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!

Sales prospecting: 4 Ways to take control of your sales pipeline

You all know what the sales pipeline stages are, right? As you market and sell, you are moving people from awareness ("Oh, look, they

Stop leaving voicemails. Voicemail is dead. Here’s why.

When was the last time you said, "Wow, I'm so glad I got that voicemail!"...? Tell me. Do you get a thrill when you see that the VM icon on

The key to organic business growth: Don’t let your business get stagnant

This article originally published at Anchor Advisors. “What is the difference between a living thing and a dead thing? In the medical world,

The ULTIMATE Small Business Hiring Guide: Everything you need to know about hiring an employee

Small business hiring is an essential (and often challenging) facet of entrepreneurship. Any business owner who’s made a bad hire (and most

How to write a job posting that attracts great applicants (and repels the ones you DON’T want)

The job posting is the most fundamental tool that you have to attract great talent to a job opening, yet many business owners fail to use it

How to attract talent to your small business (and how not to)

There's nothing that makes a business more successful than top-notch talent. When a business owner has a team they can count on, the sky is

Top 10 hottest small business articles of 2014

Woo-wee! 2015 is here! Though it’s great to look forward to the new year, it’s also really important to look back and see what you

Thanks to my key business advisors who have helped me build my business

I’d like to thank my key advisors… In growing my business I have relied on the advice and wisdom of LOTS of other people. Some of those

Business owners can't do it all on their own: 4 ways to build a business support system

In 2001, I went out on my own. (That’s what I called it; going “out on my own”). I set up an office in a spare bedroom with a computer and

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

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