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7 Simple Lead Magnets for You to Try | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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7 Simple Lead Magnets for You to Try

If you have never heard the term lead magnet before, you may be surprised how much you probably already know about this excellent marketing tool. A lead magnet is an incentive offered to potential customers and clients in exchange for their contact information, usually the customer’s email address. Using the right type of lead magnet helps build your email list

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4 Strategies for Handling Customer Complaints | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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4 Strategies for Handling Customer Complaints

No business wants to deal with customer complaints. When a customer has a bad experience, you must be prepared for them to express their opinions on social media and online review platforms. So, good customer service should be a priority for your business. Unfortunately, even when you make sure your customers are always taken care of, a complaint will inevitably

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3 Steps to Fixing Errors On Your Credit Report | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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3 Steps to Fixing Errors On Your Credit Report

With everything you do to improve your credit, such as making on-time payments, having a good blend of credit types, and not overusing your credit cards, you can still struggle to improve your credit score because of errors on your credit report. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), one in four consumers have errors on their credit reports that

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How to Strengthen Your Web Presence | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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How to Strengthen Your Web Presence

No matter what your business is, you need a web presence. Whether it’s a brick-and-mortar business or a business solely run online, how customers perceive you will either draw them in or draw them away. What better way to present yourself than having an effective, targeted online presence suitable for your ideal customers? Here are a few tips on how

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Ways to Manage Your Online Spending | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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Ways to Manage Your Online Spending

Are you trying to curtail your online spending? With the increase of COVID-19, shoppers are avoiding the in-store shopping experience more than ever. People have spent more online this year than in previous years. The problem is whether you are shopping for your family, yourself, or your business, it’s easy to get anything you need with just a few clicks.

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The Cost of Hiring a New Employee | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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The Cost of Hiring a New Employee

If your business is experiencing significant growth this year, you may be looking to bring on a new employee. However, many business owners are reluctant to hire due to the potential expense. According to the US Small Business Administration, the price tag can range from 1.25 to 1.4 times the salary. Here are some things to keep in mind when

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5 Tips for Running Your Business from Home | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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5 Tips for Running Your Business from Home

Working from home has its perks. You don’t have a long commute, you spend less on your wardrobe, and you have the luxuries of home right at your fingertips. However, there is a definite downside, one that many people are running into these days. Running your business from home can mean working longer hours and having no division between your

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Surviving Your First Year Owning Your Own Business | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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Surviving Your First Year Owning Your Own Business

You’ve probably heard the statistic that most new businesses fail their first year. However, the real statistic shows a much more optimistic number: only 20% of small businesses fail their first year, while 50% of small businesses fail by their 5th year. Despite the 80% chance of success, starting your business is still stressful. Here are four tips to help

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Tips for Running Your Business on a Small Budget | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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Tips for Running Your Business on a Small Budget

Running a business on a minimal budget is challenging. As economic uncertainty rises, it’s more important than ever to plan for unexpected events that can increase the costs of running your business. Having a budget in place helps you manage any costs and track your profits. Here are a few tips for running your business on a small budget: 1.

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Why Your Business Should Accept Credit Cards | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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Why Your Business Should Accept Credit Cards

Whatever your business is, you must provide your customers with an efficient way to pay for services and products. Accepting checks and cash payments can often lead to errors, potential fraud, and delays with receiving the payment. In a booming digital age, your business may appear out-of-touch if you don’t accept credit cards–and you miss significant rewards. Here are a

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5 Tips on Pivoting Your Business Strategy | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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5 Tips on Pivoting Your Business Strategy

Due to the impact of the pandemic, businesses are facing the need to pivot their business strategy. However, once you’ve decided to do so, there are a variety of approaches you must consider to be successful. Pivoting can give your business new life, but it doesn’t come without risk. Here are a few tips if you are considering pivoting your

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How to Keep Your Business Thriving | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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How to Keep Your Business Thriving

When COVID-19 hit, it sent shockwaves around the world. The restrictions in place to keep people healthy have dealt a serious blow to many businesses worldwide. Even as many economies attempt reopening, many are still struggling to keep businesses afloat. However, you do have an opportunity right now to adapt to the existing changes and grow your business. Here are

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5 Tips for Turning First-Time Customers into Repeat Customers | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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5 Tips to Turn A First Time Customer into A Repeat Customer

As a business owner, one of the best things you can gain is a repeat customer. These types of customers often draw in others through word-of-mouth marketing. However, very few businesses have a plan in place to make this a trend. So, how do you turn a first time customer into a repeat customer? Read on for our favorite tips

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Online Business | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Your Online Business

Starting an online business offers many benefits to the entrepreneur, including low overhead costs, a fast startup timeline, and the ability to expand your customer base beyond your specific location. Despite its appeal, many online businesses fail by making mistakes that are easily avoidable. If you are considering starting your business online, avoid a few of these common pitfalls: 1.

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Whether you want to buy a house or recover from a bad credit history, a good credit score is a reflection of your financial health. There is a lot of advice out there about how to improve your credit score, but one of the simplest ways lies in paying your bills on time and use your credit cards sparingly. If

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5 Signs It's Time to Hire a Business Coach | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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5 Signs It’s Time to Hire a Business Coach

As the owner of a business, you might think you have everything figured out and under control. Isn’t that the benefit of owning your own business? Not having to answer to anyone anymore? However, as much as you’d like to think you have it figured out, every business owner needs help sometimes. A Certified Business Coach can support you and

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Starting a Business During a Pandemic | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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Starting a Business During a Pandemic

There are many reasons to start your own business. You get to be your own boss, set your schedule, choose who you work with, and even follow your dreams. The COVID-19 health crisis may have introduced new challenges to starting your business, but it’s also forced people to re-evaluate how they make decisions for their future. As an entrepreneur, with

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How to Strengthen Business Relationships Working from Home | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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How to Strengthen Business Relationships Working from Home

For many of you, working remotely has been a way of life for years. However, when COVID-19 hit, many employees and business owners immediately transitioned to working from home. Whether or not remote work is new to you, one thing hasn’t changed: relationships matter. Just because you aren’t seeing people in person as much, it doesn’t mean there aren’t ways

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Time Management Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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Time Management Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs, you have a lot on your plate. You are launching, growing, and scaling your business. You are scheduling meetings, analyzing marketing strategies, budgeting, reading sales reports, and unless you are working solo, managing a staff of employees. Without time management skills, you will experience burn out, and since we only get 24 hours in a day, it’s important to

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Turn Your Side Hustle into a Business | Davis Thorpe & Associates
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How to Turn Your Side Hustle into a Business

Do you dream of quitting your day job and turning your passion into a business? To many people, it’s only a pipe dream. The idea of running their own business seems scary and impossible. However, many successful entrepreneurs have gained success by focusing on their side hustles. Your side hustles may be the ticket to making your dream business into

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