Technological advances in the way we do business continue to progress rapidly. The area of artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting domains that is seeing significant growth, generating a ton of buzz in the business community as a result. A large number of companies, especially in the world of IT, are either […]
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Most everything is online today. All information is just fingertips away. Your customers are online, so your business needs to be online, too. They will look for your business information online. They want to find your products and services, your location, and your hours. And when your customers need help or have a complaint, they’ll […]
Are you a business owner who is seeing more and more responsibilities pile up? To create a flourishing business, it’s imperative to understand how to spend your time efficiently. Successful entrepreneurs develop a system for managing their time so they can focus on growing their small business. As a small business owner, it’s easy to […]
For many workers, most of a standard eight-hour workday is devoted to sitting at a desk. Sitting for extended periods of time can lead to low employee engagement, productivity, and morale. If you or your employees need a boost throughout the day, try these desk exercises.
If your business has multiple departments or even just employees who do vastly different tasks, you must be aware of interdepartmental communication. Even at small businesses, where it’s easier to communicate with co-workers, there are ways to improve communication between departments.
As a small business owner, everything you do is on a budget. You might be trying to save money every chance you get and rid your business of unnecessary expenses. Some employers like to cut corners when it comes to employee expenses. But, without happy and motivated employees, you won’t have a successful company. Low […]
Your business writing skills are more important now than ever before. You communicate via emails, IMs (instant messages), and texts. You’re writing all the time. To be competitive in the marketplace, your skills need to be constantly nurtured and updated.
As a business owner, you do a lot. It can be hard to know how to be a business leader when you have a million and one things on your plate. Managing employees, handling accounting and payroll, and finding the time to focus on revenue-generating tasks are all important, but are they enough? Putting precedence […]
Software tools for customer relationship management (CRM) can help your small business provide excellent customer service while improving your operational efficiency. As you build close relationships with your customers, you’ll increase the amount of repeat business you get and thereby reduce the average cost of every sale. In the end, CRM systems for small business […]
You may have seen The Office, a TV show about people working for a small-town paper company. The manager, Michael Scott, is the king of goofing off. When performance review time comes around, he talks about his personal life to each employee rather than their performance.
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