One of the most common reasons for business owners not getting the benefit of business planning is putting off doing a plan because it seems too hard. People still think of a business plan as a big formal document, hard to do, and — sadly — not worth the effort. But what they miss with that attitude is the lean planning that could steer their business better.
Are you thinking about starting a business in 2019? This is a good time to go over the essentials of how to write, review, and manage your business plan. Like so much else in business, the business plan has evolved with technology and changing business standards.
Before I share my ideas on how you can get past your fear of buying a franchise, I need to address this issue:
Are press releases still an effective marketing tool for a small business? Yes, if you know how to follow today’s rules for getting attention. Here are the essential elements of a modern press release along with tips to help make yours stand out.
Imagine: You have been working all day without a break.
You finally get off work and realize that you’re so hungry, you’re angry; it’s called hangry.
Those hangry rumblings make you want to find the nearest restaurant, so you can fill yourself up.
Where do you turn?
Most likely you’ll turn to Google, and subsequently a Google My Business listing, on your smartphone to find a close restaurant with good reviews and some appetizing photos.
No doubt, there are probably quite a few regulatory and administrative items on your new business checklist – getting a permit, registering your business name and more!
“How do I register my business?” is one of the most common questions that new small business owners have. The answer, unfortunately, isn’t as simple as “Go here and fill out this form.”
For most new businesses, the process of getting registered involves several steps (and not always in this order):
It’s that time of year again - the time for researching and choosing an exciting summer camp experience for your child. The summer months are long, and enrolling your child in a structured program is a great way for them to stay busy.
This article was written by Shannon Boyle, Content Marketing Specialist for BBB Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT.