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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

5 Tips for Staying Productive—Even When You Run a Solo Business

September 15, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

How do the world’s most successful entrepreneurs stay productive and do not burn out on working at the same time? Virgin founder Richard Branson has told many reporters his daily exercise program keeps him going. But when you’re your only employee, how can you justify taking a break when there’s so much to do? The truth is, if you don’t get a handle on your workload now you’ll end up digging yourself into a hole and letting your customer service suffer. Here are five tips to keep your productiv... Read More

Small Business Communities Thrive in Huntington Beach

September 12, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Huntington Beach, the 4th largest city in Orange County, California, has gone through many changes in its more than 200-year history. Originally a large cattle ranch, the city has been known by a variety of names, including Shell Beach, Smeltzer and Gospel Swamp, finally settling on Huntington Beach after railroad magnate Henry Huntington. The city is also nicknamed Surf City for its beautiful beaches and year-round surfing opportunities.In recent years, Huntington Beach has continued to change... Read More

Cover Letters: How Useful Are They?

September 10, 2014 | By: MBurge

When looking for candidates to work for your company, especially if you have a small company, you want to be sure you pick the right person for the job. This person should not only be able to complete the tasks the job description requires, but should also provide valuable skills and be compatible with key company culture values.Cover Letters Weed Out Uncommitted Job SeekersYou may have heard the phrase “you never know until you try” when discussion job applications. This is generally meant in ... Read More

3 Warning Signs You Aren't Providing Good Customer Service

September 09, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

If you stay up all hours of the night, eating all the energy foods you can find to be more productive, and you@re still getting bad reviews about your business, it@s time to stop banging your head against the wall and take action. Not surprisingly, poor customer experiences result in an estimated $83 billion loss by U.S.companies each year because customers stop shopping with a company or abandon their purchases. There@s lots written about customer service for retail companies, but it@s just as ... Read More

Cincinnati, Ohio: The Big Red Machine

September 05, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there 10 years later.—Mark TwainThe first major American city founded after the American Revolution, Cincinnati is not in the least behind the times, despite Mark Twain’s assertion. The city is the third largest in Ohio, and although its neighborhoods have kept much of their Midwest historical charm, central Cincinnati is progressing with many new developments and a lot of available office space.In 2014 it was named one ... Read More

Optimizing Your Sales and Discounts

September 03, 2014 | By: MBurge

Sales and discounts should be seen as a way to attract new customers, expand your customer base, and reward loyal customers. While there are times when you will find you need to be careful when having sales to avoid negative results, sales and discounts can provide a lot of value to your business. But creating this value relies heavily on correct planning and proper handling of promotions to provide you with a way to move certain items and create customer interest in new ones.If you are looking... Read More

What's Your Personality Defect?

September 01, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

What’s the biggest flaw in your personality? This isn’t a job interview, so don’t say something like “I’m too organized” or “I’m too nice.” Now that you’re heading your own business, you may inadvertently become the boss or vendor you’ve always hated.Do your clients avoid meeting with you in person or have they inexplicably left you for a competitor, even if you did an awesome job? Are you rude and don’t know it?Small business owners are so busy worrying about growing their businesses, self-ass... Read More

What Small Businesses Can Learn From JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Hack Attack

August 28, 2014 | By: MBurge

Yesterday, it was reported that Russian hackers attacked JPMorgan Chase @ Co. in mid-August. Gigabytes of data were reportedly stolen by using "zero day" attacks (meaning vulnerabilities that were previously unknown). Many news sources are reporting that the attack was so highly sophisticated that the hackers must be state-sponsored. The FBI is currently investigating.There is no clear report yet on how much information was compromised or what this means for JPMorgan customers. It also appears ... Read More

Aventura, Florida: The Magic City

August 27, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Twelve miles north of Miami lies Aventura, Florida. A small community of 3.2 square miles, Aventura has all the hot, humid weather and upscale visitors of Miami, but fortunately a lot less traffic.Aventura is home to the luxury resort Turnberry Isle and the Aventura Mall, which is the fifth-largest shopping mall in the U.S.If you’re looking for Florida office space, a location in Aventura gives you access to Miami’s robust business economy without the daily hassle of the big city. Twenty minute... Read More

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