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Top 5 Recommendations For Small Business Entrepreneurs Needing Faster And Controlled Growth

We know no one can do it all by themselves, and the strongest businesses thrive when they get right help from the right people. “During start-up or high growth stages, business owners and managers are constantly time challenged as they simultaneously work to develop products, build systems, recruit, train, and sell. They are also trying to prioritize investments in technologies and processes that build a sustainable platform for growth,” says Ken Prokopec, Commercial Manager, ACT.

We asked small business owners about what they feel are the best ways for ensuring faster and controlled growth in a small/medium business and here is a compilation of the most popular ideas:

  1. Systemize business processes: For any company to sustain growth, systemization of its business operations is a necessity. Working ON your business entails creating systems. Systemization works, as demonstrated by McDonald’s, Starbucks, and franchising as a whole. “A business owner must not
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Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program – QLD

To be eligible the business must:

  • have a business name registered within the last four years

  • have fewer than 20 employees at the time of applying for the grant

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)

  • have Queensland headquarters

  • not be insolvent or have owners/directors that are an undischarged bankrupt.

The participating business must provide a project report on completion of the project detailing how the funds were spent and the impact it has had on the business.

Only 1 application will be accepted from an individual ABN or a financial beneficiary of a business.

Successful applicants cannot reapply for this grand in future rounds.

Your business must also be in a financial position to pay up front for the approved training or service(s) in full. If successful, approved applicants will then be reimbursed after submitting supplier invoices and proof of purchase.

Applying for the grant

Round 5 is now open

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27 of the Most Successful Small Town Business Ideas

If you want to start a business, but are having a hard time narrowing your list down to a single, successful business idea for your small town, don’t worry. We’ve got your back.

We’ve also come up with 27 of the most promising potential business ideas for small towns. So read on below and thank us later.

1. Coffee Shop and Bar

When you think of your neighborhood coffee shop and bar, you might not think of the same establishment. But if your town is small enough, and clientele scarce, merging these two business ideas might be just what the mayor ordered.

Now, before you go telling us that combining after school 12-year-olds and college 21-year-olds is a terrible idea, hear us out. We’re not suggesting a full-on bar, simply a coffee shop that after 4 pm also serves wine and beer. The concept behind being a coffee shop that

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Small Business Franchise Opportunities Guide

Small business franchises come in many shapes and sizes, from nationally recognized household names to locally grown niche businesses. Choosing the right small business opportunity to invest in is an important decision that can be overwhelming, perhaps even daunting.

Franchising.com is here to help. We’ve put together the most comprehensive directory of franchises for sale anywhere on the internet. We’ve also built a reputation as the franchising industry’s leading source of news, information, data and advice for franchisors and franchisees alike. New press releases are gathered and new franchises for sale are acquired on a regular basis, meaning you get fresh, up-to-date information on the small business franchise you’re interested in.

Below you’ll find the small business franchises listed here at Franchising.com. From ATM franchises that are most profitable in high traffic areas, to check cashing franchises that are increasing in popularity as local banks are being consolidated, and vending

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15 Best Business Intelligence Tools For Small And Big Business

What is the best business intelligence tool for small and big businesses?

The best business intelligence tool for small and big businesses is Sisense because of its scalable architecture and its extensive set of features that range from data consolidation and filtering to analytics and reporting. This platform’s interface is also simple to use for beginners and powerful enough to handle the requirements of professionals.

Small companies and large enterprises may have their fair share of differences, but there’s one thing they have in common: the need for actionable insights to improve their business. Luckily, business intelligence software tools are more accessible and flexible today. With these software solutions, companies of all sizes can now collect, analyze, and convert such data into understandable reports that can provide businesses with valuable insights, which in turn drive corporate profits.

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Can Small Business Benefit From Business Intelligence Software?

People have been looking at data to bolster business since the beginning of, well, business. Go way, way back and a Roman sandal-clad street merchant 2,000 years ago might have noticed over time that he gets about a dozen more customers buying his wares on the days when he puts a canopy over his wagon as a shield from the hot midday sun. As a result, he goes to the trouble of putting the bothersome thing up every day and his business benefits.

That’s just smart, or as we’d say today, he was using Business Intelligence (BI), which, at its most simplistic level, is just looking at data to make better business decisions.

While in days past modus operandi may have been determined using gut feel and intuition coupled with simple observational data, today companies have unimaginable amounts of information available to guide business moves.  

And big business has been

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Streamline Your Small Business with Cloud Storage

Make Cloud Storage Work for You, Thanks to These Innovative Features Navigating the world of technology as a small business owner can be difficult. With so many different programs and types of software to choose from, how can you possibly know which one will be most effective in growing your business? The short (and unfortunate)…

Are SMEs are turning their backs on traditional marketing?

We recently commissioned some research to see how committed smaller businesses are to traditional marketing in the digital age. The results indicate that traditional marketing is no longer a priority for many smaller businesses, with the majority favouring cheaper, online methods to promote their businesses. In fact, we found that over 76% of small businesses…

Counting the costs: What government funding for scientific research will cover?

What Costs Can You Claim Through R&D Tax Credits? Finding out that the government could give you some money is always great news, especially when you’re a small business to whom it makes a real difference. And if you’re working

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The Florida Small Business & Entrepreneur Forum

How to Become a Key Person of Influence:  We’ve all been told about the facts and figures you need for a slide deck, but if all it took for an investor to take a chance on a start-up was the numbers, then a lot more people would be getting funded and you could do it by just sending an email. One of the most overlooked aspects of an investor pitch are the elements that make up a successful presentation and make YOU investible.  This session will uncover the hidden aspects of an investor pitch that can be the difference between getting an actual investment or getting a half-hearted-but-polite, “Thank you, we will get back to you.” 

Topher Morrison
Managing Director

Key Person of
Influence – USA

Chris Radack
CMO, Rockwell Watches

Former Owner, iCandy

The agenda features two-tracks of programming with topics specifically designed for Small Business Owners and Start-Up

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50 Best Small Business Ideas to Be Your Own Boss

Editorial Note: Fundera exists to help you make better business decisions. That’s why we make sure our editorial integrity isn’t influenced by our own business. The opinions, analyses, reviews, or recommendations in this article are those of our editorial team alone.

If you’re trying to find the small business idea that’s right for you, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are your interests?
  • Where is there a need in the market, and how can your skills satisfy that need?
  • Who is your ideal client?
  • What is your ideal work environment?

If you have an answer to all those questions, then you may be ready to start a small business. But if you need a little inspiration, take a look at this list of the 50 best small business ideas for 2020.

50 Best Business Ideas for 2020

These 50 small business ideas suit soon-to-be entrepreneurs in a range of industries,

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Are There Benefits to Implementing Business Intelligence for Small Business?

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Business Intelligence (BI) is a process for analyzing data and presenting relevant information to business executives. It’s meant to help them make better business decisions and improve their overall performance. There are many benefits to using Business Intelligence for every business. Despite that, it’s still important to know what it can and cannot do for your venture.

While BI used to be exclusively for the ‘big boys’ (since they had the money for IT specialists and data centers), it’s now possible for small businesses to utilize BI to fulfill their different needs. This guide will cover some of the benefits your small business would get from using BI tools.

Large corps are no longer the sole users of BI

Times have changed since only large corporations could utilize BI to make more informed business decisions. It’s quite simple – if it can help large corporations make better decisions, why wouldn’t

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