Let’s face it, small businesses today have a lot to handle. From accounting to customer service and everything in between, many business owners seem to need to do it all. Many lack the desire and/or revenue to hire multiple employees to handle the work load. This means that business owners can end up wearing many different hats. For you owners out there, we want to tell you there are many Software tools available to help with time-consuming tasks like book keeping, payroll and customer service. Here are 5 positions you can fill with software:
Every business has to save money where it can and these days this seems more important than ever. I have a pretty small office and recently needed a new copy machine. I upgraded to a Canon and I can’t say enough nice things about it. I have discovered the equipment I use makes a dramatic difference on my daily productivity and efficiency levels...
In the technologically inspired world we live in, it is only logical to wonder if your business cards might be becoming obsolete. Yet I can assure you they are still a very important part of your business tool box. Here are some examples of what business cards CAN do for you..
This may seem extreme to some, but I get asked all the time how someone can generate the revenue they need – fast, to buy or start a business. They see an opportunity and they want to jump but they do not have the resources to do so. This can be very frustrating, especially if you are looking a business that you are sure is your calling and all you need is that cash to get it going or make that purchase...
There are over 100,000 gas stations, both privately owned and franchised, in the United States. Even with alternative fuel vehicles getting up to 55 miles per gallon, gas stations aren’t going away any time soon. With purchase prices sometimes as low as $70,000, and the opportunity for healthy profits, purchasing a gas station can be an attractive business opportunity. If you’re thinking about getting into the business, we have a few great tips to help simplify the management of your gas station.
Big Data is becoming a huge deal in the business world and is a trend that companies simply cannot ignore. With so much data being accessible today, many organizations feel overwhelmed with it all and are unable to process it. However, it’s vital that these companies are able to use their big data to make key decisions in the company, using their data alongside other strategies to make sure their processes are at maximum efficiency. One of the most valuable ways to increase this efficiency is to train employees on how they can make decisions based on data. A lot of employees may find that large amounts of data in any given project can be too much to process, but with the right training, there’s no reason why companies can’t make their big data one of their most powerful and useful tools.
A tell-tale sign of a well-managed operations department is having the ability to reduce costs without creating a negative impact on day-to-day operations, customer satisfaction levels, or workplace safety. In order to achieve the desired results, it's crucial to understand what areas to focus on in order to keep maintenance costs under control and maximize cost savings. Here are some things to consider that could help lower warehouse operating costs:
Content marketing is a great new way to reach your customer base. And the good news is, you can use it in conjunction with traditional marketing for an even wider reach that is sure to increase your revenue. Content marketing is designed to attract and retain customers by creating content that reflects your brand and changes the way they see and interact with your company. Content marketing is used by many of the largest corporations in the world but it is not just for the big guys. Here are a few pointers you need to keep in mind when you decide to add content marketing to your strategy.
If you’re a brand new trader, the world of trading can seem like a scary place; especially if you’re trading all on your own. However, there’s no need to worry as help is at hand through trading strategies. Every single trading strategy is different depending on the person making the trade. As such, it’s really difficult to discuss individual strategies, as you have to find something that’s tailored to you. However, having said that, almost all trading strategies can be split into two broad groups: fundamental analysis strategies and technical analysis strategies. Here, we discuss both, followed by how you can access them and use trading apps to help you trade.
Trade shows can be costly, it’s true. With the expenses you’ll incur in the preparation of the booth, training of staff members, and cost to get to the location, the amount can pile up. However, with proper strategizing and implementation, you can get the most out of a trade show by being able to attract new clients, reach out to existing customers, and just basically getting your name and your business out there. The steps below can help you achieve trade show success, and keep yourself organized until after the event has commenced.