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Boost Your Productivity by Going AWOL for a Bit

By | March 21st, 2018|Categories: Productivity|

You've found this article because you are looking for ways to boost your productivity. You've already read about how you can organize your time more efficiently. You know that you should delegate some of your daily duties to someone you trust. What you may not have read yet is that you should go AWOL. Wait. What? [...]

The Best Small Business Accounting Software to Prep for the Tax Season

By | March 19th, 2018|Categories: Accounting|Tags: |

As a small business owner, you know that tax time is coming up. Maybe you are prepared and maybe you aren't. If you aren't, it's something that should not be overlooked for this year, going into next. A mistake on your taxes isn't going to land you in jail, unless of course your errors are purposeful [...]

How to “Cyber Spy” On Your Local Competition

By | March 19th, 2018|Categories: Cyber Security|

You started your own business with the obvious intent to make it grow. But there really is nothing new under the sun, meaning that most people who start their own business will face some local competition for the same client base. Knowing what your competitors are up to is a great way to gain more customers, [...]

How to Know It’s Time to Go Full-Time at Your Own Business

By | March 15th, 2018|Categories: Small Business|

You've taken the plunge and started your own venture. You aren't confident enough in it to quit your day job --- or are you? You may be at a breaking point, trying to run your small business and work a 9-to-5 at the same time. The idea of working only for yourself is appealing but frightening. [...]

Make Sure Your Brand Is Always Relevant with This Checklist

By | March 13th, 2018|Categories: Marketing|Tags: |

One of the most difficult things in creating a successful business is branding. You want to be instantly recognized for a successful and meaningful service or product, and you want your business to be compelling enough to generate interest. In order to remain relevant, it's important to understand that relevancy is a fluid beast. What works [...]

Should Your Small Business Accept Bitcoin?

By | March 7th, 2018|Categories: Finance|Tags: |

Bitcoin will mark its third anniversary this year. There are currently more than 100,000 businesses that accept the cryptocurrency, including such giants as, Microsoft and Dell. You've heard of Bitcoin and maybe you've even had a bit of interest in seeing if it could work for your company, but you want to know more. Keep [...]

Internet Scams That Could Harm Your Small Business (And How to Avoid Them)

By | March 5th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources|

When you are on your couch with your laptop seated squarely on your legs, you know all of the things to look out for. You don't open attachments in unsolicited emails. You don't shop on sites unless you see "https" in your search bar. Are you taking the same precautions at the office?  If you have [...]

How to Decrease Your Overhead Costs This Year

By | March 1st, 2018|Categories: Human Resources|

Small business owners are natural penny pinchers. Spending extra money unnecessarily is a quick way to see a business crumble --- a fact you probably know all too well. While others may see you as “stingy,” you know you’re spending and investing wisely to secure your future. But even as you’re constantly scanning the ledgers, there’s [...]

How Facebook’s New Changes Affect Small Business

By | February 18th, 2018|Categories: Marketing|Tags: |

Late in 2017, Facebook tested a new algorithm in a few international markets that focused on posts from family, friends and real people in favor of posts from publishers and businesses. This “people over pages” change caused a lot of worry at the time, as those who use social media for marketing purposes suddenly found themselves [...]

Don’t Ignore These Top 2018 Small Business Marketing Tactics

By | February 16th, 2018|Categories: Marketing|

Digital marketing is important to your small business. If you aren't already taking advantage of the strategy, you can bet your competition is --- and they will draw more attention. That said, there is a there is a fine balance between putting enough information out there and showering your customers and clients with so much information [...]