Now that we’ve reached the second week of the year, we thought we’d discuss a few things all small businesses should look into in 2018. These aren’t resolutions or goals, but rather some friendly business tips to ensure 2018 is a successful year for you and your company.
Now that we’ve discussed the why of New Year’s Resolutions, we thought it might be worth exploring a few commonly suggested resolutions for small business owners. Feel free to utilize these for inspiration, or in a literal sense, whatever your company could use improvement on. In no particular order, our suggestions are as follows:
It’s believed that the tradition of New Year’s resolutions date back to 153 B.C. via the God, Janus, who represented the month of January. Janus was said to have two faces, with each face figuratively looking towards the future, and one towards the past (and, if you gifted Janus, he might just forgive your wrongdoings […]
So, we’ve already discussed holiday cards and types that can be sent to associates, customers, and employees, but what about gift ideas? Sending gifts in a more professional relationship can be challenging, so we’ve outlined a few gift suggestions that might just do the trick. Bonus: many of these can be given near-last minute!
Tis the season to receive numerous holiday greeting cards. These often charming, decorative pieces serve the purpose of making us feel remembered and special, letting others know we are thinking of them. That said, we have a few special card ideas for our small business audience to consider this year (or next) to help their […]
Rest easy. One of the perks of small business ownership is being able to skirt the traditional office party setting with all its high pressures and forced socializing with that oddball Bob from the fifth floor sales department. Still, it’s nice to celebrate and be sure you show employees or associates that you appreciate them […]
Congratulations! If you’re reading this, you’ve made it through another potentially grueling Thanksgiving with family members who may or may not understand what it’s like to run a small business. In hopes of keeping confidence and optimism high as we continue through the holiday season, we’ve decided to compose a short list of things small […]
This Thursday leads another year of tradition around the dinner table with family, friends, and catching up. While everyone is sure to tell you about how wonderfully things have been going for them, the focus is sure to land on you at some point, for better or worse. After all, the fascination of small business […]
No doubt, one of the most challenging aspects of being a small business owner is handling a fluctuating income. Month to month is not always consistent, which makes budgeting and preparation a chore. While some small businesses may be heading to a more lucrative season as winter approaches, others may be in for a dry […]
Perhaps nothing is more American than striking with your own business and exercising the freedom to create your own income in the free market. The dream of being your own boss and take sole control over your career has its’ draws that most everyone has considered at some point or another. An estimated 2.45 million […]