Provendus Blog

Best Tips for Staying Productive During the Holidays

It’s the week between Christmas and New Year’s, and you’re at work, even if it seems like no one else is. If your business is quiet during this week, we have polled our business experts for you and culled the … Read more

Get Great Employees Coming Your Way

When there is high competition for exceptional employees and a limited talent pool, rural business owners need innovative methods to attract great employees. Employee referral incentive programs offer an effective way to recruit some of the best talent available through … Read more

Multiplier Magic – Increasing the Value of Your Business

Every business will experience a change in ownership eventually.  The more planning you do with this in mind, the better your chances of maximizing the value of your business. One of the common ways of determining the value of a … Read more

The One Question You Should Never Leave Out Of Your Customer Surveys

We all know that customer surveys are an important and useful tool. They help assure that we are offering a good product or service. They reveal areas for improvement in our business. But like many things in small business, conducting … Read more

More Clients Is Not The Answer

If you think that the way to grow your business is to get more clients, think again. There’s another, better way to grow you income. Many business owners are so focused on getting more and more clients, they ignore their … Read more

5 Keys to Maximizing Employee Productivity

Growing your rural business requires hiring and keeping great employees who are motivated, resourceful and highly productive. A team of mediocre, partially engaged, somewhat productive employees is the slow kiss of death for a small business. Let’s face it, most … Read more

Know Like Trust & Try

Customers buy from vendors they know, like and trust. Chances are you will buy a Pepsi or Coke over a generic soda, even if the generic pop is cheaper. You do this because you know, like and trust the Pepsi … Read more

Cop an Attitude for Real Networking Results

If you aren’t sure if you are getting a return on your networking investment, or you want to make your efforts pay off, then start by adjusting your attitude. A certain breed of person loves to network in person. They are … Read more

Are You Sabotaging Your Sales? What Every Business Owner Should Know About Communicating True Value

Ask an entrepreneur about the biggest challenges in his business, and you will inevitably hear that his potential customers don’t see or understand the value of his product or service. The entrepreneur’s prospects are not buying, or they are asking … Read more

Is Niche-Phobia Holding You Back? 3 Powerful Reasons to Get Over it Today!

I’m sure you’ve heard it before –  the arguments for defining a narrow niche for your business. And yet, you don’t quite believe it. It seems to go against common sense. Why narrow your potential market? Don’t you want to … Read more

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