So I hear you want to redesign your website? And it’s possibly the first time you’ve done it, or the first time you’re responsible to manage the process? You’ve come to the right place. We’ll walk through the high-level things you need to keep in mind when redesigning your website.
You know invoices are vehicles for getting paid, but did you know you can also use invoices to sell products and services to existing customers? If you routinely mail invoices to your customers, you can include add-ons that help you sell more without incurring additional postage and mailing fees. Boost profits with the following five ways to sell more with invoices.
You may not understand the finer points of Google’s algorithms, but you certainly understand the benefits of how the search engine helps point people to your website. Given Google’s most recent algorithm change on April 21, 2015 – designed to favor websites that are mobile-friendly – it’s vital to check whether your website is ready to receive mobile traffic.
When planting that small business seed, most new owners are excited to spend their days working on what may have once been a hobby, but is now a passion. From micro-breweries to construction companies, bakeries to automotive repair, clothiers to furniture makers, the dream is to do what you love.
According to Brewers Association’s recent data, 1 out of 10 beers sold in the U.S. has been produced by a craft brewer. In just thirty years, the industry has gone from literally a handful of breweries, to nearly 4,ooo establishments across the country – a number we haven’t seen since the late 1800’s. American Craft Beer Week is dedicated to celebrating the recent growth of the industry, while giving a nod to the people who are making it happen.
Most small businesses are personal, often family affairs. It has to be, really. If you want your small business to work, it takes hundreds of hours a week and complete dedication, so you rely on friends and family to help. As Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec said, when you start a small business, you give up a 40-hour work week for a 100-hour work week.
Every day, small business owners across the country invest in their business. Whether a one-person consultancy out of a home office or a 50-person construction company, investment of time, talent and, yes, money, happens on a recurring basis.
The Small Business Administration estimates that there are roughly 28 million small businesses across the country, with more popping up daily. Of course, some fail, some thrive, and some make it day by day. For nearly 30 years, my father has owned his own small business, working the books, meeting with customers, and crunching the numbers. In that time, he’s never made a huge profit, but he has always made a decent living. In his sheet metal business, he’s employed skilled workers and day laborers and sometimes in the summer, he employed his son when I was in high school and college.
On a perfect Thursday evening in Little Rock, Ark., with roosters crowing, goats braying and the hum of excited conversation filling the 75 degree air, fans, friends and food lovers of The Beast Food Truck gathered to share in a unique moment.
Small Business Week may only come around once a year, but there is also a noticeable movement in America to celebrate small businesses year-round. This week, May 4-8, Deluxe joins small business fans to celebrate our love of small business and the critical contributions of our nation’s 28 million small business owners and entrepreneurs. Honoring small business allows us to renew our commitment to shopping local and supporting the great entrepreneurial spirit.
This Small Business Week, let’s celebrate what small business means to our country.