For most small business owners, growth is not a matter of when — they always want to grow — but how? You can introduce a great product or service into the marketplace, but without the right expansion strategies, your business could end up running in […]
The traditional curriculum vitae has had its day. At best, it might form an addendum to a specific job application you make, but even if a potential employer specifically asks for a résumé, you need to be aware that it’s only the start of […]
Small businesses vary greatly: brick and mortar buildings or online shops, business to business or business-to-consumer, brand new or the product of generations of work. While the business types are broad, there is one thing that all small businesses can benefit from: analytic tools. In […]
Any consumer who has been through the basics of “Debt 101” knows that if you take out a loan for your business (or any other purpose), you’ll have to pay back the amount you borrowed, plus interest, within a certain, pre-specified time frame. But when […]
Knowing where you stand as a boss isn’t always easy. If you’re managing your own business, or running a remote franchise of a bigger concern, you probably don’t have regular, formal assessments that can help you improve your game, and your team’s results. And by […]
In an age when we have so many demands on our time, writing off a wasted day because you couldn’t turn a bad start around can be deeply frustrating. From stubbing your toe to going through a disastrous job interview, when your mood sinks it […]
Many people fall into the trap of believing that negotiating is all about getting what you want: in fact, it’s about working out the most favourable solution. This may seem like a subtle nuance, but it’s an important one, and fine-tuning your approach to negotiation […]
A company’s culture is unique to each business. From Fortune 500 companies to your small business on the corner, defining company culture is just as important as defining your mission as a business. Establishing your company culture is an opportunity to define expectations for yourself […]
Can you sit down at your desk for extended hours and tick away your to-dos uninterrupted? Or is your productivity more sporadic with a project here and a call there? Maybe you even change the way you tackle your tasks on a daily basis. Task management strategies are not a one-size-fits-all concept, as everyone works through their duties differently. There are dozens of techniques you can choose from to help you and your team work more efficiently.
It might seem obvious that proper budgeting is one of the keys to running a successfull business. But have you considered all the different expenses you might run across? Even a well-prepared budget can get off track when unexpected costs come up. Take a look at our budget calculator below to see if there are any areas of your business’s budget that you’re overlooking. And if you think you could use some extra capital, head to our loan calculator to see what you might qualify for!