Small Business Owners Networka part of the Armstrong Steel Network

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    5 Black Friday Survival Tips for Small Business Owners

    The day after Thanksgiving is the biggest shopping day of the year. It’s an annual tradition for deal-seekers and cutthroat consumers, not to mention small business owners who get a chance to end the year with their finances, ‘in the black.’ You might think that’s where the term, ‘Black Friday,’ was coined, but the truth… Full Article

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    Issues Small Business Owners Will Face in 2015

    Small business owners in the U.S. constantly face challenges in the marketplace. Every year, they log more than 40 hours a week at their pre-engineered metal buildings and contend with different issues. While a 2013 Bloomberg study said 8 out of 10 business fail, many still thrive in the market. To survive is to adapt,… Full Article

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    Successfully Handing Off Your Family Business to the Next Generation

    Family businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy. They help communities flourish, pay taxes and most importantly, they create jobs. But not all of them last. Have you ever heard of the old cultural proverb, “Going from shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations?” In China, it’s, “peasant shoes to peasant shoes,” and the British… Full Article

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    Increase Your Web Traffic This Halloween

    In some cases, constant web traffic can be the difference between a successful small business and a failure. Obviously retail costume companies experience a big bump in traffic this time of year, but your small business can drive customers to your custom steel building AND your website by harnessing the power of the holidays. Don’t… Full Article

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    Is A Steel Building On Your Christmas List?

    Put yourself in the Holiday spirit. You know the words to, ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,’ right? It doesn’t matter if you’re on Santa’s naughty list this year, Armstrong Steel will help you with every step of your steel building purchase. Ready to relocate your small or home-based business? Now is the perfect time… Full Article

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    7 Time Management Tips for Small Businesses

    There aren’t enough hours in the day for small business owners. Arriving at your metal building early and staying late is your life, sometimes seven days a week. Don’t you wish you could hit the “pause” button on your day? We can help you master the technique of time management. The following are all practices… Full Article

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    Is Your Business Growing Too Big For Its Breeches?

    How do you know when your business has outgrown its space? When is it time to start looking for a bigger office space? If Steel building prices are low, maybe you should build your own office.  On the surface, it seems like it would be easy to tell when you require more space for your business,… Full Article

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    Quit Your Day Job: Turn Your Garage Into Your Office

    Do you have an idea for a product that you know would blow competition out of the water? Are you working for a company and know you can do it better yourself? That’s what happened to me, so I started my business in my garage and now we’re one of INC’s top 500 growing companies.… Full Article

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    5 Solutions To Make Your Small Business Mobile

    Mobile credit card readers are the answer to modern small business transactions on the go. Whether your business headquarters is a steel garage or corporate office downtown, you have several options when it comes to mobile transactions. The first requirement is a smart phone. There are several solutions for both Android and Apple devices. Even… Full Article

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    Increase Your Restaurant’s Profits During Football Season

    Fantasy teams are drafted. Preseason cuts are gone. Football season is upon us. In big cities as well as small towns, crowds leave their steel workshops on Sunday afternoons to flock to restaurants and bars to enjoy the big game with friends and family. The question for restaurant business owners is, how do you keep… Full Article