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

Tips for Brick-and-Mortar Business Success in the Digital Era

Brick-and-mortar businesses face a fundamental change to the way they must operate. Why? Because the world has gone digital, and businesses today are being driven by the likes of Amazon and ever-evolving customer shopping behaviors. This has put a massive strain on brick-and-mortar businesses who need to adapt to survive. Here are several tips that brick-and-mortar … [Read more...]

Landlords Don’t Need to Invest in Property Near Where They Live and Here’s Why

The location of a potential investment property always requires extensive consideration and research. Rental returns and capital appreciation are factors that underpin how successful your investment may become in the future. Historically, many landlords and investors would choose property close to where they live, in a market that is familiar, with the supplementary benefit of … [Read more...]

How to Protect Your Small Business from B2B Scams

When it comes to scams, there’s certainly no shortage of the number of things that some individuals will do to defraud others. Between credit card fraud, identity theft, lottery scams, and every other action that dishonest people take at the expense of innocent victims, you must always be aware of your finances and protective of your personal property and … [Read more...]

3 Important Factors to Consider Before Deciding to Export

Just a few months ago, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker revealed that the United States had reached a record for exporting in 2014—$2.35 trillion to be exact. And, perhaps better yet, this was the fifth year in a row that we’ve continued to raise the bar. [Source: U.S. Department of Commerce]. This may make you wonder whether you should be exporting your own goods … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Introduce Sustainable Packaging in Your Business

Sustainable packaging used to have a lackluster reputation. Most people used to associate sustainable packaging with some kind of thin recycled cardboard that disintegrates the moment it comes into contact with water. With sustainability concerns on the rise, many packaging companies have provided great-looking, durable, sustainable packaging solutions that rival their less … [Read more...]

6 Ways a Digital Detox Can Make You More Successful

Do you spend much of your time in a digitally-induced fog? Perhaps you feel like you’ve lost the focus and creativity you used to pride yourself on? Don’t worry, there is a simple way to get yourself back to your innovative best and boost your chances of success. All we prescribe is a prolonged digital detox. Research shows that one-in-four people spend more time online … [Read more...]