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

A Look at Employer Drug Testing Policies and Marijuana: An Infographic

Marijuana. It’s a hot topic of debate and largely controversial both culturally and in the workplace. For years, marijuana has been a major component of employee drug screenings, but in 2019 when 33 states have laws protecting medical marijuana use, the stigma associated with cannabis is slowly dwindling. The changing attitudes towards cannabis are making many employers r … [Read more...]

10 Important Aspects of a Successful Business Plan

Every business needs to have a business plan, no matter the size. The main reason so many startups don’t survive past the first five years is because they didn’t set a strong business plan. You may have a great business idea, but then after setting out a plan and crunching the numbers, you find out it’s not such a great idea. Your business plan is the roadmap for your busin … [Read more...]

Why Independent Freight Hauling is Such a Big Business

Consumers want a great deal on goods, no matter if they have to get it from a foreign country, wait a little longer for delivery, or even drive farther to pick it up from a retailer. Then there are all of the "big box" retailers that deliver goods straight to customers’ doors, but they depend on a network of drop shippers, freight companies, and home delivery services. The long … [Read more...]

What Is Mobile First and Why Is it Important?

Late in March 2018, Google announced a gradual and continuous rollout of the Mobile First Indexing update on their indexing algorithm. Google insists that this update is geared towards giving mobile users a better user experience as the volume of mobile traffic grows exponentially every year. But what is mobile first indexing all about, and how does it affect SERP … [Read more...]

4 Best Practices to Help Protect Your Business from Identity Theft

With more than 500 identities stolen every year, identity theft has become an uncontrollable epidemic, but thankfully there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself. It isn’t just individuals falling victim to these callous crimes either, businesses are also susceptible to identity theft. Whether cybercriminals run up fraudulent credits or get their hands on f … [Read more...]

Why You Should Work Outdoors: 17 Science-Backed Reasons

We’ve all read the news — sitting at our desks all day can have serious consequences for our health. So why do 90 percent of Americans still live a sedentary lifestyle at work? It’s a good question, especially given the many health benefits of working outside. According to a study by L.L. Bean, 85 percent of employees enjoy the outdoors. However, 65 percent say that their wor … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Business For 2019

The new year is quickly approaching, and while many are taking this time to relax with family and friends, it is probably also true that business owners’ minds are busy trying to come up with ways to boost their business when 2019 arrives. From marketing strategies to employee morale to boosting sales, there are so many different things to consider about your business as you s … [Read more...]

How To Find The Right Accountant

Make no mistake, your choice of an accountant is one of the biggest decisions you will ever have to make regarding your business. After all, they’ll be in charge of all the money, so the wrong decision here could severely impact both your livelihood and the future growth of your small business. The selection process certainly isn’t made any easier by the fact there are just s … [Read more...]

Plan the Perfect Event with the Right Facility

Planning the perfect event means creating a seamless experience for guests and staff alike. Whether you're organizing the wedding of the century or a large-scale community event, securing the right facility can make all the difference between an event to remember and one your guests and clients would rather forget. What Facilities Will I Need? The facility you'll need … [Read more...]