Posted by Megan Totka on July 22, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
If 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
Posted by Guest Author on July 15, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice, POS Systems, Retail [ 0 Comments ]
You 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
Posted by Guest Author on May 27, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
Most 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
Posted by Megan Totka on May 20, 2014 in Business Etiquette, Business Management, Business Start Up Advice, Small Business Efficiency, Uncategorized [ 0 Comments ]
There 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
Posted by Guest Author on April 29, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
When 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
Posted by Resource Nation on March 25, 2014 in Business Management, Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
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
Posted by Resource Nation on March 24, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice, Business Technology, Marketing [ 0 Comments ]
Trends 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
Posted by Resource Nation on March 10, 2014 in Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
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
Posted by Megan Totka on March 6, 2014 in Branding, Business Start Up Advice, Customer Service, Marketing, SEO, Social Media [ 0 Comments ]
An 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)… Read More
Posted by Resource Nation on March 3, 2014 in Business Management, Business Start Up Advice [ 0 Comments ]
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