Keeping Your Business Data Secure for Telecommuting Employees

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Telecommuting, or the notion of employees working remotely, is becoming a popular option for many small business owners. It is cost saving to not only you the business owner, but the environment as well. In addition, it helps keep employees happy by allowing them to work from home, which can be a … [Read more...]

The Game of Life: How Can You Leverage “Gamification” For Your Small Business?


Believe it or not, the notion of playing games has been around for quite some time. From rudimentary Egyptian board games to the early days of electronic video games, such as PONG, the competition and desire to achieve pre-determined goals that comes with playing games is programmed in our DNA.  And … [Read more...]

Getting Organized | Tips on keeping track of business receipts


Having organized records of purchases is essential to operating a successful business. So before you pull out your hair this tax season, take some time to organize your expenses and follow these quick steps to better track your business receipts. Separate business and pleasure As a small … [Read more...]

Disciplinary Systems: How to Control Those Unproductive Employees


Discipline in the workplace can be a very touchy subject. From hurt feelings all the way to litigation, companies face a struggle in dealing with unproductive employees. Many employers use a progressive discipline system. This means that, generally, discipline involve a three- or four-step … [Read more...]

What Your Small Business Needs to Know About Pinterest


There’s a good chance the word, Pinterest, has been thrown around recent business meetings. But what the heck is it exactly? Better yet, why should you care? Today, we plan to reveal everything there is to know about this new and upcoming social network. What is Pinterest? Pinterest describes … [Read more...]

Operation Business Card Drop: Clever Ways to Increase Your Audience

Operation Business Card Drop

Business cards are an essential asset to any business owner. These useful tools help businesses expand contacts as well as increase a network of friends and clients. Many small businesses understand this, but often leave their beautifully designed cards in a pile on the desk in the office. So if … [Read more...]

Ways Small Businesses are using iPads to Increase Office Productivity


  Ways Small Businesses are using iPads to Increase Office Productivity With any new technology comes the question "how can I use this in my business?" In many cases, new technology can be tricky and a little difficult to incorporate. Since the release of the first iPad in April 2010, the … [Read more...]

Tracking Nightmares – The Case of the Vanishing Business Items


No one enjoys hunting down misplaced items. Just think of the panic that ensues when you misplace your wallet or car keys (when you’re already five minutes late, of course).  For business owners, this state of panic is taken to a whole new level when key items vanish from stockrooms or in transit … [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...]

Top iPhone Apps to Increase Small Business Productivity


Believe it or not, your iPhone is handy for  more than just playing Angry Birds or Words With Friends – it’s an essential tool for many small business owners. There are a number of iPhone apps that allow you to keep an eye on your business activities from any location. Whether your small business is … [Read more...]