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How To Brand Yourself: 6 Steps to Effective Personal Branding

April 29, 2015 | By:

When it comes to branding, oftentimes business owners make the mistake of focusing solely on their company's brand. While having a strong company brand is an important factor, when just starting out, and even beyond, people want to do business with other people, not with brands.This means that creating a personal brand can give you the competitive edge over your competition, and assist you when it comes to generating sales, finding investors, and more.But how do you generate a credible and tru... Read More

3 Reasons Your Business Will Thrive in Denver, Colorado

April 27, 2015 | By: MBurge

When it comes to starting your business, location is everything. Choosing the right city to start out in can make or break your overall company, especially in those first few years of learning and growth.And expanding your business to new cities is nearly as nerve-racking as beginning as starting an entirely new company. In both cases it is always important to research the city thoroughly before making a decision, so that you have a complete understanding of the economic landscape you are posit... Read More

9 Types of Insurance That Will Help Protect Your Business

April 24, 2015 | By: MBurge

When first beginning your business, it is important from the start to have the right insurance coverage. Otherwise, your company can find itself with some real problems.While you may not have experience with insurance, ask a trusted advisor or friend to refer you to a good insurance agent. Having a trusted insurance agent can help you make the right choices and stay informed about your policies.But before talking to an agent, it is often best to do some research first to understand your options... Read More

Going Green: Weighing Your Business' Options

April 22, 2015 | By: MBurge

Earth Day is here, and with it, a chance to reflect on how we can leave our planet a better place. For most companies this means going green. But many business owners have concerns about what it would take to become more environmentally-friendly and aren’t sure how to decide which initiatives they should participate in.If you’re ready to get eco-friendly, one way to choose which ways to help the environment will be most worth your time are to consider which options for a green office make the m... Read More

How Shared Office Space Can Help or Hurt Your Irvine Business

April 20, 2015 | By:

The way we work has been changing for many years now. Ever since the recession that began in late 2007, the United States has worked hard to get back on its feet and recover from the damage done.We’ve come a long way since then. But we have not come away unchanged.How we choose to work and where we work has greatly evolved. And this has created the rise of the coworking space, along with an ever increasing desire for businesses to be a part of a greater, local community.One example has been the... Read More

5 Steps for Creating a Painless New Client Onboarding Process

April 17, 2015 | By:

The first few days of your brand new relationship with a client is some of the most critical moments for your company. Onboarding is a process that can either make your company shine brightly, or look very foolish.The problem is that small businesses are typically not onboarding clients very often, so their experience is limited and their process is not fully fleshed out. But the sooner you can pin down your onboarding process, the sooner your business will be ready to grow.So how can you avoid... Read More

The Basics of Small Business SEO

April 15, 2015 | By:

No matter what the size of your business, keeping your pipeline full of promising leads is top priority. But if you’re a smaller organization, getting those leads at a low cost is even better. And that’s where a highly optimized website comes in. Keeping these tips in mind for your own website will ensure good search engine optimization so that it’s easily found and give it a quality user experience that will leave visitors with a positive impression of your company.Keyword ResearchBefore you c... Read More

Programs and Resources Available to Santa Monica Businesses

April 13, 2015 | By:

You’ve weighed your business location options, chosen to locate your small business in Santa Monica, picked the perfect Santa Monica office space, and opened your doors for business.But its not quite enough.Your entrepreneurial intuition says there is more you could be doing to gain more business. And you're right. Santa Monica not only provides a vast array of networking opportunities, it also offers several programs that help you build your business's visibility.Here are just a few places you... Read More

Vendor Relationship Management: 6 Tips for Success

April 10, 2015 | By: MBurge

When it comes to your business success, sometimes you just need a little extra help in certain areas. That is where having an outside vendor who can add expertise and knowledge to your business can be extremely beneficial.But a vendor relationship can sometimes be a little tricky. It is not the same as a customer relationship or even an employee. So it can be tough to understand how to handle a growing relationship in the right way, so that it positively affects your business.1. Share Your Goal... Read More

Seattle's Wage Hike: Your Options as a Small Business

April 08, 2015 | By:

On April 1st, Seattle implemented the biggest pay hike any major U.S. city has taken on. Minimum wage will gradually rise to $15 an hour in the Emerald City over the next decade. For small businesses grappling with the change, this is what you need to know:Small businesses will have to start paying at least $10 with a $1 credit for tips or health insurance.Small businesses will have 7 years to raise their wages to $15. The first five years will include adjustments for tips and healthcare costs.... Read More

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