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Financial Advice for Small Business Owners, Knowing When to Cash Out, and The Best Cities for Entrepreneurial Talent

KNOW | TWELVE, JUNE 2019 

10 Self-Help Tips To Help Small Business Owners Keep Their Finances Organized

Owning a small business can certainly come with a steep learning curve, and it’s one that many entrepreneurs face alone. Learning on the fly is never easy, and there are many aspects of day-to-day business that need to be mastered. In particular, small business owners may struggle to keep finances in order.

While it can be challenging to keep your business’ finances organized and under control, with a little know-how—and a bit of expert advice—you can get a grasp on the information, procedures and technology you need. In this article, 10 members of Forbes Finance Council share their top recommendations for small business owners who are struggling to keep their finances in order. Check out this article and learn how to leverage these recommendations and get your small business financially organized!

 

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Boosting Social Media Advertising, Crucial HR Tips & How to be a Great Boss

KNOW | TWELVE, MAY 2019 

More Than 90% of Small Businesses Will Increase Advertising Spending in 2019

Most Small Businesses Are Prioritizing Advertising This Year and Will Increase Spending on Social Media Advertising (56%) and Other Online Advertising Mediums Such as Google Search and Banner Ads (41%). A large percentage (91%) plan to invest more in advertising in 2019, according to a new survey from The Manifest, a business news and how-to website.

Each year, more than half of small businesses (57%) spend less than $50,000 on advertising, the survey found. Increased spending on advertising will help small businesses spread brand awareness and stand out among their competition.

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Tools You Need, Employment Law Changes & Tips for Tough Conversations

KNOW | TWELVE, APRIL 2019 

Tools and Software You Should Be Using in 2019

Each decision that supervisors, team leaders, or CEOs make drastically affects the company’s entire ecosystem. A leader should research and test each decision before choosing to move forward. This step is crucial for a company to thrive in competitive markets. The fine folks over at Best Company asked CEOs, managers, and leaders about the tools and software that have proven to work for them. In this power-packed synopsis, these representatives share valuable insights and explain the benefits of using the most up-to-date tools and software in the following categories:

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LEARN | TWELVE, APRIL 2018

Soft Skills Support Anything

red-hands-woman-creative-1Structure creates a clean process. Planning and following methodologies are proven to streamline and create efficiencies no matter the business size. There are several programs and philosophies that entrepreneurs and businesses follow in order to set and achieve goals, while analyzing roles and creating processes to grow and move forward at a record pace.

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LEARN | TWELVE, FEBRUARY 2018

Know Yourself, Know Your Worth


Lots of businesses are born from great ideas, or rather, from a person’s confidence to pursue that idea, and their ability to know themselves and those around them during the process. Some entrepreneurs feel weighted because they try to take on too much and feel guilty when they don’t succeed at everything. 

The truth is, you won’t personally be good at everything -- but the good news is that you don’t have to be. The key: your actions should be louder than your words.

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Watch me Delegate My Email: Week 1

If you’ve been following along with my email delegation goal this month, I’m happy to report that Georgia and I made it through our first week! We have developed a few simple strategies that are helping manage the flow of email that is coming in.If you remember, our goal is to get my inbox to serve only for external communication. We want all tasks and internal communication happening inside of our structured task management tool- Asana. I hope you can take what we are perfecting on our end, and implement it into your business to help remove the email noose from your neck!

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Delegate’s Recommended Summer Biz Reads

It’s Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business by JJ Ramberg is the critically acclaimed, Wall Street Journal best-seller and must-read for family-owned stores to venture capitalist-backed start ups alike. Not only do readers gain valuable advice from Ramberg, but the author has invited notable entrepreneurs such as Blake Mycoskie (TOMS shoes) and Guy Kawasaki (Apple), to share their experiences. The book covers a myriad of topics from human resources to finance, public relations to sales, by presenting simple and effective methods.
Photo credit: "Girl Reading A Book On A Beach" by Michal Marcol
The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz is one of our all-time faves-- inspired by pumpkin farmers! Amidst the struggle of running his first business 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, Michalowicz realized he could apply the pumpkin-growing process to his company. So what is the Pumpkin Plan, you ask? Plant the right seeds. Weed out the losers. Nurture the winners. This hysterical guide offers numerous stories of successful entrepreneurs, leading readers through nontraditional strategies in order to help them build a business at the top of its game.
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