Basics of Creating a Web Presence for Your Business

Tweet Unless specifically a web based business, a fairly large number of new startup businesses tend to ignore this aspect of branding and building a business. And though it is probably still possible to be successful without having a web presence, the importance of having a presence online is increasing so fast that not being […]

Brand Your Business Before You Start

Tweet Your success at branding your business will without a doubt improve your chances of success in general, and if done well, increase the pace of your success by significant strides. This is true for both online and off line businesses, and so any plan that you devise for marketing and promotion of your business […]

Online Course: An Introduction to Operations Management (April 29)

Tweet An Introduction to Operations Management by Christian Terwiesch (University of Pennsylvania) This course will teach you how to analyze and improve business processes, be it in services or in manufacturing. You will learn how to improve productivity, how to provide more choice to customers, how to reduce response times, and how to improve quality. […]

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Find out When and Where Negative Comments about Your Business are Posted Online

Tweet ¬†Christopher Dietz owns Dietz Development, LLC, a construction contractor licensed in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. In June 2011 his company did some home improvement for a resident of Fairfax County in Virginia, who was one of his classmates while in High School. According to a complaint filed in the Fairfax County Circuit Court, Dietz […]

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Business in a Slump? Try a Proven Method to Boost Sales

Tweet Debbie has seen a decline in her business after some profitable years She struggled to find an answer for the downturn so she hired a business consultant to analyse her business and offer suggestions. One thing became very clear after a few questions from the business consultant. Debbie was asked the following questions: How […]


Advice for Your Jamaican Business from Scotiabank

Tweet The Sunday edition of the Observer reported that “SCOTIA Group Jamaica reported net income of $10.6 billion for the year ending October 31, 2012, $43 million less than the same period last year.” The supporting data in the article showed that Scotiabank did well in a climate of economic hardships. Scotiabank supports small businesses […]


Why Your Jamaican Business Should be Online

Tweet A clothing business called VX Fine Clothing, has a physical store in the downtown area. One afternoon as the business was closing, the owner noticed there were quite a few customers still shopping. One customer begged for some extra time to finish her shopping. Unfortunately, the owner had to close the store at the […]

How To Develop A Successful Business Plan

Tweet By Rory J MacLaren-Jackson Make Sure You Have A Business Plan The first point to keep in mind about business plans is… have a business plan! This may seem obvious but is overlooked. Many people start businesses without a plan; sometimes it can come from sheer bravado, thinking “I don’t need a plan”, or […]

10 Step Business Plan – Your Minimum Starting Point

Tweet By Don Monteith Before you can began rolling on the fast track with your new business, it takes planning. Don’t skip any of the original 10 step business plan we’ve listed below. Some things are absolute necessities in advance of your opening date for business. Let’s make it easy and simple. Listed below is […]

Good Business Beginnings for an Entrepreneur

Tweet By Don Monteith Where, When, Why… does an entrepreneur begin their business? Add in location, location, location. First, know that easy is NOT in the plan. There’s lots of E.U.I. in the process. Good business beginnings for an entrepreneur are imperative for long range success in any business. Unlimited $$ can ease the process […]