Small Business Blog

Stuff We Like: Canva

Canva is one of the best visual tools on the web today. It is a graphic design tool that makes image crafting easy for entrepreneurs, writers, artists, and anyone else with an important web presence. While there’s no shortage of image editors on the web today, Canva stands out for its breadth of options, wide […]

Lewis Croft Links 10: Remote Working

Six Ways Remote Teams Can Crush Their To-Do Lists – Gregory Ciotti at HelpScout I’ve personally been a remote worker for over 2 years now, and I can tell you from experience that the biggest transition to remote work is managing your schedule and productive output. In the office, these things are a bit easier—with […]

Interview with Chris Howland

Last year, I interviewed Chris Howland, founder and owner of Carillo & Howland Insurance (now Smith Brothers) about the eye-opening experience he’s had leaving the corporate world and making a go of it alone as a small business owner. It was an unexpected bit of enlightenment about ducking conventions and expectations alike, forming something new […]

In The Forums…

The Lewis Croft Members Forums are a great place to ask and discuss anything going on with your small business. Get advice and feedback from people in the same position as you or have already solved the problem. Here are a few topics recently started. Head over to the forums section to join the discussion. […]

Lewis Croft Links 9: Blogging

Every week or so I post a collection of read-worthy links from my RSS reader. This week I wanted to focus on blogging, both writing and getting people to read it. Here are a few articles to help you use blogging to build your business. Increase Traffic to Your Site With These Tried and Tested Blogging […]

Reading List: Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free

Corey Doctorow’s book, Information Doesn’t Want To Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age isn’t a book that would typically come up in small business discussion. However, it’s filled with ideas that can enlighten and expand your understanding of online business, digital sales, and our modern world as a whole. Unconventional thinking has always been the engine […]

Lewis Croft Links 8: Cloud Storage

Every week or so I post a collection of read-worthy links from my RSS reader. This week I wanted to focus on cloud storage or “The Cloud” as it’s sometimes called. It is a pretty broad term and can be confusing. Here are a few articles to help clarify cloud storage and how you can […]

Stuff We Like: DialPad

DialPad is a quietly remarkable VoIP app that caters specifically to business clients. This sharp focus comes courtesy of an experienced team: the founders created Google Voice, the telephony service that’s connected millions of Google users for years now. Now they’re bringing a whole new level of innovation to the enterprise phone world. Adventurous business […]

Reading List: Remote

Have you ever considered hiring a remote employee? Or allowing your employees to work remotely? Remote: Office Not Required is a book ahead of the curve. Released a few years ago, it speaks to the questions and problems presented across our increasingly remote work culture. When you’re starting your own business, it’s always important to […]