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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.

How Workplace Design Affects Employee Productivity

Every business owner knows that their employees are their most valuable asset. So, if you’re running your own business, making sure your employees are being as productive as possible is a good idea. While there are many factors that contribute to how much work your team members are getting done, office design seems to be one of the most important among them. And if you’re not … [Read more...]

5 Unexpected Locations Perfect for Startups

New or experienced entrepreneurs understand that the location of a startup is everything. The wrong spot can lead to business failures or tempered profits. If you're a savvy entrepreneur, you need to know the perfect locations for your startup. These places will offer you the best demographics, technologies, and resources available. At number one, Silicon Slopes is the best … [Read more...]

Outsourcing Tasks to Virtual Assistant? Try these Apps Instead

As a small business owner, you wear a lot of different hats. You need to juggle the management of your business, your coworkers, meeting with clients, etc. To avoid negative impact on their work-life balance, many leaders tend to outsource tasks to others, sometimes to virtual assistants. However, with every virtual assistant, you need to spend some time on the onboarding … [Read more...]

What Every Business Owner Should Know About Technology

If you want your business to be as successful as possible, you need to find ways to keep up with your competition and the constantly changing technology for your industry. If you don't, you could risk leaving opportunities on the table or putting your data at risk, among other concerns. Here is what you need to know so you can keep your company running smoothly with the … [Read more...]

Security Tips for Small Businesses

With the increased digitization of the workplace, project managers need to now be more astute than ever before in terms of cybersecurity. Research shows that cyber crime damage costs are to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021 — and if past statistics are anything to go on, then cyber attacks pose a very real and rapidly growing threat. Here are five easy, yet often overlooked, … [Read more...]

Focus Pocus: How AI and Automation Can Improve Employee Focus

Regardless of whether an office handles development, managerial tasks, or houses the team on your customer service frontline, employee focus is essential. It makes for a good office atmosphere, it can boost productivity and efficiency, and it’s a signifier to high employee satisfaction. Yet it was reported last year that a staggering  85% of employees aren’t engaged – or are … [Read more...]

The Role Of Flexible Packaging In Food Packaging Industry

Packaging food has always been an important aspect of any food related business. But the advent and frequent use of flexible packaging materials has made the life easy for businesses in the food industry. If you go to any nearby supermarket to buy various food products, you will see a vast majority of food products in supermarket shelves are packaged with flexible packaging … [Read more...]

Budget-Friendly Ideas for a Truly Engaging Office Space

The design and layout of your office space will either inspire or completely discourage the productivity of your workers, so when choosing a design, you need to be very careful. However, if you’re a young business and just starting out, you probably won’t be able to afford to spend too much money on your office. What this means is that you’ll have to come up with an engaging … [Read more...]

Overcoming the Challenges of the Trucking Industry

The trucking business can be a lucrative field when it is managed correctly. No matter what parts of our lives end up converting to a digital format, there is no less need to be able to move things from place to place. You can't email someone a package, after all. Because it's such an enduring enterprise, there is less worry in trucking about the availability of business. … [Read more...]