Our culture, our bosses and our customers revere a strong work ethic, making it all the easier for us to lose a sense of work-life balance and veer toward burnout.
Chronic stress over an extended length of time will eventually harm job performance and our mental and physical well-being. Continue reading
There is an incredible opportunity that comes with the dawn of a new year. It marks a great time for change, which may be something your small business needs. Continue reading
There’s nothing like a new year to inspire a fresh start and set intentions for more productive work habits.
Evaluating our performance over the past year, individually and as a team, can reap great rewards when done in the right spirit and without excessive criticism. Mistakes can be painful, so we tend to learn more from them than our successes. Continue reading
Are you looking forward to a great beginning for your small business in 2015? To set off on the best path possible, it’s important to not only reflect on the past, but set the course for the upcoming year. Before you jump into planning for the future, consider these business elements. Continue reading
As a small business owner it is important to have your business priorities straight. While most say every business’s top priority is to turn profit, the other priorities you have for your business will help define how you actually do that. In fact, by just having the one priority – making money – you are limiting your business and neglecting to give it the direction it needs to move forward. Take the time to consider a more detailed list of business priorities. Continue reading
Recent reports on the future of the small business workforce detail changes that have already begun for many businesses. These changes involve a shift away from traditional workplaces where everyone is in the same building and towards a collaboration of co-workers who telecommute from a variety of places at different times. This shift means change for both employees and employers. Continue reading
While the busy season of a business can vary depending on your product or service, for a majority of businesses, the final quarter of the year is the busiest. No matter when you have your highest period of the year, being prepared for it can make all the difference in your bottom line. Put these tips to work prior to things picking up and you’ll be sure to perform better than ever. Continue reading
Cloud based telephony is an exciting development for small businesses. It helps cut costs, encourages growth, is expandable, improves sales, makes customer service easier, and more. It even gives you major advantages when it comes to the performance of your staff. Continue reading
There are all types of risks that your business can face on a regular basis. Fire, theft, vandalism, extreme weather like hurricanes or tornadoes can cause extreme disruptions to your business. If you can’t open, what would happen to your business?
A huge part of building a successful business is wisely using your resources. That includes carefully putting your hard earned money to work in your business. Today’s entrepreneurs have the luxury of using cloud technology to access a wide variety of office tools without having to invest in an array of pricey office equipment. In fact, cloud technology can save you both money and space by letting you do more with less office equipment. Continue reading