Small Business Operations

How to Work from Home

Many small businesses are now allowing employees to work remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic . Even aside from this recent reality, working from home has been steadily gaining popularity among business owners and employees for years. It’s not all bad, though. About 91 percent of workers actually think they’re more productive when working remotely. …

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5 Small Business Efficiency Secrets

Small businesses don’t have the luxury of waste. Without huge teams and unlimited budgets , business owners must make every minute, dollar, and hire count. Identifying inefficient processes and replacing them with better practices can help companies save money without sacrificing quality in the bargain. How to Increase Business Efficiency Check out these top tips …

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What is a Virtual Employee? The Pros and Cons of Hiring Them

Have you ever heard the term “virtual employee” and wondered what exactly it means? Basically, a virtual employee is just like a regular employee who works for your business. However, instead of coming into your office or physical location, they provide services remotely. In most cases, virtual employees aren’t directly employed by your business. You’ll …

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Does Your Small Business Create a Personal Prison or Provide Financial Freedom?

For many small business owners, starting a business is a dream of financial freedom; doing what they love and working when they want. Unfortunately, more often, it becomes a personal prison where they are required to work more hours than any job and serve customers they dislike. On the Small Business Radio Show this week, …

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5 Reasons to Hire Contractors in Other Countries

Thanks to technology that makes it easier to connect with people around the world, national governments are making it easier to hire and work with people in other countries. Programs like Canada’s eTA Application makes it simple for citizens of eTA-eligible countries to visit Canada for business, tourism, or transit, and U.S. domestic business travel …

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10 Tips for Successfully Navigating Major Business Changes

If you run a business for a long period of time, you’re going to need to pivot or change at some point. Whether you’re changing the name or the marketing tactics you use, navigating those changes successfully is a must. Members of the online small business community have plenty of experience in this area. Read …

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Free Playbook Shows How to Improve Business Phone Communications

Sponsored Post For many businesses, inquiries from new or potential customers tend to come in waves. For example, retail shops are likely to see more activity during the holidays. Personal trainers are often busiest around the new year. And real estate agents tend to field the most calls during the summer months. Even if your …

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How to Use Body Language to Attract People Your Business Wants

You’ll find a lot of studies revealing how much of communication is nonverbal. Body language creates a more true measure of what the person is actually trying to communicate. Compare this to what is coming out of their mouths. In your business, communication attracts or repels the customers that you want. How to Use Body …

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Holiday Tipping Guide: Who to Tip – and How Much

Holiday tipping is a great way to show your appreciation . But who do you tip at the holidays? This holiday tipping guide will help you figure that out. Holiday Tipping Guide Mail and Package Delivery Services You probably send and receive a lot of mail and packages over the holiday season, and perhaps throughout …

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