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5 Tips When Starting an Online Business

Starting an online business is exciting. You’re finally ready to venture onto the internet to share all of your ideas with the world. However, there are things to watch out for to make sure you’re getting the most out of your online business while being safe. Here are five tips when starting an online business. Conduct Market Research Market research...



How to Staff Your Business

One of the most important parts of a successful business is staffing. It’s a detailed process that involves recruiting, training, and managing employees. For your business to get on the right foot, there are many steps.  Do I Need to Staff My Business? For small business owners, staffing a business presents some challenges. The first question to ask yourself is...



Benefits of Supporting Minority-Owned Businesses 

Supporting and assisting businesses of the North Shore and beyond is a critical goal for the Enterprise Center. Part of our mission is to welcome entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals of all ages and experience levels to come in and learn something new. One area that we would like to highlight this month is our growing minority and diversity-owned businesses...



New Year’s Resolutions – Business Edition 

The new year is upon us and what better time is there to set a few goals or resolutions for your business? From aiming to be more organized, proactive, and focused on long-term goals to vowing to get better at technology, refine your brand or provide more employee incentives, now is the time to have a fresh start.  Many individuals...



Is Work From Home Right for Your Business in 2024? 

Working from home can be either good news or bad news depending upon who you are, and since the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies still aren’t sure what to do about whether or not a return to the office is the right choice for their company and employees. According to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,...



Three Women Changing the Business Landscape 

If you haven’t noticed, the business world is rapidly changing and women are leading the way. In the last decade, more women than ever are changing the manner in which the business looks and operates. Here are three extraordinary women shaking things up to make the world a more equitable and diverse place. Bozoma Saint John  Bozoma Saint John was...



Tips and Resources for Building a Business as a Female Entrepreneur

As a female entrepreneur, navigating the world of business can be both exciting and challenging. However, with the right strategies and resources, you can overcome obstacles and thrive in the entrepreneurial world.  Start Networking Early Networking is a crucial aspect of entrepreneurship. Start building your network early by attending industry events, conferences, and joining business-related groups. Online platforms like LinkedIn...



10 Key Business Terms Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Starting and running a successful business requires more than just a great idea and determination. Entrepreneurs must navigate a complex world of finance, marketing, strategy, and operations.  To thrive in this environment, it’s essential to understand key business terms and concepts. Whether you’re a seasoned businessperson or just starting out, these 10 essential business terms will equip you with the...



Top 5 Ways to Determine Target Market for Your Business

One of the fundamental aspects to a successful business is understanding your target market. Your target market is a specific group of people or businesses that are most likely to buy your products or services.  By identifying and focusing on this group, you can tailor your marketing efforts, products, and services to meet their needs and increase your chances of...



Why is a SWOT Analysis an Important Business Practice?

In the field of business, whether you’re an entrepreneur, manager, or marketing specialist, you must analyze your processes in order to further your success. A SWOT analysis is the perfect way to do that. It allows you to break down current practices into four different categories and learn from your setbacks as well as achievements. What is a SWOT Analysis?...