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 Effective Tips to Prevent Injuries in the Workplace

It should go without saying that injury prevention in the workplace needs to be at the top of your list of priorities, and for a number of key reasons. Not only does injury prevention eliminate legal liabilities that can ruin your brand’s reputation, it also eliminates the subsequent medical and legal bills that your company will have to pay. But that’s just the tip of the … [Read more...]

Investment Opportunities That Do Not Require Large Sums of Capital

More and more people are looking for investment opportunities to dip their tow in the water in the world of investments. Whether this is business or personally related - future planning and proofing is becoming ever more common place. Contrary to popular belief, you do not always need vast sums of cash to start investing, which means you can start investing in your future with … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Growing a Profitable B2B Company

If you’re running a small to medium-sized business (SMB) in the business-to-business (B2B) space, you know just how messy the digital revolution has been for sales and marketing. Not very long ago, sales needed some kind of human interaction - even online, but these days, customers are relying on the internet to do everything, from fact-finding to building relationships with … [Read more...]

How to Ensure that Your Shipment Arrives Safely

Whether you’re running an online business, or you’re just selling a few spare items through eBay, it’s critical that your items arrive at their destinations in good condition. Damage inflicted in transit, especially if it’s as a result of neglect on the part of the sender, can cause reputational damage on the sender. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps that can help … [Read more...]

4 Things Small Business Owners Should Know About Relocation

Moving your small business is challenging, regardless of if you are staying in-town or relocating your company to another state. However, with the proper plan in place, you can move without all the hassle or significant setbacks. There are many things you can do to ensure a smooth relocation process and several strategies that help reduce stress on you and your employees. Here … [Read more...]

The Role of Etiquette in Business First Impressions

In business, as in private life, first impressions matter. We make assessments about people when we first see them. We let our eyes roam about their clothes, face, physique, and we also use their words and body movements to form our initial opinion about them. Naturally, some of these first impressions get a second chance to be revised, but a large percentage of them … [Read more...]

How Self-Storage Works and Why You Should Consider Renting It

If you have never used a self storage unit, you might be wondering how it all works. In a nutshell, self-storage serves the same purpose that a shed or garage at your home would. It’s a dry, clean, and secure space in a storage unit where you can store some of your belongings in order to declutter your home or keep items out of the way while you move. Here are a few other … [Read more...]

How to Prepare Your Rental House for Occupation

Getting an occupant into your rental home or apartment can be a real struggle. Even if you do get a person to rent your house, the amount they might be willing to pay may not be what you had envisioned. There are many factors that make a house less attractive to tenants, ranging from its condition to the neighborhood, so we have compiled a few things you can do to make your … [Read more...]

FMLA Leave: An Overview for Small and Mid-Size Employers

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. A private-sector employer is “covered,” and therefore subject to the FMLA, if it has, “50 or more employees within 75 miles for each working day during each of twenty or more calendar … [Read more...]

5 Factors to Consider When Crafting a Return Policy for Ecommerce

Between the many things an ecommerce business owner must keep in mind, a good return policy is something that should not be overlooked. Research shows that customers have very strong opinions about what makes a good return policy, and many people will not hesitate to take their money elsewhere if they find yours lacking. In the competitive online market that is growing larger … [Read more...]