7 entrepreneurs share their bootstrapping tips

If you’re a small business owner, you know you have to be scrappy and resourceful to stay competitive. Figuring out how to accomplish big things on a small budget is your constant challenge. Hear from seven entrepreneurs who reveal their bootstrapping secrets and creative solutions to making it big.

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4 common social media mistakes — and how you can fix them

Social media is a powerful tool that can help increase your company’s likeability with consumers and improve your brand image. But are you using it in the right way? Are you harnessing the full potential of this exciting digital medium? Here are four things you may be doing wrong — and a little advice on how to correct them from a leading social media consultant.

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One word you should never use during a sales pitch

What’s the one word you should never use when pitching new business? “Pitch,” according to Art Sobczak, President of BusinessByPhone.com. As in baseball, Art believes prospects will either bat your pitch away or duck to avoid it. He prefers the word “recommendation,” which he says “lets prospects know you want to engage in a conversation and help them.” For more sales tips from Art, check out this informative article.

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5 productivity zappers and how to work around them

Ever have one of those days when you feel busy but nothing’s getting done? That’s what happens when workflow is constantly being interrupted. Phone calls, emails and texts can be great tools in increasing your productivity, but only if you’re the one in charge of them. Learn how to unplug, set limits on your time, and train your co-workers to be more respectful of your busy schedule.

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Can you afford not to insure your employees?

Are you ready for the Affordable Care Act? With the latest extension of the employer mandate to January 1, 2016 (for companies with 50 to 99 employees), mid-sized businesses now have more time to comply with the healthcare law. And while many are unhappy with the new law — under any timeframe — one CEO sees a tremendous value in offering health benefits to employees.

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