Perform Your Way to Small Business Growth with These 5 Principles


For the second year in a row, our training and consulting company, Performance of a Lifetime, has been recognized as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing companies in the U.S. What insights can we offer small business owners for how we achieved the double-digit growth that earned us this distinction? What’s working for us, and … Read more

10 Important Business Tips You Shouldn’t Overlook

When running a small business, it can be easy to overlook some things. Little things like social media profiles, customer insights and even your own happiness can make a big difference, even though they might not always be your main focus. Gain some valuable tips and insights by following the advice below from members of … Read more

15 Inexpensive Business Ideas That Anyone Can Start

No Money, No Problem – You Can Start a Business Want to start a business but don’t have a lot of startup money or time to invest in developing specialized skills? Then you’ll want to have a look at this list of business ideas. Each is a business that you can start inexpensively; some can … Read more

Should You Use Other People’s Money to Finance Your Small Business?

It can be extremely challenging to find the money to start a business. In fact, this is one of the biggest hurdles most entrepreneurs face. There are many options — small business loans, investors, small business grants, self-financing, crowdfunding — but the process of zeroing in on the one funding option that is best for … Read more

5 Must-Have Qualities in a Small Business Mentor

If you are just starting your small business, one way to avoid common mistakes and increase your chances of success is by learning from those who came before you. You can gather a great deal of useful information by attending small business events, following business and industry influencers on social media, and reading blogs and … Read more

10 Reasons It’s Never Too Late to Start a Small Business

It seems that it is often young entrepreneurs who make the headlines and receive most of the recognition for their accomplishments. Think of Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Matt Mullenweg (WordPress) and Pete Cashmore (Mashable) — all in their early 20s, and high up on the list of successful entrepreneurs. But the age of the founder is … Read more

How Every Small Business Can Become a High-Tech One

Technology is generally considered a driver of economic growth, yet only 4.9 percent of all US businesses are technology businesses. For the other 95 percent of small businesses, technology is not what they’re selling, yet it is critical to fueling the operations. Recently we talked with a group of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses alumni … Read more

8 Questions to Ask Before Redesigning Your Website

If your small business’s website isn’t gaining traffic, actively engaging customers or targeting the right personas, it might be time for a redesign. This is particularly true if your site’s been online for more than a year and isn’t updated frequently. It’s important to stay relevant — nothing screams “behind the times” like an outdated … Read more

What Small Businesses Need To Know About Being A Target Of Cyberattacks

According to a Symantec study, 43 percent of all cyberattacks are targeted at small businesses. It may seem counter-intuitive to some people as to why hackers would want to target such companies. But one obvious reason is it’s easy for them to breach the security of small businesses, which may not be able to recover from the damage. … Read more

5 Ways to Test Mobile Marketing in Your Small Business

Is your small business taking full advantage of the power of mobile marketing? You should be, because Americans are addicted to their smartphones, and show no sign of putting them down any time soon. Take these statistics from Deloitte’s 2016 Global Mobile Consumer Survey: More than 40 percent of Americans of all ages check their … Read more