Welcome to BlogNotions' Small Business Blog

The BlogNotions Small Business Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the world of small to medium sized business. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the technologies being used by successful and growing small businesses, discussions of common problems and solutions faced by small businesses, best practices for scaling your business, tips and tricks for successful marketing, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

How to Punch Your Landlord in the Face on Your Lease Renewal

This guest post is by Carrie Wood, Co-founder at Lease Ref. Commercial real estate decisions and lease renewals are typically only made by businesses every 5 or 10 years, since those are the typical lengths for lease terms. Unfortunately, that does not bode well for the tenant who wants to negotiate a fair lease renewal, […]

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Are You Getting Referrals or Just Asking for Them?

Are You Getting Referrals or Just Asking for Them? Getting referrals are a critical part of any growing small business. But there is a big difference between asking for them and getting referrals from past customers. Both are important, both are involve different marketing strategies that need to be consistently practiced. Getting Referrals What they […]

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#422 Meg Schmitz Forecasts the Small Business Climate Under the Trump Administration, Plus Hal Shelton Shares the Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan

Introduction On this episode of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first talk about the many rules and regulations – namely health insurance and immigration – that are changing under the new Trump Administration and what the impact on small businesses will be. Then, we’ll show you why business plans are an important tool in starting […]

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Should You Grow Revenue or Cut Expenses to Boost Profit?

Should You Grow Revenue or Cut Expenses to Boost Profit? The dilemma on whether to grow revenue or cut expenses to increase profitability has perplexed small business owners for generations. In frustration, many decide that they want to do both at the same time! Typically, this is not realistic. The correct answer on whether it […]

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#421 International Expert Jill Lublin Shares the Profit of Kindness, Plus Screenwriting Secrets that Take Your Presentations to the Next Level

Introduction On this episode of Business Insanity Talk Radio, we first talk about the tangible benefits of kindness in business. Then, we’ll show you how you can use the storytelling techniques of hit movies to improve your company’s own story.  Plus, find out what common thread holds back first-time entrepreneurs from being successful. Also, we’ll […]

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THE Small Business Expert

In 2016, global retail e-commerce sales reached an estimated $22.049 trillion, an increase of 6 percent from 2015. By 2020, sales are expected to top $27 trillion. Unfortunately, this increased spending has made e-commerce transactions an attractive target for cyberthieves. Cybercrime losses are on track to increase from $3 trillion in 2015 to $6 trillion […]

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Create a Competitive Edge With the Right People

Right now, no matter the type of business you’re in, or the size of your organization, your company is at risk of becoming irrelevant. Why? Business owners and leaders get stuck in their current business models and fail to keep pace with changing markets. How do you avoid this pitfall to protect your business and […]

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