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 Tackle HR’s Biggest Concern: Employee Retention

Posted by on January 8, 2014 in Hiring, Small Business Efficiency, Startups [ 0 Comments ]

new hires and employee retentionThe factors determining success for a small business are plenty and diverse, but perhaps none is more impactful than having a solid foundation of happy employees. At least that’s what human resources professionals identified as their biggest concern in a recent survey.

Research conducted by SilkRoad, a global talent management firm, found that 48 percent of respondents were most concerned with engaging and retaining employees … Read More





Can a Greener Company Increase Profits?

Posted by on November 27, 2013 in Business Financing, Business Start Up Advice, Small Business Efficiency [ 0 Comments ]

green initiatives can reduce small business overhead costsMany brands are engaging in making contributions to social and environmental welfare, and the added visibility has improved reputation. The tricky part for many businesses is knowing whether or not their customers get the message and are willing to pay a premium for products or services that are deemed environmentally friendly.

Related: Learn what to do to ensure your customers get the message

One reason … Read More





How Your Small Business Can Process Payments Like Big Businesses

Posted by on July 31, 2013 in Business Financing, Credit Card Processing, Small Business Efficiency [ 2 Comments ]

mobileIt wasn’t so long ago that small businesses struggled to process credit and debit cards like large corporations. Merchant services, as they’re known, came with costly hardware, rates were frequently volume based, and reserve accounts often tied up valuable cash needed to run smaller operations. Today, there are many different payment platforms for small businesses and each offers solutions that run on multiple devices and … Read More





Call Center Optimization: 4 Metrics to Measure

Posted by on July 1, 2013 in Customer Service, Sales 2.0, Small Business Efficiency, Telemarketing [ 5 Comments ]

Contact Center TipsBecause customers are now, more than ever, empowered when making a purchase decision, businesses and contact centers are looking for ways to address their changing needs. When it comes to call center success, it’s all about meeting the need of clients, customers and callers. In a 2013 study, Aberdeen Group surveyed businesses regarding their contact center workforce management (WFM) activities. Because many businesses understand the … Read More





POS Trends: What’s New for 2013

Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Marketing, POS Systems, Small Business Efficiency, Social Media, Social Networking [ 0 Comments ]

What does 2013 hold for POS Systems?

We’ve  looked into our crystal ball (well, actually we checked in with industry experts who’ve been looking into their crystal balls) to find out what sort of new and exciting features to be on the lookout for.… Read More





How Much Should You Be Paying in Payroll Service Fees?

Posted by on December 20, 2012 in Small Business Efficiency [ 0 Comments ]

How Much Should You Be Paying in Payroll Service FeesPayroll is the most commonly outsourced business function, and there are many good reasons why. For one thing, withholding and other IRS rules change frequently, and payroll services make it a point to stay on top of all the rules. If you’ve ever done payroll in-house and had to pay a fat penalty to the IRS for a withholding mistake, you know well the value … Read More





6 Ways Your Business Can Save on Shipping Costs

Posted by on December 7, 2012 in Retail, Small Business Efficiency [ 0 Comments ]

Rising gas prices affect more than just folks with long commutes or families worried about how they’re going to pay for the drive to grandma’s house for the holidays.

Small business owners have felt the pinch, too, especially when it comes to shipping costs, as companies like FedEx and UPS tack on fuel surcharges every time energy costs increase.

Luckily, there are many ways businesses … Read More





4 Surprising (and Often Unrealized) Benefits in Your POS System

Posted by on October 18, 2012 in Business Software, Business Technology, Marketing, POS Systems, Small Business Efficiency [ 12 Comments ]

For small business owners, the old adage “you have to spend money to make money” is no more true then when it comes to investing in the technology needed to run their business.

A new POS system might cost thousands of dollars up front, but if used for more than scanning barcodes and finding out how much change you owe a customer, that investment can … Read More





4 Useful Apps For The Office

Posted by on June 21, 2012 in Small Business Efficiency [ 1 Comment ]

productivity appsWith the ever increasing number of apps on the smart phone and tablet market, it’s almost impossible to stay on top of the latest ‘must have’ apps. We get bogged down in app download overload, cluttering our phones with redundant and rarely used applications. So, how do you decide which ones will actually make your working life easier and more productive?

My advice … Read More