Nurture Small Business Podcast: A Year in Review

Nurture Small Business Podcast: A Year In Review

For our 2021 wrap-up, I wanted to share with you the best of the best from Season 2. I also want to thank you, my listeners, for being here. I hope you have enjoyed the content that Nurture Small Business has brought to you in our first two seasons, and I’d love to hear your suggestions for guests or topics for Season 3. Simply reach…

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Facebook Creator Studio: Strategies for Beginners

Facebook Creator Studio: Strategies for Beginners. Person scrolling through social media

With the plethora of tools and platforms, finding the best ways to manage your business’ social media accounts can be a bit overwhelming. As a business owner, should you shell out money for third-party social media management tools like Hootsuite or Buffer, or laboriously post to each individual account? While there’s a case to be made for investing in third-party management tools,…

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Benefits and Challenges of Remote Employees

If the past year working during a pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that employees certainly figured out how to work from home and did so to their advantage. In December 2017, DCA Virtual posted the blog Work from Home Positions Offer Real Value for Employers. Let’s revisit some of the perks and talk about some of the challenges…

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Facing Post Pandemic Hiring Challenges

As a business owner in this post-pandemic world, what is your biggest employee challenge? Hiring new talent? Or, retaining the talent you have? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees left their current jobs at a rate of 2.7% in April. A historic rate! The quit rate is highest in the leisure and hospitality…

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DCA Virtual Business Support Records First Review on Clutch

DCA and Clutch logo over Richmond VA

With today’s rigid restrictions on public movement and gathering because of COVID-19, many businesses are opting for outsourced customer support. Outsourcing companies have been around for a while, and their impact on companies and business owners has been positive. Your company may be able to save on costs by utilizing the services of an outsourcing…

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Negotiate Like a Ninja

Negotiate like a ninja

Negotiating, for most of us, is a word that causes anxiety and gives us a pit in our stomach. You know, that pit that tells you you’re dreading doing something? We often associate negotiating with confrontation or interacting with the pushy used car salesman. For small business owners, learning how to develop your negotiation skills is essential.   Let’s start developing your negotiating skills by building your knowledge. Mike Lander, a Business Strategist,…

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What Makes an Ideal Client?

Not everyone is your ideal client. Read that again.   You have the ability, within your business model, to put systems and process in place to attract your ideal clients. I’m not talking Law of Attraction, but real actionable items. Not that I am against the Law of Attraction, I’m just more of a practical mindset in that once you visualize what you want,…

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LinkedIn: 690 Million Users and Growing

Did you know that LinkedIn has 690 MILLION active users? This was announced by parent company, Microsoft at the end of April in their quarterly earnings news.    How is LinkedIn gaining so many users? For this, we need to look at some of the newest features and how that drives users to this business-oriented platform.   Live Streaming – This…

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How Will the PPP Changes Affect You?

PPP Loan Forgiveness

Last week, The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration amended the rules of the government-backed Paycheck Protection Program known as the PPP loan. This was so that the majority of small business owners who received aid are able to get at least part of the money forgiven. The changes are a positive change for restaurant…

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