Blog posts tagged with "Small Business Employees"

Secure Messaging: What Your Business Should Know

November 18, 2017
Enterprise mobile messaging is currently one of the fastest growing markets, and there are many reasons why. With the increasing adoption of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, there is more of a potential for security threats. Due to this, business owners need to ensure that they are protecting their operations. If security breaches occur, business face potential legal trouble, decreased sales and a tarnished reputation. In this post, we’ll explain the implications of secure messaging, and how it can benefit your business.

How Women Business Owners Can Stop Overusing "I'm Sorry"

November 14, 2017
In life, everyone makes mistakes. As a female business owner, it is respectable to apologize for your errors and to learn from them. But do you find yourself saying “I’m sorry” for actions that don’t warrant an apology, like asking a question or speaking up in a meeting? If so, you are not alone. Many women business owners don’t want to be viewed as abrasive in the workplace, so they apologize incessantly. Unfortunately, by doing this, they come off as self-deprecating or lacking in self-confidence. It’s crucial for women in business to stop apologizing and start owning the fact that their contributions are valued – so that their professional strengths can shine through.

How to conduct an interview that leads to strong hires

October 25, 2017
Does it seem like there are too many candidates vying for your new position? With so many other responsibilities to tend to, you’re likely trying to make the hiring process go as seamlessly as possible. Plus, you probably don’t want to risk hiring the wrong person. On-boarding can be time-consuming, so it is imperative that you find the correct employee in one try. In this post, we’ll explain the primary subjects that you should cover to guarantee that you’re selecting the right candidate. By following this guide, you’ll find a great new addition to your small business’s team in no time!

5 Business Security Measures for your Physical Location

October 23, 2017
Nearly anyone who owns a successful business will agree that keeping your business location secure is a top priority. From burglaries and break-ins that can lead to property damage and loss of goods, to simple shoplifting and petty theft, following proper business security measures is important.

7 Business Communication Tools Your Team Needs

October 11, 2017
Technology has transformed business communication tools to enhance workplace productivity. Instead of flying cross-country to attend an important business meeting, you can press a few buttons to connect with colleagues located halfway across the world. Contemporary team communication tools help businesses of all sizes attract more customers, and thus boosts sales.

How to make improvements during Customer Service Week

October 04, 2017
Happy Customer Service Week! Without a thorough customer service strategy, it will be challenging for your business to prosper. You need the support of your customers to continue growing your business, which is why you should take time to ponder how you can improve upon your existing customer service tactics.

3 Questions to Ask a CPA Firm Before Hiring Them

October 02, 2017
Finding the right CPA or bookkeeping firm is one of the most vital decisions you’ll make for your small business. Having a financial expert on your side not only allows you to be an expert in your field, but they can help you save money and grow your business.

How to choose the right small business health insurance

September 18, 2017
Health insurance is a topic that seems to be constantly in the news. Whether it’s the cost of premiums or the latest administration’s attempts to repeal ‘Obamacare,’ it’s become a big talking point for small businesses.

What to Consider When Hiring an Administrative Assistant

September 07, 2017
We have all heard the phrase “time is money.” This especially rings true if you are a business owner. The responsibilities of being a business owner likely feel as though they are never ending, and it can be challenging to complete everything on your to-do list.

How to manage employees who are also friends or family

August 24, 2017
Hiring a friend or family member to join your small business can be a blessing or a curse. Someone you know and trust outside of work could be a loyal, committed employee whose skills are strengthened by your prior relationship. Or you could find that they leverage your relationship to take extra allowances not available to other employees, like showing up late, slacking off on achieving goals or disregarding your authority and directions. Here are a few strategies to keep in mind when you are considering hiring a friend or family member.