Friday, April 8, 2011

To Outsource Or Not To Outsource?

To outsource or not to outsource? That is the question, for many business owners who want to save a buck but also maintain high quality service. Outsourcing has become increasingly popular in customer service and technology based industries. While there are clear benefits to both sides, Vertical Targets to date has kept business in house. We would love to hear opinions and success stories from other business owners who have faced this challenging decision! 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Creative Ways to Fund Your Startup

With the economy still at a low, many Americans have taken their job situation into their owns hands and started a business. According to CNN Money, the startup rate in the United States is at a 15 year high. So this begs the question, where are people finding funding for their startup? While some people are using their own money and savings, and some are taking out small business loans, others have looked to more creative forms of funding. Venture capitalists and angel investors are becoming more common as sources of capital for both startups and existing businesses alike. Typically in exchange for a capital infusion, you give up a percentage of your business or sales proceeds to the investors in this type of arrangement. Vertical Targets can point you in the right direction for your startup!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Great Cities To Launch a Business In

If you've become discouraged with your current job or financial status, now is a great time to consider starting a business. We came across an interesting article on CNN Money about the top 8 cities to launch a business in and have listed them below.

*Pittsburgh
*Miami
*Menlo Park
*Arlington
*Chattanooga
*Littleton
*Ventura
*Gahanna

Even if you don't live in one of these cities, Vertical Targets can help you come up with a solid business plan and marketing strategy to launch  a successful business.