office move marketing

5 Ways You Can Turn an Office Move into a Marketing Opportunity

Small business office moves bring many local marketing opportunities to reinvent or reconnect your business with employees and customers Whether you’re expanding the company or simply relocating, an office move is not only cause for celebration, it’s also a fantastic marketing opportunity. Sure, moving can be stressful (after all, there’s a lot to keep track…

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The Five Issues that Could Stranglehold Your Small Business

Be prepared for these business challenges that could make or break the success of your new business New businesses are tricky, aren’t they? Everyone knows just how difficult it is to start, and make a success of a new business. According to Bloomberg, eight out of ten people who start businesses fail within the first 18…

productivity tips

7 Essential Tips for Small Business to Ramp Up Productivity

Businesses that operate on a shoestring budget are always in pursuit of tactics for saving money and conserving resources. In a nutshell, they have to find a way to do more with less. Hence, unlocking the full productivity potential is the holy grail of business. This endeavor involves getting the operations off the ground and…

office tech equipment

Equipping Your Office: Buying or Renting Tech Equipment

Pros and cons of buying vs renting technology office equipment for your growing small business Running an office in the 21st century means having to deal with issues of both the digital world and the physical one. Office technology is where both of these worlds overlap. Namely, while buying equipment is usually a cheaper option,…

10 Foolproof Ways to Make Your Employees Hate You

10 actions small business owners can take that make them a bad boss to employees It’s one of those cases of being unable to see the forest for the trees — most bosses think they’re on the same wavelength as their employees. Unfortunately, in more situations than not, their employees are actually miserable. No one…

employee survey

Is an Employee Survey Right for Your Small Business?

What to consider when evaluating if a survey to your employees is right for your business Employee surveys – they’re only for large organisations, right? Not so. But while there may be many attractions to running an employee survey in your small business, there may also be similar levels of concern. So, how do you…

employee burnout

5 Ways to Keep Your Employees from Burning Out

When it comes to the health of your business, there’s nothing as thoroughly detrimental as employee burnout. Excessive turnover, reduced engagement, and decreased productivity can all be tied to employee burnout. What’s more, these frazzled employees can destroy the morale of their colleagues by transferring their stress, anger, and workload to others –- thereby multiplying…

small business loan mistakes

4 Most Common Small Business Loan Mistakes

Avoid the potential pitfalls or rejection when applying for a small business loan Financing your small business in its early stages is never easy. And ever since the global financial crisis of 2008, fresh entrepreneurs have found it more difficult to obtain some extra funds through business loans. Still, sometimes a business owner’s loan application…

small business growth

4 Key Prerequisites to Make a Small Business Grow

A small business is a big responsibility. Although running a small enterprise might not seem like a big deal, it’s a daunting task. Since you’re a small business owner, you don’t have too much room for maneuver. Every mistake you make might be the fatal one for your business. Therefore, it’s vital you limit the…