Posts tagged “Small Business Tips”

SMALL BUSINESSES LOOKING TO GROW: HIRE "DO-ERS"

by Team Bolstr

Building a balanced team

Small business owners tend to micromanage. It’s natural – that’s what happens when you care about your work and have built your business from the ground up. But being chronically unable to delegate your work can keep your...

THE PROS AND CONS OF RAISING EQUITY CAPITAL

by Team Bolstr

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The process of selling equity can be a tricky business, so we've put together a list of considerations specifically for small business owners exploring raising equity capital to scale.

Why Sell Equity

Selling equity has a number of...

GROW YOUR CHICAGO RESTAURANT BY SHOWING:

by Team Bolstr

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Why restaurants in Chicago should create and curate successful food-blogs

The food scene is thriving in Chicago. With 25 Michelin-starred restaurants, farmers markets galore and award-winning chefs opening up new restaurants almost every month,...

LEADERSHIP TACTICS THAT ACTUALLY MATTER FOR SMALL BUSINESS

by Team Bolstr

Scaling your brand requires the right leadership tactics

Small business leaders are passionate about their work. More often than not, they’ve built their business from the ground up and are looking for opportunities to grow their brand. However,...

5 Easy Steps to Increase Foot Traffic to Your Small Business

by Team Bolstr

Your small business store is immaculate. Your goods are strategically placed and displayed, the lighting is just right, and your window display would put Macy’s at Christmas to shame. But you have only won half the battle; you still need foot...

How to Capitalize on a Summer Slowdown

by Team Bolstr

Summer

It only took until the middle of June, but it appears as if summer is finally here in Chicago! BOOYAH! The weather is warming up, the city continues to empty out on the weekends, and as you head down on Lake Shore Drive you can see more and more...

So, You Want to Grow...

by Team Bolstr

So, for the sake of discussion, lets just say you are the owner of a boutique dog store in downtown Chicago. Your business is solid, but you are motivated to grow because your store could be the best in the city, and you know it. One day, a...

Why I, The Intern, Chose Bolstr (and you should to!).

by Team Bolstr

by Jacob Weiner

I am Bolstr’s first intern ever and that is a fact I will brag about for years to come. While researching summer internship opportunities this past school year I looked for companies I thought I could be passionate about and that...

Want to Expand? You'll need more than just Passion...

by Team Bolstr

Whether your product is cupcakes, gourmet dog treats, or beer, the successful small business owner must have something that makes them stand out from the pack: Passion. This passion drives the business to grow and pushes the owner to invest in new...

Email Marketing Basics

by Charlie Tribbett

Email marketing in itself is nothing new, however, the new methods and tools with which small business owners can do it have evolved rapidly. Let's dive in!