5 Steps to Make the Right Hire


Are you ready to add another member to your small business’ Staff? In today’s economy, hiring the right person is more important than ever – but don’t worry, we can help! Use these five steps to find the perfect employee for your business. Step 1: Create a competitive job description. Be … [Read more...]

Top 3 Mistakes Small Business Websites Make – And How to Avoid Them


To operate a successful business, you not only need to offer a great product or service, you also need a web presence. While most small business owners understand the importance of having a website, many don’t realize that their websites contain a number of flaws. Here are the most common mistakes … [Read more...]

Don’t Strike Out: 3 Small Business Tips for Beating “Big League” Competitors


Stepping up to the plate and starting a small business can be intimidating, especially when you’re facing larger companies with more money and staff. Knock your “big league” competitors out of the park with these three tips for ensuring your small business is an industry all-star. 1.     Be an … [Read more...]

Vote for Wasp in the Small Business Influencer Awards!


Our organization was honored to be nominated in this year’s SMB Influencer Awards. Please stop by to cast your vote for Wasp Barcode Technologies, the brand behind the Buzz! You can vote once every 24 hours until August 9 - so share the love more than once if you'd like. Vote for Wasp … [Read more...]

Spreading the Word| How to make your small business website more social


We’ve all been to corporate websites that are boring and do little to engage prospects and customers.  Sites like these often end up costing the company time and money, without delivering any value to current and future customers. Luckily, the addition of social elements can drive engagement and … [Read more...]

Up And Coming: An interview with Small Business Trends’ Anita Campbell


Small Business Trends tops the list of SMB-focused websites, occupying the #1 spot on Blog Rank’s list of 100 small business blogs. We recently had the opportunity to talk to Anita Campbell, entrepreneur and CEO of Small Business Trends. Here are the highlights, including her tips on succeeding in … [Read more...]

Dog Days of Summer: 5 ways to keep your employees motivated


The heat index is soaring, the kids are out of school for the summer, and the neighborhood pool is singing a siren song to the 9-to-5-ers. And, as we all know, none of this does much for productivity around the office. So, how do you counter the effects of summer time and keep your employees … [Read more...]

Google+ Explained


If you’ve heard the buzz about Google+, and you’re wondering what the Google version of social networking is all about, you’ve come to the right place (UPDATE: when this article was first published, the doors to Google+ were closed to new invitees. Google+ is now open to the public, albeit in a … [Read more...]