Business Management Guide

You're up and running and looking for opportunities to grow your business—and your revenue. Strong business management is your key to success. And the two best things you can do to manage your business successfully are to make sure you understand your financials and to develop marketing strategies that are based on real data and customer feedback. If you have any questions, you can turn to one of our expert how-to guides for answers.

Recent Articles on Business Management

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Building an Environmentally Friendly Brand: The Pitfalls to Avoid

By Tom Young

Several years ago the global PR firm Edelmen published a study which suggested that 73% of consumers would choose to buy from a different brand of equal quality if that brand supported a good cause. From a business perspective, there are few better causes than “being green.” As well as potentially benefiting from tax breaks... Read more »

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The 7 Website Mistakes Small Business Owners Make (and How to Avoid Them)

By Cathy Goodwin

If you’re a small business owner or service professional who wants to develop a new website, you might find yourself thinking, “It’s a jungle out there!” You wouldn’t be wrong. Let’s work through a case study with Carl, a financial planner, who’s a composite of several professional service businesses. Carl had been in business for... Read more »

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New Study Reveals Business Owners Investing in Technology in 2015

By Candice Landau

“Where Main Street Meets Technology” – a study In January 2015, Palo Alto Software surveyed approximately 500 small business owners and entrepreneurs from across 18 different industries. The “Where Main Street Meets Technology” study found that 81% of small businesses plan to invest in technology this year and that 48% of those surveyed said that... Read more »

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A Beginner’s Guide to Google AdWords for Small Business

By Lisa Furgison

Entrepreneurs are constantly looking for advertising options that provide a good return on investment. Given the dependency on technology, it’s not surprising that online options have become a popular option. One of those options is Google AdWords. Google AdWords is Google’s online adverting platform. You know the ads that show up on the top and... Read more »

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How to Choose the Best CRM for Your Business

By Marc Prosser

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is a must for every B2B business and most consumer businesses. CRM software enables a business to record contact information, track interactions, and plan follow-up tasks with clients. Businesses that don’t have CRM software do the same task much less efficiently, through a combination of email inboxes, spreadsheets, and calendars.... Read more »