Believe it or not, allowing your employees to get wrapped up in March Madness is actually a good thing, and in the long run will increase productivity and expand the way your employees approach their jobs.
Long gone are the days when computers were bulky pieces of equipment that costs thousands of dollars apiece. Today's smartphone and iPad devices can now do more than the large, bulky computers of the 1990s.
If you want your business to stand out, you need a solid e-commerce tool, a useful and well-designed interface, and a reliable site that users can always access. A solid web hosting service can give you all three of those. So which web hosting is the best?
Being in business means more than just selling your services or goods. In 2013, being in business means selling, monitoring, engaging, social sharing, online reviewing, reputation managing, generating, and -- most importantly -- listening.
When you lose the use of one sense, the others become heightened. That's certainly true for Gerry Leary of Boulder, Colorado. Leary has been blind since birth, yet he operates a successful coffee roasting business and a café near Boulder's main pedestrian mall, Pearl Street.
Of course you should know your business, your team, your strengths and weaknesses, and your market. That's absolutely essential. But do you take the business time to describe it in comprehensive detail, with edited text, statistics and formal research? No.
To create the jobs, the careers and the environment where "The Employee" can flourish. There is something about that in which cannot be easily put to words. But is rewarding unlike anything else for an entrepreneur.
It's critical small business owners are aware of the many benefits the new law offers. The fact that small businesses have been suffering from high health care costs for decades isn't front-page news, but that something is coming online soon to help them is.
I can't be trusted to come up with my own policy for my employees? I care so little for my people that I would try to take advantage of them when they're feeling ill? I need the city to tell me when I should pay them for staying at home?
Today's technology makes it so easy for people to steal content from others and then hide behind their remote location to try and get away with it. Nearly every business owner I know has faced piracy problems like this, and the problem continues to get worse.
Applying for a business loan can be intimidating and stressful, and it can be confusing to have an application rejected with little explanation. Three of these steps are described below, and should be completed prior to approaching a financial institution about a loan.
Being a mentor and an investor at an accelerator is also a wonderful opportunity to invest in smart people that bring innovation and have an impact in society's welfare by supporting small businesses that create new jobs.
The "secret weapon" is called leverage. By using the power of leverage, you can skyrocket the growth of your business. Leverage is the idea of using other people or resources in a way that produces far more results than the amount of effort you have to expend.
One reason the finance business is always busy is that it functions much like the arms dealer. You don't need to figure out precisely who's going to win or lose. Some fail, some succeed. If they succeed, they wind up building an army that's accomplishing something.