If you’re wondering what’s been trending on Businessing Magazine for the last few months, wonder no more! Below is a list of the most popular articles being read and shared by our readers. Some have been favorites for a while, having made previous Top 10 lists, but most are new articles and interviews that are inspiring and informing small business owners everywhere.
Take a look at the list and make sure you haven’t missed any of the articles that others are finding helpful.
1. Attract Evaluate. Hire. A Guide to Hiring the Right People
The most popular item on the Businessing Magazine website last quarter was actually not an article or interview. It was the 18-page e-book co-written by Businessing Magazine Editor-in-Chief Matt Smith and Managing Editor Emily Lund. The e-book delves into the complex process of hiring the best employees for the job and offers helpful advice for small business owners. This e-book is the first published work by Businessing Magazine, published in partnership with Maven Publishing USA.
2. Outside the Box Places to Find the Best Employees
Also on the topic of hiring is this article by Christina DeBusk, in which multiple small business owners were asked where was the most unusual place they found great employees. Their answers might surprise you, and they might also give you some ideas for finding employees for your own small business in non-traditional places.
3. 20 Success Inspiring Quotes to Put On Your Office Wall
This popular article by Businessing Magazine regular contributor Christina DeBusk continues to make an appearance on our Top 10 lists, even though it was first published in the magazine in August of 2014. Apparently, small business owners are looking for inspiration and are finding it in this article made up of inspiring quotes.
4. Vision Statement Examples and Inspiration
This is another article that has made multiple appearances on our Top 10 lists, having been first published in February 2015. The article by Businessing Magazine Editor-in-Chief Matt Smith is a helpful resource for small business owners who are working on a vision statement for their small businesses.
5. Kristy Romero of Inspirations Photography: Setting Yourself Apart as a Professional in a Field of Hobbyists
Kristy Romero is a baby and newborn photographer in Murrieta, California. We interviewed her to talk about how she stands out in a crowded field and what makes her successful as a professional photographer.
6. 6 Qualities Employees Look for in a “Perfect” Boss
If you’re a small business owner, you are likely also a boss. There are leadership qualities you can develop to be a more effective boss, no matter how many people you employ. This article outlines the qualities in a boss that are most valued by employees, and what inspires employees to give their best to their jobs.
7. The Difference Between a Media Alert and a Press Release
This article by communications expert Elizabeth Eames was one of the first articles published on Businessing Magazine when it launched in the summer of 2014, and it continues to be a favorite with our readers. In it, she offers practical advice for small business owners who are looking to engage the media and gain publicity through media alerts and press releases.
8. How One Business is Challenging (And Changing) the Healthcare Game
Christina DeBusk introduces readers to an alternative to traditional healthcare in this article highlighting Redirect Health, an Arizona-based company offering affordable and flexible healthcare plans. The article also offers helpful advice for small business owners who are in the process of selecting the right plan for their employees.
9. Simplifying the RFP Process: An Interview with Roger Chiocchi
Entrepreneur Roger Chiocchi was interviewed by Managing Editor Emily Lund to find out more about his businesses, RFPalooza and Tekkipalooza, which were developed to help small business owners compete for jobs via the Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
10. Beyond the Free Downloadable E-book
Jessica Dawson, Businessing Magazine contributor and CEO of Maven Publishing, wrote this article to encourage small business owners to take their e-books to the next level by making them available on large e-book retailer websites like Amazon, iBooks, and the Kindle Store. Doing this, according to Jessica, will greatly increase the number of potential customers your e-book reaches.