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Navigating through an everchanging landscape as a small business owner or entrepreneur can be a daunting task, especially without help. Our Small Business Blog is a hub of useful information to assist you in overcoming the hurdles only small business owners understand. Look to us for accessible tips and advice you can employ immediately to help tackle the obstacles and challenges you face daily. Simply choose a topic ranging anywhere from building a better business plan to Covid-19 concerns and find the answers you’re looking for.

Considering a Brick and Mortar Location? Pros and Cons
  • 30 November 2020
  • Kayla Meier

Considering a Brick and Mortar Location? Pros and Cons

As we near the end of 2020, we have an opportunity to look ahead to small business goals for the coming year. For many small business owners, one of these goals could be to open a brick and mortar location. There are many factors to consider before opening a physical store, especially during a pandemic, but with careful thought and planning, you can make the best decision for your business. Keep the following factors in mind when weighing the pros and cons of brick and mortar.

3 Ways Your Online Business Can Make a Community Impact
  • 24 November 2020
  • Public Relations

3 Ways Your Online Business Can Make a Community Impact

For the founders of BLK & Bold, it’s always the season to be jolly and give back to their communities. In fact, Rod and Pernell built community support into their small business’s mission statement, and are dedicated to making that social impact accessible to consumers everywhere.

4 Ways to Become a Fixture in Your Community
  • 23 November 2020
  • Jelani Markus

4 Ways to Become a Fixture in Your Community

As a small business, one of your best paths to success can be found in your own neighborhood. When you are seen as a reliable fixture within the community, you are more likely to see reliable traffic, which can result in a benefit to your bottom line. But how do you transform your business into a staple of your local community? The following four tips may help you reach that goal.

How to Be a Mentor in a Remote World
  • 16 November 2020
  • Leo Covey

How to Be a Mentor in a Remote World

Dr. John C. Crosby, co-founder of the mentorship organization Uncommon Individual Foundation, once said, “Mentorship is a brain to pick, an ear to listen and a push in the right direction.” For small business owners who lead with both their hearts and minds, those are some powerful ingredients to tap into. At its core, mentorship is a rich relationship of trust, care, mutual respect and a myriad of other qualities that we should all strive to bring into the workplace every day.

5 Ways to Successfully Pivot Your Small Business
  • 13 November 2020
  • Public Relations

5 Ways to Successfully Pivot Your Small Business

When safer-at-home orders were issued, Lady & Larder owners and sisters, Sarah Simms Hendrix and Boo Simms, were one of many food and event-based services forced to close their doors. As part of our small business advice series, Sarah and Boo shared five ways they pivoted their small business.