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.

10 Emails Titles to Never Use

10 Emails Titles to Never Use I get the most ridiculous titles to emails in my inbox. The important thing is that the title of the message usually determines if it gets opened now or ever. Here are the ten worst titles I have received and what a better one would be: Happy Monday (or […]

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Why Your Business Plan Should Fit on the Back of a Napkin

Why Your Business Plan Should Fit on the Back of a Napkin Many small company owners make their business models too complex. This hurts their customer’s ability to understand the value they bring to them. More importantly, it also impedes the employees’ ability to solidly get behind the mission that eventually grows your business and […]

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How to Easily Raise Your Profit by Ten Percent

How to Easily Raise Your Profit by Ten Percent Most small business owners don’t charge enough for their service to make a profit. They are afraid if their price is too high, customers won’t buy from them. They reason that even a small profit is better than no profit at all. This fear actually prevents […]

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THE Small Business Expert

By Dan Coughlin Silent mentors are people you’ve never talked with, but who have influenced you in some meaningful way. Don’t try to emulate the whole person, just one or two positive parts that you perceive in that person. The key is to look for good characteristics that you admire in people and then try to […]

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This Week in Small Business: Spring Cleaning, Moms, and Many Marketing Tips

’Tis the season to be spring cleaning (even your financials) and honoring moms everywhere (including those who found million-dollar companies). Add in a passel of marketing tips, and you have enough bedtime reading to last all week. Leadership, management and productivity Executive Vice President of Wells Fargo, Lisa Stevens, lays out three tips for giving […]

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Asking for Business Referrals: 7 Proven Ways that Work Today

In business some things never change, like the power of a personal referral or word-of-mouth advertising. Then again, some things in business are constantly going through changes, like the way those personal referrals are gained and communicated. Let’s take a quick tour through current best practices for winning those ever-so-powerful personal referrals. 1. Ask. Simply asking […]

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