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Does Your Business Website Need a Makeover?

January 27, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Is it time to give your business website a new look? If you haven’t updated your website in a few years, the answer is probably “yes.” A study earlier this year by Online Marketing Coach found that the vast majority of small business websites aren’t effective at driving business because 70 percent have no calls to action on their home pages.Common mistakes small business websites are making include:82 percent don't reference their social media profiles on their websites;27 percent don't include... Read More

6 Reasons You Should Care About Google Plus

January 24, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

You probably already have a presence on Google+ since Google makes it almost mandatory to have an account if you want to use any of its other applications. But if you’re still debating whether or not you should spend time putting content on Google+, the answer is yes--because if you care anything about Google rank and authorship, it’s a must. Google+ is not going anywhere soon: As of October 2013, it claimed approximately 540 million monthly active users out of 1.1 billion registered users.Here... Read More


Considering Coworking Infographic

January 23, 2014 | By: pbcseo

The practice of coworking is more popular than ever. With more and more coworking spaces opening up across the globe, it has become clear that coworking isn't a fad; it's the future of business productivity.Here at Premier Business Centers we work with entrepreneurs and business owners across our network of 60+ executive suite and shared work space locations.Check out this fascinating infographic we put together and hope you find it interesting for a rundown of the most important data points to ... Read More

Get It Together With Project Management Tools

January 22, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Do you struggle to coordinate deadlines, schedules, data and documents among yourself, your employees and your freelancers, contractors and clients? If so, you’re not alone. Keeping everything straight when your team doesn’t all work in the same place can be confusing. Fortunately, there are tons of project management tools out there to help.Before choosing a project management tool, here are some things to consider:What’s your budget?There are plenty of free options out there, as well as paid ... Read More

How To Save Money By Bartering

January 20, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Are you looking for a way to save money on the products and services your business needs? Do you like the idea of getting what you need without spending any money? It’s possible—if you use barter.Bartering simply means trading products or services with another business. Bartering can be an ideal solution for any business on a budget, because it lets you conserve cash and not take on additional debt. You can barter for just about anything, from marketing assistance or website design to accountin... Read More

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5 Ways to Reward Customer Loyalty

January 17, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Are you struggling to find new customers or clients? Of course, every business needs new sales leads, but you might be ignoring one of the easiest ways to boost your sales—selling more to existing customers. Rewards programs can help you do that.Restaurants and retailers use loyalty tools like punch cards and mobile apps to track customers’ purchases and provide rewards, but there are plenty of ways to reward customers even if you don't have a physical location customers come to. Here are some ... Read More

Get the Employees You Need With Rural Sourcing

January 16, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Do you want to hire virtual employees to work in your business while also providing jobs for Americans? Are you looking for someone experienced to do IT work or design your website, but you’ve been burned by outsourcing such tasks to foreign workers overseas in the past? Now there’s a win-win-win solution for these problems. You can save money compared to in-office employees, help keep jobs in the U.S. and avoid issues with international time zones or language barriers by “rural sourcing” emplo... Read More

How to Get a New Employee Up to Speed

January 13, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Congratulations—you’ve hired an employee! Whether it’s your first or your 5th, bringing a new person onto your team is a big deal, not just for them but for you. Treat the occasion with the importance it deserves by giving a little thought to how you’ll onboard your new employee in a way that gets him or her off to a good start.Be welcoming.Whether your new worker is sitting next to you or is a virtual employee you interact with online and on the phone, do something special to mark the first da... Read More

5 iPad Apps to Increase Productivity

January 08, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Tablet computers can’t replace your desktop or full-featured laptop, but they can help you become more productive and efficient. The iPad is useful on its own of course, but when you add the right apps, your iPad can be a powerhouse tool, helping you work better and smarter.Here are five apps you’ll want to download right away.1. My favorite app has got to be Hootsuite for iPad. With Hootsuite I can manage my Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Google+ and LinkedIn social media accounts, including p... Read More

Questions Not to Ask In An Interview

January 07, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

If you’re new to the hiring process you might think you can ask the job candidate anything that will help you determine if you’re making the right hire. But asking seemingly “innocent” questions could land you in hot water with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). To ensure fairness and to make sure no one’s being discriminated against, the EEOC has very specific guidelines when it comes to what employers can and can’t ask during a job interview.Here are five things never to... Read More

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