No matter what type of business you have or goals you are trying to pursue, you should strongly consider having a business mentor. Not having a business mentor can lead to wasted time, money and resources, as wrong turns can be more costly than anticipated. As you strive to grow your business and provide for
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The increase in consumerism around the holidays often means asking for more hours of employees to fill orders, who conversely want more time off to spend with their family. While you’re taking advantage of the increase in sales, remember to give back to the employees you’re asking so much of. Decorate If your company has
Consumers spent over $108 billion online during the 2017 holiday shopping season. Between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, there’s plenty of time to get in on the spending frenzy sales. The hardest part of encountering all of these open wallets is the effect a sudden influx in sales can have on a
Productivity is essential for keeping a business running. What many business owners don’t realize is that a lot of the productivity of their employees doesn’t come from an inspiring speech in the morning or a giant mug of black coffee. Much of the office workflow can be attributed to the office decor, including layout, windows,
Starting a business is invigorating. Creative energy is at an all time high along with optimism and drive. But many entrepreneurs fall into the same trap: this is fun and should always be fun! I should be living my dream! This is what’s known as the “Playing Business” stage. A budding business owner gets caught
So you want to be your own boss. But you don’t want to go broke trying. You want to earn more, but you can’t find a higher paying full time job. Entrepreneurship comes in many shapes and sizes, what it really comes down to is what form of side hustle fits your lifestyle best.
You can manage your business as smartly as you want, but you can’t control natural disasters. With tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding, landslides, fires, and blizzards able to wreck everything you’ve built in a matter of minutes, no area of the country is truly safe from the natural elements. Hurricanes are some of the worst offenders for
Somedays work just flows and others…. Finding the will to focus is an impossible feat. Productivity tips for work are endless, it’s often a matter of experimenting to figure out which ones work best with your body. 1. Find a coffee alternative – Caffeine is the most widely used drug in the world, but maybe
Starting a business in a bull market is a help and a hindrance for the owners. In a bull market, the economy is doing well; stocks are rising, consumers are spending, money is flowing to new ventures, investors are taking risks. While many entrepreneurs enjoy this blissful period as the perfect time to start the
A satisfied customer is a returning one. An unsatisfied customer is a vocal one. In the age of ecommerce customer service, being an attentive and empathetic business cannot be stressed enough. Every successful CEO will agree, the customer is always right. The difference is that depending on the size of the company, accommodating the customer