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How to Improve Employee Retention

July 27, 2015 | By: MBurge

As a small business owner, the team you surround yourself with can either make or break your vision. With a growing business, comes a growing need for finding the right people to fill the necessary positions to keep the machine running smoothly. The trouble is that finding the right employees is simply not enough.Employee retention is essential to business growth and success. Whether you are noticing a high employee turnover rate, or you are simply looking to proactively ensure retention, there... Read More

Making the Most of Your Summer Intern

July 01, 2015 | By: MBurge

The idea of an intern who is constantly getting coffee and sandwiches, and has all of the most boring work thrown upon his or her shoulders is becoming swiftly outdated. Hiring a summer intern can not only be a beneficial learning experience for the intern, but it is often highly beneficial for the company as well. And getting coffee and doing the grunt work is really not in the best interest of your intern or your company.First, understand that if you are not paying your interns, you will be l... Read More

How to Choose the Right Office Space Solution to Fuel Business Growth

June 15, 2015 | By: MBurge

Business growth is a result of many different factors. Often, there is a fear of growing too quickly which might lead to instability. Or the opposite concern is that the company doesn’t grow enough and ends up at a dead end before it even really got started.Factors such as employees, processes, sales, marketing, and others all contribute or damage business growth. Bringing these factors together harmoniously requires dedication. But without the right space for your business, your growth will st... Read More

Low Cost Marketing Options for Your Small Business

May 29, 2015 | By: MBurge

After starting your small business, you will most likely find yourself juggling a million components to keep your business running, and may soon begin to realize that there are a lot of things you just don’t seem to have time to do.And one of those things is marketing.Small businesses often place their own marketing as a low priority, especially when you have very limited time and money. But it is essential to keep marketing and selling consistently for growth purposes.Here are a couple of opti... Read More

Planning for Growth: Determining Organization Structure

May 20, 2015 | By: MBurge

When you first start out your business, you most likely had a small, core team that was highly invested in the success of your startup. You and maybe a partner or two.There might have even been a time where you literally did everything yourself. From networking, to selling your product or service, to delivering what you promised. It was all you.But now time has passed and the problem is you’ve grown so much that it just isn’t possible for you to be everything at all times to your company. You f... Read More

How To Brand Yourself: 6 Steps to Effective Personal Branding

April 29, 2015 | By:

When it comes to branding, oftentimes business owners make the mistake of focusing solely on their company's brand. While having a strong company brand is an important factor, when just starting out, and even beyond, people want to do business with other people, not with brands.This means that creating a personal brand can give you the competitive edge over your competition, and assist you when it comes to generating sales, finding investors, and more.But how do you generate a credible and tru... Read More

9 Types of Insurance That Will Help Protect Your Business

April 24, 2015 | By: MBurge

When first beginning your business, it is important from the start to have the right insurance coverage. Otherwise, your company can find itself with some real problems.While you may not have experience with insurance, ask a trusted advisor or friend to refer you to a good insurance agent. Having a trusted insurance agent can help you make the right choices and stay informed about your policies.But before talking to an agent, it is often best to do some research first to understand your options... Read More

5 Steps for Creating a Painless New Client Onboarding Process

April 17, 2015 | By:

The first few days of your brand new relationship with a client is some of the most critical moments for your company. Onboarding is a process that can either make your company shine brightly, or look very foolish.The problem is that small businesses are typically not onboarding clients very often, so their experience is limited and their process is not fully fleshed out. But the sooner you can pin down your onboarding process, the sooner your business will be ready to grow.So how can you avoid... Read More

Programs and Resources Available to Santa Monica Businesses

April 13, 2015 | By:

You’ve weighed your business location options, chosen to locate your small business in Santa Monica, picked the perfect Santa Monica office space, and opened your doors for business.But its not quite enough.Your entrepreneurial intuition says there is more you could be doing to gain more business. And you're right. Santa Monica not only provides a vast array of networking opportunities, it also offers several programs that help you build your business's visibility.Here are just a few places you... Read More

Vendor Relationship Management: 6 Tips for Success

April 10, 2015 | By: MBurge

When it comes to your business success, sometimes you just need a little extra help in certain areas. That is where having an outside vendor who can add expertise and knowledge to your business can be extremely beneficial.But a vendor relationship can sometimes be a little tricky. It is not the same as a customer relationship or even an employee. So it can be tough to understand how to handle a growing relationship in the right way, so that it positively affects your business.1. Share Your Goal... Read More

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