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.

Why You Should Meet the Business Across the Street

Published on September 1, 2014 Connecting and collaborating with other local business owners unlocks a wealth of knowledge and business opportunities. So it did not come as a surprise to my co-founder and me when we interviewed local business owners about what they wished technology could do for them. Often the answer was simply, “Can […]

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Will A Business Incubator Help Hatch Your Startup?

One of the reasons that now is the time to be an entrepreneur is the explosion of startup assistance organizations, usually called incubators or accelerators. According to the National Business Incubator Association (), there are over 7,000 of these locations worldwide, and even new online versions like springing up here and there. Most of these […]

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How Do You Select A Revenue Model For Your Startup?

One of the toughest decisions for a startup is how to price their product or service. The alternatives range from giving it away for free, to pricing based on costs, to charging what the market will bear (premium pricing). The implications of the decision you make are huge, defining your brand image, your funding requirements, […]

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-31

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So Crazy, These Small Biz Ideas Might Just Work!

Even smart venture capitalists swing and miss far more often than they hit home runs. It’s difficult to predict which business ideas will make money and which will tank. A friend bought extra tickets to this year’s PGA Championship tournament figuring he’d be able to resell some to help defray his cost of going. When […]

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Relate Your Technology Solution to Customer Values

Young entrepreneurs often are so excited by new technology or their latest invention that they forget to translate it into a value proposition that their customers or potential investors can understand. They can become frustrated with investors, senior executives and even customers who don’t seem to “get it,” with the result that everyone loses. Senior […]

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Entrepreneurs Need To Be Experts On Social Change

Many entrepreneurs think that adapting to the new technologies, like smart phones and Internet commerce, are the key to attracting new customers. In fact, businesses need to adapt just as completely to the changes in the buying and social behavior of consumers. High-technology product startups, without customers, don’t make a business. Today’s customer buying dynamics […]

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The Future of American Business…in Four Little Words

In speaking to business owners and “people in career transitions” nationwide, I am often called upon to speculate about the future. For example, I am frequently asked: What businesses should I be thinking of starting now? What businesses will still be around in ten years’ time? Where will tomorrow’s jobs be? Will there BE a future […]

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