How to Use Automation to Grow Your Business

Repetitive tasks cost the global service industry more than $5 trillion a year with employees spending a total of 69 days in administrative tasks, says a study by DJS Research. Building a successful business takes a lot of resources, time, and effort. But, with technological advancements, many repetitive tasks can be automated. Automation technologies use

Hair and Beauty Salon Sample Business Plan

Looking for a free, downloadable hair and beauty salon sample business plan to help you create a business plan of your own? Bplans has you covered.  Keep in mind that you don’t need to find a sample business plan that exactly matches your business. Whether you’re launching an upscale, full-service salon in a bustling city

11 Business Blunders to Evade When Starting Up

Starting an online business comes with a string of benefits such as: Reduced overheads Wide geographical reach Low marketing costs Operational 24/7 Larger potential customer base Better visibility for your business Improved customer profiling However, starting an actual online business isn’t really a carefree stroll around the park even if you have a strong business

How to Start a Bed and Breakfast

This article is part of our Bed and Breakfast Business Startup Guide—a curated list of articles to help you plan, start, and grow your bed and breakfast business! It’s an image that puts you in an instant state of relaxation—a roaring fireplace in a cozy rural bed and breakfast, sharing stories with fellow travelers while

9 and 1/2 Tips for Marketing Your Small Business

Small businesses around the country face a constant barrage of information, new tactics, the latest strategies, and a whole slew of garbage when it comes to modern marketing. Whether it’s the latest snake oil salesman trying to convince a business owner to part with $5,000 of their hard-earned profits for an ad, or a $2,000

Improve Your Social (Media) Skills to Stay Relevan...

KevinKing / Pixabay Around one third of the entire global population (and 60% of North America’s population) are active on social media. This is an enormous audience you simply cannot ignore as a small business in 2018. Engaging in a regular social media content strategy can increase your brand’s visibility, give your business a relatable

How AI Tech is Changing Small Business Marketing

Mired in repetitive tasks, swimming in data, and spending to build a larger team just to keep up? Here’s why now is the time to upgrade to AI tech for your small business marketing and customer service. There’s two ways to win over customers. Either give them what they want and need, or simply make