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

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

6 Great Ways Entrepreneurs Can Handle Stress

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Business Etiquette, Business Management, Business Start Up Advice, Small Business Efficiency, Uncategorized [ 0 Comments ]

6 Great Ways Entrepreneurs Can Handle StressThere are many entrepreneurs – or people who want to be entrepreneurs – with great ideas. Unfortunately, oftentimes these could-be life changing ideas aren’t carried through because the entrepreneurs become paralyzed with indecision and discouraged when it comes time to actually plan and implement their ideas.

While recent studies show us that stress levels are lower than they’ve been in years, that doesn’t mean business … Read More

How to Avoid Being a High Risk Investment

Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]

How to Avoid Being a High Risk InvestmentWhen a bank is deciding whether or not to loan money to a new business, they first assess the risk of the investment.  A risky investment is often determined by a criterion that changes in times of economic down, or upturns. Unfortunately, just being a “new” business, or a “nontraditional” business makes you “risky.”

If you fall under one of these definitions, the bank might … Read More

Employee Engagement: What Will Your Verse Be?

Posted by on March 25, 2014 in Business Management, Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]

Employee Engagement With Brand StorytellingLook around the office: are your employees emotionally engaged in their work? Are they your loudest advocates and ambassadors outside of the office, when no one’s watching?

If your employees are going through the motions, showing up to be seen and counted, then it’s a fair bet they are not engaged. And I’d wager, further, that their apathy is a drag, a costly drag, on … Read More

One Trend No Small Business Can Afford to Ignore

Posted by on March 24, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice, Business Technology, Marketing [ 0 Comments ]

One Trends that Small Businesses Can't Afford to Ignore- the Mobile DeviceTrends come and go. Some stick, but most fade faster than you can say VHS. That said, there is one trend of such magnitude that no small business can afford to ignore. The impact of mobile is transforming not only how companies market their products and services, but it’s also changing workplace culture as we know it.

First, what does the data tell us? According … Read More

Show, Don’t Tell: In the Battle for Eyeballs, Video is a Difference Maker

Posted by on March 10, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]

video marketing for small businessesVideo may have killed the radio star, but it’s enhancing and transforming digital marketing as we know it.

Small businesses might think this doesn’t apply to them. Isn’t video for the big players with the resources and expertise to produce eye-catching visuals?

No longer is this the case. Now the playing field has been leveled, and small businesses have access to the tools and technologies … Read More

5 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Build Your Brand’s Online Presence

Posted by on March 6, 2014 in Branding, Business Start Up Advice, Customer Service, Marketing, SEO, Social Media [ 0 Comments ]

Mar14An online presence is essential in order to reach and engage with your customers.  If you aren’t using web tools to make sure you are reaching your ideal audience, you may be losing out on excellent opportunities to convert potential customers into loyal ones.  As you strive to build a strong online presence for your business, ask yourself these five questions:

Where (if at all)

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How To Deal With Doubt As An Entrepreneur

Posted by on March 3, 2014 in Business Management, Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]

entrepreneur doubt“I can’t think of anyone I admire who isn’t fuelled by self-doubt.” says Richard Eyre “It’s an essential ingredient. It’s the grit in the oyster.”

It’s not unusual for an entrepreneur or start up leader to have second thoughts about some plan, whether it’s based on lack of market research, changes to local markets, or just your traditional case of cold feet. But upon this … Read More