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How to Expand an E-Commerce Business to a Brick and Mortar Store

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in entrepreneurs, business growth, small business ideas

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While e-commerce is growing, there is still a steady demand for in-store shopping experiences.

It is common for e-commerce companies to consider opening a brick and mortar store at some point. Even Amazon is getting into the act with Whole Foods and standalone Amazon stores.

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Checklist for Starting a Bed and Breakfast

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in entrepreneurs, business growth, small business ideas

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One of the most rewarding small business ownership opportunities is a bed and breakfast. If you have the personality and commitment, owning a bed and breakfast is a rewarding and lucrative business option.

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Launching Your Own Hair Salon

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 18, 2019 10:00:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in entrepreneurs, business growth, small business ideas

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Are you considering starting a personal-services business? One smart choice is a hair salon.

The hair salon industry is massive. In 2018, there were 996,000 hair care businesses in the United States. Those companies generated $46 billion in revenue and employed 1.3 million people. From 2013 to 2018, the industry has seen a 2.4 percent average annual growth rate.

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Beyond Opening Day: Support Services to Help Your Business Grow

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 3, 2019 12:30:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in support services, business growth, business planning resources

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Once your business has opened its doors, the pace and demands as the owner increase rapidly. When your company opens, you need partners who will help with key business functions that, while necessary, may be time-consuming and unfamiliar.

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How to Avoid Cash Flow Problems for Your Small Business

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2019 12:45:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in cash management, small business funding, business growth

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For many small businesses, especially those just starting out, cash flow is a classic challenge.

Businesses starting out do not yet have the customer base and revenue flows established that allow for steady, reliable cash flow. Yet, as noted in the recent post, Entrepreneurial Dilemma: Do I Have Enough Money to Start My Own Business?, businesses still have many financial obligations that need to be met, no matter how much cash is in the coffers.

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Funding and Beyond: The Strategic Benefits of Partnering with Benetrends

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 4, 2019 5:00:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in support services, benetrends partner, business growth, business planning resources

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Benetrends understands entrepreneurs. For decades, we have worked closely with business owners to help them fulfill their ambitions. 

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Why Business Planning Does Not End with Your Business Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2019 4:00:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in business growth, business planning resources

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Your business plan is an essential document, designed to help you frame your business, market, competition, financials, and purpose. However, a good business plan needs to be revisited regularly as part of a continuous process of strategic business planning. 

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2019 Small Business Marketing: Where to Start

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 28, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in 2019, business growth, small business ideas

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Getting the word out is an essential part of starting your own business. In 2019, businesses can deploy some inexpensive strategies to drive their marketing success. 

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The Impact of Peer Councils on the Business Owner

[fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2018 11:45:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in business growth, business planning resources

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Every business owner, whether they're a franchisee or a small business owner, have similar struggles with the operations of their company.  How do I attract and retain the best employees? Who can I use to manage my payroll? Where do I find the best resources for my business?  For these questions and more, business owners turn to peer councils. 

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7 Ways to Manage Your Business Cash Flow Wisely

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in cash management, small business funding, business growth

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For new businesses, cash flow is an important element of money management. Having adequate funds on hand to cover financial obligations, especially when revenue is uncertain or inconsistent, is a key part of managing a small business.

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