Category: Business


  • How to Be Better at Networking Even If You’re An Introvert

    Personal networking is the way to get ahead in today’s increasingly connected world. Networking used to be done by executives in meeting rooms powered with expensive business cards and it was a system that very much favored the extrovert manager or director. So how do you get good at networking without that batch of business […]

  • How to Make Effective Business Decisions and How To Learn From Them

    Want to be a leader or a manager in the business world? Then you’re going to have to be able to take decisions. More importantly, you want to be able to make decisions that improve productivity and impact positively on the place you work. There’s often an assumption that “decision making” is an innate skill […]

  • How to Write a Vision Statement

    The vision statement, all too often dismissed as a silly marketing gimmick, can be a powerful tool for your business if it’s done properly. Here’s what you need to know about vision statements and how to write an effective vision statement for your business: What is A Vision Statement? A vision statement is a carefully […]

  • How to Hire the Right People For Your Small Business

    Hiring is critical in any business; get the right people and the business improves, get the wrong ones and it can have a serious impact on the work being done. It’s even more important in a small business where there’s very little room for error and a poor hiring decision can set the business back […]

  • How To Decide Whether or Not to Outsource Your HR Department

    Finding all the paperwork in your business a hassle? Struggling to keep up with the mountain of management associated with employing people that isn’t directly related to the work they’re doing for you? Then you might want to consider a professional employer organization (PEO). A PEO essentially takes over the HR functions of a business […]

  • stratustime Review: The Best Time and Attendance Software For Small Businesses

    We’ve been examining time and attendance solutions recently and we believe we’ve found the best time and attendance software for small businesses in the form of stratustime. Time and attendance tracking isn’t important for all businesses and it’s important to think about whether you really need it before investing in any form of software and […]

  • How to Get The Best Credit Card Processing Fees For Your Business

    You might not know it but everything in life except death (and sometimes taxes) is negotiable. This is also true for the credit card processing fees that your business pays but it’s not widely known and you will need to understand the basics of how credit card processing works to get the best deal from […]

  • How To Hire For Cultural Fit (and When Not to Hire For Cultural Fit)

    When you hire a new employee; you’re making a serious investment in your business. Research suggests that costs of hiring and engaging the wrong employee can be equivalent to 6-9 times their monthly salary. A mistake in the hiring process, particularly in small businesses with shallow pockets, can have a huge impact on the bottom […]

  • How to Protect Your Business From Fraud

    Fraud is a serious risk for small businesses. Businesses receive less protection under law than individuals when it comes to bank fraud and the risk of cyber-fraud is ever increasing. But the risks to businesses don’t just come from outside the company; they may lurk within the company too. Employees all too often commit fraud […]

  • How to Help Investors Choose to Invest In Your Business

    There comes a time in the life of every business when you need a little more (or a lot more) money to get things moving in the right direction. That’s where investors come in; they take a stake in your business in exchange for cash. But how do you get the attention of investors when […]