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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
As a small business owner, you might be forgiven for thinking that you’re not likely to be the target of fraud. After all, why would anyone come after you when there are bigger fish to fry? In fact though, small businesses are often the targets of money or payroll fraud because they are less likely […]
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 […]
When running a small business, it can be extremely tempting to cut financial corners, and one of the first potential items on the chopping block is the budget for employee training programs. However, well-trained employees are an essential part of any business, even the smallest one. The thing is—untrained employees drain budgets by not working […]
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