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Is the 40-Hour Work Week Practical for Your Small Business?

By | January 18th, 2018|Categories: Small Business|

Talk to someone that works for someone else. Their work day will sound vastly different than yours. As an entrepreneur or small business owner, your day seems to never end. You get up early, you stay up late, you think about your job around the clock. Your friend who has a boss and sits in an [...]

10 Habits to Break to Boost Productivity in 2018

By | January 15th, 2018|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

You have the same numbers in your day as every other person. Like everyone else, you may be wishing that you had more. As a small business owner, having just 24 hours in a day may mean that you've found yourself longing for an extra one or two every now and again. No amount of wishing [...]

What Actually Is Blockchain, and Do I Need It?

By | January 14th, 2018|Categories: Technology|

If you've heard of blockchain but don't know exactly what it is and whether or not you need it, you aren't alone. Here is what it is, in a nutshell: A blockchain is a decentralized, digitized ledger of any of transactions. The most recent transactions in your ledger are made of completed blocks. They are recorded and added [...]

Breaking the Monotony to Increase Staff Productivity 

By | January 9th, 2018|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , |

There’s a certain excitement in running a small business, isn’t there? Sure, it’s hectic, but this venture is yours. The same goes for your employees, especially those who are in on the ground level. Yet, even with the excitement of a small business, there’s going to be a time when work gets monotonous. Ring up the [...]

Could Some Tax Deductions Actually Harm Your Small Business?

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Taxes|Tags: , , , |

As a small business owner, you have worked tirelessly to build your business. You didn't do it for nothing. Your end goal, if you are like the majority of small business owners, is to turn a profit. It makes no sense that you have been working day and night only to have a couple bucks in [...]

How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

By | January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Small Business|

Have you ever heard of an elevator pitch? It has nothing to do with the lovely music wafting through the speakers as you ride to the top floor. Instead, it's all about pitching yourself or your business in those moment-in-time meetings you find yourself surprised by. Imagine this: You are riding the subway and bump into [...]

Security Tips for Taking Online Payments

By | December 27th, 2017|Categories: Cyber Security|Tags: |

This holiday season, you may experience the best sales of the year. People are shopping for unique gifts to bestow upon their loved ones and you might have exactly what they are looking for. You may be feeling a bit giddy at the thought of all the business you are about to bring in, but don't [...]

Tips for Conducting Your Yearly Reviews

By | December 21st, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: |

Ah, the end of the year. Time for the dreaded employee performance reviews. Before your annual headache starts kicking in, let's talk about it. We could very well make the process easier for you.  Sitting down to decide how to rate your employees' yearly performance is a hassle. It's time to ask yourself if it's a [...]

SEO Deep Dive: How to Truly Optimize Your Google My Business Listing

By | December 19th, 2017|Categories: SEO|Tags: , , , |

As you likely know, one of the easiest ways to garner new clients and customers is to make sure you can be easily found online. Yet, even as simple as that idea is, few small business owners actually take action to make it happen. According to a recent report, only about 28 percent of small businesses utilize search [...]

What the Lack of Net Neutrality Could Mean for Small Businesses

By | December 17th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: |

Briefly, net neutrality rules were put in place so that cable companies and other internet service providers (ISPs) couldn’t adjust speeds or charge customers more than their monthly bill to access certain sites or content. Those rules are not gone yet, because the ruling must be voted upon by Congress before being enacted, but many people are anxiously [...]