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.

Agility Is The Key To Survival In Good Times And Bad

Most small businesses are trying to forget the recent recession, and get back to “business as usual.” They don’t realize that business as usual is gone forever. With social media and smart phone conversations, real product information spreads at astounding speeds. Entrepreneurs that are not listening, not engaging, and not changing will be left behind […]

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Dealing with Financial Troubles as a Small Business

There are a lot of ways that you can get into financial trouble when you run your own business. Maybe you totally messed up on your taxes. Maybe you’ve underpriced your product or services. Maybe you didn’t manage your inventory well and have a bunch of orders you can’t afford to fulfill (believe it or […]

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My Summer Reading List

It’s hard to believe, but we are almost halfway through the summer season. Most of my clients are away on vacation and leaving me alone for a little while to focus on chores I seldom have time for during the year (updating my law books, digitizing my client files, you know the sort of thing). […]

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Rethinking Mortgages

Are standard mortgages outdated? Dangerous? To blame for the financial crisis? Atif Mian and Amir Sufi, two economists and authors of the new book House of Debt: How They (and You) Caused the Great Recession, and How We Can Prevent it From Happening Again, certainly think so. As stated in the Bloomberg article Sharing The […]

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Small Business Loans Changing in Big Ways

A recent headline said, “Small Business Lending Reaching ‘New Normal.’” The story outlined how the Pepperdine Private Capital Access Index for small businesses rose to 27.7 from 27.1 in February. It gives us a measure of demand for and ease in getting financing, including loans. Further, 44 percent of the small businesses surveyed last month […]

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When it Comes to Customer Service, Be a Leader

I was boarding a very early morning flight to Dallas. One of the pilots of the plane, Gerald Higginbotham, was greeting every single person who walked on the plane. He was so outgoing and engaging. He welcomed everyone and built rapport with many of the passengers. He would ask, “Where are you going?” If they […]

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#283 Frank Gruber, Jay DesMarteau, Andy Feit, and John Oecshle

Scheduled Guests: Frank Gruber talks about his new start up book, Startup Mixology from his Tech Cocktail experience. Jay DesMarteau reveals TD Bank’s survey of small business owners likes and dislikes. Andy Feit shows how to protect your email from getting hacked. John Oecshle demonstrates the key way to retain customers. Sponsored by Sage and […]

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