Should I Accept Mobile Card Payments?

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Business Financing [ 0 Comments ]

ID-100249787You do much of your business on the go. Maybe you’re a vendor at the local farmer’s market, or a musician who sells CDs after a show. Maybe you’re a taxi driver or a house cleaner and want to speed up transactions and give customers more ways to pay.

The Benefits of Mobile Payments

Whatever industry you’re in, mobile payments offer plenty of perks to … Read More





What is an ACH Bank Transfer, and Other Common Small Business Commerce Questions

Posted by on August 5, 2014 in Financial Services [ 0 Comments ]

What is an ACH Bank Transfer, and Other Common Small Business Commerce QuestionsACH. Payment gateway. Chargeback.

If you’re new to accepting credit cards for your business, or on the cusp of deciding to do so, you might feel overwhelmed by these foreign terminologies. You probably want answers to questions so you can accept credit cards confidently, without any surprises by unrecognized fees on your monthly statement.

So let’s look at some of the questions you may have … Read More





5 Most Common Misconceptions Small Businesses Have About SEO

Posted by on July 29, 2014 in SEO [ 0 Comments ]

5 Common SEO MisconceptionsSEO best practices change faster and more often than models at a fashion show. As a result, it’s difficult for small business owners to keep their SEO programs on track, and dangerous not to. At best, SEO campaigns based on misconceptions yield no results; at worst, they produce negative results – i.e., lowering organic search visibility.

Here are five of the most common SEO misconceptions.… Read More





Upcoming Travel? 5 Tips to Get Work Done While on the Road

Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]

Jul14If your job requires you to travel, you probably know how challenging it is to get much accomplished between boarding flights, attending conferences and meetings and getting much-needed sleep. The hassle of traveling combined with work stress can make business trips very taxing. Recent research from the CWT Travel Solutions Group tells us that an employee traveling for work can lose up to 6.9 hours … Read More





Boom or Bust: Keeping One Step Ahead In The World of Retail

Posted by on July 15, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice, POS Systems, Retail [ 0 Comments ]

How to Stay One Step Ahead in RetailYou need an edge in business. Most of the time, you’re flying blind. You wonder how it is that everyone around you is doing so well while you feel like you’re on shaky ground. The truth is that your competitors aren’t really all that well off either. They’re just keeping up appearances. Here’s how to ditch the status quo, stay one step ahead, and actually … Read More





5 Important Lessons to Teach Your Sales Staff

Posted by on July 8, 2014 in Sales 2.0 [ 0 Comments ]

5 Important Lessons to Teach Your Sales TeamOne challenge for sales managers is making the transition from being an individual sales contributor to being responsible for the performance of other sales people. If the sales people on your team are less experienced or less skilled than you, there might be a learning curve. One of the most crucial roles for a sales manager is to lead by example and constantly teach, train … Read More





The Perfect Cold-Calling Email

Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Business Etiquette, Sales 2.0 [ 0 Comments ]

The Perfect Cold Call EmailID-100152158 (1)Cold-calling emails can be tough to write, and it’s disheartening getting lack-luster results after spending hours writing and sending. However, when written well, “cold emails” are definitely an effective form of networking. Here are some tips to writing the perfect cold-call email that will get you the responses you’re looking for.

Have a clear subject

Writing a clear email subject is always important, but it’s … Read More





5 Ways to Learn About Business Finance Without Getting a Degree

Posted by on June 17, 2014 in Business Financing [ 0 Comments ]

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5 Ways to Learn About Business Finance Without Getting a Degree
In today’s world of technology and instant information, learning about any subject isn’t impossible — this includes the seemingly opaque world finance. Sure, going to college and earning a piece of paper that proves your financial foundation is always an option, but you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on tuition to become the next financial guru.

With that said, here are five ways … Read More





Corporate Retreats – Are They Worth the Fuss?

Posted by on June 3, 2014 in Business Etiquette, Business Management [ 0 Comments ]

ID-100196301Corporate retreats have been endangered, especially after the AIG scandal in 2008, but has the time come for business travel to flourish once more? For a small to mid-sized company, the expenses of business retreats can be extensive. There’s the cost of the retreat itself – flights, venue, activities, food and drink – and then there’s the immeasurable loss of time. A day away from … Read More





How to Properly Mediate an Office Dispute

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]

How to Properly Mediate an Office DisputeMost of the time, your team is able to work through problems and move on from a bad situation, but disputes happen occasionally. Here’s how you can mediate fairly when two or more employees are starting to fight.

Step 1: Let Them Try to Solve the Problem

You are their manager, not their babysitter, and you shouldn’t have to deal with every he-said, she-said spat … Read More