Tag: small business

Old School, Offline Marketing for Your Small Business

~ by Katie Kapro ~ It doesn’t matter if your small business has been around for 2 months or twenty years – there’s always more to learn. There are courses on website best practices, seminars on how to build an email list, and workshops on how exactly you’re supposed to handle those snarky comments on…
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Starting a Family Business? 5 Ways to Ensure Success

~by Lizzie Weakley~ . Running a family business can be as challenging as starting a business with an associate or former coworker, if not more so. There are personal feelings to consider as well as bruised egos. Plus, they’re people you love. And if you don’t have a plan in place, dissension can easily detract…
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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…
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Plan, Test, Plan, Test And So On And So Forth

One of the fun things I’m doing with this new business is planning, then testing out how things work, then planning some more.  It is a never ending cycle, which will never result in perfection, but hopefully will result in a viable, healthy home care business. We are quickly discovering, that very few things go…
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The Top 3 Things Your Business Needs

~by Jane Hinchey~ What will bring your business success? Three things.   From my experience, here are the top three things your business needs, right outta the gate, if you want your business headed on a path to success. 1. Skill set. It goes without saying really, but I’ve seen many entrepreneurs get this wrong.…
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5 Great Team Building Exercises for Leadership Training

~by Meghan Belnap~ . Leadership teams must be able to function well together as a cohesive team. Unfortunately, that does not happen by mere chance or with time. Rather, with intentional effort cohesion can be developed. Many leadership training courses offer team building exercises and activities to help develop that cohesion. From the silly to…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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How to Manage Twitter and Work it for Your Business

~by Haley Lynn Gray~ . Twitter is one of those social media platforms that a lot of people think is either passé, or that they just don’t get or understand. I’ve heard it said that Twitter is dead too many times to count.  Yet, I’ve found that Twitter is one of the biggest powerhouses for…
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