Author Archives: Marc Prosser

Marc Prosser and David Waring launched Fit Small Business in 2013 to help small business owners navigate the questions and difficulties that arise when running a business. Fit Small Business covers topics ranging from small business financing to managing employees to finding customers and building relationships. At our site’s core are our product and service reviews, which help small business owners make the best and most cost effective buying decisions possible.

The Importance of Good Credit and 5 Ways to Obtain it

You know that having good credit is important for you personally — if you want to buy a car or a house, having a higher credit score can help you find a loan at a lower interest rate. But did you realize that having good credit is equally as important for your business? Why Good […]

4 Reasons Your Business Should Not Be Cash Only

There are many factors that play a part in every consumer’s purchase. The thought process involves quality of the product or service, value for money, and urgency – just to name a few. As a business, you must take into account as many of these concerns as you possibly can. Taking one hurdle out of […]

How To Improve Your Business’ Online Reputation

Your online reputation consists of the exposure your business has on search engines, social media, and online directories. It is imperative that you build an online reputation, not because it is the trendy thing to do, but because it is the smartest move you can make for your business. Why? Because 65% of shoppers do […]

9 Ways to Apply Analytics to Your Sales Calls and Dramatically Increase Sales

Sales calls provide a wealth of data, from call time to conversion rates, that can be analyzed to optimize your agents’ performance. Software tools, like Convirza, can help capture this data for you and others, like Salesforce, can give it context. But regardless of the specific tools you use, applying analytics to your sales calls […]

7 Ways to Make Your Business Completely Paper-Free

As a small business owner, one of your main priorities is to reduce operating costs. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, a paper free business saves nearly $80 per employee annually by eliminating toners, ink cartridges, printers, filing cabinets, postage, trips to the post office, and other expenses related to paper use and management. […]

6 Reasons To Get Additional Financing For Your Successful Business

Business financing is not just for startups and companies facing a financial crisis. This is because growing and profitable business can also use financing to their advantage. Successful businesses use additional financing to invest in their growth, such as hiring a larger team as well as increasing their marketing efforts. As your business grows, so […]

4 Tasks You Should Outsource For Your Business [+ 4 You Shouldn’t]

With the emergence of globalization, companies are driven more than ever to delegate business functions to contractors or external agencies. Leveraging cost-effective labor, innovative service, and cutting-edge technology, outsourcing delivers significant advantages that appeal to business owners who have a lot on their plate. However, economists such as Tom Peters and Peter Drucker believe that […]

Are SBA Loans the Best for Your Startup?

In 2015, Americans founded 3 million new businesses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistic. Every new business among those 3 million startups required capital to start. Most entrepreneurs fund their business ventures themselves. They use their personal funds, loans from family and friends, or credit cards to pay for their startups. New business owners […]

6 Ways Business Messaging Apps Benefit Your Business

Communication is key to running a business smoothly, and in this modern age we live in, it’s never been easier to keep in contact with your employees. This is widely done through instant messaging. There is a great variety of business messaging apps available that are tailor-fit to suit business operations. While these are paid […]

How to Build Better Relationships with Your Customers

In our internet age, industry competition is more heightened than ever. Potential customers have a world of information at their fingertips, and they make their purchase decisions based on their own research. So how do you set yourself apart from your competitors and prove that you are the company to do business with? One critical […]