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Small Business Tools and Technology

Equipping articles offer you all the information you need to outfit your small business for success by helping you navigate through all of the “stuff” it takes to run a business. The articles here will help you to keep abreast of current technology and guide you in ways to make your place of work more functional and efficient.

Important Systems You’ll Need to Efficiently Run Your Business

Owning a business, whether it is large or small, comes with its stresses. To deal with that stress, business owners should implement processes to make their business more efficient and more successful as poor management can result in failure and will render employee and leaders’ hard work useless. There are many different approaches business owners can take when it comes to … [Read more...]

Key Features Your Business Website Needs to Have

In the digital age, having an effective website is absolutely crucial if you want your business to succeed, but whether you’re updating an existing site or planning an entirely new one making an effective website can be quite a daunting process. Your website needs to be unique to your business, so there’s no one size fits all way of designing and developing a site. There are, … [Read more...]

Need a New Office? 5 Reasons Your Company Should Build It

Before you can open your business’ doors to the public, you will naturally need an office to work out of. And while there are some scenarios in which businesses do not need a physical office, there are even more reasons why this may not be possible or desirable for your own business. Here is a quick rundown of the five reasons your company needs an office and why you should get … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Reopening a Brick-and-Mortar Business After Lockdown

The novel Coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 is in circulation around the globe, and with around four billion people worldwide in some kind of lockdown, travel has been halted, stores are closed except for those selling essential products, and going out to the bar on a Friday night has become a distant memory. So, whether the current stay at home orders last for a few more weeks … [Read more...]

Business in Crisis? Now’s the Time to Rely on Lean’s Basics

When times get tough, people are inclined to seek out new solutions instead of digging deeper into the tried-and-true methods they already have. This is why one of the best things that leaders can do in a crisis is get back to the basic tenets of Lean. Instead of thinking, “These Lean concepts don’t apply to my business,” shift your mindset to want to be an active, hands-on … [Read more...]

Here Are 5 AP Processes to Automate Now

Accounts payable (AP) processes are all about getting invoices approved and paid, but if you pay attention over time, you will begin to see trends in your AP cycle. When you study your AP cycle you will learn when to expect increased expenses or expect periods with fewer bills. Having this knowledge will help when it comes to financial planning for your business. These days, … [Read more...]

Three Techniques to Up Your Energy for Better Video Calls

If you’re still able to work during this pandemic, then you may be doing a lot of video calls. When meetings don’t feel as warm or connected as they used to it’s easy to blame the medium. But even in this digital age, the old rule still applies: don’t blame the tool; master the tool instead. Of course, video calls aren’t going to be exactly the same as a meeting with real … [Read more...]

Business’ Success: Why You Should Have a Low-Code Platform

Lately, modern technology has made it very easy for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses without having special knowledge or skills. A low code platform is an innovation that is no exception. Low code is a visual approach to creating apps that people with no prior knowledge of coding can use. Low-code has the potential to be an innovative step for your company as … [Read more...]

7 Essentials for All Your Business Travels

Traveling for business requires that you bring mental awareness and a professional disposition with you as you travel and meet important people. In order to have a smooth trip without any hassle that could sabotage your preparedness, you must incorporate these seven essential items as they could be of help for your next business trip. Quality Headphones Any type of rest you … [Read more...]

Shipping Mistakes Your Business Should Avoid

If your business does a fair amount of shipping, it’s important that your shipping practices reflect a desire to see clients satisfied. Companies that put little thought or effort into their shipping practices often have a hard time attracting new business and maintaining the trust of existing customers. Fortunately, embracing responsible shipping practices is much easier than … [Read more...]