Let's be honest, most of us don't actually like to clean. Most of the time, cleaning can feel like a necessary evil, just one of those things we all have to do but very few enjoy. Now, to be fair, there are a select few out there who actually like cleaning. They thrive on that feeling of accomplishment when they take something from dingy and dirty to sparkling and shiny. One of these rare gems is Aaron Krause, or as most people know him, the inventor of The Scrub Daddy.
Grants are the ultimate tool for a small business; unlike a loan, you will never need to pay back the money that you win. With no interest, no burden, and no stress, every small business should be searching out the best grants available to their niche. Luckily, you don't have to look far and wide to find a business grant. These three reputable programs are all attainable and valuable--all you need to do is apply.
You have seen blogs on other small business websites, and now you are wondering whether creating a blog on your site will help you with your marketing efforts. But answering the question, "Should my website have a blog?" isn't completely straightforward. You'll have to look a little deeper into what your marketing goals are and the resources you have available.
You can run the most customer service-oriented small business ever and you'll likely still receive an occasional bad review on a business rating website like Google, Yelp, Angie's List or TripAdvisor. Sometimes, in fact most of the time, these poor online reviews don't even seem valid. Maybe the person leaving the review didn't say anything about a problem when they were in your restaurant or store so you could correct it.
Looking for just the right picture to illustrate a blog post, website page or promotional flyer? You could hire a professional photographer or purchase a stock image, but as a small business owner or manager with a tight budget, you might be seeking something free to use. You can't just incorporate any image you find in a Google search into your marketing materials. The creator of the image owns the rights to use it exclusively.