Hiring employees is exciting. You’re ready to dive in and get to work because you think, “I found the perfect person!” But even in a digital world full of remote employees (thanks, COVID!), you may realize that an employee is no longer a good fit. In that case, it may be time to let them […]
When you start a business, you have plenty of goals. Maybe you want to reach a certain customer count by year-end. Or, maybe you want to make a profit by a specific month or year. Whichever goals you strive to achieve, make sure that they’re smart—well, SMART goals, that is. But, what exactly are SMART […]
Maybe you had a commercial property for your business and closed it up to work out of your home and save on overhead. Or, perhaps you’re just starting out and want to set up a home-based business and see how things go. But, what if you rent? Can you run a business out of an […]
With 87% of B2B and 79% of B2C marketers using email, it’s no secret that it can be a great marketing tool for your business. But if you’re not using emails to your advantage and optimizing them as much as possible, your business could be missing out on new customers, additional sales, and more. To […]
Small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy. Over 90% of the business population represents the small to medium enterprise (SME) population. Yet while SMEs make up a large portion of business owner shares, GDP, and economic activity, most of them struggle.
When running a business, size can make a big difference. If you think you have a small business, you need to know what the government considers “small.” So, what is considered a small business by the federal government? Well, the small business definition depends on the federal agency. Read on to learn what is a […]
All in all, 2020 was a doozy of a year. The new decade brought with it a number of new workplace trends for many employers, including new sanitary needs, social distancing, and even a transition to work-from-home options. Here’s how you can use workplace trends to remain competitive.
A whopping 90% of businesses in the United States are family-owned or controlled. And if you fall into the 90%, you know how challenging it can be to keep the peace while running a family business. From minor disputes to full-on squabbles, the last thing you want to do is ignore family problems if they […]
Conflict in the workplace costs employers roughly $359 billion in paid hours each year. Yes, you read that right—$359 billion. But, what kinds of problems are causing businesses billions of dollars per year? We’ve pinpointed the main problems that cause unnecessary workplace drama. Read on to learn what problems you should keep your eyes peeled […]