How to Improve Business Productivity With Better Organization

~by Kara Masterson~ . In today’s workplace, it is essential to always be productive. Nowadays we live in a fast-paced world and everyone wants everything now. That means that there will be high expectations of immediate response within your business from your clients. That is just one reason why you need to make sure that you and your employees are always as productive as possible. With an array of distractions facing workers, productivity often falls by the wayside. So organizations are continuously looking for ways to improve productivity and eliminate distractions. One of the best ways to do this is

How to Ensure Your Production Facility Meets Safety Requirements

~by Kara Masterson~ . Safety regulators are getting more and more strict when it comes to the safety at plants and warehouses all over the world. One of the best ways to ensure you are not in violation is to stay ahead of the game. Here are some ways to make sure your production facility is meeting all of its safety requirements. Do Your Homework Research is huge when it comes to making sure you are in compliance with safety regulations. Make it a weekly task to go through news and other articles concerning safety at production facilities. Get yourself

4 Compelling Reasons to Throw Office Parties

~by Rachelle Wilber~ . The term “office party” can conjure images of lackluster break-room gatherings or stuffy dinners. However, office parties can provide valuable opportunities for you and your employees. There are several compelling reasons for having an office party. New Perspective Office parties can provide new perspectives on your employees. Seeing people in a social setting provides a new perspective on their personalities and behavior. This can be valuable later as new tasks evolve or assignments change. You can learn even more about your team by allowing them to bring guests. Sometimes seeing your teammates with their families can

Why Your Business’s Success Depends on Workplace Health

~by Jim Raychrudhury~ . Working a full time job means spending most of our weekday at the office. Some people spend more time in the office than they do at their own home. Ensuring that all employees are healthy and safe – regardless of how many hours they spend at work – is a crucial responsibility for employers. As stated in this Central College Online infographic, maintaining proper health and safety standards in the office can keep employees happy, healthy and excited to return to work each day. Following proper workplace safety standards can even help your business grow. Here

How to Streamline Your Business’ Slowest Processes

~by Eileen O’Shanassy~ . There are some parts of doing business that simply move too slowly. As an entrepreneur or a bigger enterprise, knowing how to streamline and digitize processes keeps you in the clear. In this day and age, it’s more sensible to use technology than to do things manually, whether you are handling payroll or looking for new employees. Here are several ways to streamline business and speed up the slowest parts of doing business today. Digitize Data Most business people nowadays are trading in their filing cabinets for computer files. Computers make it simple to store and access

How to Better Organize Your Business Meetings and Interviews

A typical business owner’s schedule is full of meetings and interviews. There are meetings with suppliers, coworkers, clients, safety inspectors, employees, and so many more. Some are conducted in person, while others take place online. As you go through a normal week, you know how important your daily planner and online calendar are but knowing about several strategies to better organize all these important events can help make your professional life a lot easier.   Prepare for the Interview Beforehand Prepare for your interviews if you want to stay on track and have them go smoothly. First, decide if an

6 Tips for Improved Business Efficiency and Reduced Stress

~by Kara Masterson~ . Removing business inefficiencies translates into profits over the long term. Greasing the cogs of business operations, however, is easier said than done. Due to the nature of business operations being interconnected, it’s fairly difficult to modify some phases of the operation without negatively affecting others. Here are 6 tips for improving business efficiency without much stress. 1. Sell More, Expend Less This is the basic principle of efficiency – to achieve or acquire more with less. If you want to generate more revenues, increase customer base, and grow your market all while minimizing expenses, targeting the

Thinking of Quitting your Business? Read This First.

Remember back in the early days of your business, and you could envision yourself steadily growing your business? In this vision you poured your heart and soul into your business and you were rewarded with your business loving you back – giving you more time with your family, creating financial stability, and providing a place you loved to be during the workday. How does that compare to your current reality? Is the contrast a between fantasy and reality too painful to look at, or is your business working for you? I get it. I’ve been there. The days when all

5 Reasons to Outsource Fulfillment Services – and Save Money

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . As a subscription business grows, outsourcing becomes a more and more attractive option for fulfilling orders. Although outsourcing may seem unattractive on the surface, it has many benefits. Outsourcing is used by large retailers to make a better profit and obtain revenue with better margins. Besides, putting too much focus on receiving, packing, shipping, and space needed is not conducive to maximizing profits. Smaller subscription businesses can follow the lead of large retailers and possibly find the same success. There are several reasons why this outsourcing facilitates so much success. 1. You Can Do More Important

How to Prevent Warehouse Injuries and Stay OSHA Compliant

~by Kara Masterson~ . The fatal injury rate for those working in warehouses is higher than the average fatal injury rate across all industries. Because of the high rate of injury, it is the responsibility of employers to make sure that they do whatever possible to make their warehouses safe and to remain in compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) regulations. Train Your Employees Properly Most of the injuries and fatalities that occur at warehouses are the result of employees not being properly trained. The improper use of forklifts is a common reason for an injury, so employees