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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

Why Cincinnati Reigns as a Top City for Small Business

November 21, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Sometimes good news bears repeating. When we covered Ohio in September, we gave you plenty of great reasons for locating your executive office space in Cincinnati. Named one of the best cities for small businesses in 2014 by the National League of Cities, the incentives Cincinnati offers are plentiful including being one of the most tax-friendly large cities for businesses in the U.S.Here are a few more news items sure to boost the business landscape in The Big Red Machine:Military Veteran Init... Read More

5 Areas Where Small Businesses Should Focus On

October 08, 2014 | By: MBurge

Small businesses do not have the budgets to compete at the same scale as large businesses. Because of this inherent disadvantage, smaller businesses like yours need to understand how best to get the most exposure to the market with the lowest amount of money. There are at least 5 areas that a small business can focus on that will give you a competitive advantage comparable to that of a larger company.1. Focus on the Advantage of Being SmallerAn advantage that your business has over a larger com... 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

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


Infographic: The Evolution Of Small Businesses

May 13, 2014 | By: MBurge

The business world is changing and evolving, and in order for small businesses to keep up with these changes, they must learn to adopt new practices that will cut costs and reduce risk. We’ve discussed in the past coworking, which is one form of adaptation that has risen out of the changing needs of the traveling businessman. But coworking is not the only necessary change in business. Outsourcing is one of the most important and widespread ways that businesses have been changing. Outsourcing can... Read More

3 PR Lessons You Can Learn From Large Corporations

March 06, 2014 | By: MBurge

Not everything that large corporations do is relevant to small businesses. The PR plans and policies of multinational companies may be far different from yours. However, no matter how small and obscure your business is, social media puts everyone on the radar, and bad PR can cause your mistakes to go viral.Here are some important PR lessons you can learn from large corporations.1. Be TransparentOne of the most important things to understand in the Internet age is that no business, whether large... Read More

3 Big Business HR Trends to Apply to Your Startup

March 06, 2014 | By: MBurge

Human resources trends in big businesses have been changing in recent years, mainly due to ever-more-sophisticated technology, a fluctuating economy and interconnected global finances. Some of the directions large corporations are taking in solving their HR conundrums are open to smaller businesses as well.Here are some big business HR trends you should consider applying to your startup.1. Talent AnalyticsTalent analytics is a term referring to the use of comprehensive computer data in human re... Read More

Are You Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket?

February 26, 2014 | By: RLesonsky

Is one big client giving you a ton of new work—so much so you can hardly keep up?Are you rubbing your hands together in glee at the thought of all the revenues about to roll in?Congratulations—but don’t get too comfortable just yet. Now is exactly the time when you need to start thinking about landing more clients. “How can I go after more clients when I can barely handle the work I’ve got now?” you may be scoffing.I hope you don’t have to learn this the hard way, but the reality is that in bus... Read More

How To Find The Right Employees

October 28, 2013 | By: MBurge

Finding the right employees for your small business is integral to the success of your business because, after all, you can’t run a business without employees.When you run a small business, your employees become like a family. However, with a small business, you are looking for both personality and skills for your team. And each team member’s personality plays into how the rest of the team behaves which, in turn, affects productivity.It affects productivity in that if you have a group of unhapp... Read More

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