You are tired of working for someone else and you want to start your own business, but don’t know if you should do it from scratch. Below you can find the pros and cons of franchises and startups, and decide which one works for you. Read more “Entrepreneur: Franchise or Start-up?”
There are lots of studies about when the best time to post on Instagram is, but every Instagram account has a unique audience, in different time zones, so it’s important to determine what your individual best time to post on Instagram is. Read more “What’s the Best Time to Post on Instagram?”
Sales are everything to a business. Without sales, you can be certain you will fail. Finding what works for generating sales at your company is key to your success. Read more “Increase Sales with these 5 Strategies”
In most cases, small business owners must take into account a complicated metric: the profit margin – what percentage of your revenue comes out as a profit against all your business costs and expenses?
While it seems logical that there are many things small business owners either don’t know or forget about profit margins (including what your profit margin goals should be to begin with), most people believe that business profit margins hover around 36%—which is about 5X too high! See our helpful guide to assess good profit margin goals for your small business below. Read more “What is a Good Profit Margin for Small Business?”
Many business owners face the dilemma of whether to buy or lease commercial property. The most important thing to know are the costs. To help, we ran an analysis on a real commercial property for sale and created a detailed example of the costs and benefits of buying vs. leasing commercial real estate. Read more “Buying vs. Leasing Commercial Real Estate”
It’s no secret that the news media industry (and especially the print industry) has been in a steep decline since the mass adoption of the Internet. It would be unimaginable 10 years ago if the LA Times would have sold for half a billion dollars to a private owner.
We ask our savvy business entrepreneurs: Is the LA Times brand really worth $500M?
Getting the motivation to improve yourself can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know where to start. That’s why, “while it is always best to believe in oneself, a little help from others can be a great blessing.” – General Iroh Read more “10 Personal Development Quotes”