Best Practices

This is our collection of best practices for every part of running your small business. Browse through our articles, videos, tools & templates and more below!

How to boost your confidence when you feel out of your league

how to boost your confidence

You started this business because you knew a thing or two. Maybe you worked in a similar business for someone else, or it was something you did "on the side" and you finally decided to make it a "real thing"; but somehow you became good enough at it that people wanted to pay you for it. So you took

The one thing every business owner needs to do each day

practicing gratitude

This article originally appeared on Anchor Advisors. It only takes a minute each morning. Before I open my email, before I get started with my work, I stop and write down three (or more) things I'm thankful for. It's a simple thing. Just a brief pause in an other wise hectic day, but there's some

Need some holiday gift ideas? Here’s 5 great ones!

holiday gift ideas

Christmas and the holidays are coming around the corner again (it's crazy to think about, I know), which means it's time to start figuring out and purchasing gifts for our clients (and/or) employees. Jill and Brad share some of their favorite holiday gift ideas on this episode of Breaking Down Your

Not driving enough traffic to your blog? You’re not doing these 6 things

how to drive more traffic to your website

So you've decided to start blogging. Great! Blogging is a great way for professionals to demonstrate their expertise, build trust, and cultivate leads and drive more traffic to your site. Your blog also provides great content for an email newsletter that can keep you and your business fresh in the

5 common IT mistakes small business owners make

common IT mistakes

Equipping your business with the proper IT tools and solutions right from the get-go can make all the difference to get your business processes running smoothly and efficiently. Nowadays, there are very affordable solutions out there, allowing SMEs to be equipped with the best software systems.

4 situations when small business owners MUST look at their numbers

small business owner decisions

"Numbers get confusing. I'm never quite sure what I should be looking at. But my gut has never failed me." Most small business owners are most comfortable making decisions intuitively; when they look at a situation and they just know the answer. These gut decisions are really useful. They can be

Small Business Key Performance Indicator Template

Small Business KPI Template

As business owner, it's hard to maintain our focus on the most important issues in our business. It's hard to set priorities. We need sales to increase, but we've got delivery issues, too. What about that low-performing team member, when to you get to them? Though in the midst of all the craziness,

Don’t let ‘great’ be the enemy of the ‘good’

tom peters quote

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” ~ Tom Peters Tom Peters could be thought of as one of the founding fathers of the American

The truth about controlling boss behavior

controlling bosses

This month is all about working through letting go some control so you can build a stronger business. In Part I of this series, we created a list of scenarios to help you see if you're a control freak. So you might be a control freak. As a small business owner, you see it as survival; it is your job

How business owners can clone themselves (without having an actual clone)

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We all wish (at least every business owner wishes) they had a clone. You'd be able to do twice as much work, get it done the way you want to, anddddd it would just be awesome. But since that's not really possible to do in this day and age, they came up with some practical alternatives to help you

Top small business articles | August 2014

overworking

Summer is starting to come to a close, but it's been a sweet season for us over at EnMast! We're loving our newest members and Member Spotlights a TON! (Curious to try it out? Sign up for a Free Trial Membership!) Each month we pull out the top small business articles in case you missed some of

The secret sauce to building an indestructible business

healthy business

"The best part about entrepreneurship is that you get to choose your own hours! Choose any 100 hours of the week you want -- and work them!" (Click to tweet) That was how I got introduced to entrepreneurship. Give up your job, give up your life, and work like hell. This presented a problem. See,