Human Resources

How to Develop a Zero Gossip Culture (and Policy)

Have you ever gone to work in a good mood, only to have a conversation with someone in a bad mood? Chances are, you found your own mood deflated. Attitudes are as contagious as the flu, and a few bad apples in your office can quickly bring down the culture of your entire company. It’s not only the perpetually angry employee that you have to watch out for — it’s the workplace…
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Marketing

5 Must-Have Pages for Every Small Business Website

Whether you’re running a house cleaning business, an accounting practice or a even a fireworks stand, there are some pages that every small business website truly has to have. While some of it comes down to providing the info your customer needs, there are sometimes other…
Marketing

Why Your Brand Story Could Be Holding You Back

What’s your story? We aren’t asking you about your personal narrative, rather your business one. If you don’t know what we’re asking you, it’s time you do a bit of research. Storytelling is big in business and it’s what could put you over…
Cyber Security

How Does Net Neutrality Affect Cyber Security?

It’s been over a month since the Federal Communications Commission repealed an Obama-era protection in the technology industry: Net neutrality. Along with the end to net neutrality came a termination of security and data privacy rules. Critics were immensely concerned…
Productivity

Boost Your Productivity by Going AWOL for a Bit

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…
Cyber Security

How to "Cyber Spy" On Your Local Competition

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…