Category: Business Operations

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Top Tips for Setting Up an Effective Employee of the Month Program

When you’re running a business, no matter its size, one of the most crucial factors to success is the team you have around you. To be a successful businesswoman you need committed, loyal, engaged, and productive employees who can continually help you take your venture to the next level. To achieve this, focus on creating…
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Dark Web

Black PR: What to Expect and How to Fight

Public relations (PR) have always been an important business concept, but the Internet gave it a brand new boost and revealed the dark side of this phenomenon. Many entrepreneurs, industry thought leaders, and senior managers still don’t understand the power of the so-called Black PR, but they certainly should because it’s becoming a critical tool…
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Slow Season? 6 Ways to Maximize the Unproductive Days and Grow Your Business

Every business tends to have busy periods and not so busy periods. If you work in a particularly seasonal industry, this cycle is even more pronounced. But whatever your industry, don’t spend the slow season twiddling your thumbs and stressing about the health of your company. Here are 6 ways to maximize the unproductive days…
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What Can I Do to Lower My Business’s Energy Bill?

Business owners often spend their time attempting to create a budget that includes all their expenses from office supplies to putting fuel in the company car. However, there is one thing they usually have trouble predicting. The consumption of power has eluded even the savviest of budgeters. Energy Star, one of the country’s leading EPA…
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Is Your Workplace Safe?

Everyone deserves to feel safe when they go to work each day. No matter where you work or what you do, a basic level of safety is something you should be able to count on. However, it may sometimes be necessary to ask whether or not your workplace really is safe. There are a few…
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How Can I Protect My Employees at Work?

A good business owner understands that its employees are the backbone of their company. There is no doubt that without a functioning staff, progress comes to a halt, which means profit comes to a halt. Therefore, it is in the best interest of an employer to place as many preventative measures to protect their employees…
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Building a Unicorn: A Look at the Lessons from the $1B+ Club

Since, venture capitalist, Aileen Lee coined the term “unicorn startup” in 2013, it’s been a funding fantasia. There’s a new unicorn born every four days. So, you want to build a billion-dollar startup too? Of course you do. It’s a founder’s dream is to join the herd of unicorns — becoming a statistical rarity and…
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Writing Your First Business Plan: Mistakes That You Should Avoid

Every great business idea needs an even better business plan. Without a solid presentation of everything required to go from idea to realization, you can’t expect anyone to invest their money or support you. Writing a business plan is a process you need to be familiar with, before attempting to do it. You need to…
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3 Business Softwares Way More Powerful Than You Think

Even though this is currently the era of everything digital, business is still completed in what is described as the traditional way with pen and paper. There is no reason why a company or entrepreneur cannot strike a combination of tradition and current. There are a number of professional software options on the market that…
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Creating a Productive Work Environment While Working from Home

Working from home has become increasingly possible and popular in the last several years, and if you’re a telecommuter, then you need a home office. When you go into an office building for work, you only have a limited amount of control over the environment. Your company might have done all the work of setting…
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