Continuing Education

5 Reasons Why a College Degree Can Help You Run a Successful Business

You have watched every episode of Shark Tank. You have read Mark Cuban's biography. You have opened your fair share of lemonade stands. Now, it is time for you to open your own business. Although everyone has his or her own opinion on the benefit of a college degree, here are five reasons how a college degree will help you run a successful business. College is What You Make … [Read more...]

4 Technologies that Will Change Business in the Near Future

As technology continues to evolve, businesses are forced to overhaul the way they conduct themselves. While many entrepreneurs have benefitted from using new technologies in new ways, the future promises even more. Cloud computing, for example has eased delivery of services, reduced the cost of doing business, and increased profitability. Here are four other technologies that … [Read more...]

Top Business Books Every Small Business Owner Should Read

In mid-2015, Tom Corley, president of Cerefice and Company and author of Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals, shared on his website (Rich Habits: The Key to Success and a Happy Future) one of his key research findings after studying a number of self-made millionaires. After assessing this group of individuals more closely, he discovered that “85% read … [Read more...]

New Survey Reveals Importance of Company Culture for Business Strength

The Alternative Board (TAB), an international provider of executive peer advisory boards with over 3,000 members worldwide, recently released the results of their September 2016 Small Business Pulse Survey. If you’ve not yet heard of it, this is a survey that obtained input from hundreds of business owners to determine the qualities that separate a strong company culture from … [Read more...]

Becoming a Better Manager Of People

The differences between a mediocre manager and an extraordinary one are many. Depending on the specific managers in question, there are likely to be many differences in style and approach between any individual and the next. But which combination makes for the perfect manager? Keep Striving to Be Better The desire to become a better manager is the key to actually becoming … [Read more...]

Why You Should Join a Professional Organization

If you could join a group that would offer you opportunities to learn and grow in your industry and to meet other small business professionals, would you do it? As a small business owner, you should consider joining a professional organization. By definition, a professional association is a group that brings together people with an interest in advancing in a particular … [Read more...]

4 Ways Technology Has Made Learning Better

The debate is still on as to whether or not technology in the classroom is a hindrance or an asset. Some people think that integrating technology with education will cause students to disconnect from real life interaction and cause teachers to rely too much on artificial intelligence. However, many other people believe that technology can be a positive supplement to … [Read more...]

For Fledgling Businesses, the Best Things Are Not Free

The best things in life may be free, but the same cannot be said for business. All businesses, no matter the size, are conscious of the need to keep costs low and revenue high. But there are times when money well spent becomes an investment in the vitality and longevity of your business, and money withheld can spell disaster. For a startup or a fledgling small business, … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know Before Going Back to School Online

According to Accredited Schools Online, business is the most popular online course of study, accounting for more than 25 percent of the students who are furthering their education via the Internet today. Therefore, if you are considering taking these types of classes, you are certainly not alone. However, going back to school is never a quick or easy decision—especially if … [Read more...]