For those who are very proud of being self-employed and work extremely hard, are willing to put in long hours and much concentration and extensive planning to further their small businesses, and refuse to give in to disappointments and downturns when they occur, it is sad to read that the number of unincorporated self-employed is down and that the economic outlook for 2016 is one of “diminished expectations.” (more…)
Out of all statistics and trends in small business, you’ll find that the one constant is the continual striving toward nurturing customer relationships. It’s no different for 2016 when you go by recent statistics from business owners. Last August, industry experts compiled different surveys from small businesses and found customer relationships were key over the next 12 to 18 months.
This may not surprise you if you’ve been planning the same thing for your small business. Maybe you’ve put it off for a while, and now you need to take action for the new year.