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 Avoid Simple Mistakes that Often Lead to Business Disasters

Running a business is far from boring. You never know what is going to happen next, which is exciting, but it can also be daunting, because sometimes things can go so wrong that it puts your business in danger. Often, it is the simple things that cause the downfall of your whole business. Here are a few examples of what we mean. Don’t Fail to Take the Right Action after an … [Read more...]

Why International PEOs Could Be the Ultimate Staffing Solution for Your Growing Business

Perhaps you started your business with big hopes and dreams of it growing big enough to have a location in every country in the world, or maybe the idea of expanding into an overseas market was something that took you by surprise but made a lot of sense. As your business expands, it’s natural to want to see how well it might fare in another country-- after all, the more … [Read more...]

How to Increase Productivity at Your Business Office

When you're running your own business with a full staff, productivity is paramount. If your employees aren't producing results, this will directly impact the company's ability to remain in business. To avoid a catastrophic failure, get creative about the ways you work on increasing productivity within the workplace with the following tips. Start with the Hiring … [Read more...]

Why Analytical Skills Are Necessary for Both Academics and Career

Having a great set of analytical skills is not something restricted to accountants or finance graduates, rather this type of talent is beneficial for people with all different educational and professional backgrounds. While taking various courses in life, we get a hold of multiple kinds of skills; one of those skills is analytical skills that are even more important for … [Read more...]

Weather the Storm of Constant Change by Strengthening Three Balance Sheets

The COVID-19 crisis has put an exclamation point on the idea that we live in a world of perpetual whitewater. Whether caused by a pandemic, an economy in free fall, an unforeseen change in the competitive business environment, or a problematic geopolitical issue, the world in which we operate is volatile and unpredictable. Success, even mere survival, hinges on being prepared … [Read more...]

How Do We Stay Sane When Our Workdays Become Just One Long Conference Call? Three Tips to Boost Your Creativity

Do these thoughts sound familiar. I bet they do. ·       I am on virtual meetings all day and I am dying (maybe not literally, but figuratively). ·       I cannot seem to break the monotony of endless back-to-back virtual meetings. ·       My head hurts from the pinch of that headset forever glued to the side of my head. ·       You say “we can’t hear you – you’re … [Read more...]

What You Should Think About Before Going into Business with a Friend or Family Member

Joint business ventures can offer amazing future prospects because they enable individuals to combine resources and skills. One half of a joint business venture might be a whiz with finances, while the other party could come with numerous industry contacts, but at the same time, all business ventures present a risk. When you start a company by yourself, you are the sole … [Read more...]

Seven Reasons Why You Might Want to Head Back to the Office When COVID-19 Is Finally Over

COVID-19 has changed the way we experience the world in a lot of ways. We’re eating out less, spending less time with friends and family, and the kids are learning from home instead of the classroom, but one of the biggest changes has come to employees who now work at a computer from home instead of going into the office. In some ways, this has been a good thing. It can save … [Read more...]

4 Major Trends Caused by COVID-19 and How to Respond

Over the last half a year, the whole world has gone through a phase where fear and uncertainty dominate. It was, and still is, quite scary that the state of a global pandemic has altered our mindsets and heavily influenced the way we are thinking. Psychological shifts are a direct response to an unprecedented situation in modern history. Many new trends have developed in every … [Read more...]

5 Ways Businesses are Securing Cloud Data Against Cyber Stings

On May 20, 2019, 50 million records from the AWS database of Instagram were exposed to threat. The database contained private information, such as phone numbers and email addresses of both ordinary people and high-profile celebrities. This followed a similar incident in 2017, when data from almost 6 million accounts was withdrawn and sold for Bitcoin. In fact, several cloud … [Read more...]