5 Tips to Help You Save Big on Office Supplies

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jul 1, 2016 7:30:00 AM

When operating a small business, the top priority is maintaining a high profit margin. In fact, studies largely indicate that a high profit margin correlates strongly to the success of a company. One of the best ways to create a high profit margin is by keeping overhead costs low, so operational costs don’t impede on your overall business profits. According the experts at Learning Burst Academy, 20 percent or less is considered a low profit margin and anything above 50 percent is considered high. Since small businesses often spend so much on office supplies, finding ways to reduce that expense is imperative to improving your profit margin.

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Topics: Small Business, Financial

5 Ways to Make Your Small Business Seem Big

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jun 29, 2016 7:30:00 AM

In a business landscape dominated by big-box stores and major brands, small businesses can often feel like small fish in an oversized pond. Yet, small businesses actually have a lot of advantages over their larger competitors, not least of which is that customers widely report preferring small businesses. In order to make your company stand out, you need to focus on making your brand seem bigger than it really is. Here are some tips to inflate your brand within your region and draw more customers to your store.

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Topics: Small Business

How Much Are Teachers Spending on Back-to-School Supplies?

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jun 27, 2016 7:30:00 AM

Teachers hold one of the most important jobs in the nation. They help to shape the minds of youth, turning them into knowledgeable, socially conscious, and productive adults. Yet, despite their noble work, the average teacher earns only $44,821 per year. As the cost of living rises across the country, it’s becoming more difficult for teachers to meet their financial needs. To further contribute to that burden, many teachers are spending their own earnings on school supplies for their classrooms.

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Topics: Education and School

Becoming an Online Merchant - Everything You Need to Know

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jun 24, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what defines a flourishing brand from a flop? How some brands seem to launch quickly and grow easily, while others are buried in their dust? Wonder no more, because some of the biggest brands in business are more than happy to bestow their secrets of success onto small businesses.

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Topics: Small Business

6 Business Leader Secrets That Fuel Success

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jun 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what defines a flourishing brand from a flop? How some brands seem to launch quickly and grow easily, while others are buried in their dust? Wonder no more, because some of the biggest brands in business are more than happy to bestow their secrets of success onto small businesses.

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Topics: Small Business

3 Nonprofits That Are Empowering Children with Free Back-to-School Supplies

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jun 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM


There is nothing more empowering than a great education. With a strong education, people have more self-confidence, greater job skills, and are better able to navigate the world at large. Unfortunately, many children are being left behind in the school system. This is particularly true for low-income children who often don’t have the resources available to them to secure the school supplies they need to thrive. Fortunately, there are a lot of kind-hearted nonprofits that are dedicated to ensuring all children in the U.S. have the supplies they need to devote themselves to academia.

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Topics: Nonprofits

When Businesses Fail: 5 Tips to Give Struggling Businesses a Fighting Chance

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jun 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Entrepreneurialism has been declining for decades. According to research conducted by the Kauffman Foundation, entrepreneurialism has declined 44 percent between 1978 and 2012. This is likely due, in part, to the high rates of business failure, with only about 50 percent of companies surviving the first five years. Operating a business is hard work, but with the right strategy, you can increase your chances of success.

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Topics: Small Business

Ease the Struggle of Back-to-School with These 5 Tips

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jun 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

School is almost out for summer. For children, that means a few months of much-needed rest and relaxation. Parents, on the other hand, are gearing up for a chaotic summer of desperately trying to manage house work and their job, while struggling to find time with their children. Many parents have already turned their attention to back-to-school, which often entails mountains of chores to ensure their children are prepared. Here are some tips to ease the struggle, so parents can enjoy a more relaxing summer as well.

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Topics: Education and School

A Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing the Right Wholesale Supplier

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jun 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The relationship between a small business owner and their supplier is about as intimate as a business partnership can be. You and your supplier need a mutual understanding, they have to meet your needs, understand and respect your business goals, and always be willing to meet your expectations. Choosing the right supplier is a big commitment, and you need to ensure you select your supplier wisely.

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Topics: Small Business

Survive the Summer Lull with These 4 Marketing Tips

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Jun 10, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Summertime is here, and it often brings with it an inevitable lull in sales. In the summertime, people want to be spending their days outside, playing in the sun, rather than meandering aisles inside a gloomy store. This makes it harder than ever to draw in traffic. Here are some expert marketing tips that will help you bash the summer lull and enjoy consistent profits all year long.

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Topics: Small Business