Did you know that there is a serious market for antiques? In fact, people are willing to spend decent money on vintage items and collectibles ranging from furniture and coins to jewelry and paintings. Like any business venture, it will take time and effort to build an inventory and find a target audience interested in purchasing on a regular basis, but in the end, just one sale could be worth the investment. If you’re interested in starting an antique store (online or brick and mortar), here are some things you’ll need to know. [Read more…] about How to Set Up an Antique Business
There are a lot of different ways to cut costs as a business owner, and technology is one of your most useful tools in the budget-cutting toolbox. Tech tools for your business will not only save money, but they save time too. [Read more…] about Using Technology To Save Money For Your Business
As your business prepares to reopen or expand its operations, it is important to establish a checklist to ensure a smooth resumption of work. The checklist should include tasks related to health and safety on the premises as well as standard facility functions.
It’s important to refer to CDC guidelines for reopening businesses, but in the meantime, here are some suggested steps for returning to the office later this summer: [Read more…] about Management Checklist for Returning to the Office This Summer
Are you thinking of optimizing your workplace to increase productivity and efficiency? If so, there are several adjustments and improvements you can make without stretching your budget. Moreover, now that employees are working from home due to the shelter-in-place orders, it’s the right time to make these changes as your workplace is empty. [Read more…] about How to Optimize a Small Business Workplace
Once upon a time, here is how things worked: Let’s use the example of Johnny Homeowner.
It was the 1980s. Johnny wanted to close in his garage for use as a game room, and he needed a drywall contractor to help. He couldn’t just pull up a site on the internet and search: drywall contractors near me. The internet didn’t exist. [Read more…] about Why The Internet Matters for Small Business
When you start a small business today, you must choose a few essential service providers to help you thrive. Most of these will operate in the background; your business itself will be the star on center stage. However, the quality of the service provided by the companies you choose will determine whether your version of “center stage” is the equivalent of a hit Broadway production or the local third-grade class play.
Let’s examine a few of the services you’ll want to employ.