The Effects of Functionality on Productivity

Last week we discussed the many surprising ways music contributes to one’s small business environment. For this post and the next few, we thought we’d focus more on creating a positive work atmosphere for businesses. How a business looks, feels, and even smells can both retain and repel clients and employees. This week, we’ll focus […]

Musical Notes for Small Businesses

We all like to get our toes tapping from time to time with a musical background. Numerous studies have shown that playing music we like can make us more productive and enthusiastic about our work, but it’s also commonly utilized as a device to impact shoppers as well; who knew? For this week’s post, we […]

Conflict Resolution: Common Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

For those small businesses that are made up of teams and rely upon employees, conflict is sure to arise at some point or another. Perhaps between you and the employee, or two employees separately. Regardless of the type, poor conflict management can lead to devastating effects in the workplace. To avoid valuable employee loss, tension […]

Ways to Enjoy More Summer as a Small Business Owner

With summer comes the longing for vacation, spending time outdoors, baseball games, and spending time with family. Fortunately, as a small business owner, it’s more likely you can attain this freedom (more so than your average employee equivalent!) . That said, it’s still important to stay in touch with one’s work and not get carried […]

Navigating New Terrain: Finding New Customers as a Small Business Owner

We’ve been on the subject of moving and relocation for a few weeks, but figured most anyone might benefit from the subject of locating new customers. This can happen at any point, moving or not, and is something all small business owners should be keeping tabs on. Regardless, if you’re new to an area or […]

Office Artwork: Making it Looks Nice and Avoiding Mistakes

Since we’ve discussed moving and relocation, we figured we might as well focus on settling in to your new space.  After all, there’s a lot more to an office than just a desk and your physical work, right? Taking the time to claim the space and making it a place you enjoy being aesthetically can […]

On the Move: Small Business Tips for Relocation

There’s no doubt that having to relocate one’s small business can be a huge headache. Whether it’s up the street or across the nation, it can be a struggle to maintain client relationships while finding a new address. But, sometimes it’s for the best. If you can save money, have better amenities, or a faster […]

Strapped for Cash? Solutions for Small Business Owners

It can happen to the best of us. And let’s face it; with small business often comes big risk, and often difficult financial decisions. There may be a time (or maybe it’s happening now) that you’re finding your business strapped for cash and you’re in need of some quick decision-making to try to brave the […]

A-Z with Gen Z: A Small Business Owner’s Guide

We’ve mentioned Generation Z (born in the mid 1990s to early 2000s) a few times in the past few posts. While they may seem still young and insignificant, it’s estimated that by 2020, they will make up close to 40% of all consumers. Because of these impressive numbers, we thought providing small business owners with their […]

International Upcoming Small Business Trends

Last week gave mention to small business trends within the U.S., but ever wonder what’s going on with the rest of the world’s business climate? Being “in the know,” even as a domestic entrepreneur can give insight to what’s next and keep your business ideas in perspective, as well as relevant on a global scale. […]