As a retailer it can be tough to compete with the online world where everything is at your fingertips. However, there are many ways that you can leverage your customers to “shop local” vs online this holiday season, it all comes down to product, delivery, and experience.
Dear M&M: Does my business really need a vision & mission statement to be successful? I’ve heard about them, but I just don’t see the point. – Jerry Dear Jerry: Having clear vision and mission statements can do more than just look pretty on the break room wall. When used effectively, they send a clear…
Dear M & M: I am considering selling my business what are some things I should consider when evaluating how much I should ask? – Jim Dear Jim: In addition to the financial information about your business one should consider some items not on the balance sheet or earnings statements. Many times some of the…
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Many times as a business owner (especially when you first start out) the goal is to just have enough left in the checking account at the end of the month to be able to continue to the next month. In order to sustain one has to start doing some future planning.
If you’re small business uses both employees and independent contractors you may think there are few differences between them – they do the same work, have similar goals and you pay them both for their contributions. But regardless of whether you see any day-to-day differences, the IRS does.
Persistence, determination and having the passion to get up and do it again are key to remaining in business. If you have to set an alarm clock, or really don’t want to be there you probably shouldn’t. Here are three tips or things one can do to make things a little easier.