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For cost and coverage control, take this online health care tool for a test drive

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post by UnitedHealthcare; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. One of the things that has come to light in recent years is how little consumers really understand about health insurance. If you go buy a new car, before you leave […]

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Online health insurance tool eliminates ‘pain points’ and improves cost control, employee loyalty

By Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert Editor’s note: This is a sponsored post by UnitedHealthcare; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. We continue to read about the wrangling over healthcare legislation in Washington D.C. with politicians on both sides of the aisle claiming their ideas will make things better for U.S. workers. […]

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12 important formatting tips for online writers

By Ray Manley The fact that there is only one shot at making a first impression should be something that every content creator or writer who submits articles on spec should take to heart. I’m the gatekeeper at a site that accepts guest posts, so I get a lot of inquiries. I’ve written occasionally on some […]

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This week in small business: How to beat your fears and cash in on a 1-start review

Get your productivity boosted, your hiring strategies improved, and your fears beaten into submission with this week’s collection of excellent business articles from around cyberspace. Leadership, management, and productivity Lauren Liss, who spearheads digital partnerships with companies like U.S. Card, Capital One, Uber, Netflix and others is the subject of this entry in Laura Emily […]

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How to make and use GIFs to increase Twitter engagement

Each social media platform has evolved to excel at sharing certain kinds of content and – despite its shortcomings – Twitter is one of the best platforms for sharing news about your business, your blog posts, and certain graphics, especially GIFs. GIFs (Graphics Interchange Format) are those animated mini-movie graphics that last just a second […]

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This week in small business: It’s like an MBA in a box!

This week’s collection of curated content from around the web touches on virtually every aspect of starting and leading a successful business. It’s like have an MBA program at your fingertips! Leadership, management, and productivity Dave Lavinsky says that although writing a business plan isn’t fun, it makes you build four important habits. I suspect […]

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Are you letting your analytics mislead you? Don’t make this common mistake

If you want to get to the important truth, you need to dig more deeply. That wisdom applies to life in general, but it’s especially important in business analytics. With the power of the Internet and all the software that we depend on each day, we are able to access all kinds of “analytics” and […]

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Entrepreneur: Your opening act was a success. What do you have for Act II?

Success in business is a moving target, and today the target is moving more quickly than ever before: Competitors push the target further away. Changes in technology move the target to one side or the other. Consumer preferences and demographics evolve, changing the size and shape of the target. We talk about having a laser-like […]

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Are you striking deals or forming strategic relationships?

Language – if we listen carefully –reveals a lot about the changes happening in society, and business is, of course, an important part of our society. That’s why I was fascinated by a short exchange between an interviewer and the CEO of a company that curates clothing and sells it on a subscription basis over […]

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Are you making this common SEO link building mistake? Here’s the easy fix!

Despite all the changes Google has made in its algorithm over the years, one thing has remained constant: Developing quality backlinks is great for your search engine optimization (SEO). The best way to accomplish this is to publish articles on high quality websites. I get dozens of requests every week from website owners who want […]

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Discover this new free tool to maximize your cash

Cash is king. That’s one of the important lessons Jeff Bezos ­ the wizard of cash flow – has taught the business world over the last decade or so. But to maximize cash flow and other key performance indicators, you need to understand how all the moving parts of your company’s financial ecosystem are working […]

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Are You Stressed Out! Learn How You Can Thrive With Stress.

Stress!  It’s a fact of life particularly for those of you who are leading growing organizations.  The lines between work and our personal lives have blurred; we live in basically a 24/7 world. It’s no wonder we have headaches, stomach issues, insomnia. Stress is the number one cause of illness in the U.S. However, you […]

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