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Are Your Customers Leaving You Hanging?

You should know as a business owner better than anyone that you depend on your customers to keep you around. That said what can you do when your customers are lagging behind in paying you? Yes, those payments that you rely on to keep you in business may not always come in on time. As a result, you are left at times wondering how you will pay your bills. So, is this an issue your business has faced over time ...

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How Direct Mail Marketing Can Make Your Company Stand Out

Direct mail is a form of marketing or advertising that has been around for ages. It is more common than any other marketing, and it is also one of the most affordable while providing extreme levels of success rates. You send out current discounts or promotions in the form of promotional documents via the mail. At this point, the targeted audience can receive and access these files at any point in time. The ...

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3 Ways to Make Your Brand More Alive

No matter the length of time in business, the hope is your brand has been making inroads with consumers. With this in mind, can you honestly say that in fact is the case? If your brand has been moving along at a snail’s pace, don’t you think the time has come to do something about it? So, what can you do to make your brand feel more alive? Don’t Wait Until It is Too Late In taking steps to bring some energy ...

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Preparing Yourself for a Career Change

The workplace has changed. Rather than it being the norm, it's now extremely rare for someone to spend their entire career doing the same thing, and even more rare, for the same employer. "Lifers" don't exist anymore, both because of a shift in company values, ethics, and policies, as well as less loyalty and incentive for employees to stay. Now is the age of career freedom- it has become appropriate for pe ...

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3 Ways to Have a Healthier Small Business

What kind of rating would you give your small business when it comes to its health? Unfortunately, some small businesses are in fact on life support. For one reason or another, they are struggling to survive. As a result, the doors could close sooner than later. In your efforts to have a healthier small business, where will you begin? Taking Steps to Improve Your Business As you look to put together a bette ...

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Finding the Best Employees for Your Business

If you run your own company or are in charge of hiring new employees for a business, you know that finding the best people out there is not a simple task. It would be easier to find a leprechaun’s pot of gold rather than finding the perfect employee. It is not enough to just put an ad online or in the newspaper and expect to be blown away by quality people. You have to come up with creative ways to make sur ...

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The Challenges of Running Your Own Business

For some people the structure of traditional employment simply does not work. Being subject to the often arbitrary seeming commands and restrictions from management, not having access to the full context of decisions made higher up the chain of command, and not seeing a full reward for their efforts makes some people turn away from a traditional career and look at starting their own business instead. It’s u ...

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What is the True Cost of Employee Turnover?

There is a saying that it is hard to find good help. Therefore, once a business finds good employees, they should do everything in their power to retain those individuals. Unfortunately, despite everyone's best efforts, it can be tough to keep people with a singular company. Perhaps their family situation has changed, and they need to move. In other cases, they simply receive a better offer. Because of the ...

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What to Do (and What Not to Do) as a Day Trader

Day trading can be a dangerous game, but it doesn’t have to be. The decisions that you make as a day trader make all the difference: will you be a reckless amateur who joins the growing ranks of people who gambled away their savings, or will you be a savvy day trader who makes a steady income from carefully considered trades? To end up on the right side of the day-trading coin, you need to be very careful a ...

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What is Your Small Business Missing?

In assessing how your small business is doing, does anything jump out at you as a problem? As you continue to run your company, it is important to be on the lookout for any red flags that can be trouble. Unfortunately, some are so immersed in their worlds that they can lose sight of the big picture. From enough money to operate to providing great customer service, it can be easy to get off track. That said ...

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