8 Ways Office Furniture Can Improve Productivity

~by Adam Robertson~ .The link between quality office furniture and productivity is an interesting topic of study. Research shows that employees spend 15% more time in offices with windows than in windowless suites. It’s also shown that having a screen around could raise productivity by up to 50%. On average, employees spend up to 4.3 hours a week looking for documents, which presents us with just how critical it is to have the most appropriate and best quality office furniture. Office furniture covers seating, lying, entertainment, tables, storage, and sets. How Can Office Furniture Improve Productivity? 1. It Provides Comfort

Why Overnight Success Never Is: The Truth

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ There is a myth out there that some businesses are an overnight success. You know, they suddenly become legends in their own time. A few I can think of are Periscope, Facebook, Google, and Apple. Yes. They are fantastically successful companies now, but they were tiny companies at one point.  It took years for each of those companies to achieve anywhere near the level of success that they are at now. It took years. In fact, I am an entrepreneur with several businesses, and I will tell you that we are two years in on two

How to Effectively Engage in Facebook Groups for Business

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . Facebook groups are one of the current darlings for getting business through social media. Done correctly, you can bring in a good number of clients and build an amazing business network around them. For the most part, you can work your own hours and have a very flexible schedule that will allow you to manage things like taking care of a growing family. The downside of Facebook Groups is that you have to post in them manually. Or let me say this correctly. You can automate posts into groups that you own, but you can’t

Want Thrilled Customers? Under Promise and Over Deliver

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ One of the easiest tips for keeping clients and customers happy is to under promise and over deliver. What I mean by that is very, very simple.  If you tell a client that a project is going to be done by a particular date, then ensure you make that date. Preferably you’ll even be a few days early. Make sure that you pad some extra time into the schedule in case something unforeseen happens. Do not take a page out of the play books of so many others, and promise what you THINK someone wants to

3 Simple Ways for Business Owners to Save Precious Time

~by Annabelle Smyth~ . Running a business ain’t easy. In today’s business environment there are more distractions than ever and there is so much information available, that it’s easy to get caught up in tasks that are a waste of time. Additionally, as small businesses continue to grow, more and more falls onto your plate, and it can be overwhelming. So, business owners, let’s make it simple. Here are three very simple ways to streamline your workload and free up more of your time to actually make great business decisions. Use a Managed Web-Hosting Service You already have a great

7 Ways Email Marketing Can Improve Your Business

~by Ashley Andrews~ . You’ve probably heard that email marketing can improve your business. However, while you may know the basics about email marketing, like how to use an opt-in box and use an auto-responder to send out a newsletter, you may not know how it can improve your business. For email marketing to be an effective way to improve your business, you first need to have three things in place:   1. At least one attractive offer on your website. This could be your own product or an affiliate product. 2. An opt-in page to capture visitors names and

Bootstrapping Tips New Entrepreneurs Need to Know

~by Lizzie Weakley~   We live in an exciting world, and technological advancements have opened up opportunities for new entrepreneurs that used to seem like a dream. Whether you are prepared to start up a large industry or plan to keep your work closer to home by engaging in online marketing, the sky’s the limit. No matter what you’re planning, however, there are some tips you should be aware of to make the most of your efforts.   Startup Hang-ups Humans are innovative beings, and we’re constantly coming up with creative ideas to make things more convenient. However, it takes

Your Guide to the First Month Out of Corporate

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ When you leave corporate and enter into the world of entrepreneurship, the first thing to become obvious is that no one tells you what to do or how to do it. You are the one expected to make all the decisions. That means you get to decide when you’re going to get up in the morning, when you go to bed at night, how many hours a day you work, how you work, which tasks you perform, and every little minuscule detail that pertains to your business. The number of decisions you have to make is,

How to Assess the Health of Any Business

~by Marlena Stoddard~ . Just because a business hasn’t yet closed its doors doesn’t mean it is in good financial condition. Some companies may be able to borrow money from friends, relatives or financial institutions to keep them going in the hopes that they will one day turn a profit. In some cases, the owners themselves contribute capital to keep their dream alive. How can you tell if a business is healthy or not? Take a Look at Its P&L Statement The profit and loss statement will give you a good idea of how much money the company brings in,

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