Chicago is known for its impressive architecture, bustling food scene, and world-class museums. But did you know that the Windy City is also home to a number of eco-friendly small businesses? These businesses are making a positive impact on the environment by prioritizing sustainability in their practices and products. Here are just a few examples of the eco-friendly small businesses in Chicago that are making a difference:Continue reading
The largest city in Wisconsin and the fifth largest city in the Midwest, Milwaukee is perhaps best known for its plentiful breweries and the Milwaukee Brewers major league baseball team.
But Milwaukee is more than just suds and mudded baseballs; it has a vibrant city life as well as a laid back attitude. In 2014, it was listed as the 31st largest city in the United States with a population of 595,351.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not known as “Cream City” because of its dairy farms, but rather for the cream colored bricks that were first made in Milwaukee in the 19th century. Many of these bricks were used on the buildings of the time period. Continue reading
The eight largest city in the United States and the second largest city in California, San Diego is known as the Birthplace of California. Immediately to the South is Tijuana, Mexico and the two cities are known as a metropolitan conurbation.
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania behind Philadelphia, but some would say it is much prettier. It’s located at the confluence of the Ohio, Monogahela and Allegheny Rivers and has 446 bridges making it quite picturesque and known as the “City of Bridges” as well as the “Steel City” for its multitude of more than 300 businesses related to steel.
Being the most populous city in Arizona isn’t easy, but it wasn’t so big when Phoenix was founded in 1867 by Jack Swilling. He saw a potential for farming while he was traveling down the Salt River Valley and the “Valley of the Sun” was born. The name Phoenix was chosen because it was a city which was born from ruins.
Is your business growing? It may be time to add phone lines to expand your business even more. Consider these questions to see if your company is ready to add an extra phone line. Continue reading
Distributed workforces are the way of the future for many businesses. But what does that mean? Simply that your company’s team is not all in the same physical location. Increasingly, employees work from a variety of locations like coffee shops and libraries. Many companies today strategically choose freelance and contract employees who work remotely, and the percentage of such workers is increasing. According to the GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com statistics, 20-25% of the U.S. workforce teleworks, at least partially. There are many reasons that businesses are making this choice. Continue reading
Data mining is an incredibly valuable tool for the future of your business. More so than at any other point in history, the success of a business depends on relationship building. And the key to successful relationship building rests in connecting with your customers. How do you connect? Learn all you can about your customers both individually and as a group. Data mining from information you already have on hand can provide you the inside scoop on who your customers are. Continue reading
As your small business grows, you will find yourself wondering about the timing of adding certain things to help your business expand even more. One of these is the addition of more phone lines. While not every company needs multiple lines, there are ways to help you figure out if your business is ready.
As you are considering adding an extra phone line for your business, ask yourself these questions. Continue reading