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3 Ways to Make the Most of Networking Events

November 26, 2014 | By: MBurge

Networking events can become a way of life to some small business owners and entrepreneurs. But for the rest of us, networking can be awkward and also a very time consuming endeavor. Getting the most out of a networking event is important, especially when you have fairly limited, and very valuable, time.1. Choose WiselyYou’re a busy person. You don’t have time to attend every networking event that comes your way. So choose wisely and have goals that relate to the type of event you're attending.... Read More

3 Ways Cloud Computing Helps Your Business Grow

November 24, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

At one point in time, it seemed as if you couldn't open your email inbox without seeing news and advice about putting your business in “the cloud.” Now that the hype about cloud computing has calmed down a bit, how are small businesses really using the cloud to grow their businesses? Here are three of the biggest reasons to consider cloud computing if you’re not already using it.1. To Save MoneyUsing the cloud to store files and data can save a substantial amount of money compared to physical s... Read More

Get Your Business on Shopping Sites

November 17, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

You might have a stellar business idea, but no one is going to come banging on the doors of your office looking to hire you if you don’t have a thorough marketing plan, covering, among other items, how to spread the word about your business. Online content, social media and getting involved in your community are crucial to making your business a success. Another way to get marketing juice for your business is to get listed on top shopping sites. Thought that was just for the big guys? Not if yo... Read More

4 Essential Resources to Get Your Business Growing In Phoenix

November 14, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Arizona’s state capital and its largest city, Phoenix, is the most populous state capital in the United States and the fifth largest city in the nation. Located in the northeastern area of the Sonoran Desert, the Phoenix metro area has grown steadily at a rate of nearly 4 percent per year for the past 40 years. With the median sales price of homes at $209,900 and plentiful affordable office space in Phoenix, the capital was recently named one of Biz2Credit’s Top Cities for Small Business. Other... Read More

4 Lessons To Be Learned From Successful Business Pivots

October 22, 2014 | By: MBurge

Throughout business history companies have had to learn to change their original intentions to find a business that would actually be successful. Some of the most well known businesses today started out whit an entirely different idea from that which they are now extremely successful with.Learning why companies have made the decision to pivot can result in a more successful pivot and could eventually lead to the ultimate success of your business.1. Change PerspectiveSometimes it’s merely about ... Read More

The What and Why of Company Culture

October 15, 2014 | By: MBurge

If you’ve been anywhere, except for maybe hiding under a rock, you’ve heard the term “company culture” come up again and again over the past few years. It is a huge buzz-term in the business industry and something that we’ve seen as a growing obsession and a topic of many blog posts, studies, and conferences. We’ve even discussed maintaining company culture during rapid growth in the past.But sometimes we talk about certain terms of business so much, that we fail to really clearly define it, an... Read More

How To Build Office Camaraderie

September 29, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Why should you care about office politics and relationships? Isn’t avoiding all that drama one of the reasons you started your own business in the first place? But as the saying goes, no man is an island, and there are many reasons to build camaraderie in your small business’s shared office space. You never know when you might need help moving a piece of furniture, answering a phone, or even just someone to run ideas by. Most important, office mates can be a great source of referrals and recomm... 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

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

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

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