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5 Ways Business Insurance Can Make Your New Business Stronger & More Profitable

*ALERT – The following guest blog post does talk about something that will seem a little scary.  Some business owners have thought about insurance and possible implications from negative actions against them.  Some business owners haven’t or are still launching but it is important to consider.*

 

Building a profitable business starts with a strong foundation, and […]

By |March 15th, 2017|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on 5 Ways Business Insurance Can Make Your New Business Stronger & More Profitable

The Jones Act, the Maritime Industry and the U.S. Military

The Jones Act, which is also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 is a law that protects and provides for merchant marines and seamen working in the U.S. maritime industry. The law regulates commerce by waterways in the U.S., ensures that vessels follow U.S. law, and gives seamen and mariners the right to […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on The Jones Act, the Maritime Industry and the U.S. Military

7 Easy, Affordable but Lucrative Business Ideas for Homemakers

Introduction

Many reports and studies show women to be more emphatic managers by nature. Yet, many women have to quit their corporate careers or take sabbaticals for marriage, child birth or raising kids. If you too are a homemaker and still have professional aspirations, you can think about running a business from home. There are several […]

By |December 10th, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on 7 Easy, Affordable but Lucrative Business Ideas for Homemakers

How to create an email marketing template that gets you customers!

The key is to keep it simple. Think about it. We now live in a world of “visual scanners” and if you have a lengthy email, the chances of your subscriber reading it is close to zero.

Keep these ideas in mind when building your first newsletter.

Include your professional logo for brand recognition.
Add your […]

By |October 17th, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on How to create an email marketing template that gets you customers!

How to optimize your LinkedIn profile to get more clients

With over 94% of company recruiters active on LinkedIn, it is the perfect place to find your next job or your next client. The key is to stand out among the crowd. You want to become the most desirable candidate for hire and the best way to so this is to optimize your LinkedIn profile. […]

By |October 13th, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on How to optimize your LinkedIn profile to get more clients

2 ways to get more Google reviews for your business

Ask yourself this question.

When you are looking to buy something online, do you ever compare reviews?

More than likely, your answer to this question is a big YES.

I mean, why wouldn’t you? The internet gives you the opportunity to shop around like never before. You can now find out how others liked (or disliked) the product […]

By |October 10th, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on 2 ways to get more Google reviews for your business

How to get more referrals with a simple email template.

Do you have a system in place to get referrals from past clients or customers? If the answer is no, then you are missing out on a lot of business that is yours for the taking. Many companies are built on referrals alone and the reason for this is simple.

Referrals are faster to close and […]

By |October 7th, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on How to get more referrals with a simple email template.

The Fastest Way to Get Clients if You Are Just Starting Out

A business without clients or customers is just an expensive hobby. With that being said, the idea of going out and getting your own clients can be daunting.

Where do you start?

Do you need a website?

Should you start cold calling?

While creating a website and cold-calling are proven ways to generate leads, the #1 way to get […]

By |October 4th, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on The Fastest Way to Get Clients if You Are Just Starting Out

Small Business Week Spotlight – Vida Chic

Q: Your Name
A: Chavah Grant

Q: Your Business
A: Vida Chic Designs: Events/Wedding planning and decor

Q: Years in Business
A: 5 total: 4 in TX and 1 in Hawaii

Q: Business Structure
A: LLC

Q: What are some things you like about being in business for yourself?
A: The fun thing about owning a business in general is the satisfaction you get […]

By |May 5th, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on Small Business Week Spotlight – Vida Chic

Small Business Week Spotlight – Kaberline Communications

Q:Your Name
A: Erin Kaberline

Q: Your Business
A: Kaberline Communications

Q: Years in Business
A: less than 1

Q: Business Structure
A: LLC

Q: What are some things you like about being in business for yourself?
A: I love that I have the flexibility that our military life requires and that my future success is unlimited. I’m able to do almost everything remotely, […]

By |May 4th, 2016|MSBA Blog|Comments Off on Small Business Week Spotlight – Kaberline Communications