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April 11, 2017

Develop a contingency plan for your business

Have you taken the time to develop a contingency plan for your business? If you’re asking what a contingency plan is, then the answer is probably no. A contingency  plan is a set of prepared directives that will help determine your approach on dealing with unanticipated issues; ones for which the business plan didn’t take into […]

April 10, 2017

Are you prepared to start your own business?

Well, are you? Have you worked out all of the details and given serious thought to their implications? I’m not referring to the success of the business; I’m talking about you personally. Do you fully appreciate the dedication required to start your own business? Just in case, here’s a checklist of things to think about: 1. […]

April 7, 2017

Make sure your business is granting comp time to employees properly

When an employee works more than 40 hours in a week, many employers offer to store the extra time in a quasi time-savings account called “comp time”. Basically, the employee saves up comp time to be used as days off at some point in the future. However, as a small business owner, you may not be aware […]

April 6, 2017

Be careful when using customer testimonials to promote your business

As a business owner, you know there’s nothing better than receiving positive feedback from your customers. So when an exceptionally positive review comes in, of course you want to share it with the whole world. Here are a few tips to help make sure you stay in legal compliance when using testimonials in your promotions: […]

April 5, 2017

This little ‘s’ is extremely important for your small business

If you run a small business, you undoubtedly have a web site. You probably obsess over your site, trying to ensure that more users (a.k.a. customers) visit regularly. But have you given consideration to your web site’s security? Chances are, you haven’t. Go to your site right now. Look at the URL bar. Does the […]

April 4, 2017

Don’t let your employees burnout

Employee burnout is a real thing, and the sooner you recognize that, the sooner you can prepare a plan to make sure it doesn’t happen. Your business will not survive without qualified and competent employees, so here are a few tips to make sure they stay motivated and focused: First, don’t let them overwork themselves. […]

April 3, 2017

Your business’ success starts with, yes, networking

It sounds simple (and it is) and obvious (and it is); networking is an essential part of growing your start-up and small business. The good news is that today, networking is so much easier than in years past. If you live or work anywhere near a metropolitan, chances are there’s a free networking group meeting […]

March 31, 2017

How to use your employees’ hidden talents to further your small business

One really nice thing about employees is that they’re not robots. A robot does a single job over and over again, and doesn’t know how to do anything else. On the other hand, employees are filled with creativity, responsibility, and a desire to satisfy their sense of accomplishment. Use them to your advantage. It’s very […]

March 30, 2017

There’s really only one question you need to answer about your business

When someone asks you about your business, I bet you give them a sincere pitch about all the great things your company can do. For example, you probably tell them how your product can serve their needs, and how your team is ready to tackle any challenge that comes their way. You certainly have great […]

March 29, 2017

How to place your employees in a position to succeed

As a small business owner, its important to recognize that not all of your employees may be being used to their full potential. Perhaps you’ve hired a person to handle billing (because that’s the job that was open at the time), but their personality is really for accounts – or vice-versa. Part of your job […]

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