How to Delegate Properly to Optimize Productivity

Let's face it: Delegating to employees can be hard. Your small business is your baby. You thought of it, you spent your own money on it, and you have raised it from the ground up. Trusting others with something that is so important to you can cause anxiety. The good news is that if you delegate properly, you have nothing [...]

August 9th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: , |

Creating a Marketing Budget? Keep These Things in Mind

Small business owners who hope to be successful have to get their name and services out into the public. The only way to do this is through effective marketing. Marketing today means more than handing out business cards and hanging a few flyers. Because marketing can take a good chunk out of a startup's budget if it is done done [...]

August 8th, 2017|Categories: Marketing|Tags: , , |

Is This Factor Causing Your Productivity to Slip?

Where do you work when you are running your business? If you are like some, you work from a home office. If you have employees, you may work in a larger, open space. While you may believe that you are being productive, if you are inundated with visual noise, you could be more distracted than you think. While many people [...]

August 6th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|Tags: |

How to Find the Best Contractors for the Job

As a small business owner, you have an untapped pool of workers at your disposal if you haven't delved into the world of contractors. These are people who work for themselves, offering a variety of services to small and large business owners alike. The benefit of hiring contractors is that you can use them for shorter periods of time. You [...]

August 4th, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: , , |

The New Trend: Combining Sick Days and Vacation

If you have employees in your small business, you may be wondering how to handle time off. Some business owners provide employees with a certain amount of vacation time and a different number of sick days. Others are combining these days into what they are calling paid time off (PTO). It then lies on the shoulders of the employees how [...]

August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Human Resources|Tags: , |