Throughout this week, our Supporting Small Business series has been looking at smart business tactics. Let's wrap up the week with 10 key lessons for everyone.
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10. Learn to negotiate better comms deals
9. Use online resources
The online world is filled with useful resources that can help you grow your business. Get started with our roundup of five sites every small business should bookmark. Bookmarks picture from Shutterstock
8. Present with flair
If you're looking to attract investors, a good presentation is a vital part of the package. Check out how to create a persuasive and effective investor presentation. Presentation picture from Shutterstock
7. Some advice can be ignored
6. Plan for growth
Growth won't just happen — you need to plan for it. Pick up some strategies in our collection of tips from tech startups on how to expand. Seeds picture from Shutterstock
5. Use email effectively
Email provides a valuable resource for small businesses, but how can you make sure your message stands out from the crowd? This guide to email for entrepreneurs can help. Image adapted from Stux (Pixabay), Nemo (Pixabay), PSDGraphics.
4. Cashflow is still king
3. Be methodical
2. Use social media effectively
Just because social media sites like Facebook are "free" doesn't mean they're easy to benefit from. Avoid the most common small business social media mistakes. Facebook picture from Shutterstock
1. Maintain the passion
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