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.

Do You Know the Lifetime Value of Your Customers?

Published on October 30, 2014 Four in 10 senior executives in larger companies don’t know the lifetime value of their customers. That’s according to who quoted a that surveyed 312 senior executives in North American companies. Not only did 40 percent of the leadership surveyed not know the financial value of their customers, over half of them […]

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When Does a ‘Small Business’ Become a ‘Venture’?

I am pleased every year to host a program for the on “Representing the Startup Venture.” Whenever I do this program, the question inevitably arises: what is a “venture” and how does it differ from any other business startup? It’s actually quite simple. A startup business can be either: A “small business” or “personal business”; or […]

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Entrepreneurs Thrive On The Learning Curve

In today’s fast moving world of business startups, learning trumps knowing every time. What established businesses know through experience keeps them from looking for the new and innovative ways to do what they do better, cheaper, and faster. I’m convinced that’s why most mature companies are slowing down or buying their through acquisition, rather than […]

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All in the Family: Running a Small Business Together.

Published on October 29, 2014 Mom and pop shops are a big part of our American culture.  It’s the picture many of us conjure up when we visualize main street America– very Normal Rockwell.  But today technology has dramatically changed the small business landscape to the point where you might think the family-owned business — […]

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Stopping Shrinkage Before It Starts

When you’re getting ready to start a new business, expand to a new location, or open a centralized warehouse, the last thing on your mind may be shrinkage in your inventory. a loss of inventory that can be attributed to many factors. It’s not just theft or shoplifting – administrative errors, vendor fraud, damage in […]

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Six Google Apps Your Small Business Should Be Using

Google’s world domination continues. Nearly two-thirds of the world’s internet users make Google their go-to search engine. When it comes to SEO, there’s no doubt that Google is king, and Gmail is increasingly integrated into business email over old stand-bys such as Outlook. The tech giant offers quite a few innovative features, including Google Wallet and […]

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