Business Building Tips Weekly Round-Up: November 7, 2014


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The 5 Secrets of Super Successful Founder Relationships

In this article for Entrepreneur, Laura Entis chats with Gilt Group Co-Founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson about the keys to creating and maintaining positive relationships with co-founders. Her tips include ensuring that you and your co-founders have:

  • Diverse skill sets and personalities
  • Clearly defined roles
  • A shared vision
  • Trust
  • Constant communication

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5 Proven Marketing Tactics to Gain (and Keep) Local Customers

In this article for the Business Daily News, Nicole Fallon shares tips for attracting local customers to your startup or small business. Her strategies include:

  • Digital outreach
  • Coupons
  • First-time freebies
  • Re-branding
  • Special events

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3 Steps to Building Strong Credit for Your Business

In this article for the Business Journals, Jonathan Wu walks you through ways that new business owners can go about building strong business credit for their companies, separate from their personal finances. His strategies include:

  • Getting a business credit card
  • Using trade references
  • Establishing business accounts with vendors

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5 Ways Small Business Can Afford a Big-Time Trade Show

In this article for Entrepreneur, Kedma Ough shares ways that small businesses with little cash available for trade show attendance can still make productive appearances at these events. Her methods include:

  • Grants from state governments
  • UIA discounts
  • Crowdfunding
  • IDA-matched savings grants
  • Negotiating discounts

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Cheap vs. Frugal in Business Management

In this post to the Common Sense Development blog, Mark Zarr points out the differences between an entrepreneur who runs a business cheaply and one who runs a business frugally. Click on the article title above to get all of the details.


How to Encourage Positive Reviews from Customers

In this article for Small Business Trends, Amanda Stillwagon share some tips to help business owners get their happy customers to share those positive opinions. Her ideas include:

  • Providing links
  • Making feedback shareable
  • QR codes
  • An outlet for sharing
  • Prominently displaying reviews

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