Archive of November, 2016

November 15, 2016

It’s not uncommon for frustrations to arise every now and then at work. Sometimes it’s regarding a technical difficulty. Other times it’s because your coworkers beat you to the free donuts in the morning. And a lot of times, it has something to do with a client. Maybe it was something they did. Or maybe it was something they said (or didn’t say).

They’ll help ease your frustration and cultivate healthier client relationships.


When you’re experiencing a client issue, the first thing you should do is listen. Listening intently can help you better interpret your clients needs or concerns. Reassure them that you’ve clearly heard and understood them, then ask what you can do to make them happy.

Communicate Clearly.

Clear communication is fundamental to every aspect of business. If a problem arises between you and your client, solve it by being as clear and transparent as possible. If you need to, hop on the phone rather than emailing. Verbal communication tends to be more tame and professional. Plus, emails can get lost. And sometimes the tone of an email can come off as unintentionally harsh.

Be Specific.

Avoid additional communication issues by being as specific as you can. Explain your needs, and acknowledge theirs. Ask specific questions and try to extract as many details as you can. When you ask questions, you can better understand the situation.

Try Invoice Factoring.

Sometimes, you have a slow-paying client who is on a fixed payment schedule. You may not receive payment for up to three months at a time. This can be frustrating, as you need cash flow to make payroll, upgrade equipment or buy new inventory. A simple solution for this issue? Factoring. Invoice factoring gets you instant cash, so you have sufficient dough to operate your business… and help it grow too. Call TBS Capital Funding at 888-707-5188 to learn more.

If all of those tips don’t work, you could always…

Treat Yourself.

Visit a spa for some elegant relaxation. Get a hot stone massage while you’re there. Spend all day in a robe. Then, take a limo to the nicest restaurant in town. Order a lobster dinner and one (or three) glasses of the most expensive bottle of wine on the menu. Indulge.

Plan a Movie Marathon.

Write out a list of feel-good comedies. Tommy Boy. Office Space. Forrest Gump. Any Disney Pixar flick. Find a dark room, a TV and a bowl of popcorn. Kick back and go on a cinematic adventure.

Daydream that You’re Swimming in a Pool of Chocolate Pudding.

No explanation needed.

Your clients are your business. If things get difficult, smooth them out with patience and clear communication. If that doesn’t help your business thrive, install a diving board for that pool of pudding.

November 15, 2016

You can never be too organized, especially if you’re a business owner. With improved organizational skills, you can use your time as efficiently and effectively as possible. More organization means more productivity — and ultimately, profitability.

Hone your business organization skills today with these 5 simple tips.

Go Paperless.

November 15, 2016

When you’re a new business owner, the learning curve is steep. You'll face more obstacles, challenges and distractions in your first year than the average person faces in a whole career. Here are 5 tips to help you keep your eyes on the prize.

Keep your Goals in Focus.

You started this business with a singular, brilliant idea. Along the way, new opportunities will present themselves. Avoid getting sidetracked. Juggling several ventures can divide your time, compromise your efforts, limit effectiveness and suppress productivity. It can also distract you from...

November 15, 2016

Social media. It’s not just for sharing photos and political opinions anymore. It’s now one of the most important business tools at your disposal. Here are 5 important tips to growing your business through social media.


Start with Facebook.

To call social media popular is an understatement. Currently, at least 65% of American adults use social networks. Facebook alone has 1.7 billion users worldwide. With an extensive reach, dynamic functionality and detailed targeting, Facebook is a great jumping-off point for social media marketing.


November 15, 2016

New or old, big or small, every business faces the challenge of finding well-qualified prospects. The easiest ways to generate leads are often the simplest, most obvious, and all too often, most overlooked. Use these four easy tips to put leads in the pipeline.

Understand their Needs

The key to generating leads is appealing to the needs of your target audience. Each potential customer is on a journey. They have identified a problem and are actively seeking solutions. If you tailor your messaging to address their journey and solve their problems, you’ve put...

Avoid an Awkward Thanksgiving Dinner
November 11, 2016

With TBS Capital Funding, business owners receive payments for their invoices upfront. That accelerated cash flow gives you money to pay employees, upgrade equipment and grow your business. If you need instant cash to fund operations, you could call TBS at 888-707-5188 to get started. Or… you could borrow money from your Great Aunt Carol.


She’s a cheek-pincher. And a penny-pincher too. She gives you 5 grand. You need 50, but you take what you can get. The loan helps, and your business is booming. Your bottom line is looking up. Then, you remember…