Productivity

Breaking the Monotony to Increase Staff Productivity 

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 coffee, hand the coffee to the customer, repeat. Make the sales call, fill…
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Small Business

Tips for Perfecting Your Elevator Pitch

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…
Cyber Security

Security Tips for Taking Online Payments

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…
Human Resources

Tips for Conducting Your Yearly Reviews

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…
Small Business

Your 2018 Small Business Checklist

2017 is coming to a close. Depending on the state of your business, you may be more than ready to say “Good riddance!”, or you may be looking back on some great times you had this year. Regardless of how 2017 treated you, it’s time to look forward and make plans for…
SEO

SEO Deep Dive: Optimizing Schema Markup

As a small business owner, you need every advantage you can find over your competition. As you probably know, search engine optimization (SEO) is a great way to get ahead. Of course, quick fixes like adding title tags and meta descriptions is a good place to start. But true…