Entries by Devon

3 Tips to Make Facebook Work for You

In June, Facebook announced a change to how content makes its way to the top of your news feed. This new algorithm measures the amount of time users spend looking at posts.  In other words, even without liking, commenting, or sharing a post, Facebook will detect which posts capture your attention longer than others and will […]

Trade Names: Should you pay?

Guest post by Noel Bagwell for Executive Legal Professionals, PLLC Should You Pay for DBA Registration? In this article, I am going to give you the opportunity to save $99.00.† A great reason not to use services like “LegalZoom” is that they charge you (often a relatively large amount of money) for stupid things. One […]

Buffalo Wild Wings & Why Nice Companies Finish First

Customer service, yo. It’s important. Maybe you’ve seen the latest FB post that’s gone viral about Buffalo Wild Wing’s response to a beer bought for a fallen solider? If not, check out this article from The Blaze: A Buffalo Wild Wings in Washington state has become the focus of a viral Internet post — all […]

Trademarks & Branding – What NOT to do!

Searching for the perfect trademark? Your brand identity usually begins here and it’s the first connection you have with prospects so it’s worth investing some time and brain power to find the perfect name and mark. Through this process, it’s important to avoid some common pitfalls that could have disastrous consequences for your business down the […]

5 things I’ve learned as the wife of an entrepreneur…

PASSION. They have it. Don’t squash it. True entrepreneurs have passion. Alright, that’s an understatement. Entrepreneurs have an OVERABUNDANCE of passion. That idea that hits them during dinner can easily turn into an all-nighter—sketching out an idea and fleshing out the plan to make it happen. When an idea is in its infancy it is […]

The Four Cornerstones of Growth

1. Intentionality Everyone has heard it, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Being intentional with your desire to grow and creating goals on how to do so is absolutely essential to your business’s sustainability. “Accidental” growth doesn’t happen. Or if it does happen, it doesn’t last. Sit. Think about the current trajectory […]

Four Essential Steps to Grow Like a Weed

Here at Sproutling, we get it. Small business is hard. Sometimes it’s seasonal, sometimes start-up costs are more than expected, and sometimes growth requires sacrifice that is painful to the pocketbook. But trust us, it’s totally worth it. With steady and healthy growth of your business comes the achievement of your long term goals and […]