This post is written by Robbie Vogel, a writer/editor with Vistaprint. Robbie has worked for microbusinesses in both PR and advertising.
Let’s be honest, not many of us have time to sit down for breakfast before work. Many of us skip the meal entirely, a bad habit that leads to a slow metabolism and overeating later in the day.
A travel mug of tea might be the closest some people come to a healthy breakfast, so read on for five quick breakfast foods that can improve your mood and energy for the rest of your day. Read more…
Many cities promote good economic growth and are suitable for doing business in Canada. Several factors go into choosing the best city for business. Entrepreneurs look to indicators that the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) find ideal for a starting place for their small business. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) looks toward the Metropolitan Economic Activity Index to locate the best place for small business. Both models yield beneficial results for small business owners and entrepreneurs alike, as they attempt to secure a location for their latest business venture. Read more…
Hey everyone! Hope your “unofficial” last week of summer is going well and that you have some great weekend plans either for your business or relaxing with friends and family. In this week’s Micro Business Roundup, our team has assembled five great articles with topics ranging from the Republican National Convention to green jackets. Have a great weekend and we’ll catch you next week. Read more…
Have you ever thought of starting your own business?
If you have ever pondered this question, be sure to check out this interview with Jason Keith, Vistaprint’s Small Business Blogger. In his interview with WBZ News in Boston, Jason highlights three important things for aspiring business owners to consider: Read more…
Earlier today, we asked our Facebook community how they keep themselves motivated to run their business.
Unlike many of our Micro Business Tips Thursday queries where the community offers varying answers, today we had a similar statement from our fans: Love what you do.
So with that we have to ask – do you love what you do, or are you motivated by something else?
Since we celebrated Memorial Day on Monday and kicked off summer, the team started discussing how micro businesses experience seasonal demand and how they account for it. For this edition of Micro Business Tips Thursday, we asked our Facebook community if their business relied on seasonal demand. Our favorite response came from Roger Taylor.
Roger says, “Some of our business is seasonal, we cater to the hikers and campers in the spring and summer, in the fall we cater to the hunters. We have been able to bring in more products for year round sale, however, everything we hand make for the most part is spring, summer, and fall. This has forced us to diversify our products for the late fall and winter months. So far it has been successful.”
What do YOU think? Do you diversify your products based on seasonal demand? Tell us in the comments section.
Hey everyone! Hope you had a great week. Up in New England we started the week with some showers, but closed out with some lovely spring weather. Earlier in the week the company also announced some major changes to our business cards (click here to read more) that we’re sure our customers will love. Hope you have a great weekend, and here is this week’s edition of the Micro Business Roundup.
Rating the Best — and Worst — States to Do Business – Did you start your business in a state that is great for small businesses? Don’t worry if you don’t know Entrepreneur breaks down the best and worst states for small business owners.
3 Ways Small Businesses Can Use Twitter – still on the fence on whether or not Twitter is right for your business? If so, check out this article for some ways you might not have considered using the platform for.
Workaholic? Maybe You’re Really a Successaholic – do people say that you work too much? Or perhaps that you are a workaholic? Don’t worry we won’t hold it against you. This post takes a look at people described as “workaholics” and notes that these people might be addicted to success.
5 Meaningful Shifts Shaping Marketing Right Now – Duct Tape Marketing’s John Janstch breaks down five current trends in marketing.
Facebook Offers a Sweet Deal Sucker Punch – Facebook recently rolled out an Offers option for page owners. Before you test drive this feature, take a look at this cautionary tale of one small business so that you can learn from their poor experience.
Earlier today, we asked our Facebook community to show off their business cards. In a few short hours, we had over 80 great submissions. Some of our favorites were:
Click here to see all of the submitted designs.
If you would like to have your business card showcased in the gallery, click here and upload yours.
Hey everyone, this week seemed to fly by in our offices. Hopefully your week was productive. We’ve pulled together five great articles for this week’s edition of the Micro Business Roundup that we’re sure you’ll enjoy. Have a great weekend and we look forward to connecting next week.
5 ways more effective marketing makes your business worth more – everyone knows that marketing is valuable for acquiring new customers and generating awareness for business of all sizes. What many people don’t know is that marketing can also lead to an increase in valuation of a business. Check out this article if you have ever considered or are looking to sell your business.
A DIY Guide to Product Launches – this article in Entrepreneur talks outlines how businesses can leverage social media to generate buzz for new product launches. If you are launching a product, make sure you check this one out.
Is my family business going to be an orphan? – Earlier this year we posted on planning for your retirement. That post discussed ways of saving for the day that you step out of the workforce, this article talks about building a succession for your business.
Build your listening muscle – Chances are that you are constantly looking for ways to improve your business. This can be anything from trying new marketing tactics or staying abreast of the latest industry news. One area that is often over looked is improving listening. This article offers some good insight as to why listening may be the key to growing your business.
Is your website missing the #1 most used feature? – Take a look at this article to see if you are missing this feature.