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Do I Need a Mentor?

August 06, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Who do you turn to when you need advice or feedback about a business issue or challenge? If you’re smart, you have formed an informal board of advisors you meet with regularly or whenever you need to make a major decision. But what about the smaller hurdles? Do you have someone you can turn to when you’re contemplating your next stepsor trying to deal with employee issues? No? Maybe you need a mentor—someone to guide you on your path to growth.Famous fictional mentor-mentee relationships abound... Read More

Locating Your Business in Costa Mesa, California

July 31, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

If you haven’t heard of Costa Mesa, California, don’t feel like you’re in the dark. Surrounded by better- known cities such as Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa might be best known for its luxury shopping mall, South Coast Plaza, or as the headquarters of major sporting goods and clothing companies such as Hurley International, Volcom, RVCA and Paul Frank Industries. With so many businesses in the city, locating your office space in Costa Mesa means you’re in good company. The city... Read More

10 Mistakes to Avoid When Creating a Customer Satisfaction Survey

July 31, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Ever buy a product online, only to receive an almost immediate email asking you to rate their customer service? As a fellow business owner, you want to help out by filling out the survey, but who has the time? Most of these surveys are too time-consuming and confusing anyway.Unfortunately, most of your customers are probably saying the same about your customer service satisfaction surveys, which can hurt your business if you don’t know what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong.In fact... Read More

The 3 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make With An Independent Contractor

July 24, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

When the recent recession led to more outsourcing and less hiring, businesses of all sizes saw the benefits of hiring independent contractors for small jobs and projects.The benefits are obvious—you save money by not paying a salary and benefits; you can hire when your workload is heavy and stay lean when needed; and you don’t need to hassle with withholding income taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, and paying unemployment tax on independent contractors’ salaries as you must with employ... Read More

Pay It Forward Labs' Santa Monica Mentoring Event - July 2014

July 24, 2014 | By: MBurge

Premier Business Center’s wants to invite you to one of the largest and most respected business networking events in Santa Monica, California! We are excited to be co-hosting Pay It Forward Labs’ The Biggest Mentor Networking event. We strongly believe in helping our clients succeed in their respective businesses, and this networking event is one way of doing this by providing valuable opportunities to be exposed to experienced mentors with solid business advice, as well as strategic business pa... Read More

Using Local Search Directories to Grow Your San Diego Business

July 23, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Location, location, location.If you’re looking for office space in a desirable location, then beautiful San Diego may be for you. If you’re looking for an easy way to improve SEO for your San Diego-based business, then local search directories are definitely for you. Consumers today go online to look for and research all kinds of products and services—and not all of them buy online. Many times shoppers do their research online and then call a business or set up appointments with local service p... Read More

Getting Small Business Help In Irvine, California

July 16, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Besides its near-perfect southern California weather, low crime rate (it’s frequently been called the safest city in America) and median household income of over $96K, this year, Irvine, California, was also voted the best-run city in the nation. In addition, the affluent Orange County suburban city has been named one of the best places to live in the U.S. several times by Money magazine (I’ll personally vouch for that, as a long-time Irvine resident myself). The city is adjacent to the John Wa... Read More

Hiring Virtual Workers in Seattle

July 16, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

If you’re looking to rent an office in Seattle and think hiring virtual workers employees from the Seattle area could save you some money, don’t be so sure. With the recent boycott against Seattle-based businesses not supporting a $15 minimum wage, you might be asking for trouble if you’re not willing to pay a fair wage. Also, the Emerald City has specific hiring rules and regulations, so check with the city government before you accept or deny an applicant.Still, the pluses of hiring virtually... Read More

Do Entrepreneurs Need Less Sleep?

July 09, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Do entrepreneurs need less sleep? No. Do they get less sleep? Yes.Most entrepreneurs believe they can still function well on less sleep, but the fact is an adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep per day to feel rested, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Not surprisingly, the Harvard Business Review finds about 30 percent of working Americans get less than six hours of sleep a day.We can hear you now, “But I only need four or five hours of sleep a night.” You might even think you’re l... Read More

Downtown Dallas vs. the Suburbs: Choosing Your Business Location

July 09, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Deciding where to locate your business is a data-heavy study in square footage costs, high-speed Internet access and more. But when you’re deciding whether to locate your business in a big city like Dallas versus a smaller Dallas suburb like Frisco, Texas, other factors come into play. Will the 30 minutes distance between these locations offer more opportunities for your small business or fewer?Whether you lease office space in Dallas or Frisco, here are some pros and cons to weigh in your deci... Read More

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