Business Opportunities Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

Data, Message, Person….

Over the past few months, we’ve been working with a graphic designer company to revamp our brand. It’s taken a while to come to fruition but we got there in the end. Sometimes, marketing can be a bit like that too – you have a lovely plan and strategy in place, but for some reason, you don’t [...]

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Is your marketing company being ‘fluffy’?

Many of the people we speak to currently use a marketing company that they may have been with for month or years and if they’re working well for you, then that’s great. However, more often than not, we find that the activities the current marketing company are doing don’t result in lead generation. The activities [...]

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My 12 Tips Of Christmas

Christmas is fast approaching, so in preparation here are our top 12 tips of Christmas. On the 1st day of Christmas: Don’t forget to take a bit of time off this year. We’re sure your family will appreciate it and anyway, you’ve worked very hard all year so it’s a good time to have a [...]

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Client of the Month – Gardeners Arms

With December well underway and Christmas just around the corner we thought it was only fitting that our client of the month is a business that really knows how to get into the festive spirit! The Gardeners Arms is a free house dog and child friendly pub offering home cooked food based in the village [...]

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Client of the Month – Westfield Patterns

Working with our clients and getting to know them better also means we get to hear about their successes and achievements. When you work together with a client on their marketing strategy, it’s always great to hear that this is having the desired effect. However, we felt we needed to do more to tell everyone [...]

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What do we love on LinkedIn right now?

We’ve been experimenting on LinkedIn recently, which has had some great results for our clients. We thought we’d share a couple of new techniques you might like to try. The case study technique With this technique, you would find your target connections and send them an initial connection. Once they’ve accepted, send them a PDF [...]

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Franchise Stats – Franchising Expected to Skyrocket in 5 Years

Franchising across all industries is set to boom over the next five years, two separate groups of business and financial analysis firms say so. FRANdata, a franchising activity analysis team found in a recent study that in 2014, franchise unit demands are expected to go up by about 12%. IHS Global Insight concurs, adding that [...]

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How To Identify Business Opportunities

Are you a business owner looking to increase revenue? Want to learn how to identify business opportunities for your company? Whether you own a small mom and pop shop or a multi-million dollar international corporation, identifying new business opportunities is a cyclical process that needs to repeatedly happen in your business’ lifetime if you are [...]

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Home-Based Businesses & Franchises Growing In Popularity

Are you looking for a business opportunity with lower budget?  Sara Wilson at AllBusiness.com discusses the increasing viability of home-based franchises.  The popularity of these businesses is benefiting many households nationwide as these home-based ventures generate at least 50% of the owner’s income, according to a survey by the Small Business Success Index.  Franchise lawyer [...]

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The Top 8 Franchises to Own in 2012

If you intend to go into business, you have three options.  First, you can start a new business.  Second, you can buy an established company, and third you can own a franchise.  The last option may have the highest chance to succeed.  It has a tested and proven operation system, known brand, training and regular [...]

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Your Cheat Sheet for Buying a Business

When buying a business, you are buying its future based on its past performance.  Your decision to purchase a business for sale will affect your life style and finances.  A cheat sheet can minimize your risks and uncertainties. 1.  Which business opportunity matches your knowledge, experience and passion?  Is the business for sale profitable?  Is [...]

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7 Tips to Buying a Business or Franchise for Sale

Will you achieve your dreams or plans for the future by buying a business or franchise?  Will this fit the lifestyle that you want?  Buying an existing business or franchise is advantageous because both have an established customer base and ongoing operations or an operations template.  Financing from traditional sources is also easier.  Below are [...]

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Business Buyers – Why You Should Get a Business Valuation

 You want to start a business by buying an existing company.  After considering the pros and cons of the various businesses for sale on the market, you have narrowed down your choice to one business.  It is time to make an offer.  How much is the business for sale worth, and how do you do [...]

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Expect the Unexpected When Buying a Business

After weeks to months of searching, you find the small business for sale that is right for you.  You feel it in your heart that this is your dream business.  You want to buy the business right away, making light of the due diligence process and ignoring the red flag warnings.  Remember that buying a [...]

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Before You Buy That Small Business

Buying a business entails some risks but these are less than when you start a new business.  An existing business has the necessary equipment and inventory; customers; trained employees; and performance history.  Before committing to buy a small business, consider the following. 1.  Emerging Threat in the Location A small business for sale may be [...]

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3 Key Tips on How to Buy a Business for Sale

1. Conduct the due diligence process thoroughly Request pertinent documents from the seller. Be organized so you can cover all aspects of the business. Look over the financial records. Investigate the industry, competition, location of the business, contracts, and marketing. Observe its daily operations and employee-client interaction. 2. Seek the help of professionals Spend money [...]

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Buying a Business – 7 Things You Need to Know

An entrepreneur appreciates the benefits of buying a business compared to starting his or her own business. An existing business has laid its foundation, saving the new owner time, money and effort to hurdle the birth pains of a new business. It has trained employees as well as product brands and a company name known [...]

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Should You Buy an Existing Business for Sale?

Buying an existing business has a better chance of success than starting a new one.  You avoid the hassles of building a reputation and customer base or market.  It is quicker and easier.  However, you need to find the right business for you. Advantages of Buying an Existing Business 1.  The necessary permits and licenses [...]

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Buy a Business – Asset Purchase vs. Stock Purchase

Buying a business, especially if it is your first time, can be overwhelming.  Will you purchase the assets of the business, or its stock?  Which is more beneficial for you?  There is no clear-cut answer to this question as it really depends on your circumstances.  In an asset purchase, you buy the company’s assets – [...]

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Are You an Entrepreneur When You Own a Franchise?

There is an increase in recent years of people working for themselves rather than for someone else.  The economic recession is partly responsible for this as many people have lost their jobs.  With some money saved, the unemployed have become entrepreneurs.  They are now their own bosses.  They may have bought an existing business, started [...]

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