Have you been watching the emerging trends in the world of entrepreneurship? The demographics making up the American workforce are changing dramatically. Millennials, particularly those in their early- to mid-20s, are now the largest age cohort, surpassing Baby Boomers for the first time. Continue reading
Keeping a small business organized makes a huge difference in its day to day running. Having the right systems in place can make for greatly increased efficiency, less frustration, and higher profits. We have compiled a few great tools that are sure to help you do business better than ever. Continue reading
St. Louis, Mo. was recently identified as the nation’s top startup city because it wrapped up 2015 with the highest annual growth in venture capital funding.
But financial backing isn’t the only benefit entrepreneurs will find in the city just west of the Mississippi River.
Known as a hub of biotech and plant science research, St. Louis offers plenty of other startup resources and a cost of living that’s roughly 5 percent below the national average. Continue reading
Starting a new small business takes a lot of work, time and commitment. In fact, just to get to the point of being able to open your doors, you have to write a business plan, choose a location, decide on the legal structure of your business, register your business with the state, obtain a tax identification number, register for all applicable state and local taxes, and get any necessary permits and licenses. Beyond these necessary logistics, you can fast track the success of your small business by ensuring that you prioritize certain things. Continue reading
Oakland is gaining momentum as a top startup city, appealing to entrepreneurs seeking lower rent space in the Bay area and a diverse and mission-focused environment.
Any small business owner craves inside information on potential customers. Why do some leads easily become customers? What types of advertising are working best? What makes a lead pick up the phone and call? How often does a caller speak to someone at a company before making a purchase? However, you can’t bombard callers with the many questions you have. Yet, all of these questions and more can be answered when you choose an advanced virtual phone system like Halloo. Continue reading
Has your company ever forgotten to change the main greeting on your business line so that weeks after a major holiday, callers still only hear a greeting with seasonal hours and special sales? Or, perhaps your business has grown, but the options on your phone tree still only reflect the original members of team, by name. It’s important to refresh your phone system on a regular basis – not only to avoid the embarrassing examples above, but also to stay on top of your caller’s needs. Continue reading
Your company’s phone system plays a huge role in your brand, making it an opportunity to connect with customers and to showcase your reliability.
But a faulty phone system can turn off customers and create a negative impression of your company. Continue reading
The savvy business owner is always looking for tools he can use to his advantage in business. Free and low cost tools are even better, as they have minimal affect on the cost of doing business, and in turn can generate new business, increase effectiveness, or boost revenue in other ways. We have collected a few of our favorite free or low cost advantages you can give your business now, in order to start 2016 off right. Continue reading