Category Small Business Checklists

Top 5 Tips for Running Your First Business

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Make sure that your chosen area of business is something that you know and understand, but most importantly it should also be something you enjoy and are enthusiastic about doing. 2. Be frugal…

Top 5 Tips for Overcoming Small Business Problems

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Make sure that you listen to what the other people who work in your business are complaining about. Your staff on the frontline are the ones most likely to first encounter any problems…

Top 5 Offline Marketing Tips for Small Business

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Do a little bit of research and identify the local business groups and events that take place in your area. These are great ways to establish connections and network with potential customers or…

Top 5 Tips for Selecting the Right Small Business Software

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Good small business software should allow you to get an accurate picture of your company very quickly without any hassle. Keeping abreast of the status of your business is particularly important in today’s…

Top 5 Tips for Dealing with Troublesome Customers

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. The most important rule to abide by when dealing with awkward customers (and also potentially the hardest one to stick to) is to remain patient. Becoming impatient with customers is very unprofessional (even…

Top 5 Tips for Disrupting the Market

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. A lot of people have great ideas, but the ones that are truly able to disrupt the market are those who follow through and turn an idea into reality. Try to have confidence…

Top 5 Tips on Selecting the Right Social Network for your Small Business

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Do your research before getting started with social networking. Don’t assume that you can jump straight in and expect to be a great success. All social networks are very different and you will…

Top 5 Tips to Generate Low-Cost Web Traffic for Your Small Business

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Write articles about your industry that will either inform people or provide valuable advice, then share these articles for free over the Internet. There are countless knowledge portals and article e-zines that are…

Top 5 Myths about Starting a Small Business

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. The statistics often paint a grim picture for the survival of a small business. It is not unusual to even see claims that around 50% of small businesses fail. Remember that the term…

Top 5 Tips for Rapid Small Business Growth

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. Joint ventures are a great way of moving your business forward quickly. By working together with another local business you can cross sell products and services that complement each other. 2. Improving your…

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