Small Business Management Tips

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Small business management can be challenging, but here are a few tips to help you down the path to success… Get and Stay Organized Set up processes, tools and training to help your team execute tasks and be successful in their jobs. When you set up systems that work, not only will your employees be more efficient, but they will be happier because you are setting them up to win. You should invest the time and money in training your employees, and be sure to purchase necessary software or tools they need to perform their daily tasks, but you can save money on back office systems if you do a little research. For example there are many free and low … Read More

Common Threats to a Family Run Small Business

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Every business is faced with challenges. However, as a family small business owner, you are faced with unique threats to your business that, if not recognized and addressed quickly, will drastically affect your success in the market place. Here are a few common threats that every family business faces and tips on how to manage them. Feuding There is simply no fun and games when it comes to family feuds in your business. Family businesses are faced with internal conflict that typically arises from the inability to separate your business and personal lives. Sometimes the feuding is due to the varied interests of each family member, personal egos or personal rivalries that spill into the business environment. Regardless of the … Read More

Networking Tips for Small Business Owners

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It is a fact that we are much stronger when we work together. Forming partnerships with other businesses can help you reach more people in less time, and control your overall costs. If you are a small business, chances are you are trying to increase sales on a limited budget. With little time to devote to your own marketing, strategic partnerships are key to increasing your sales faster. Here are a few networking tips to help get you started. Form Mutual Benefit Partnerships Make sure you partner with companies who reach your target market, but who offer a different service. It is important to note that the partnership should be beneficial for both companies, this way you can build a … Read More

Quick Tips to Reduce Stress at Work

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We all seem to be running a million miles per hour, juggling many tasks and for most of us there never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done. This tends to increase our stress levels and that in turn impacts our productivity, but more importantly our health. But there are a few easy things you can do to help reduce stress level and increase your efficiency at work. Break it Up Peel your eyes off that computer screen for five to ten minutes every hour. Look at a point across the room, or if possible out a window and rest a bit. You can also stand up and stretch a little. Take frequent short breaks … Read More

Why DIY web design is a bad idea.

Much like you shouldn’t attempt to perform surgery on yourself or represent yourself in a court of law, you shouldn’t attempt to take on designing and marketing your website either. Because what seems like a savings in the beginning can actually cost a lot more in the long run, not to mention, waste a ton of your valuable time. Remember, there is truth to the saying “You get what you pay for” and some things you just should not skimp on. So before you decide to embrace the DIY fad of building your own website, just to save a few bucks, please consider these questions… Are you highly skilled in graphic design and web development? Do you have years of … Read More