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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

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

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