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. Getting a business loan can be a good […]
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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.
Email marketing is undoubtedly one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience, and even though some marketers claim that it’s dead, this advertising method is very much alive and kicking. For every $1 spent, email marketing generates a $44 ROI, which makes it one of the most cost-effective marketing strategies. However, building […]
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 own a business, it’s important to understand how size affects your operations. According to government agencies, different types of small businesses have their own procedures to follow. What is considered a small business by the government? What constitutes a small business? The answer to this question is not as simple as it sounds. […]
The cloud. A little less than a decade ago this term would have only drawn eyes to the sky. Now, the “cloud” is everywhere, not unlike our puffy friends inhabiting the earth’s atmosphere. First it was our computers, then our phones and tablets, and now our cars, thermostats, and even entire cities have entered the […]
As a small business owner, conducting interviews is one of your responsibilities. You might be just as nervous as the people you interview. Or, you might worry that you won’t hire the right person after the interviews. Here are some tips for conducting an interview.
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 […]
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