Your #1 concern as a business owner is how to increase sales. This article provides practical advice for helping you achieve just that.
A lot of time and effort goes into creating an online service-based business, especially if you’re working alone. What do you do when you want to take your online service-based business to the next level? I ask myself this question daily. As a full-time freelance writer, my business journey is filled with new daily discoveries.... Continue Reading →
Small business owners in Jamaica often complain about inadequate access to financing opportunities from financial institutions. Two critical factors scare many financial institutions away: 1. The high risk of a small business in Jamaica because the business’ earnings are so volatile. 2. Poor financial record keeping. Can we blame them? They have billions of depositor’s... Continue Reading →
Global statistics on entrepreneurship reveal that approximately 582 million entrepreneurs exist globally. Many people believe they have the “it” factor. They do what they do well, have found a product (or service) that is sure to sell, and want to turnover money quickly. So, they start a business. No research, no groundwork, no mental preparation...they... Continue Reading →
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has several definitions but there is a common thread connecting them- the social and economic benefits of giving back to the community and protecting the environment. Small business owners may think the costs of implementing a CSR are too expensive, especially when corporate governance and CSR reporting are considered. However, the... Continue Reading →
Bob Marley. Usain Bolt. Miss Lou. These are some Jamaicans who have been trailblazers in putting our little island on the map. Wi likkle but wi tallawah! A whoa! Jamaicans shine wherever we go (our light is mostly positive...dem scamma boi deh doh). In fact, our slang and mannerisms have made it into international mainstream... Continue Reading →
It seems like déjà vu. Tensions in the United States appear to be setting the stage for a global recession similar to the one that occurred in 2008. This time, however, the looming global recession is being influenced by: trade tensions between the United States and Chinaa war for technological dominance between the United States... Continue Reading →
Amazon. Apple. Trulia. These are just a few interesting business names that seemingly have nothing to do with the products these companies sell. The truth is that finding the right business name boils down to one thing: branding. In theory, there really is no right or wrong business name, but how the brand is marketed... Continue Reading →