Human Resources

How to Ensure Your Small Business Workforce Is Diverse

As a small business owner, you have the unique opportunity to diversify your workforce from the very beginning. Of course, there’s been a big push for hiring people from all demographics in the past couple of decades. But having a diverse workforce is about so much more than that. It pushes innovation by introducing new ideas from all walks of life. Moreover, with a diverse workforce, individual…
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Small Business

Why 2018 Is the Year for Entrepreneurs

Every new year brings about optimism for a brighter future. Even the staunchest pessimist can’t help but to feel inspired as a potentially better tomorrow shows itself as the yesteryear fades in the rearview mirror. 2018 is definitely a year to look forward to. Small…
Human Resources

How to Know It's Time to Fire an Employee

When a person is fired, they ideally should not be shocked by the decision. Unfortunately, some employers don’t keep their workers up to speed with performance expectations or issues because they don’t like conflict. Firing an employee out of the blue simply…
SEO

SEO Deep Dive: Most Important SEO Metrics to Consider

If you’re a small business owner, you want to know whether your online marketing efforts have been successful. When you have taken the time to set up a website, you want it to be effective, especially if you are paying for its maintenance. Fortunately, there are metrics…
Cyber Security

Top Ways to Secure Your Data in 2018

Any time a New Year rolls around, it’s a good time to reevaluate the way you have been running your business. Chances are you already do it. You look to see what made you the most money and what cost a bit too much. This year, as you are looking at your operations…
Productivity

10 Habits to Break to Boost Productivity in 2018

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…
Technology

What Actually Is Blockchain, and Do I Need It?

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. The simplest answer to “What is blockchain?” is: A blockchain is a decentralized, digitized ledger of any of transactions. The…