How To Keep Customers Coming Through the Doors… Even When It’s Cold

Winter can be a difficult time for small businesses that rely on the foot traffic of their customers. Snow, wind, and cold weather all make great conditions for staying home, but not great conditions for your sales efforts. “But wait!” you say. “It’s the beginning of the year! I want to start 2018 with a […]

8 Ways StartBlox Can Help Your Small Business Grow in 2018

All small businesses are different. They operate in different industries, have different histories, and are run by different founders. Despite their uniqueness, there are two true facts about every small business: they want to grow, and they don’t have all of the answers about how to achieve that. At StartBlox, we’re proud to be developing […]

5 Ways Your Business Can Become More Efficient

  As business owners, we are always looking for ways to become more productive. Too often, however, we can’t implement great time-saving ideas because of the daily grind of running a business. Fortunately, using some online tools and adopting a few simple habits make it possible to develop a more efficient business without a major investment […]

12 Ways to Cope with Burnout

When burnout strikes, it can be hard to decide what to do. Do you power through and hope that your work product is as high-quality as ever? Or do you stop what you’re doing and start procrastinating? Everyone deals with burnout, and everyone solves the problem in their own ways. The only constant is that […]

What To Do When Entrepreneurs Burn Out

After hours, days, and seasons of work demands, it’s easy to burn out. The unspoken reality of being a small business owner is that burnout inevitably happens to all of us at some point. Despite our ambition, our drive, our work ethic, and all of the other great things common to entrepreneurs, there’s no amount of […]

3 Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Work Weekends

If we’re not careful, entrepreneurs sacrifice a lot to see our businesses grow. There are many strengths common to small business owners and startup founders, but maintaining a work-life balance isn’t always one of them. With a never-ending to-do list and boundless ideas and ambitions, it can be hard for entrepreneurs to “turn off”. It […]

5 Tips To Quickly Test Business Ideas

There’s something magical about new ideas. When they first occur to you, they seem shiny and brilliant. You can’t help but feel a little giddy as you imagine your idea for a new app going viral or your bookstore/bar filling up with fond regulars. It’s a great feeling. Then reality sets in, and with it […]

Where to Locate Your Business and What to Consider

When it comes to starting a business, you may think the only option is to start it in your current home-base. As it turns out, however, there’s more to consider than where you currently live. Depending on your business’s products and services, industry, and needs, the ideal location to start up will vary. Before committing to a […]

10 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

When it comes to starting a business, to-do lists can be exhaustive. With so much to consider in getting a business off the ground, entrepreneurs have a tendency to burn the candle at both ends. It’s no wonder that your new business’s success depends in large part on good time management on the part of […]

Need-To-Know Business Terms: Defining the Basics

You recently took the leap and decided to start your own business, and now that you’re an entrepreneur, everyone thinks you have the lingo down. Sound familiar? As much as we love the small business community, there are some quirks that we could live without. One of them is this: the assumption that we all […]