Here are some of the best articles we found this month covering small business and entrepreneurship topics:
When you start your own business it quickly becomes evident that you’re in a ship, and in that ship you’re the captain, the navigator, the quartermaster, cabin boy, carpenter and passenger all rolled up into one confidently helpless entrepreneur who knows it will all somehow work out in the end. In short: you’re on your own. It’s hard to come across a helping hand and get the necessary funds to get growing. Because of this the only option often becomes to bootstrap your marketing efforts to acquire new clientele. (read more).
Growth comes from new products, new markets…or does it? Before you take on the risks of developing new products or markets, consider that you may already have the great business you want. It’s hidden inside the one you already have. The question is how to find it. Your existing information systems will give you no help at all, but the video below will show you what to do. (read more)
You lose focus. Whatever your job or whatever project you’re working on, as time passes you start forgetting why you’re doing it. You keep your eyes on your work and stop wondering if what you’re doing actually helps your team and company to move forward. The best way to combat this it to take some time and speak directly with your customers. (read more)
Putting things in order and organization rank high on a success ladder for any owner or manager (or any high position that you might be holding). Now, it is quite often the case that you think that your managerial skills are just good enough (if not great) and that people in your surroundings love working with you. This is an easy trap to fall into. Micromanagement does not have to be something that you do on a conscience level — in fact, most of these actions are done without paying attention to it or to its possible outcomes. (read more)
One of the best tools for marketing has been Facebook advertising. Why Facebook? Unlike flyers, radio, or newspaper ads where you can’t control who sees these ads, using Facebook you have much more control. You can target an area where your customers live, like a city or zip code, specify gender, age, and even interests. This allows you to do target marketing which is very powerful. Here we show you step by step how to setup your first Facebook ad. (read more)
Not only is Steve Siebold a self-made millionaire, but he spent over 25 years studying other millionaires. Then he wrote a book about it. “Getting rich begins with the way you think,” he asserts, “and what you believe about making money.” In How Rich People Think, Siebold outlines the patterns he saw after interviewing hundreds of millionaires. His research showed something fascinating. Here are the six critical beliefs the wealthy employ, which anyone can adopt — and should, if they want to get rich (read more)
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Author: Raya Khashab
Raya is the CEO and co-founder of ezClocker. She is passionate about customers and building products that change the way people run their business. She is also a big supporter of the startup community and helping people achieve their dreams.