We’ll try to not beat the long-dead horse about how significant first impressions can be. You’ve heard it all your life that initial perceptions are hard to un-do, and with a business it’s certainly no different. When you commit to a small business, it’s important to consider what impression you give, and to recognize what […]
Exhaustion is bound to happen at some point. Rare is the small business owner who has a reliable 9-5 with no variability. Much more common is the owner who fluctuates between what could be considered leisurely and near insanity. Because we know all too many *very* busy entrepreneurs and business owners always on the move, […]
One of the best things about being a small business owner is having significantly more control over the company you keep, in more ways than one! This can be both your own small business, and the individuals you interact with daily. However, sometimes the impact a negative coworker/associate/client can have is much more significant in […]
As a small business owner in today’s world, you may not have a “home-base” permanent office. In fact, majority of our clients have “virtual offices” where they may have a mailbox or use a desk or conference room as needed, but are otherwise “off the grid” as far as office real estate goes. This saves […]
It’s easy to get caught up in pessimism today. Day in and out, we hear something new and disappointing, either in the media, within social media platforms, or through our own relationships. Not to mention the amount of uncertainty we face at the moment as far as the economy goes; chances are, you remember the […]
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 […]