If you’re in business and you don’t watch Shark Tank, you’re missing out on the best business advice you can ever get. You can catch reruns on ABC on Friday nights and weeknights on CNBC Primetime. Even when watching shows you’ve watched before helps you grab tips that you may not have caught before.
Gelie Akhenbilt, of NetworkingPhoenix.com Phoenix’s Queen of Networking, reveals the secrets to meeting the right people at networking events.
So you’ve done your business plan, marketing plan, SWOT analysis – defined your competitors, did some research, defined your target market and you’re ready to start marketing your business on social media. However, did you ever stop to think that your social media competition is not just your competitors?
At the 2015 Greater Phoenix SCORE Small Business Symposium on 3/31/2015, we were honored to have two distinguished speakers Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema and Arizona’s Secretary of State Michele Reagan. They both spoke on the Arizona business climate.
If you could put 50 successful entrepreneurs of all ages, from all walks of life, from all industries, in one room to ask them what’s the best piece of advice they’d give to a budding entrepreneurial start-up, here’s what you would get…
Many times you create a strategy for your business plan as a start-up and it gets filed away and never looked at again. Not good. In this video, business experts, Jesse Torres and Aaron Michael Sanchez explain how to create a successful business strategy.
Entrepreneurs share 7 common traits. “These under-appreciated inventors and innovators of mundane things changed the world by successfully commercializing their ideas and creating products, companies, jobs, and untold opportunities that endure today.”
It takes courage to start a business and it’s definitely not easy. There are hurdles, pitfalls, brick walls, growing pains, disappointments, rejections, you name it! Here are some short videos and additional articles to help you get through the everyday business challenges.
The motivation to start your own business may hit you suddenly, like lightning. It may burn inside of you for a time before you pounce on an opportunity. One thing that all small businesses have in common starting out is that each one starts with an idea.
No matter what business you’re in, there are one thing that you can’t deny – it’s all about the customer. Without customers, you have no business. Here are 5 simple tools – some of them that we either take for granted or unwillingly ignore – that if diligently practiced, should make your business pop!
When you hire someone to do work for you, you are entering in a contract of trust. You trust that the person or company that you’re hiring will do what they say they will do. And before you hired them, you did your research. You checked online reviews, you asked friends or family for a referral. (I don’t know about you, but I would only recommend someone whom I know and trust that they are reliable, and will do what they promise they will do.) How do you build that trust if you’re just starting out?