Small-Business News: Ease Your Frustrations With Startup Tips and Advice

by Kylee Swenson
- Feb 26 2013 - 2 min read
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Micke Tong

Whether you own a bakery or a architecture firm, you invested in building a startup with the intentions of turning what you love into a business. Redshift is here to help you through the pains of managing the big picture, so you can do more of the work you love.

Since you turned the lights on at your company, how much of your time is spent managing cash flow, disgruntled clients or customers, property issues (whether it’s a plumbing leak or rat infestation), billing, drumming up new work, IT problems, and taking out the trash?

To alleviate the work stress that keeps you up at night, here are a handful of small-business news and advice articles that can help.

Money

Back-Office Accounting Outsourcing: 5 Reasons Why It Benefits Small Businesses. Do you see a stack of bills and invoices in front of you? Why not outsource accounting with a service or virtual assistant?

Capex Vs. Opex: 5 Tax Considerations to Keep Your Small Business Strong. Balance your capital and operating expenditures, and create a stabilizing force behind your small business.

Manage

PC Versus Workstation: Which Does Your Office Need? Allow our resident IT expert give you the lowdown.

When Life Gives You Lemons: 4 Business Lessons from the Kid with a Lemonade Stand. How about some great startup advice from a very small (but savvy) entrepreneur?

Clients

3 Things to Do for 5 Minutes a Day to Grow Your Business. Network, do a client check-in, hop on social: Here are three things to make sure business doesn’t stagnate.

Happy Clients: 5 Listening Tips for Better Conflict-Resolution Management. Listening to your client or customer is everything if you want your small business to succeed.

Marketing 

6 Ways to Keep Your Small Business Current on Tech, News, and Industry Trends. Don’t get lost in the shuffle. Stay on top of what’s hot to keep your business on the cutting edge.

3 Tips to Build Your Company’s Reputation Using LinkedIn. Get the word out there about your business with participating in group discussions.

Stories

Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy: How One Small Architecture Firm Rose to the Challenge. Learn how one woman helped put back together the lives and dreams of dozens of Hurricane Sandy victims.

How 3D-Printing Technology Launched a Design Firm and Dressed Dita Von Teese. Animation, film, and architecture all led this entrepreneur to use 3D printing and innovative design to create a stir in the fashion world.

Learn 

Make Your Million-Dollar Idea, Part 1 [Infographic]. Some articles cater to designers, drafters, and animators. If you’re a product designer with a great idea, check out this infographic series to take your idea from concept to creation (and profit).

8 Tips for AutoCAD 2014: 3D Print Command, Reality Capture, System Variables, and More. If you’re an architect, contractor, engineer, solar installer, industrial designer, or fit somewhere in between, check out our Autodesk software tips-and-tricks series.

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