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

In-House or Outsource: Which is the Best Option for Hiring Tech Personnel for Your Company?

The rise of outsourcing has forever changed the hiring landscape – but many wonder if it is for better or worse. There are plenty of arguments for and against outsourcing, with most companies finding that it has had an overall positive impact. Specifically, companies are embracing the benefits of outsourcing IT positions. The majority of IT work can be done remotely, and all … [Read more...]

The Guide to Corporate Gifting

It can be hard enough finding what to gift your mother-in-law, let alone a client you only know at the professional level. Gift giving, however, is a tremendous tool for building lasting relationships with your clients. As Ian Altman wrote in Forbes, “If you’re wondering whether or not you should give your clients gifts, let me clear up any doubt: you should.” A small … [Read more...]

Your Business Will Benefit in These 5 Ways by Providing Company Meals

More and more companies are seeing the benefits of offering their employees company meals. This used to be something that was considered a huge waste of money. After all, it’s giving something away for free. In fact, studies have shown that the opposite is true and that companies actually reap rewards by doing so. Here are some of the ways that your business will benefit by … [Read more...]

Consider These 5 Benefits of Embracing Diversity in Your Business

Change happens whether it is planned or not. This phenomena affects everything, from a small household to an entire society, which is something businesses need to pay attention to. The demographics of this country are constantly changing—in terms of political views, religious affiliations, spoken languages, and cultural backgrounds. We are all different and we all have … [Read more...]

How to Impress During Lunch with Potential Business Partners

You have landed a lunch meeting with potential business partners. Congratulations—this could be a major step forward for your company. Now you must concern yourself with impressing the people you meet so they will want to partner with you. Below are some of the steps you should follow to have a good experience at a lunch meeting with potential business partners. Come with a … [Read more...]

Global Mobility in Business: Investment Immigration Trends

The process of immigration has seen a lot of changes over the decades, and with an ever-increasing number of countries closing up their borders and tightening up their selection processes, modern-day nomads find themselves in need of a more effective solution that will grant them a second, or even a third passport. In order to bypass the restrictions imposed by other … [Read more...]

Why Effective Workplace Communication Is Critical to Your Business Success

I still remember the day I got my first memo. I was in my second post-college job and although I’d worked since I was 13 years old, holding positions primarily in the restaurant and food industry, I had never, ever been given a memo from an employer as a form of communication. Usually, messages would just be shared from one shift or one person to the next. Sometimes they … [Read more...]

Mistakes to Avoid in Speeches and Talks

Having confidence as a public speaker and knowing how to engage an audience are both powerful tools every small business owner should have. A poor presentation or a boring podcast doesn’t just simply reflect on you, it also reflects badly on your business as a whole. Speeches: Failing to Captivate the Audience When it comes to mastering the art of public speaking, connection … [Read more...]