Dave Thomas

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What Do You Need for Sustained Business Growth?
November 03, 2020
In running a small business, are you seeing the sustained growth you need to so that you can be around for the long haul?

Are Finances Putting Your Small Business in a Bind?
September 29, 2020
When you run a small business, you know as well as anyone how challenging that operation can be.

Automotive Industry Continues Using Internet to Make Inroads
October 21, 2019
There are various brands using the Internet to promote themselves and all they have to offer.

Make the Case for Your Law Firm
May 13, 2019
In running a law firm, you are likely rather proud and rightfully so about what you have built. With that being the case, are you doing enough when it comes to promoting your law firm?

3 Tips for Improving Your Company’s Outlook
April 01, 2019
Is it time for you to face some facts as a business owner? The bottom line may be that your company is not doing as well as you would like. As a result, you need to improve your company’s outlook.

3 Keys to Improving Your Small Business Outlook
March 05, 2019
How would you say your small business is doing these days? In the event things could be better, what steps will you need to take to improve the direction of your business?

3 Keys to Getting Your New Small Business Started
October 31, 2018
If it has been a dream of yours to start a small business, has the time come to make it a reality?

Is Your Small Business Needing Better Marketing Efforts?
October 17, 2018
As you stop for a moment to assess where your small business is at, do you get the feeling you’re behind the eight ball?

Does Your Restaurant Mean Business?
August 27, 2018
Running a restaurant can take up many hours of your day. That said it is important to do all you can to promote your restaurant. Without sound marketing, it can be hard to keep customers coming through the door.

Does Your Small Biz App Get Enough Promotions?
June 11, 2018
Having a small business app can be one of the best ways to go about promoting your brand. That said making sure your small biz app is getting recognition is quite important. In the event it is not, what good is it going to do you in trying to recruit new business?

Make It Your Business to Communicate with Consumers
April 03, 2018
Running a business takes up a lot of your time and energy. That said you can never slip up when it comes to communicating with consumers.

Know the Costs Involved Before Opening a Business
March 20, 2018
Has the notion of opening up your own small business crossed your mind a time or two? If so, where might you start on such a venture?

Is It Time to Go Into Business with Someone?
July 31, 2017
Whether you’ve had your small business for a short length of time or years, has the idea of sharing it crossed your mind?

Don’t Miss Out on Potential Sales
July 04, 2017
In operating your small business, you have a lot of responsibility on your plate.That said it is important that you do your best to manage the myriad of responsibilities coming your way.

Do Your Best to Know Who Your Customers Are
June 16, 2017
As you sit back and look at your small business, how much time and effort do you take to know your customers?

3 Keys to an Improved Ecommerce Operation
May 18, 2017
Being a small business owner means wearing a variety of hats. With that in mind, what takes up most of your time keeping your company going? For some small business owners, overseeing an online store is priority number one.

What Mom Never Told You About Starting an Ecommerce Business
April 27, 2017
Would you like to start an Ecommerce business? In the event you say yes, where and how do you get started? With countless Ecommerce entrepreneurs around the globe today, possibilities and opportunities are endless.

4 Tips to Attract the Best Talent
February 27, 2017
Making sure your small business hires and retains the best talent is not as easy as one might think.

Do You Know Who Your Social Followers Truly Are?
February 23, 2017
With millions and millions of people worldwide perusing and using social media at any given second, some may call into question just who their true followers are.

Don’t Put Your Small Business in a Precarious Financial Position
February 17, 2017
What keeps you up at night in terms of running a prosperous small business? In most cases, the item that causes you to lose sleep is finances. Knowing that your small business is financially solvent can keep even the best of business owners awake at all hours of the night.

Put an App to Work for Your Small Business
February 06, 2017
When it comes to making your small business a true success, there are myriad of opportunities oftentimes at your fingertips.

Is 2017 the Year Your Small Business Gets Mobile Marketing?
December 20, 2016
If you are thinking 2017 is the year your small business reaches new heights in terms of customers and ultimately revenue, what will be the factor or factors getting you there?

Is Your Small Business Brand Needing Some Love?
November 18, 2016
If your small business is feeling a little unloved these days, can you put the finger on why that is?

Avoid Being Taxed Over Financial Issues
October 12, 2016
Operating a small business comes with a lot of responsibilities, one of which of course is making sure you stay financially strong.

Make Your Way up the Corporate Ladder
October 07, 2016
No matter how small a corporate business you work at, there are probably going to be chances to work your way up the corporate ladder. If so, you have to be ready to take advantage of them when they strike.

Give Ecommerce a Shot to Boost Business Revenue
October 03, 2016
How would you say your small business is doing with about three months left in the year? For some, the answer would be fantastic or better than expected. Others, meantime, may hesitate to answer, noting 2016 has not been the best of years for them.

Taking Your Small Business to Greater Heights
September 28, 2016
In the small business world, there are those companies that make it and those companies that do not.

Make Sure Your Website Hits a Home Run with Consumers
September 20, 2016
Your company’s website is oftentimes looked upon as the meat and potatoes of your organization, so make sure it is hitting a home run with consumers.

Does Your Business Stand Out in the Search?
September 19, 2016
In order for your small business to be as successful as possible, you need to have a product or service that consumers can’t get enough of.

Does Your Small Business Give Customers What They Want?
September 15, 2016
Your customers are the bread and butter of your existence, so are you making sure to keep them as happy as possible?

Don’t Think Identity Theft is a Small Problem
September 14, 2016
As you reflect for a moment on where your small business is at the present time, what makes you happy and what has you somewhat concerned?

Acquiring the Right Employees is No Small Task
September 08, 2016
So that you can make your small business successful for many years to come, it is important that you get the right people in the right positions from day one.

Make Your Small Business the Most Efficient Around
August 25, 2016
If not, there are a number of steps you can take in order to make things not only run more smoothly, but also your current customers a reason to tell their friends and family as to why they should consider your brand.

How Fast Should You Grow Your Small Business?
August 17, 2016
When it comes to running a small business, there are myriad of tasks and challenges that typically await. That said there are also many opportunities that owners have in front of them, though making the most of such opportunities is oftentimes the key.

Will Your Small Business Be an Identity Theft Target?
August 15, 2016
What would be your worst nightmare as a small business owner? If you ranked being the victim of identity theft on the list, you would likely have some company with you.

Don’t Turn Your Back on Credit Cards
August 11, 2016
Your small business likely competes with many other companies, all of whom are likely doing their best to win over as many customers as possible.

Make It Your Business to be Financially Savvy
August 03, 2016
When you opened your small business, what did you expect to be your greatest challenge or challenges over time?

Does Your Small Business Have Proven Leaders
July 29, 2016
How do you know if you truly have leaders in your small business? Sure, some employees stick out for all the right reasons, yet you may not feel they are quite ready to take that next step.

Give Your Workers Incentive to Succeed
July 20, 2016
Whether your small business employs just a handful of workers or several dozen, how much incentive do you give your employees to come in and succeed on a daily basis?

Does Your Website Get Consumer Love?
July 18, 2016
Small business owners know that the deck can oftentimes be stacked against them. For one, those running small businesses typically do not have the financial capital to back them up when things get tough.

Is Your Company’s Accounting Cashing In?
July 04, 2016
When you run a small business, there is little margin for error. Unlike many bigger companies and their financial pocketbooks, a sizable number of smaller companies have to play things tighter to the vest.

Do Your Employees Listen When You Speak?
June 22, 2016
Your employees are the bread and butter of your small business operation.That being the case, do they truly listen to you when you speak?

The Right Printed Material is No Small Matter
June 17, 2016
Is your small business reaching as many consumers as you’d like to? If the answer to that question is no, there are a number of ways you can go about changing that issue.

Do Your Sales Efforts Resonate with Consumers?
June 13, 2016
Some in this position will tell you all is fine and they don’t lose sleep. Others, meantime, will state that there are so many challenges in keeping the business churning day after day; they have plenty of sleepless nights with which to deal with.

Don’t Let Your Small Business Leak Funds
May 13, 2016
Do you ever feel like your small business is leaking money at the end of each and every month?

Take Your Small Business to the Clouds
May 12, 2016
What is your small business doing to separate itself from the competition? While there are a number of ways to go about this, some stand out more than others. One such way to differentiate your brand from the competitors is turning to the Cloud. In using the Cloud, your company can ascend to new heights.

Does Your Business Look Appealing?
April 28, 2016
Do you like what you see when you look at your business? More importantly, do consumers take a liking to what your company has to offer?

Don’t Let Social Media Ruin Your Small Business
April 27, 2016
What level of comfort do you have in allowing employees to use social media on the job? Some small business owners are perfectly comfortable letting their staff use social networking sites while at work. Others, meantime, are not so comfortable.

Take Your Small Business to New Heights with Better SEO Practices
April 25, 2016
When’s the last time you gave your company’s marketing efforts a thorough review? Given all the tasks which come with running a small business, there is a strong likelihood it has been some time since you reviewed your marketing tactics.

Is One of Your Current or Former Employees Plotting Against You?
April 20, 2016
Ever feel like your small business is getting to you? In many cases, small business owners manage to extinguish a whole host of fires that erupt at any given time.

Will Your Employees Pass a Physical?
April 07, 2016
When you go about hiring new employees for your small business, how much focus do you place on making sure you are getting the healthiest workers possible?

Selling Your Business to Consumers
April 01, 2016
From providing stellar customer service to making sure your brand gets the best advertising and marketing possible, it takes a major effort to not only get a company started, but it keep it humming along for years to come.

Have You Consulted on Your SEO Needs?
March 30, 2016
Is your small business setting itself apart from the competition? In a business world where giving your brand all the opportunities possible to differentiate itself from others, you need to be giving your company all the advantages possible.

Does Your Small Business Have a Proven Website?
March 25, 2016
Having a successful small business encompasses myriad of proven techniques, an ample amount of time and devotion, and finding a little luck along the way.

Is Your B2B Marketing a Revenue Winner?
March 02, 2016
What drives your revenue stream at the end of the day? For some businesses, it is the quality of their products or services that put them over the top. Others, meantime, have stellar employees and a customer service approach that keeps clients coming back. Still others rely on marketing campaigns that are hard for competitors to top.

Are All Signs Pointing to More Business in 2016?
January 25, 2016
Whether you run a small company, a mid-size one or a large business, you no doubt want to know what the forecasts are for your respective industry.

Are You Listening to Your Customers?
December 17, 2015
One of the main components to running a successful small business is paying attention to the needs of your customers.

Organic Marketing is No Small Business
December 10, 2015
Some business owners will answer by saying they do some advertising and marketing here and there, others will say they really have no plan in place. Whatever you do, don’t end being in the latter group.

Don't Take Security Lightly
November 16, 2015
When it comes to running a small business, there is little to no doubt that you have myriad of important tasks to remember and ultimately achieve.

Are Guest Blogs Part of Your Marketing Plan?
November 09, 2015
As you sit back and look at what makes your small business tick, do you ever think about how you could improve your website’s content?

Employee Amenities Are a Smart Move
October 01, 2015
In order to successfully run a small business in 2015 and beyond, hiring and retaining the best employees can be a challenge.

Give Your Brand More Exposure
March 18, 2015
In order to successfully run a small business in today’s world, your brand needs to get maximum exposure whenever possible. So, is your brand doing just that or is it the unknown little stepchild that could not?

Is Your Small Business Connected to Saving Money?
March 16, 2015
When you run a small business, saving money is likely highly on your list of important tasks. While some small businesses find their financial books in the black regularly, others, meantime, drift in and out of the black, while still others have trouble climbing out of red territory.

Why Have You Avoided Mobile Marketing?
March 12, 2015
Running a small business means wearing a variety of hats. If you’re hopefully one of those successful small companies out there, it is likely that marketing has played a role in getting you to where you are at.

Market Your Small Business on a Short Budget
February 23, 2015
Running a small business can bring myriad of issues to deal with. While some are positive, others can sometimes leave you wondering if going into business for yourself was a good idea in the first place.

Is Technology in Play at Your Small Business?
February 18, 2015
Being a small business owner can be both a blessing and a torment. On the one hand, you have control of your company and you answer to yourself (except if investors are involved in the operation). On the other hand, 99.9 percent of the responsibilities of successfully overseeing the company lands on your shoulders.

Is Your Business Loan a Credit Report Away?
February 12, 2015
Being a small business owner can oftentimes mean long hours and many tough decisions. When you run a small business, your over-riding priority is making sure your company is and remains financially sound. Without the proper finances in place, tasks such as paying employees (if you have them), marketing and advertising your company, and paying off your bills (everything from office supplies to office utilities) can become a challenge.

Do Your Workers Fit in?
February 05, 2015
As any man or woman who runs a small business knows, there are myriad of responsibilities that come with the title of business owner.

Are You an All Work and No Play Boss?
January 23, 2015
How would you rate yourself as a small business owner when it comes to treating your employees? Are you a company guy or gal who makes your employees as much of a priority as your customers? Or are your workers just numbers in your company, folks who some you may not even know by name?

Do You Need Funding for Your Small Business Idea?
December 17, 2014
Starting a small business can be both the most exciting and stressful time of your life. On one hand, going into business for yourself takes away having to work under another person’s direction, having to deal with office gossip and politics, and likely wasting time commuting to a job that for some people can involve hours stuck on the roads.

Is Your Small Business at Risk?
November 26, 2014
Overseeing a small business means myriad of things, the least of which is keeping your company away from risks. When you are in charge of a small business, all the responsibilities that encompass such a position can overwhelm you at times no matter how many hours you devote to the cause.

Choosing the Best Franchise is No Small Matter
November 07, 2014
For an increasing amount of Americans, the idea of going into business for themselves continues to grow. Whether it is the worry of corporate layoffs, a desire to cut down on what at times can be long commutes or just the wish to be their own boss, reports show that more individuals and even some families are making the move to purchase and run their own franchises.

Make It Your Business to Find the Right Title Loan
October 02, 2014
When running a small business, there will certainly be instances where you/and or your team will need transportation.

Get with the Times with Work Scheduling
October 02, 2014
What is one thing you would like to change regarding your small business? Chances are there are a number of things you would love to tweak or even change entirely from time to time. When it comes to your employee work schedules, do they run as smoothly as possible?

Turn Off Higher Electric Bills
September 24, 2014
As a small business owner, hopefully you take the time to break down where your dollars are coming from and where they are going to. For many individuals/partners running small businesses, money can easily escape on a monthly basis, leaving you in the red and frustrated. In order to avoid such scenarios, sitting down each month to see what your outgoing expenditures are for things like utilities, office supplies, transportation and more are critical.

Small Businesses Benefit Even More from SEO
September 10, 2014
For those individuals running small businesses, some days can seem like there is never enough time to go around. From making key decisions to keep the company running smoothly to always looking to stay one step ahead of the competition, many days can be a challenge.

How Can I Make My Small Business Financially Sound?
March 29, 2013
With the economy still on treacherous ground, small business owner can’t simply dismiss opportunities that arise to save money. That being said, what are some of your efforts you plan to deploy in 2013 in order to reduce your company expenses?

Why Am I Losing Business?
March 13, 2013
For the typical small business owner, even hitting a month or two of bad financial returns can have a serious impact on his or her long-term goals.

Make the Right Move When Looking for a New Office
February 28, 2013
In a day and age where a bad financial move can cost your small business dearly, do you know the right way to go about purchasing office space?

What Should I Do About That Troubled Employee?
February 19, 2013
Whether you have run a small business for years or just recently ventured into such a role, there is a good chance you have or will be hiring employees at some point to help you ultimately achieve your business goals.

Work on Properly Stationing Your Employees
February 05, 2013
As a small business owner, is one of your challenges finding the right mix of employees to make your operation run smoothly?

Is Your Small Business Fully Secure?
January 28, 2013
If you have worked for a number of years to build your small business, the last thing you want to see is someone else ruin it for you.

Reputations Truly Do Matter in the Business World
January 18, 2013
As a small business owner, have you ever truly sat down and thought about how you are perceived in the business world?

Make Sure Your Business is Set on Safe Ground
January 03, 2013
Whether you run a small business out of your home or an office location, do you know how safe the setting truly is?

Is It an Error Not to Have Errors & Omissions Coverage?
December 07, 2012
If you have a small business and have to ask yourself if you need Errors & Omissions coverage, you already may be in trouble. Whether your small business is a one-person show or has a number of employees, you want to make sure it and you are properly insured should something go wrong. With the right E&O (also known as professional liability insurance) plan in place, you can avert any such problems.

Time Does Matter When It Comes to Your Employees
December 05, 2012
As a small business owner, is monitoring the time your employees work for you an issue? If the answer is yes, what are you doing about it? If the answer is no, what solution or solutions have you found to handle this issue. Lastly, if the answer is you don’t monitor employee time at work, you may actually be in the minority these days.

Mobility Can Mean All the Difference in Your Company’s Success
November 30, 2012
If your small business is seeing its revenue stream stay consistently average or even dropping a tad, are you doing everything possible to increase it?

Are You Wired In to the Right Credit Card Machine?
November 26, 2012
Small business owners are always looking for the extra advantage that allows them to not only retain current customers and find new ones, but stay one step ahead of the competition.

Did You Make the Right Call with VoIP?
November 09, 2012
For the small business owner looking to save money, dialing into VoIP services is a great way to ring up savings. In the event you are not familiar with VoIP, it is simply Voice over Internet Protocol, allowing business owners to save money on their communication needs, both with customers and in-house for employees to communicate with one another.

Would a Business Partner Make Sense?
November 07, 2012
For those individuals who run small businesses or have the desire to do such, the thought of having a partner may cross their minds from time to time.

Is Your Small Business Energy Efficient?
October 16, 2012
Life for the small business owner oftentimes entails long days and sleepless nights. The man or woman in this position must always be thinking about how to increase revenue, trim expenses, and keep current customers happy, while looking to add potential customers each day.

Drive Forward with the Right Car Insurance for Your Business
October 12, 2012
The man or woman running a small business needs different types of insurance coverage in order to protect their investment and hard work.

Can Your Small Business Handle a Divorce?
October 05, 2012
For couples that find their relationship going south, those problems can be made even more difficult when the two are connected to a small business.

How Important are Merchant Services for your Small Business?
September 17, 2012
As a small business owner, you have more than enough on your plate to keep you busy 24/7. Given that fact, where do merchant services rank on your list of important items to stay on top of?

Should My Small Business Hire an SEO Marketing Consultant?
June 20, 2012
Business owners have a full plate on their hands as it is, but the decision to stay in-house or go outside with one’s SEO efforts is an important call.

Keeping Up to Speed with Your Employees
June 13, 2012
With a challenging economy still confronting many small businesses, tracking where your employees go with company vehicles proves more important than ever.

Is Being a Home Medical Billing Service Provider a Healthy Choice?
June 07, 2012
With millions and millions of Americans still out of work, a fair percentage of them have turned to self-employment at home in recent years to make ends meet.

Print Production with the Right Printer for Your Small Business
May 30, 2012
Even the smallest of businesses will have printing needs, so choosing the right printer for one’s small business should not be taken for granted.

Place a Call to the Right Call Center Software for Your Small Business
May 16, 2012
One of the most important things your small business will need to do is dial-in to the right call center software, allowing your small business to have the necessary lines of communications to deal with customers.

Which Phone System Should I Dial-Up for My Small Business?
May 04, 2012
As a small business owner that is either in the process of starting out or considering upgrades to your current business phone systems, how do you know when you have made the right call?

Is Your Web Content Strategy a Winning or Losing Proposition?
April 18, 2012
In order to successfully deploy the right web content strategy, everything centers on having a solid plan in place, a plan that best serves your company’s resources. Oftentimes it is the simple things on your Web site that prove most important, so remember to never overlook those things.



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