With Small Business Saturday coming up on November 28, 2020, local Christmas shopping season is here! You don’t need to be fighting the crowds anyway, but how do you find a place to shop if you can’t wander from storefront to storefront through downtown? We’ve gathered a handful of our favorite small businesses, plus tips on finding your own local shops!
With a new generation of digital natives joining the workforce, you might be wondering if business cards are still necessary. It’s a fair question, but the answer is a resounding YES! Whereas cards of old were basic by today’s standards, your small business’ calling card should be just as memorable as you are.
As a new small business owner, you should expect to wear many hats, including some that may come as a surprise or not fit well with your primary skills or talents. No matter your business, you will be more than just the primary creative – you are also the project manager, the whole marketing team, the accounting department, and more.
When you are starting a small business, you want to find a financial institution that wants the best for you and your business. Whether it’s the support of your favorite member service representative or a low-interest loan, becoming a member of a credit union is almost always going to be better than being just one more account at a large bank.
Despite Facebook’s ubiquity, there are very few genuine advantages to having a well-maintained business page, especially if you are not planning on running paid advertising. In fact, choosing even an active Facebook page over a website could actually hurt your small business in the long run.
You think you have a great idea – you know you do – but how do you get your product out of the light bulb over your head and into your customer’s hand? From your initial market research to government licensing, it may seem overwhelming, but realizing your dream will be worth it!