Roles to Hire for Your Small Business
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by Calla Norman
1w ago
Have you decided recently it may be time to start hiring for your small business? But, what kind of roles do you need for your team? We have some common positions for small businesses for you to check out below the headlines.  As much as we know small business owners would love to oversee everything themselves, the reality is that there just isn’t time in the day for that to be possible! Plus, hiring people for their skill set allows you to focus on what you’re good at so you can grow your business. Here are some positions to consider hiring for when you’re ready!  Operations Manage ..read more
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How to Build Brand Awareness for Your Small Business
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by Calla Norman
2w ago
Building brand awareness is key for small businesses, but often something that people jump into without a lot of forethought. Defining your brand requires a bit of introspection and also awareness of who your target customer is and what they’re looking for in your product. Here’s a quick guide to how to set yourself up for success with your brand.  Define your brand What makes you unique? Clearly define your brand's values, mission, and unique selling proposition (USP) to create a distinct identity that resonates with your target audience. Once you have this in mind, then you can start t ..read more
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Top Questions to Ask About Small Business Permits
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by Calla Norman
3w ago
Have you ever opened a new space and then had all your progress halted by some permit office telling you to stop until you have the right piece of paper to continue? It happens to us all.  The hardest part about opening a new location shouldn't be getting permits, and more permits. Or even more permits. Here's how to ask the right questions so you don't get "new" permit requirements by surprise.  Ask, “What other permits do you see us needing before we open?"  When it comes to permits, often you may not know what you don’t know. Be up front with the office when you’re opening u ..read more
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Setting Goals for Your Small Business in 2024!
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by Calla Norman
1M ago
We're all setting goals for the new year - are there any for your business you should be looking into? Keep an Eye on Market Trends and Industry Shifts What has changed most for your business in the past year? Stay updated on market trends, changes in consumer behavior, and shifts in your industry. Consider how these changes might impact your business and factor them into your goal-setting process. Take a Hard Look at Your Business Finances and Metrics  This is your first benchmark to take a hard look at before setting goals. Review financial performance, cash flow, profitability, and ot ..read more
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Top Trends for Small Businesses in 2024
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by Calla Norman
1M ago
2024 is looking to be a game changing year for small businesses - here are some trends to keep in mind - how can you utilize them in your business?  You can’t deny the power of AI.  According to ,,Constant Contact’s Small Business Now Report, 91% of small businesses who are currently using AI say it has made their business more successful. It’s also flexible, you can use it how much or how little you want - so maybe now is the time to experiment! With benefits for marketing, operations, and more, it may be worth looking into how AI can improve your business. The human touch is still ..read more
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How to Deal With Negative Customer Feedback
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by Calla Norman
1M ago
Dealing with negative customer reviews is an essential aspect of managing a small business. Negative reviews can impact your reputation, but how you respond can make a significant difference. Here's how small business owners can effectively handle negative customer reviews. Stay Calm and Professional When Responding to Feedback Easier said than done, right? It's natural to feel upset or defensive when you receive a negative review, but it's crucial to maintain professionalism. Avoid emotional responses and remain calm when addressing the issue. Respond Promptly to Feedback Address negative re ..read more
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How to Put Together a Manageable Small Business Social Media Plan
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by Calla Norman
2M ago
In the latest episode of Thank You, Come Again, we chatted with Adam Soorma, Head of Marketing and Guest Experience at ,Trace Brewing, one of our neighbors in Pittsburgh, PA. Adam chatted with us about the key to finding your target audience and creating a solid but manageable social media plan. If you want to listen to the episode, you can do so here, but read on to learn more about what we gleaned from our conversation with Adam! Engage your community with your social media Trace Brewing does a really great job of connecting their social media outreach with the target audience of the people ..read more
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How to Host an Awesome Event For Your Small Business
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by Calla Norman
2M ago
Hosting events at your storefront can be a great way to attract new customers, engage with your community, and boost sales. Here are some tips for small business owners looking to host successful events: Set Clear Goals for Your Small Business’s Event What reason do you have for wanting to host an event? Boost your brand awareness, get the community involved in your business? Knowing your why is just as important as your what. Choose the Right Event Structure Consider what type of event will resonate with your target audience. Options include product launches, workshops, demonstrations, sales ..read more
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Getting Your Books Together for Your Small Business
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by Calla Norman
2M ago
It’s coming faster than any of us would like to admit - tax season. We’ve got some tips on how to get your books together, which will make it easier (and cheaper) for you to process your taxes next year! Implement Accounting Software (If You Don't Have It Already) If you're not already using accounting software, consider adopting a platform like QuickBooks or Wave. It can help you streamline financial record-keeping, track income and expenses, and generate reports. Gone are the days of the pencil and paper ledger! Organize Receipts and Invoices Organize physical and digital receipts and invoi ..read more
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How to Find Real Estate as a Small Business Owner
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by Calla Norman
3M ago
Have you been looking for a place to call home for your business but coming up short? You’re not alone - the pandemic housing boom and rising inflation have made it even more difficult for small businesses to find and afford real estate. We’ve got some tips on how to hunt for your dream brick and mortar right here! Work with Commercial Real Estate Agents Collaborate with commercial real estate agents who have access to a wide range of listings and can help you find suitable properties within your budget. These folks are the experts on finding the right kind of space and neighborhood for your ..read more
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