Strategizing

Small Business Strategy and Planning

The most successful business owners are always thinking ahead. If you are a new business owner, strategizing about mission statements, corporate culture and business plans are things you would be smart to address early on. More seasoned business owners can benefit from articles on everything from setting client expectations to creating a niche for your small business

How to Create a Clear and Concise Vision Statement

Whether you’re just now starting your small business or you’ve been in business for ages and are rebranding or honing your goals down, creating a clear, concise vision statement can help. What is a vision statement? Vision Statement Defined According to BusinessDictionary.com, a vision statement is “an aspirational description of what an organization would like to achieve or … [Read more...]

The Rise of Social Media in Online Retail: An Infographic

This infographic, submitted to Businessing Magazine by Julian Carroll, Marketing Manager of SnapParcel, points out the latest trends and developments in social shopping. Most notably is the statistic that social shopping is up 26% from 2013 for the top 500 retailers, earning them $3.3 billion from social media sales alone. The infographic also shows which social media networks … [Read more...]

Why Staffing Companies Are Your Best Bet for New Employees

Any business owner or manager that has ever had to hire a new employee knows just how tedious and costly the process can be. From creating a job description and advertising to interviews and screenings, there is a lot to get done. Though it’s certainly important to take your time in selecting the right person for the job, the more time and money you spend, the less energy and … [Read more...]

Is Your Small Business Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

You can’t turn on the news or check your favorite media app nowadays without hearing news of some natural disaster that has devastated an area and all of its residents. There’s raging wildfires, flash floods, tornadoes, mudslides, and more all threatening to take people’s homes and livelihoods in various parts of the world. The question is: Have you done what you can to … [Read more...]

How the E-Commerce Boom Transformed Retail Logistics: An Infographic

With the recent boom in e-commerce, and projections showing that online sales will only continue to increase, online retailers are having to make some decisions about how to best handle logistics. The infograpic below, created by Robert Memory, Operations Manager at 2Flow, shows what distribution network infrastructures look like around the world, in both developed and … [Read more...]

Steps for Launching a Home-based Baking Business

Does this scenario sound familiar? It is a birthday party or a holiday celebration. You bring out your special cake or cookies and everyone begins raving. “These are so good. You should open your own bakery,” everyone coos as they sneak seconds. It’s true that many successful bakeries started out in home kitchens. Martha Stewart and Debbi Fields are two well-known examples. … [Read more...]