Small Businesses Succeed by Using What They Know

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5StarControl shines a light on 7 steps to success for that entrepreneur.

Reputation Management site 5StarControl applauds Lessons from SCORE and other successful small businesses. 5StarControl stated that small businesses are going to blossom by using what they know.

Starting a business is a big deal, but there are some key steps to success that any start-up should know. As SCORE, the Small Business Administration's 7 steps point out. No one is ever to young, too old, and it is never too late to start a business. As long as there is a market for what they are selling, and as long as the business owner is willing to fight and stand behind their product or services even during the roughest times it is possible to succeed as a small business. Some of the best businesses out there have been started by children, or by the elderly because they see the world differently. They can see when there is a need for something, and they work hard to make sure they fill that need.

Hobbies, and things from an entrepreneur’s surroundings and interactions with the world have started some of the best businesses. Look at Yelp as an example. It filled in a key missing gap- online marketing for local business. Its niche of bringing together consumers and businesses to interact in a forum to review and connect in 2004 was unheard of. Initially it failed, as it started out as an idea for a project from a company called MRL Ventures.

Using social media and online marketing for small business it is easy to connect with an existing or ever growing market. Local Internet marketing can include Yelp, the Yellow Pages, or even connecting with those in the community through the Chamber of Commerce. There are resources out there available to help small businesses succeed. An SEO company can provide mobile SEO services, and can help expand a small businesses network quickly by establishing a positive Internet presence.

Small businesses can succeed, and with a few of these tips can ultimately flourish. The last big key to success for any business is the most important as it really emphasizes how important it is to use what has been done before. There is only so much a company can do on their own, the true value of being successful is knowing when to ask for help, and being able to go back and help others succeed as well.

5StarControl is a newsletter covering small business in the area of reputation management.

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