|Each week, a member of the ASU-SBDC staff submits a Business Tips article for the San Angelo Standard Times business section. (Articles published Mondays). You can also find them here each month. |
BUSINESS OWNERS SHARE KEY ABILITIES
1/31/11 Cindy Hartin
This time of year, we have several people inquiring about starting a new business. At the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center, we continue to discuss what type of person makes a good business owner. I believe some people are born to be entrepreneurs. Read more.
NEVER QUIT MARKETING AS TIMES GET TOUGH
1/24/11 By Jessica Lambert
When finances start to get tight, you may think that marketing is something to cut from your budget; it isn't.
Instead, it is probably one of the last things that should go. Don't worry though; there are many ways to cut your marketing costs and still get the results you want. Read more.
NAME THAT FITS FOSTERS PROSPERITY
1/17/11 By Peggy Hodges
My first experience in naming something was when I selected Samson for the name of a yellow tabby cat I had as a child. Then names for five golden retrievers followed: Chips, Chivas, Goldie, Crystal and now Champ. Selecting names for pets is important practice for selecting names for your children. Read more.
RETAILERS, NOW IS TIME TO ANALYZE YOUR IDEAS
1/10/11 By Pedro Ramirez
As we roll into 2011, potential business owners start implementing their resolutions and begin evaluating their business ideas. During this time it is vital that entrepreneurs analyze the details that may determine whether their business ventures succeed or fail. Here are some useful places in which to look. Read More.
RULES FOR STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS
1/3/11 By Paul Howard
To become an entrepreneur is a dream for many people. It is great to be your own boss and do things to your way of thinking. Studies show people who set up their business successfully are able to earn more than salaried ones in the long run. It is important, however, to understand why one wants to be an entrepreneur. What are the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs? Read More.