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  • 5 Ways for Small Businesses to Build an Online Presence December 1, 2013 In the old days, an online presence used to mean that you build a website, upload content and call it a day. These days, an online presence is more like online real estate. For a small business, an online presence is more like having a presence in the real world. You need a storefront, you ...
  • 5 Benefits of Structured Cabling for Your Business July 31, 2013 Wire, wire, wire – it’s a truly wired world. However, whether you have a small, medium, or large sized business with a reliance on a multifaceted telecommunications and data system, chances are, you have too many wires and lack an efficient way to organize them. A structured cabling system is a revolutionary new way to ...
  • 5 Benefits of Freight Factoring for Your Business July 25, 2013 If you got into the transportation business, chances are it was at least in some part due to a glamorous picture of life on the open road. You love driving, and relished the idea of being your own boss, keeping your own hours and seeing the country all while running your own business. It’s a ...
  • Where to Look for Inspiration When Starting a New Business July 21, 2013 Starting a business may be one of the best decisions you will ever make. However, it can be hard to think of a unique idea ¬- an idea for a business that you know for certain will draw in customers. Maybe you even have a notebook full of business ideas – late night epiphanies that ...
  • 5 Creative Ways to Modernize Your Workplace July 10, 2013 If you’re looking for ways to motivate your staff to deliver better results, take your eyes off of the computer systems and think about the office itself. If you check out the headquarters of some of the most successful companies you’ll find that each and every one designed a unique and modern workplace. Gone are ...
  • 5 Things to Consider When Selecting an Ethernet Service for Your Business July 8, 2013 These days you simply cannot run a business of any size without reliable internet connectivity. This will hold true even if you don’t operate any sort of e-commerce web portal. Social networking is crucial to the process of attracting new customers or clients and branding your business, and a quality blog or website is now ...
  • 5 Benefits of a Press Release for Your Business July 6, 2013 Whether you are starting a business, growing a business, having a sale or are even going out of business, blasting out a press release is your best bet in securing press. Besides getting press, however, there are a number of other reasons why sending out a press release is important, especially if you want to ...
  • 5 Energy Conservation Tips for the Workplace June 21, 2013 Between driving to work everyday, using the computers, the lights, and other electronic communication, the office is a little bit like one giant carbon footprint squashing out the earth’s resources and contributing to global warming. While about 70% of businesses are making more “green” decisions and purchasing more products, the problem still remains. This is ...
  • 5 Common Causes of Workplace Injuries and How to Prevent Them June 21, 2013 Did you know that every single day 12 people will head to their jobs and not come home? This is a pretty frightening and morbid statistic, but it is true – your job can kill you. Some of these injuries are minor and recoverable, but many are not – some people are seriously injured and ...
  • 5 Common Misconceptions About VOIP for Business June 18, 2013 There are a lot of reasons why those old fashioned phone carriers that still rely on telephone wires and a dial tone want you to stick with them – mostly because they are desperately holding on to the last vestiges of a dying technology. VOIP phone services, or voice over Internet protocol, allow businesses and ...
  • 5 Tips for Reducing Your Credit Card Processing Costs June 14, 2013 If you run any sort of small business that’s consumer focused, chances are you spend an awful lot of time and money processing credit card transactions. If your business is based on an e-commerce platform, this is probably the primary way you receive revenues. Even for Brick and Mortar businesses credit card transactions are crucial. ...
  • Where to Look for Inexpensive Office Supplies and Equipment May 29, 2013 Once you’ve slapped some paint on the walls, installed some durable laminate flooring, and procured the furnishings that will turn your extra room into a home office, it’s time to think about getting the equipment and supplies that will make your office functional. This could include computer components such as a PC, a printer, and ...
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Workplace Fashion May 27, 2013 Although there are certainly basic rules associated with business-casual attire, still there is a lot of latitude when it comes to what is technically acceptable. So it’s not uncommon to see workers in a professional environment flirting with that line, or even boldly crossing it when it comes to their work wardrobe. And there are ...
  • Top 5 End of Year Tax Tips for Your Small Business May 27, 2013 The end of the year is often a stressful time for small businesses, not least of all due to the frantic mess that is the coming tax season. Handling your small business’s taxes shouldn’t be a nightmare, however. It doesn’t even have to be a chore if you know how to prepare. Remember these 5 ...
  • 5 Tips for Designing a Retail Storefront May 26, 2013 You might think that the hard part of starting your own business revolves around putting together a solid business plan or scraping together the funds to launch your fledgling enterprise. But these preliminary steps are really only the start of an uphill battle when it comes to making a name for yourself within the business ...
  • 5 Key Considerations When Shopping for Office Space May 1, 2013 Shopping for office space is an important task that deserves all of your attention. Here you decide where your business will operate and how it will evolve in the future. The right office space is truly priceless, but how can you decide what will work best for your business? Remember these key considerations that can ...
  • 5 Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips April 21, 2013 If your company is relatively new, then you are probably spending virtually every hour of the day coming up with ways to make more people aware of the products or services that you have to offer in order to ultimately generate a profit. And, if you’re someone who tends to do a lot of research ...
  • How to Start Encouraging Health and Fitness in the Workplace April 21, 2013 Nutritionists and health experts say that implementing some kind of wellness program in the workplace can increase staff productivity, reduce burnout, and can save a huge amount of money of healthcare costs. Millions of dollars a year are wasted on healthcare scares that could have been prevented if in the workplace employers took a more ...
  • The Best College Courses to Help You Start a Business April 19, 2013 Starting a business is a great way to make a living doing what you love, but it’s not an easy road. Entrepreneurs run into many problems on the road to success, and it is only those equipped to handle those problems that come out on top. Although a college degree is not a necessity for ...
  • How Businesses Can Save Time and Money on Web Design April 18, 2013 The days of spending a fortune on the company website are over. Nowadays, with minimal web programming proficiency, anyone can design a clean, professional website with little or no time and for a fraction of the cost. Moreover, it is important for business owners to not be intimidated out of finding cost effective methods to ...
  • How to Design a Technical Skills Test for Prospective Employees April 18, 2013 In this day and age, jobs are getting a lot more specialized. It is becoming more and more important for businesses of all sizes to perform complicated skills tests to determine a possible hire’s aptitude for the job. If you are a tech start up that specializes in the development of smartphone applications you want ...
  • 5 Ways to Take the Stress Out of Business Travel April 12, 2013 Statistics show that out of all the types of travel, business travel is by far the most stressful. This is probably because a lot is on line. This isn’t a trip where a few hours after you touch down you will be in a Jacuzzi sipping a Mai Tai while palm fronds wave languorously in ...
  • VOIP Vs. Conventional Phone Service for Your Business April 12, 2013 In the past, business telephony solutions were relatively simple and straight-forward. Today, questions about phone systems have been complicated by the numerous service providers offering competing plans, and the rise of new technology that builds phone systems on an entirely different platform. Voice-over IP, or VoIP telephone systems, offer telephone communications that run through an ...
  • 5 Creative and Inexpensive Ways to Recruit New Employees April 11, 2013 You might be thinking that it’s easy to recruit new employees with the economy the way it is. However, because the job market is so low and unemployment is so high, it actually makes finding quality employees even more of challenge than before the crash. Yet, if you narrow down and streamline your recruiting methods, ...
  • 5 Benefits of Allowing Employees to Telecommute April 11, 2013 Many employers are pensive about the idea of telecommuting in their businesses, fearing that employees won’t be able to live up to their expectations without supervision. Traditional office paradigms have been standard in the workplace for years, but modern technology is making telecommuting an increasingly viable option for many businesses. Rather than being detrimental to ...