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!
Over the past two decades, electronic mail has revolutionized the way we communicate. The ease of email also means it’s easy to let it get out of hand. It’s not a healthy habit if you find you’re checking your email when trying to get to […]
For years, marketers were told that the number of global mobile device users would eventually surpass desktop. In 2014, that prediction came true and changed the face of marketing forever. 80% of Internet users own a smartphone.1 There isn’t a question of whether or not mobile marketing is valuable anymore — the data says it all.
As a small business owner, you’ve committed substantial time and effort into the prosperity of your business. What about your own professional growth as an entrepreneur? Investing in yourself is just as lucrative to your success as an investment in your business. Take some time […]
Big or small, all businesses need growth strategies. If you want to grow your small business into a big business, you need to think big. Even if you prefer to stay small, there are big-business-based ideas that can translate into growth strategies for small businesses.