Category: Business Operations

Mergers

5 Things You Need to Know Before Merging Your Business

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . Mergers and acquisitions can give companies a fast way to expand product lines and enter new markets. Still, merging with another company introduces many variables, some of them unknown, into your business model. A well-planned merger has no guarantee for success, and a hasty merger can easily ruin your business and…
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4 Essential Qualities Your Small Business Staff Needs

~by Anica Oaks~ . A small business depends on its staff. However, good help can be hard to find. Staff of all kinds could use some help. Here are some qualities that you could encourage in your staff. 1. Dedication It is extraordinarily important to have a staff that is dedicated to your business and…
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data theft

Fight Data Theft with these 5 Digital Security Tips

~by Kara Masterson~ . At a recent conference organized by the Minnesota Better Business Bureau, cyber security experts presented two sobering statistics related to data theft. The first statistic came from the FBI, which reported an increase of more than 250 percent in data theft since 2015. The other figure was the average loss endured…
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workplace environment

Simple Ways to Create a Better Workplace Environment

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . Creating a healthy workplace environment is very important. It helps with the level of productivity. It helps keeps stress levels down. If you’re looking for simple ways to infuse this type of positivity in your workplace from a managerial standpoint, consider these ideas. Example It’s important to be the change you…
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warehouse

How to Use Technology to its Fullest Potential in a Warehouse

~by Kara Masterson~ . The modern warehouse is far from the traditional storage area it once was. Improvements in technology, combined with a “need it now” culture, mean that warehouse inventory can and must move faster than ever before. Fortunately, modern technology is more than up to the task, offering warehouse managers more options than…
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economic downturns

How to Keep Your Company Ahead of Economic Downturns

~by Anica Oaks~ . Economic downturns are hard to predict, but they happen regularly. Some businesses are affected more than others by economic conditions. There are certain steps you can take to ensure that your business doesn’t face catastrophe every time the economy goes south. Here are some of the best ways to keep your…
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abuse in the workplace abuse

Abuse in the Workplace: What Are Your Options?

~by Meghan Belnap~ . As a business owner, you have a multitude of responsibilities that extend beyond the daily production of your products and services. Of the most important duties, ensuring that your employees are protected and cared for, should be high on your list. Whether it is sexual harassment or verbal abuse by management…
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customer service

Customer Service: Why is the Customer Always Right?

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . The heart of every business lies in sales, and the key to great sales is competent customer service. Unfortunately, many business owners leave customer service out of the equation. Understand that omitting customer service can have a major impact on the success of your business, especially in today’s highly competitive age.…
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Employees' Information

4 Ways to Secure Your Employees’ Information

~by Dixie Somers~ . Mismanagement and inadequate securing of employees’ information have been a challenge for many employers. In some extreme cases, it has led to lawsuits and loss of vital information. Data and identity theft has grown by more than 650 percent in the past three years. Confidential employee information includes full names, addresses,…
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reduce the risk of fire

How to Reduce the Risk of Fire in Your Production Facility

~by Kara Masterson~ . Industrial fires injure and kill hundreds of employees each year. They’re also responsible for billions of dollars in damage to property, products and equipment. While safety standards have improved in recent years, production facilities will always have some degree of risk to deal with. Luckily, nowadays there are multiple things you…
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