Why a Branded Email Domain is Critical for Your Small Business

Steve O'Connor2018 Trends, Business Operations, Business Plans, Fraud and Security, TechnologyLeave a Comment

Chances are, you probably have a Gmail account. Yourname@gmail.com, right? Now, this is all well and good—perfect for emailing your friends, connecting to your Facebook account and signing up for promotional offers. But, it’s not really the appropriate communications channel for small business inquiries. For starters, your email address makes more of an impression than you might imagine. For example, … Read More

5 Reasons Why Most Small Businesses Fail

Steve O'Connor2017 Trends, Business Operations, Business Plans, Cashflow, Employee Management, Small Business Marketing, Small Business TrendsLeave a Comment

5 Reasons Businesses Fail

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that 20.6 percent of businesses fail by year two, 30.7 percent by year three, 38.1 percent by year four, and 43.7 percent by year five. Pride can often cause emotional decisions that can be detrimental to the company’s success. But it is more than just pride that causes a small business to fail. Entrepreneurs … Read More

How a subscription model could benefit your business

Ed Job2017 Trends, Business Plans, Cashflow, Marketing, Small Business TrendsLeave a Comment

Subscription Models for Business

Consumer buying habits have long been trending towards convenient shopping experiences, and have driven the subscription market forward dramatically in the past few years. You only have to look at companies like Dollar Shave Club to see just how popular and profitable a subscription model could be for your business. Dollar Shave Club, a subscription service offering cheap shaving razors … Read More

Restaurateurs | To Go Debt Free, or Not to Go Debt Free?

Steve O'ConnorBusiness Plans, Cashflow, Funding Options, Restaurant, Small Business Financing, Small Business TrendsLeave a Comment

Some restaurants are going debt-free, but does that make sense for your business? Although some debt is decidedly “bad debt,” other investments can help accelerate your restaurant’s growth. Careful consideration of debt options is essential; read on for questions you can ask for a quick debt self-evaluation.