do this is yearly (before the end of your financial year end), but if you’ve not done this for a while, that’s okay, clear a day and take an objective look at how you’re

Running a Website or Web-based Business

With the state of the economy, more and more online businesses are showing up. They have the distinct advantage of having a low overhead which is appealing to most people. But, do you have what it takes to run such a business? One thing that you need to know if you are thinking about a website or web-based business is that it is still a business. While there are advantages

Create an Online Business in a Struggling Economy

Most people are likely to consider the state of the economy today to make it a bad time to start a business online. While it’s normal for people to worry about such things, in these particular circumstances they can’t be farther from the truth. There are a multitude of business opportunities available during these times of uncertainty. Some of the best ones are online businesses run from the comfort of

How to Secure a Loan For a Franchise

So, after all the careful research and planning, you’ve finally made a decision. You’re going to buy a franchise and go into business for yourself. While this is a momentous occasion for you, you’ve also reached your next big step: finding a loan. The best way to ensure you get a loan for a franchise is to choose the correct franchise. While you may be a big fan of a

Converting Hobbies and Skills into a Home-Based Business

Everyone is good at something. What if that “something” could make you money? If you have a hobby with that potential, you could be making more money. You might wonder how people come up with some of the ideas they have for businesses. Mostly, it comes from a love of a certain hobby or a skill that a person possesses. There are several hobbies that can be turned into money

Protecting the Integrity of your Business and Intellectual Property

You’ve done your research and perfected your business plan. That wondrous document secured your funding and all your plans have come to fruition. You’re now a small business owner. As you hang out your shingle and proclaim yourself open for business, consider this sobering fact: there is another professional of sorts, right next door to you (literally or virtually, which means this person could be anywhere), who has hung out


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