Managing a Business 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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Welcome to Summoner’s Rift: Why a Free Start Can be Better for Business

By Ryder Cochrane

At first glance, the business model sounds insane—a game that you can download and play for free. Not a free trial, not on a basic account, the game can be played forever while never spending a single penny on it. You read that right—the game is free. Anybody can play it for as long as they… Read more »

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How to Grow Your Business by Setting Goals [Webinar]

By Sabrina Parsons

We all have goals for our business, but sometimes we forget how important it is to clearly define these goals. This is especially true when it comes to financial goal setting for small businesses, where often financial goals are only vaguely defined or based too heavily on assumptions. Many small business owners may keep a… Read more »

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The Art of Good Inventory Management

By Arlene Soto

Inventory is generally defined as the raw materials a business has available to manufacture finished goods or merchandise available to sell to customers.  Too much inventory uses cash ineffectively, while too little inventory holds up production in a manufacturing environment or gives customers a reason to shop with the competition. Additionally, having the wrong inventory… Read more »

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5 Creative Ways to Save Your Business Money

By Lisa Furgison

As a business owner, you’re always looking for ways to cut costs and raise your profit margin. There are some obvious ways to save money. You’ve heard them all before—suggestions like shopping around for the best prices on everything from office furniture to cell phone contracts, barter for services with clients, and keep hiring to… Read more »

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3 Reasons Why Micromanagement is a Macro Hindrance

By Ashley Coolman

[caption id="attachment_36170" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Are you micromanaging your employees? It might be time to cut the strings.[/caption] "I'm just trying to help!" "I want to ensure our success!" If these lines sound familiar, you should know that they're classic micromanagement warning signs. And, unfortunately for the well-intentioned micromanager, the results are rarely positive. For his… Read more »