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 Ensure Ethics Along Your Business’s Supply Chain

Ethics say more about your business than you might imagine. It’s not just a way to catch customers’ attention (though it does) and it’s not even just a way to show your moral standing as a business person (thought it does that, too). Solid business ethics can protect you from being held culpable for damage done on your behalf; they help establish positive practices across the … [Read more...]

The Shift Toward “Buy Local” – How Can Online Businesses Compete?

E-commerce relies on an accessible and trustworthy digital presence, but with recent advertising drives telling customers to buy local, how can online businesses compete with face-to-face (or mask-to-mask) commerce? Current B2C electronic commerce spans every niche of every sector and practically every product is accessible to everyone, no matter where they live. This means … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Follow When Selling a Small Business

Every small business owner pours their life into their business as there are a lot of hours, sweat, tears, and sacrifices needed to make a business successful. Knowing all of this work went into building a small business makes it harder to sell a business because, in some ways, it is an extension of your life. But, if the time has come to sell it, it is important that you … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Participating in Virtual Trade Shows

COVID-19 has impacted every industry in every part of the world. Large events, in particular, have been delayed or cancelled to prevent transmission, and as a result, many businesses that rely on trade shows and networking events are left high and dry. The solution for this disruption is moving events to virtual platforms; however, key decision-makers often hesitate to … [Read more...]

The 3 Shipping Options for Your Ecommerce Store

Ecommerce has been growing year upon year since the beginning of the internet; however, these days, it is positively exploding as people are actively avoiding going to brick and mortar stores. If you have a product you are thinking of selling, then it makes more sense to open an ecommerce store and sell online than it does to have a physical presence. If you do want a store … [Read more...]

How Has COVID-19 Affected the Car Industry?

While the full impact of COVID-19 won’t be known for many years, it’s fair to say every sector of the economy has been impacted, and the car industry is no different. From Nissan dealers in Northern Ireland, to manufacturers in England, every part of the car industry has seen disruption. Despite dealerships beginning to reopen, and people starting to buy cars again, the … [Read more...]

How to Enjoy Your Job

Long hours and an endless queue of pressing priorities on top of bottlenecking deadlines is nobody’s idea of fun, especially when you feel that your skills are underappreciated and that you are largely going unnoticed. Well, if you are truly at odds with your workplace and if you do find that what is required of you in terms of your performance is an undesirable way to spend … [Read more...]

What Business Trends Will Impact Growth Through 2022?

We're already in the third decade of the Twenty-First Century, and businesses are speeding up as a combination of changes in society and technology are coming together. Many of these changes are global, such as the ongoing rise of Asia and The Western world's aging while others impact us on a personal level. Ultimately, all of them will bring a great change in our businesses … [Read more...]

How Might U.S. Election Outcome Impact Your Stock Portfolio?

Let’s look into the crystal ball and try to see the future. It’s Nov. 4, and the American election is over. The country is awakening to one of two possible outcomes. In the first scenario, Republican Donald Trump has rallied from the deficit he currently is showing in the polls and has won reelection. In scenario two, challenger Joe Biden’s lead is maintained, and the … [Read more...]

5 Steps for Reducing Wasted Time in Company Meetings

Meetings are the bane of the modern office worker as they usually consume far more time than they’re worth and they are often not very productive at all. A good manager or meeting chair will conduct meetings efficiently and with a clear goal in mind, but just how does one accomplish that if your attendees are keen for a good old chat? Here are five quick ways to reduce time … [Read more...]