Getting enough sleep is essential to our health, our productivity, and our mental stamina. Not sleeping enough sleep costs Americans $100 billion a year due to poor workplace performance, increased health needs, and an increased likelihood of accidents. Unfortunately, for an entrepreneur or a small business owner, not getting enough sleep is considered par for the course. But with such high costs for an individual, think of the losses to a business when the [...]
Giving your team feedback that empowers them makes you go from their boss to their mentor.
Productivity, retention, and leadership development all depend on one factor more than any other: the boss. How does a busy business owner become a boss the whole team will rally behind, stick with, and invest their futures in?
If you think cyber security is expensive, you should try getting hacked. Now THAT’s expensive, both to your wallet and to your business’ reputation. According to a report by Symantec, 43% of cyber crimes were focused on small businesses in 2015, and that number has increased significantly every year. Why? Small businesses typically have the same kinds of information as large businesses do, but they usually have less security. Fortunately, you are not helpless. [...]
A response to a negative review shows that you are listening and you care about your customers.
A certified public accountant (CPA) is an asset for a small business owner, and not just at tax time. Entrepreneurs sometimes turn to DIY methods to save money and take an active hand in running their businesses, and there are many cases in which this can work out great. Accounting is not one of them. Small business owners are not legally required to use a professional accountant, but the financial statements and advice they [...]
Looking to do your own social media and blog images? Here is all the vocabulary you need to make a strong start and teach yourself graphic design.
There’s no reason to live in fear, but being prepared is the responsible thing to do for your own team and for your community.
Entrepreneurial experts are talking up the importance of selling an experience more than a product to get people to break out of the screen world and walk into their stores.
Home builders and renovators have the potential to, forgive the pun, build up their communities in big ways.
Will opening a bookstore make you a millionaire? No. Is it a labor of love? Absolutely. But if you love books and you love your community, it’s also a viable and rewarding endeavor.
Farmer’s markets are the perfect setting for small food businesses to test out new offerings on a small scale, and let’s face it, they’re just plain delightful.
These tips will make your business stand out as creative and caring… and now you have room on the shelves for all the Halloween stuff!
Taking relationships with your local business peers to the next level will take your business somewhere you never thought possible.