Growing Your Insurance Agency with CRM

Tommy McDonald, who serves as a Vice President with Marsh, Berry & Co. Inc., told Insurance Business America that there are 7 ways to grow your insurance agency from an organic perspective. “In our experience,” said McDonald, “understanding the metrics needed to produce predictable profitable organic growth is number one.” He points [...]

How to Raise Funds with Angel Investors

To raise funding from angel investors, you must know who angels are, where they invest, and if one might be interested in your company. An angel investor is someone with wealth that prefers to invest into small companies and startups. Source: Angel investors are smothered in ideas [...]

21 Great SEO Blogs for Business Owners

Search engine optimization, or SEO, can drive sustainable, cost-effective traffic to your site over time without the cost of paid advertising. The challenge of course, is that the industry is constantly evolving.  What worked yesterday may no longer work today. Beyond that, the specifics of SEO can be technical and [...]

19 Amazing Resources for Female Founders

“Define success on your own terms,” Anne Sweeney, the Co-Chair of Disney Media Networks once said. “Achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud of.” That is excellent advice for today's modern female founders. Women face some unique challenges in the entrepreneurial world.  Many are also [...]

The Top 25 Sales Books of All Time

Josh Waitzkin once said, “The key to pursuing excellence is to embrace an organic, long-term learning process, and not to live in a shell of static safe mediocrity. Usually, growth comes at the expense of previous comfort or safety.” We must always be learning and striving to grow. We must [...]

US Small Business Statistics

Small businesses power the economy of the United States. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are currently 29.6 million small businesses operating right now, employing 57.9 million people. The SBA also notes that 99.9% of all businesses in the United States qualify as a small business. With [...]

Signs You’re Ready For a CRM

As a small business owner, you already know about the importance of creating and maintaining customer relationships. There is no better way to find a path which leads toward success than having engaged customers who love what you do. The idea of using a customer relationship management (CRM) platform is [...]

Getting Going With Canva

Maybe you’re familiar with the quote, “Content is king.” It was initially written by Bill Gates in a 1996 essay. Content might still be king, more than 20 years later. Visual content, however, is ready to stage a coup for those who are still relying solely on the written word. [...]

How To Run Better Meetings

How much do you hate meetings? The primary reason why there is such a passionate dislike of meetings is that they are not run effectively. Whether the purpose of having a meeting is misunderstood, or there is no progressive structure within it, a bad meeting can seem to stretch on [...]

Succeeding at Guest Blogging

Blogging is an effective way to promote a business. The only problem is that you’re stuck building traffic for that new blog, which can be a long, arduous process. How many times have you created a great post, only to have it read by just a few visitors? One of [...]