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3 Surprising Ways To Create Great Teams

You can have a business idea with huge potential but to make it work you need a team that can work together, drive the business forward and stay with you long enough to make an impact. Sharon Fishburne shares three surprising ways to to build great teams.

Virtual Bookkeeping: What Is It And How It Works

Virtual bookkeeping services are often the best bet for small businesses looking to manage their books and meet compliance norms.

Protecting Small Business Data – Six Expert Tips

For small firms, as is with larger ones, safeguarding data is supremely important. David Zimmerman, CEO of LC Technology International shares six best practices for small businesses that need to protect their most valuable asset.

Captive Insurance Can Free Up A Business In Costs, Coverage

Unlike commercial plans, captive insurance is tailored to fit the exact coverage needs of the insured. Peter J. Strauss, author of "The Business Owner's Definitive Guide to Captive Insurance Companies" explains how captive insurance can help startups.

4 Of The Best Small Business Tools To Use In 2020

There are a lot of different small business tools out there that can help SMBs maximize productivity, increase efficiency, and run as smoothly as possible.

Righting The Ship Before 2015

Don’t dwell and drive yourself crazy thinking about the goals that you will not be able to reach in 2014, says Joel Freimuth, CEO of Blue Pearl Consulting. He lends advice for business owners who are stressing over the first half stats.

Top Mistakes Businesses Make With Employees

In the job market today, employees don’t stay in one place for as long as they used to. Terry Duncan, President of Duncan Management Inc shares a few things business owners can do to boost morale and keep a higher retention rate.

The Partnership Dilemma: Six Factors Every Consultant Should Consider Before Tying The Knot 

After a certain amount of success, most consultants flirt with the idea of partnership. Elaine Biech shares the advantages, disadvantages, and everything else you should consider before teaming up with someone else.

Five Keys To Leading In The Age Of Analytics

Executives that know how to lead in this new era of data analytics will outpace their competition. It will require a shift in how you view analytics and the importance the organization places on the building of analytical capabilities. Andrew Wells and Kathy Chiang, co-authors of "Monetizing Your Data: A Guide to Turning Data into Profit-Driving Strategies and Solutions" shares five keys to leading in the age of analytics.

Stop Selling!

People love to buy but they hate to be sold. So “Stop Selling!”, says Larry Kendall, author of "Ninja Selling: Subtle Skills. Big Results."

3 Qualities Of Effective Leadership In The Modern Workplace

The workforce today is not interested in being dictated to, giving absolute loyalty and working their way up to the top. If you are a savvy business leader, you will recognize this and use it to your advantage says Gary Douglas, author of "How To Become Money".

5 Design Tips To Make Your Boxes Pop

Developing the right strategy for a product’s packaging can seem overwhelming, but Phil Bagdasarian, co-founder of Packwire, shares some design tips that are sure to make any box pop.

The Importance Of Company Branding And How To Market It

Branding is without a doubt one of the most important aspects of building and growing a company. Luigi Pannozzo, Managing Director of Gazeboshop shares his views on company branding.

How To Successfully Market To Millennials

Because Millennials participate so much of their daily lives online — from communicating with friends to reviewing restaurants — they represent a hugely lucrative market for brands. Kelly Morr, Senior Manager of Content Strategy at 99designs shares what makes this generation so special when it comes to ecommerce strategy.

Cyber Security For Your Business – 6 Common Myths Debunked

With more and more businesses embracing the efficiency and accessibility of on-the-go technology and online transactions now being processed quicker than ever, it’s no surprise that these new technologies are also attracting potential security threats. David Midgley, Head of Operations at Total Processing six most common myths regarding cyber security for businesses.

Why Organisations Must Take Ownership Of BYOD Security

Mobile device security must not be left solely in the hands of the employees, argues Sanjay Castelino, VP and market leader of SolarWinds.

A Business Owner’s Guide to Surviving the Impending “Post-ocalypse”

The first step in modernizing the United States Postal service has been taken. Deborah Sweeney, CEO of MyCorporation, offers some advice to small business owners who may be affected by for USPS’s impending downsize.

Money Management Tips For Virtual Assistants & Small Business Owners

Smart business owners know the importance of good money management and apply tactics in their business to actually help them. Diana Ennen and Kelly Poelker, co-authors of “Virtual Assistant, The Series: Become a Highly Successful, Sought After VA“ shares some tips to help.

3 Potential Opportunities To Improve Your eCommerce Value During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has represented a significant financial burden for businesses. Many business owners are struggling to make ends meet. For ecommerce organizations, however, it represents an opportunity to increase both short-term revenue and long-term value.

[Interview] Brian Connell-Tombs, Founder Of CT Compliance Consulting

Knowing the protections to put in place, and particularly the relevant requirements from a regulatory perspective, is essential when it comes to cybersecurity. Brian Connell-Tombs of CT Compliance Consulting stresses the importance of such due diligence.

Is Your Company’s Bench Deep Enough During Difficult Times?

It’s always a good idea to cross-train employees, allowing someone else to step in when circumstances necessitate it, says Bill Higgs, author of "Culture Code Champions: 7 Steps To Scale & Succeed In Your Business".

Office Design Elements That Can Boost Performance

Create a space that feeds you, and you'll find you have the energy and motivation to get the job done, says Kerrie Kelly of Kerrie Kelly Design Lab.

The Value Of Integrating Marketing Automation With Email Marketing

Email marketing is one of the strongest and most efficient ways to reach your customers. John Oechsle, President and CEO of Swiftpage shares how integrating marketing automation with your email marketing campaigns is absolutely essential to give your SMB the competitive edge it needs.

Professional Organizer Tips For Your Business

The New Year brings new opportunities to fine-tune things that work and change things that don’t. One of the best resolutions you can make for your business is to get organized. Lea Schneider shares some professional organizer tips.

Network Like A Boss!

Jemimah Ashleigh, Creative Director of Tangs Design, Director of Epic Social, shares some tips and hints for not only networking like a pro, but enjoying yourself as well.

Top Tips For Leveraging Video To Build A Brand

If you’ve been toying with the idea of leveraging video content to help promote your brand, Pamela Webber, Chief Operating Officer at 99designs shares some things to think about as to start incorporating it into your marketing mix.

4 Tips For Food Product Label Design To Attract Customers

Designing an attractive, consistent and clear food label is the key to winning hearts. However, the job is no as easy as it sounds. With an increasing number of food products being introduced in the market, what should you do to make your food item get noticed? Emily Smith, marketing strategies associate for The Label Company offers 4 tips.

Growing A Successful Startup – Best Practices

Jovan Miljevic, Head of Marketing at Nifty shares some of the most crucial practices to incorporate in your business plan before you start developing a product or a service.

Improving Your Sales Reps’ Performance

In order to increase conversion numbers and boost the bottom line, sales reps need to accomplish the following tasks in the first quarter: reduce response rate, increase lead follow up, learn how to sell themselves first, personalize, says John McGee.

7 Critical Tactics To Lead Your Business To A Better Future

The key to being able to deal with unforeseen changes in the future lies in increasing the capacity of yourself, your team and your business to meet any disruption head-on, says Otto Scharmer, author of "The Essentials of Theory U".