Starting Small: Three Reasons Why Small Businesses Are Important

sample - Starting Small: Three Reasons Why Small Businesses Are Important

One of the more common—yet highly elusive—goals that one can have is to own their own business. There are millions of small businesses out in the world yet many of them fold on a monthly basis. This is actually something that is detrimental for us all. Today, we take a look at three reasons why small businesses are important.   Economic Development Small businesses, no matter how miniscule they may seem, contribute greatly to the economy of any locale. When large businesses open in an area, it always said that…

Read More

Clarifications: Just What ‘Qualifies’ as a Small Business?

sample - Clarifications: Just What ‘Qualifies’ as a Small Business?

When the end goal is to provide ample support for small businesses, it would only make sense to actively arm yourself with a suitable knowledge of what a small business is by definition. We may have already said this before but small businesses are the lifeblood of a lot of communities—even if they do not realize it themselves. We want to take this opportunity to lay down a clear clarification of what small business is.   Why Learn About It? Before you throw your support toward any concept of cause,…

Read More

Beyond Restaurants: Products You Can Obtain from Small Businesses

sample - Beyond Restaurants: Products You Can Obtain from Small Businesses

There has always been this rallying cry behind large conglomerates about ‘having more’ than local businesses. We’re here to shine a glaring light on how vastly incorrect that belief is. There is always a sort of long-standing animosity between small and large businesses. Not only is the reality of competition often unforgivable but the sense of convenience is often overpowering. There is no denying that most consumers go for what is convenient versus what is locally sustainable. What a lot of consumers fail to realize is that if they just…

Read More

Top Events You Should Visit to Support Small Businesses

sample - Top Events You Should Visit to Support Small Businesses

It is our unending belief that when you care about something, you try your hardest to understand it. That way, you can fully support it in every sense of it—not just something that you say you’ll do. In light of this, we have decided to share some of the events that anyone interested in supporting or starting their own small businesses should look into. Going to events or even if they are just webinars provide everyone with useful skills, tips, and lessons that were carefully cultivated and perfected through the…

Read More

Top Four Ways to Support Independent Businesses in Your Area

sample - Top Four Ways to Support Independent Businesses in Your Area

Up to this point, we have been talking about why you should support independent businesses. Today, we take a look at the best ways at how you can actually support them. 4: Peddle Their Information By ‘peddling’ we do not, in any way, mean that you should sell their information. When there is a small business or independent firm you want to support, sharing their information with your network can really do wonders. A whopping 96% of most consumers make their purchase decisions based on recommendations of people that they…

Read More

Supporting Your Own: Two Benefits of Shopping Local

sample - Supporting Your Own: Two Benefits of Shopping Local

When choosing where to procure certain items or products, there is always a question that you should ask yourself: is it available through a local business? As consumers, it is critical that we be smart about where our money goes into. After all, it is not like we simply pick up money off of the street or pluck it from a money tree. When you spend your money at a business, you are not only procuring a service for yourself, you are ultimately providing a livelihood for those that run…

Read More

One Entrepreneur to Another: How to Ethically Support Each Other

sample - One Entrepreneur to Another: How to Ethically Support Each Other

Sometimes when the idea of a business is brought up, a sort of wall goes up between two entrepreneurs. With the world works, this is fairly expected. Today, we look at how entrepreneurs can ethically support each other. We place an emphasis on the ‘ethics’ part of it all because in the world of business, it is entirely possible to come across another small business in the area that is in the same sort of field or market as you. This pretty much makes them your competition.   Line up…

Read More

Loan Talk: How to Secure a Business Loan for Your Independent Firm

sample - Loan Talk: How to Secure a Business Loan for Your Independent Firm

Unless you are independently wealthy, the topic of securing capital for your business can be quite daunting. One thing you can try to do is to secure a business loan for your startup. Banks can always seem so unfriendly when you think about it but they can be the partner that your startup needs. If you are not quite sure how to get approved for a business loan, we’ve come up with a few tips that you can use when you think you are ready for a talk with the…

Read More

Organizational Round-Up: Established Orgs That Support Entrepreneurs

sample - Organizational Round-Up: Established Orgs That Support Entrepreneurs

As much as anyone would like to handle everything by themselves, it is often better to seek help when you need it. Today, we take a look at some established organizations that support entrepreneurs. Such organizations are crucial in the formation of business processes and even building up the entrepreneur’s confidence in their course of action.   APEE This stands for The Association of Private Enterprise Education. They are wholly dedicated to providing information in a more social setting. They provide a pretty safe and conducive space for a think…

Read More

Calling the Calvary: Wed To Someone With a Small Business, Help!

sample - Calling the Calvary: Wed To Someone With a Small Business, Help!

Being supportive is often difficult—especially when you’re super close to the situation. Today, we address someone’s concern on how to sufficiently support their spouse with a small business. Before we get down to it, we would just like to say how we love this trend! We have been getting quite a few requests for discourse topics. Today’s article is one such example. We got this letter in the mail and we’ll be answering here, just like she wants. We’ve also obtained her permission to share her concern. We’ll just be…

Read More