Small Business

7 Ways to Build the Perfect Small Business

Size needn't dictate success. To celebrate Small Business Week, here are some crucial skills and strategies that can help you outshine the competition, sell more and build a top-notch workforce

6 Steps to Take Before Opening a Franchise

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What you need to do before buying into an established brand

Where Will Credit Card Fees Go From Here?

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One year after a major agreement on merchant charges, many independent retailers are still feeling the pinch

The 5 Common Mistakes Companies Make About Performance Management

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What small businesses often get wrong when it comes to measuring employee outcomes

How to Prepare Your Business for the New Year

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The holiday season is a great time to lay the groundwork for continued success. An eight-point checklist for the end of the year

The Automatic (and Affordable) New Way to Generate Sales Leads

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Startups are bringing marketing automation—once reserved for big corporations—to small businesses

How to Sell Your Business for Top Dollar

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It may be priceless to you, but not everyone agrees. Six ways to ensure you get what you deserve when you decide to exit

How to Connect With the Consumer Next Door

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At a time when shoppers can order just about anything online, some startups are using technology to help people buy local

The 4 Winning Strategies of Growing Businesses

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New research from the BDC identifies how successful Canadian SMEs fuel expansion. Here are the things these firms prioritized

3. Access Alt-Capital

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The 7 Things Every Small Business Needs to Do Right Now: Banks are rarely the easiest place to get financing. Fortunately, ambitious entrepreneurs have lots of other capital options

6. Land a Whale

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The 7 Things Every Small Business Needs to Do Right Now: Big clients expect certain things before they'll work with a small partner or supplier. How to get their attention and business

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