Is an embezzler secretly sapping the financial vitality of your small business? You may not recognize the problem until you accidentally discover a discrepancy or the theft becomes so large that the embezzler can no longer cover it up. Instead of waiting for either to happen, you can proactively prevent your employees or contractors from finding a [...]
If your company website isn’t ranked highly by internet search engines, particularly Google, your customers and prospects may have difficulty finding you. Complicating matters, Google keeps changing the rules by which it ranks websites. Here are the latest tips for getting your site to appear closer to the top of the list in Google search results: Tweak [...]
Effective decision making is not only the province of entrepreneurs, but also the lifeblood of successful businesses. After all, your choices either build a strong operation and fuel its growth — or they don’t. The basic tenets of good decision making get discussed frequently. Here are some other powerful techniques that can help you get better results [...]
If your small business depends on client projects, its long-term success will likely require you to build strong, ongoing relationships that encourage people to continue giving you new assignments. Here are some suggestions for turning one-time jobs into steady work. Meet Present and Future Needs Strive to recognize and meet — even exceed — a [...]
Many small-business people report they are financially and emotionally unprepared for retirement. Here are some tips to help you get ready for the future. 1. Tithe Yourself A satisfying retirement at any age is a lot easier to obtain when you have adequate money to buy everything you want and need. For most small-business owners, reaching [...]
Instagram can be an excellent tool for promoting and marketing your small business. Get tips and tricks on how to use Instagram for your business.
Hiring great employees for your small business can be a difficult and time-consuming chore. That’s why many small-business owners opt to use an outside recruiting firm to search for, vet, and rank suitable candidates. However, the quality of the applicants you get from a recruiter depends on the quality of the recruiter you select. Here are some simple, [...]
Rare is the company that doesn’t encounter an occasional PR problem. Perhaps a customer feels insulted, or an employee sends a revealing email to the wrong person, or a rival spreads damaging rumors, or a popular product turns out to have an embarrassing flaw. When a PR problem occurs, many small-business owners instinctively try to [...]