In today’s time, many people cannot imagine running a business without the aid of technology, and the evolution of technology has changed the way we do business on a daily basis. Computers, software, apps, video, etc. have allowed companies to expand their businesses well beyond the borders of their home base. For factoring, it has created endless possibilities on how and where business can be done.
Starting a business takes careful planning. It requires emotional and financial preparation and a conscious commitment to invest the necessary time to make sure the endeavor is successful. The stakes can also be high; Only about half of new businesses survive five years or more, and one-third survive 10 years or more, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Despite the many challenges of starting a business, owners say the rewards can be incredible.
Tiffany Eitel, Vice President of Business Development and volunteers got up early Saturday morning July 19, 2014 to sort school supplies and put them into more than 1,000 backpacks for children in need.
The internet has changed the way most of us go about our daily lives. From buying on-line to banking and bill paying, we no longer have personal contact with these services as we once did. The role of customer service has changed too, as customers rely on websites and automation to fulfill roles traditionally occupied by business professionals.
Capping off Small Business Week May 12-16, Dallas ranked ninth for best cities in the country to work for a small business.
Dallas was the top-ranked city in Texas on the list released by WalletHub. It was awarded sixth place for small business job growth, ninth for average starting salary and 13th for small business vitality. The city also received 20th for industry variety, 23rd for unemployment rate, 29th in the survey’s well-being index, and 32nd for cost of living. For years, Dallas has been living in the shadow of Houston who this year ranked 13th on the list. Dallas has been re-vitalized and has much to offer new and growing businesses and residents.
Most small businesses have been forced to become Social Media Savvy. Whether you use Facebook, Twitter, or any of the other hundreds of social media tools, they help businesses connect with leads and customers like never before. Social media is an affordable way to target your audience, help promote your business, create brand awareness and establish trust and credibility. When used properly, social media can help drive traffic to your site and potentially increase your revenue.
Here are some effective tips to help maximize your time and efforts no matter what your role or profession:
Time management means knowing your highest priority. Get a clear picture of what your goals are and focus on them.
Starting your own business can be exciting but sometimes tricky when it comes to balancing your daily life with your business obligations. You may have the enthusiasm needed to be successful, but you also need to have the right procedures and people in place to avoid costly mistakes.