Each year at YFS Magazine we share an end-of-year wrap up of startup and small business know-how ‘hit makers’ — articles that really resonated with you, our global readership. It’s a little early to share our full line up of the best small business talk, but we believe you deserve a sneak peek.
As you gear up to make the next several months of your business count, here’s an inside look at ten must-read small business articles you couldn’t get enough of this year — so far.
Like most small business owners, you likely don’t want to commit to laborious and costly enterprise-level software, yet you realize that excel isn’t the best solution either. If you’re overwhelmed with time-consuming, pain-staking and old-fashioned inventory management systems –paper-based, excel-based or ‘simply not at all’ approaches — you have more options than you may realize.
Are you wondering how you’re going to increase sales? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Finding new customers is a fundamental challenge for every business. If you’re looking to attract new business or service new clients here are ten creative tips to help turn prospects into paying customers.
What’s one of the dirtiest words in business? Chances are that the word ‘outsourcing’ comes to mind. Some despise it, many business owners shy away from it and countless entrepreneurs depend on it. Regardless of what side you take, it is important to know that outsourcing exists and it’s here to stay. Why? Because there are a lot of things to love about contracting various business functions to someone else.
Are you looking for new ways to acquire and retain customers? We asked twenty of the nation’s most successful young entrepreneurs to share their best tip for finding more customers and increasing sales, and here’s what they had to say.
Entrepreneurs are different from everyone else. Generally, we don’t prescribe to the status quo and because we think differently – we act differently. Most importantly, we can’t hide the tell-tale signs that allude to the fact that we’re a genius on a mission of madness – world domination. Or perhaps you’ll settle for your own little piece of a continent.
If you are in search of new and cost-effective ways to market your small business Instagram may be the answer. Instagram, familiar to many small businesses and consumers alike, is an online photo-sharing and social networking service. The tool lets users take pictures, apply digital filters, and share them on social networks.
Entrepreneurship is the new American (and global) dream. Everyone wants it but few are bold enough to do what it takes to make that dream a reality. At YFS Magazine we know how awesome it is to be an entrepreneur and endeavor to empower you to know the same.
I recently received a message from a long-time friend who launched a part-time business several years ago and is now considering making the transition to full-time entrepreneurship. She contacted me because she wanted to speak with “someone who gets it.” Because inevitably, many people who have not embarked upon becoming a small business owner — won’t … they “won’t get it.”
Starting a new business comes with various challenges, amongst them being access to capital. Seeking a sufficient amount of financing to launch an early-stage startup and support your business goals is essential to long-term success. But, if you have limited access to funds — where can you start?
Time is our most precious commodity. We are all challenged to do more in a shorter amount of time. However, you can take steps to increase productivity which will help you and your management team make the best use of your days.
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