What are your business’s strengths and weaknesses? What about your opportunities and threats? If you aren’t able to effectively answer these questions, you need to conduct a SWOT analysis. A SWOT analysis can help you evaluate your business, institute appropriate changes, and improve operations. Learn what a SWOT analysis is, find out how to conduct […]
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No one likes to be stuck in a long meeting where nothing really gets done. And no one wants to go to a meeting that they don’t really need to be at. You shouldn’t pull people away from their regular tasks to meet about every little thing that comes up in your business. When you […]
In business, setting goals and working to achieve them is a constant. Business projects require different amounts of work, staff involvement, and budgets. To make sure you set goals for projects on a case-by-case basis, you can create small business project management plans. Learn about project management basics, why it’s important for small businesses, and […]
Only 32% of U.S. employees are engaged at work, according to Gallup. Without engaged employees, you’ll start to see a drop in productivity and quality of work. And, you’ll see a spike in turnover rates. You need to know how to improve employee engagement to combat these issues.
We live in a fast-paced world and when customers want something, they want it now. We have fast food, faster internet, and crazy fast shipping. Undoubtedly, your customers have the same high expectations for your customer service. Do you need an answering service to keep your customers happy and to keep them coming back?
Employers aim to build talented and dedicated workforces. You might ask the employees on your payroll how they like working at your company. Though you want satisfied workers, happy employees aren’t necessarily productive. You need to understand employee satisfaction vs. employee engagement.
Do your employees like to listen to music while they work? For many, engagement, morale, and overall productivity increase through listening to music. But, is music in the workplace actually beneficial to your business’s growth? To find out, pay attention to current research, laws on playing music in the workplace, and other business policies.
If you’re like the average business owner, you always look for ways to get your tasks done fast and cheap. Online cloud solutions for small business can help you do both. Cloud solutions can free up your time for more important tasks. You don’t have to maintain the software because the provider does that for […]
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 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 […]
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