Stop Working From Home: It’s Time to Expand

When you first start out in business it can be tempting to work from home. Not only does it keep your expenses low but you also have the flexibility of being able to work any hours you choose. However, there comes a time when you need to expand and one of the best ways to do this is to draw a clear line between your home and business life and to step into your own office. Let’s look at different ways to start your expansion.…

How to Know When It’s Time to Grow Your Business

Eventually, there will come a time when your small business reaches the limit of what it can do without growing. Small businesses and their growth are an important part of the economy – Forbes reports that they make up more than 65 percent of the net new jobs created since 1995 and that more than half the working population works at a small business. If you think your business needs to expand, watch for some of these common signs: You’re Getting Outpaced One of the indicators that it is time for your business to expand is when the demand for you product or service begins to outpace your ability to supply it.…

Know When to Expand Your Small Business

Growing a small company today is not hard because the economy has improved significantly since the housing crisis. According to the US Commerce Department, the American economy grew by 2.8% in the third quarter of 2013 spurred by businesses restocking shelves as well as increased demand for new homes. For small business owners, this is a great time to expand to new markets. Here are some great tips that you can use to achieve this goal: Employ The Right Staff Expanding your company to a new location means that you require new employees.…

Business Growth Tips from John Puckett, Caribou Coffee Founder and Punch Pizza Co-owner (Video Interview)

I discovered this interesting video while looking for small business inspiration. It’s a good finding. It’s Patch’s exclusive video interview with John Puckett, the founder of Caribou Coffee and co-owner of Punch Pizza. John and his wife co-founded Caribou Coffee in 1992 with a big plan to establish 200 stores in 5 to 10 years. Things are looking good and going as planned… John were successfully established 100 stores in 8 US states, but then he encountered a problem, which mainly related to work-life balance.…