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How Jamming Out Affects Productivity

We’ve all been there: Employees decide to take a break and converse, just when you’re at the crux of an issue. Or, the office next to yours realizes they have bare walls, and spend the entire hammering and hanging up pictures. Whatever the reason, you need to isolate yourself from the noise, and decide to turn on your music and [...]

May 5th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|

The 6 Most Profitable Types of Small Businesses

If you are one of the millions of Americans who has always dreamed about owning a small business, but aren’t sure what kind, read on. There are any number of types of small businesses you could start and find success with. In fact, the most common types of small businesses include: 1. Services 2. Restaurants 3. Retail 4. Medical/healthcare 5. [...]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Small Business|

Put Down the Cash: Here’s How to Motivate Your Employees

In the world of small business, employees are often in charge of about 20 different tasks that weren’t listed on the original job description.  But, because you recruited well, you found employees who are okay with the extra workload, as long as they get to be a part of the success of your company. At least, that’s part of the [...]

May 4th, 2017|Categories: Productivity|

Quality Content: The Often-Overlooked Marketing Strategy

There’s a (relatively) old adage in SEO and digital marketing that “Content Is King.” No matter what changes Google makes to its algorithms, and no matter how marketing strategies change, having quality content on your website is always vital. It’s how search engines know you are an authority in your industry, and it also keeps visitors engaged on your website [...]

May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Marketing|Tags: , |

Scared of Being Hacked? Take These Preventative Steps

It’s hard to go a week without hearing a new report of a massive company or other organization being attacked by hackers. Thousands of businesses big and small are hit by cyber attacks every year. Often, security measures already in place prevent a data breach. But when the attack is successful, it can take a long time --- and lots [...]

May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Technology|