Using a smart phone to collect payments from customers is a smart and progressive tactic for small businesses who are looking to both simplify and economize. If you own a small business that keeps you on the move such as traveling to trade shows or farmers' markets, etc. then you know how important it is to have a method for payment collection that is convenient and easily transportable. Without one, you could lose customers whose only method of payment is their credit card.
Think of a KFC restaurant. What images come to mind? The red and white striped bucket, the crisp juicy chicken, and Colonel Sanders. The image of the Kentucky gentleman with his signature goatee, crisp white shirt, and black ribbon tie is universally recognized around the world. Was this man born into a life of luxury? Absolutely not.
Harland David Sanders was born September 9, 1890. When he was just six years old, his father died. Harland quickly became the man of the house. He helped look after his brother and sisters. He also learned how to cook.
For any business in the increasingly competitive world we are in today, optimization of business processes is always a top agenda. eSignature is one way businesses are achieving efficiency. With eSignature, businesses close deals and sign contracts online in a very short period since they eliminate the slow and tedious paper processes. With electronic signature, the cost of fax machines, some offices supplies, and shipping fees is minimized or eliminated in some cases. Firms that have implemented eSignature, have saved valuable money and precious time. The money and the time saved is what will give your business an edge over the competition.
Despite thorough planning, running a business can often come with unexpected expenses. May it be an equipment repair or advertising funds to keep up with the competition, surprise expenses are a part and parcel of every business. Not having funds to cover the necessary costs can put a business at risk of falling behind or even shuttering down. It is for times like these, that a healthy business credit can help you secure that much needed loan. This post outlines five strategies for building your business credit.
When you think of how successful Mrs. Fields' cookie shops are, it is hard to imagine that this business almost didn't make it. Debbie Fields was not an instant success. She encountered many obstacles and naysayers on her road to fortune. Debbie Fields, maiden name Debra Sivyer, was one of five children in the home of an U.S. Navy father and stay at home mother. Living in poverty, the family found that eating high quality meals was nearly impossible.
Whether you are starting a new business or managing an existing business, your business identity such as logo, trademarks, patents etc. are extremely vital. But with millions of businesses across the country, how can you ensure that your trademark is protected? Or how can you ensure that you are not unknowingly using someone else's registered trademark? This is where Trademarkia.Com comes in. Businesses can use this site and prevent any potential legal issues that may arise from trademark, copyright infringement, etc.
As your business starts to grow, it is going to get to a point where incorporation is essential to protect personal assets. The issue with incorporation of small businesses is that many business owners cannot really afford to pay for a professional service. Today, there are online incorporation services that are helping small businesses achieve their goals. Here are some of the facts to consider before you decide if online DIY incorporation services are right for your business.
Several business owners, budding entrepreneurs and millions of viewers across the US and the world watch ABC’s Reality TV Series – Shark Tank. Being on “the tank” can be truly game-changing for any business. For small business owners, the show offers several benefits such as TV exposure, deal with a celebrity investor, sound business advice, business financing, and more.
Toilets are not usually the stuff of heroic tales, but Pat Swisher set out on a quest to vanquish bathroom germs. He succeeded, but like most heroes, not without trials along the way. In short, he built a highly profitable corporation, went to jail, sold his business, built another, and eventually came full circle. Potential entrepreneurs can only feel inspired from Pat Swisher's determination, dedication and response to set-backs.
Every business aims to reach as much local audience as possible. And needless to say, businesses want to do it at an affordable cost. This is especially true for newly opened businesses, that want to reach out to locals to announce their opening. Even attract new customers in through their newly-opened doors. For such businesses, the ‘Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)’ service by USPS is just right.