Improving a Small Business Can Be Done Without Spending a Dime

The dwindling fortunes of your small business can be improved upon without really having to spend money doing so. You only need to get the right information and also key in into the available sources of help.

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This Week in Small Business

Since 1994, I’ve been running my own small business (it’s a consulting firm that helps clients with customer relationship management). In the early years, the best way to get information was by reading a few self-help business books and visiting a couple of Web sites once in a while. Now it seems as if there are a million Web sites and books and experts all trying to tell me how to succeed. And another million bloggers and pundits interpreting the daily political, economic and cultural news and events that affect my company.

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Ideas For the Small Business – Tackling the Gas Price Crunch

The meteoric rise of gas prices has hit everyone hard. Small businesses are really feeling the pinch as the line between profit and loss can be slim when high gas prices drive the cost of everything higher and higher. Many small business owners have to balance their own needs, the needs of their employees and their customers against the cost of doing business, and finding ways to save money along the way is invaluable. There are many ideas for saving gas, some are easy, some are more difficult and a few are radical, so fasten your seat belts and take a look.

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