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10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Burnout

October 13, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Holidays tend to bring out either the worst, or the best, in people. For small business owners, keeping a positive attitude can be a real test of endurance. With the rush of holiday marketing campaigns, trying to track down busy clients for meetings, and staying productive, don’t be surprised if you start showing these classic signs of burnout:Distancing yourself from relationships;Fewer personal accomplishments; andEmotional exhaustionIf you feel like you’re headed down an emotional and physic... 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

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

How To Make the Perfect Match For Your Company

August 25, 2014 | By: MBurge

We’ve talked about how to find the right employees for your small business in the past, but while being able to find them is key, knowing what you’re actually looking for is even more important to choosing a compatible employee.Follow these steps to gain the employees your company needs to continue to grow successfully.Identify Your Company’s NeedsThis means understanding what skills you desperately need in the office. When hiring for a small business you may have trouble identifying and puttin... 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

How a Board of Advisors Can Help Grow Your Business

July 08, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Who do you turn to when you need business advice? If you’re structured as a corporation, you may have a board of directors to ask for important input. If you’re a sole proprietor, owning a business can be a lonely endeavor. You probably miss the days when you could ask your boss for advice or a few coworkers what they would do in a certain situation.One way to get this type of insight for your small business is to create your own board of advisors. A board of advisors is an informal group of pe... Read More

4 Cool Tools to Get a Grip on Your Business Expenses

July 08, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Whether you do your own accounting or employ an accountant or bookkeeper, trying to reconcile your business’s expenses is a time-consuming disruption in your already busy day. Plus, with everything going digital these days, you may not even have a paper receipt to file.Here are four cool tools to help keep track of your spending.1. BizExpenseAvailable for the iPhone and iPad, BizExpense is a free app that allows you to scan receipts on your smartphone or tablet and export the file directly to a... Read More

How to Make Your Business Stand Out From the Crowd

June 26, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Consumers want more. Whether your business is a B2B or B2C, consumers have so many choices about where to spend their dollars, it’s amazing they still claim they can’t find the right businesses to patronize. According to the 2014 Authenticity Gap survey consumers are impatient with what they perceive as a lack of innovation coming out of companies and entire industries.How can your small business stand out from the crowd? Here are four ways:Be authenticAs a small business owner, you have the ad... Read More

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