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5 Areas Where Small Businesses Should Focus On

October 08, 2014 | By: MBurge

Small businesses do not have the budgets to compete at the same scale as large businesses. Because of this inherent disadvantage, smaller businesses like yours need to understand how best to get the most exposure to the market with the lowest amount of money. There are at least 5 areas that a small business can focus on that will give you a competitive advantage comparable to that of a larger company.1. Focus on the Advantage of Being SmallerAn advantage that your business has over a larger com... Read More

What Does Your Office Say About Your Business?

October 06, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

It’s always interesting to see what people put on the walls of their offices or even what they have on their desks. But do you ever think about your office décor and what it says about your business? And what about your office mates? No matter what limitations you have in terms of redecorating your office space, it is possible to make a personal and professional mark on your space. Here are some things to think about:Think about colorsDo you want to convey a clean and modern image? Use shades o... Read More

Irvine, California: Where Diversity Flourishes

October 03, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Besides being the safest city in the nation, locating your office in Irvine, California, gives you access to a diverse consumer population with a desire to promote cultural harmony. Irvine’s demographics are almost equally white (45 percent) and Asian (39 percent), but those aren’t the only cultures celebrated in this idyllic Orange County city.Hispanics, Indian and African American cultures are also represented in Irvine, to name a few. The latest Census reports that a non-English language is ... Read More

Making the Most Out of a Discount

October 01, 2014 | By: MBurge

Businesses, especially those that are just starting out, use discounts as a way to promote certain products they are selling as well as to drive customer interest. As a business, the use of discounts should be something that you give serious consideration to, especially if you are looking to expand your customer base. You should understand that discounting programs can add value, but if not properly managed, can create problems for you and your customers. Here are some suggestions for making th... Read More

How To Build Office Camaraderie

September 29, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Why should you care about office politics and relationships? Isn’t avoiding all that drama one of the reasons you started your own business in the first place? But as the saying goes, no man is an island, and there are many reasons to build camaraderie in your small business’s shared office space. You never know when you might need help moving a piece of furniture, answering a phone, or even just someone to run ideas by. Most important, office mates can be a great source of referrals and recomm... Read More

Irvine, California: Safety in Numbers

September 26, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

There are many advantages to locating your office in Irvine, California, and there’s one factor that shouldn’t be left out or discounted among them all—safety.Usually, when cities grow at a rapid pace, as Irvine has, an increase in crime comes along with the influx of people. Irvine seems to be the exception. With the lowest number of violent crimes nationwide based on population, the city has consistently been named to the list of America’s safest cities for the past 10 years. And families and... Read More

What Small Businesses Can Learn From Apple and Its Products

September 24, 2014 | By: MBurge

The buzz around Apple is always impressive, but this year seems particularly interesting. This is due to the recent negative attention surrounding the supposed iCloud leaks that happened right before Apple's iPhone 6 and Apple Pay announcements. Yet Apple continues to be successful despite some bad publicity every now and then, in fact the iPhone 6 has, of course, broken records.Apple provides the perfect teaching moment for any business. Not only does it excel greatly in specific areas, it als... Read More

Are You Unwittingly Destroying Your Business?

September 22, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Just because your Yelp reviews are outstanding and your clients love to recommend your services doesn’t mean your business is going to succeed. If you don’t know what it takes to run a small business, you may find yourselves as one of the roughly 50 percent of small businesses that don’t survive beyond their first five years. No matter what type of business you own, whether you’re an IT professional, legal or real estate expert, you may know your profession like, well, a pro, but lack knowledge... Read More

Why Locate Your Business in Irvine, CA

September 19, 2014 | By:

Long stretches of beautiful beaches, near perfect weather, quaint historic neighborhoods and modern business buildings—Orange County has it all. It also happens to have the safest city in the entire nation, the affluent suburban city of Irvine. Sound a little too beige for your eclectic tastes? Maybe it’s time to look again. With a thriving large and small business community, here are five reasons to have your office space in Irvine:1. Planned community.The layout of Irvine was designed by a Lo... Read More

3 of the Most Significant Changes in Business by IT

September 17, 2014 | By: MBurge

Whether your company is a startup or a long-established business, to continue growing nowadays you need to consider the impact of information technology. Technology continues to change rapidly, and utilizing the latest innovations ensures success in a rapidly evolving virtual business environment. Here are some of the most significant changes to business that information technology has brought about.1. Virtual OfficesA virtual office is conducted via your computer or laptop instead of a physica... Read More

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