Before setting up a new office or expanding your existing one, you’ll want to get a handle on how much it will cost to fully stock the space. The lists below serve as good starting points for everything you may need: from budgeting one-time expenses like furniture and equipment to recurring costs like paper and everyday supplies. (more…)
You want to start a business at the right time, right?
Traditionally, a few decades of working life mean that you would start winding down in business and start thinking about retirement, not start a business over 50. But in the new age of free and abundant information that encourages entrepreneurialism in myriad forms, some believe life after 50 is a perfect situation in which to start a business. You’ve learned a lot and have time and financial stability on your side. Let’s have a look at what this means: (more…)
With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, we’ve got luck on the brain! Running a business takes a huge amount of work, but, ask any entrepreneur, and they’ll always tell you that there’s a little bit of luck involved.
We asked our small business owners what the luckiest thing to happen to them and their business was. Here’s what they had to say…
“My small business was lucky enough to acquire a massive client right at the end of our launch. As I finished my speech he asked, “Are you accepting paying clients?” Needless to say, he is now a client. It put the icing on the cake that was the launch of my business.” –Bryant McNamara, Initial PR (more…)
They say timing is everything, and nowhere is that phrase truer than in the world of small business — especially when it comes to business financing. If you’re relying on some type of funding to get your business off the ground, your opening date is completely dependent on when you’re able to secure start-up capital. So before you commit to a deadline, make sure your expectations are realistic by understanding the small business financing timeline: (more…)
Okay, so you’ve taken a risk and started your own business. You’ve done the hard work (starting), and now the ball is finally rolling. Your business is growing. So what’s next? How are you adjusting to suit the expansion?
We asked our small business experts how they’ve expanded their businesses once they started taking off. Here’s what they had to say:
“As Doubledot Media grows, we’re expanding our staff to include a global group of telecommuters who fill various roles. Hiring remotely expands our team and gives us access to the world’s best talent without requiring us to move to a bigger office.” –Simon Slade, SaleHoo (more…)
There are three things that businesses cannot afford to lack nowadays and they are related to each other. The first one is a website. You cannot do without a website in this day and era. The second one is a social media account- actually several social media accounts. Thirdly, you cannot afford to do without search engine optimization services today. SEO is the reason why some businesses are very successful and others are not all that successful. To some extent the search engines run your business. They decide who is going to get to the top of their results pages and who will lag behind. (more…)
Starting your first business is a thrilling experience, from concept to reality, it can be a surreal and often overwhelming undertaking. As much as it is a creative process, it is also a legal one, so you should be sure to have everything you need to start out as smoothly as possible.
Follow along as we explore five of the most-used documents by small businesses and why you may need them. (more…)
Nowadays, having a website is an indispensable requirement for every small business. A website allows you to reach a wider audience with your products and services. You could even set up an e-commerce site which allows customers to buy items directly from you. When setting up your site, one of the things you will need to decide is where you will host it. With the numerous Web hosting companies out there, choosing the right host for your business can be very difficult.
Here are some guidelines which will help you make the right decision: (more…)
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, entrepreneurs! MyCorporation is celebrating with their #ILoveMyBusiness contest! To enter, all you have to do is submit a photo showcasing why you love your business to email@example.com along with a description of what’s going on in the photo in 25 words or less, the name of your business, and your company URL for a chance to win $500.
We’re so excited to read about all the ways you love your business!
To help get into the spirit of things, we asked our small business experts what they love about their business. Here’s what they had to say:
1.“I’m building a productivity tool, and I love it because it solves problems I face myself daily. Not only does that make it much easier to understand and be invested in, it also means that I get the satisfaction of seeing the benefits and power of it directly reflected every day in my own work.” –Tim Perry, Build Focus (more…)
One of the most positive results of the last economic recession was the revival of the entrepreneurial spirit. The scarcity of jobs and the desire to be their own bosses inspired many people to start their own small businesses. Some of them, such as Uber, gained the attention and backing of investors which helped them become wildly successful. However, according to a recent article in Forbes, an astounding 90% of startups fail. (more…)