remote work

How SMEs Can Benefit from Remote Work and Startup Revolution

How small business startups are revolutionizing work process and organization in changing markets worldwide The 1980’s were the yuppie era. In the 1990’s, corporation capitalism reached its peak. The 2000’s saw the unprecedented growth of digital technologies and its penetration into the business world. Nowadays, we’re witnessing significant differentiation of the global business market....

risk management business

Why You Should Start 2017 with a Risk Management Plan

For most of us, the New Year is a time to pursue freshly made personal goals. As a marketer, I think it’s also the perfect time to set new business objectives. In the wake of 2016, the majority of us are craving a clean start, and what better way to do that then with...

startup finances

Keep Your Startup Finances Under Control Through Financial Discipline

Young and inexperienced startup owners often experience financial difficulties. The root of such problems lies in their inability to focus on the economic side of the startup. Instead, they get carried away by their original ideas and work hard to put them to practice. Neglecting your finances will bring your startup to an end, so...

Following up business

The Fortune is in Following up! 4 Insights for Your Business

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “the fortune is in following up!” This is so true especially when looking at marketing strategies. Research shows time and again that direct contact and follow up creates the greatest ROI (return on investment). Are you practicing good follow up strategy? Once you’ve met someone networking, connected online,...

small business costs

How to Rein in Your Expenses and Save Your Business

Running a business requires constant vigilance. It often happens that, even though it seems like you are doing well, and profit keeps coming your way, the money seems to disappear into thin air. Don’t worry, it’s not just your imagination. It’s very likely that your finances are not as airtight as you thought they...

small business financing

A Guide to Alternative Sources of Financing for Small Businesses

Money makes the business world spin, but it does not always come easy. Finding the right source of financing is paramount to getting the operations off the ground, but around 50% of all startups have difficulties to finance via regular channels like bank loans. Namely, financial institutions are not always eager to lend money...

online business degrees

Top Ways Online Degrees can Help Small Business Owners

SPONSORED POST Set the stage for the career you have always wanted. Earn your bachelor’s degree in communication management online from USC. Online education has never been more promising than it is right now. Accessibility and technological advancements are at an all-time high, and students are surely taking notice. The latter of these—tech advancements—are...

respect productivity

How Treating Staff with Respect Increases Productivity

A few ideas on how to make that your employees are engaged, appreciated and therefore more productive for your small business The perspective of modern businesses is better than it was a few years ago. This is mostly so due to the availability of various tech hacks and communication tools. When you launch a...

business loans

4 Preparatory Actions when Taking a Business Loan

  Every business can be in a situation when they need a loan. Whether it’s a rookie startup or an established company, it takes time to prepare all the financial features before you get in front of the bank official responsible for your loan. In order to get through that process as easily as...

retail point of sale

3 Things Your POS System Can Do (Above and Beyond Processing Payments)

Although most small business owners have begrudgingly accepted that point of sale (POS) systems are quickly outpacing cash registers, many have yet to recognize the truly positive impact these systems can have on their business’s bottom line. When properly utilized, point of sale systems will not only improve productivity and efficiency, they’ll also give...