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?
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This phrase sounds like something you’d hear in a movie with farmers in it. But, there’s an enormous business lesson here. A lesson that has turned many people into millionaires. Picture this: An average-looking guy takes a good-looking girl to a dance. She could easily leave him for the better-looking guys who ask her to […]
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 […]
Getting a small business up and running is a pretty big feat. To do so, you probably needed help from a lot of people, including your family and friends, investors and lenders, and employees. But to keep your business afloat and continue meeting payroll, you need customers. Without customers, you wouldn’t have a business. Customer […]
For several months this year, the world of finance, as well as the world of information technology, have been buzzing about a cyber security controversy. A major credit reporting agency was recently under a cyber attack that resulted in one of the worst leaks of personal information in history. Birth dates, social security numbers, addresses […]
It’s not all the time small businesses get a day that’s centered around them. But, that is exactly what Small Business Saturday® is. The government-recognized day began in 2010 and has been a hit since. As a small business owner, you need to know how to get noticed on Small Business Saturday 2017. One SCORE […]
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.
At some point, your small business will need more money. You’ll need more space, inventory, or equipment and there won’t be enough money in your business bank account. When you get to this point, you need to take on debt. Don’t think of business debt as bad. Learning how to get your business out of […]
You often hear that you’re “only as good as the people you hire.” There’s no doubt this phrase is true, especially when we’re talking about small businesses. But, what you don’t hear as often is that continuing training and encouraging employee development is just as important as hiring, if not more so.
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.
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