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

5 Ways to Keep Your Customers Coming Back

You don’t need a business degree to know that it’s returning customers who are the lifeblood of any business. While it’s important to attract new customers to your products, customer retention should also be considered a huge priority. A paying customer isn’t just paying for your products, they’re also providing an advertising service by recommending you to others. And … [Read more...]

HIPAA Compliance Simplified

Digitization is a reality in 2019, and most business sectors are embracing this approach to information storage. It has already improved the success rates of businesses throughout the world. Access to information through data storage is hugely important in all fields, but it has particular prominence in healthcare. It’s important that the information is kept safe. In the … [Read more...]

Top 3 Ways to Create Amazing Retail Experiences

With the rise of the online marketplace, consumers have more options than ever to purchase products. Whether they opt for Amazon.com or the local grocery store, one thing all retailers should strive for is to improve the customer experience. However, with so many different consumers, each with their own unique personal preferences, finding a "one size fits all" solution for … [Read more...]

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Pitfalls: What Do Small Business Owners Need to Know?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that protects employees and job candidates against disability-based discrimination. This includes discrimination with regard to employment status and compensation, and harassment in the workplace.  There is also a provision concerning the granting of “reasonable accommodations” to allow employees to perform their … [Read more...]

The High Cost of Not Screening Tenants

Tenant screening services can be a cost factor, depending on what information you are seeking, but the cost is minimal compared to the cost of not screening your tenants. Renting to anyone who walks in off the street can often lead down a dangerous and costly road if you aren’t prepared to screen out those candidates who might have a history of unpaid or late rent, major … [Read more...]

The Power Of Setting Unrealistic Goals

Discussions around goal setting often revolve around setting realistic goals. What if I were to tell you that setting unrealistic goals can lead to revolutionary changes in your mindset and then your life? It’s essential to make sure you can take steps to achieve success, but it’s equally important to find the right balance and push the limits of what you can accomplish. The … [Read more...]

What to Do in the Event of a Leak

Water leaks are one of the worst kinds of disasters that you may ever have to deal with on your property. When they go unchecked, leaks can cause a lot of damage and can lead to loss of property and relocation. Water leaks are quite common, and it is good to stay prepared even if you have not encountered one yet. Water leaks, even though preventable, can be caused by several … [Read more...]

How Businesses Can Stay on the Right Side of the Law when Using Social Media

Social media can be a great tool for businesses and there are plenty of inspiring examples of businesses getting it very, very right. Possibly the most shining example of this is still the tweet sent by Oreo during the blackout in the 2013 Super Bowl, which featured a spotlight Oreo and the caption, “You can still dunk in the dark”. It was marketing genius on so many … [Read more...]

5 Challenges in E-commerce Order Fulfillment Your Business Needs to Overcome

Imagine having the most desirable and innovative product, displayed on the sleekest e-commerce website, yet failing to fulfill incoming orders from eager customers. It’s hard to believe that any business, much less a start-up, can survive without a functioning order fulfillment process. Order fulfillment is a vital business process in any e-commerce company. It encompasses … [Read more...]

3 Immune Systems that Put Innovation at Risk

In this day and age, with accelerating technological development and convergence of industries, all forward-looking organizations must find ways to improve their innovation power. In order to do this, organizations need to thoroughly understand their “immune systems.” Just as the body’s immune system operates to keep the body healthy and stable, the organization’s immune system … [Read more...]