It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan……Eleanor Roosevelt When I was an executive for a Fortune 100 company, writing the annual strategic plan was one of my job responsibilities. The plan was a five year growth projection for our company and was used to benchmark our success. Having started off [...]Continue Reading: Strategic Planning Helps Small Businesses Grow →
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The number of independent contractors and freelancers is growing rapidly. According to MBO Partners, the market consists of approximately 16 million now and is expected to hit around 20 million in the next two years. The economy is responsible for the increase in independent workers. People who can’t find jobs eventually recognize the need to create their own income opportunity. Plus, businesses who don’t feel comfortable adding permanent employees to their team are utilizing independent workers on an add-needed basis.Continue Reading: Billing Fraud May Be Hurting Your Small Business Profitability →
Wouldn’t it be nice to know why your customers choose you over a competitor? Yes I realize you probably think you already know the answer. They choose you because you’re the best. After all, business owners must be confident about their product or service so we often lull ourselves into a content state of complacency.Continue Reading: Want to Know What Your Customers are Thinking? Ask Them. →
As a new business owner, you have no choice but to juggle everything yourself from collecting the cash to taking out the trash. It all falls on your shoulders, and sometimes it feels as though there aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done. Summer interns can be a great way for a small business owner to get an extra set of hands for little or no money. Most colleges have summer intern programs for students who are interested in getting real world, practical experience. They get the benefit of building their resume’ and you get the help you need. If you think an intern might be right for your business here are a few tips to keep in mind.Continue Reading: Four Tips for Hiring Summer Interns for Your Small Biz →
Starting and growing a small business is stressful. No doubt about it. A recent survey from ComPscyh Corporation found more than half of all workers find it tough to stay focused on their jobs because of stress.
Stress affects us mentally, emotionally and physically. Between 75 and 90 percent of all primary care doctor visits are stress-related, and stress is linked to most of the leading causes of death. Clearly when you let stress take control of you, it significantly minimizes your ability to succeed in your business. April is National Stress Awareness month so I thought I’d share some tips on how you can get a grip on stress in order to enhance your business success.Continue Reading: April is Stress Awareness Month: Tips for Managing Stress in Your Small Biz! →