Being a small business owner means a commitment to constant learning!
We’ve been sifting through the best recent articles of interest to small business owners to help keep you on your game and improve your bottom line.
- 4 Ways Small Businesses Can Use Large-Business Fund-Raising Tactics (Entrepreneur.com) Why not use the same fund-raising strategies as the big dogs? Get up to speed on some options that could be on the horizon for small businesses such as equity crowdfunding and revenue based financing.
- This piece from Forbes, Small Business Lessons From Billion Dollar Brands, emphasizes the need for a big, bold vision. Learn the mindset that got big brands like Apple, Nike, Starbucks and Ralph Lauren where they are today.
- This story from USA Today predicts the top 5 small business trends for 2017 (think live streaming and big data) and reminds us of the fundamental need to connect with our customers.
- Yes, measuring can be a good thing. But metrics can be tricky. You don’t want to measure the wrong this or misinterpret your results. This article spells out pitfalls to avoid when it comes to metrics for the small business owner.