How to Encourage Employee Advocacy on Social Media

Employee advocacy is the holy grail of HR. Not only is it a free, virtually limitless source of excellent PR, but it can also help foster a sense of shared vision and camaraderie among your workforce, creating a sort of feedback loop of good vibes th...
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7 Easy Ways to Fine-Tune Your Startup

The beginnings of any business can be difficult, as its success relies entirely on the business owner’s ability to effectively manage every aspect of the company’s work in order to ensure there are no obstacles in its progress. New companies are stri...
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4 Mistakes That Stop Ecommerce Startups From Growing

The world is becoming increasingly ecommerce-dependent. People like to order everything online from the ease of their homes. More than 95% of shoppers in the UK have made an online purchase and the credit goes to 90% of retailers who accept credit an...
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What Does It Take to Give Shape to a Startup Dream?

Every startup goes through a birthing process. It all starts when you conceive a brilliant idea and you decide that your dream is worth enough to renounce your current job and engagements. Sounds pretty easy, right? Reality check — the first big step...
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What Small Companies Should Know About Expanding Locations

If your small business is growing at a steady rate, you may believe it is time for a second location. But just because your company as it stands today is profitable, does not mean that it will be profitable after an expansion. What are some factors t...
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4 Affordable Ways To Streamline Your Business Through The Start-up Phase

For all the attention that successful startups get these days, the stark business reality is that less than five percent make it to the second year. One of the most common factors that lead to startup failure is related to operational costs; it is ex...
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Inventory Wizard: 3 Biggest Supply Chain Issues And How To Fix Them

Managing a supply chain involves many challenges, but new technologies and warehousing options are beginning to make things easier. Keeping inventories under control still creates some issues, however. Here are three major issues and how to address t...
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The Best DIY Marketing Resources for a Small Business

If you are a typical small business owner, you are probably balancing several important priorities. You also might not have thousands of dollars to spend on a marketing campaign every month and may have to be a marketing manager and accountant all at...
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How Your Small Business Can Start Thinking Like A Big One

One of the things that keeps a business small is an inability to think big. If you want to grow your business, you must learn to think as a large business thinks. Below are four key things you must do to think as a large business. Plan for the Long-T...
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How to Successfully Leverage BYOD Within Your Small Business

As a general rule, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has helped to revolutionise the modern workplaces, with an estimated 60% of all commercial ventures set to have embraced this progressive concept by the end of 2016 . Despite this, there remains a sense...
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Investments All Small Businesses Should Make in the First Year

The first 12 months of any business is typically the most crucial and the most arduous phase. There's still weak traction, the business model remains untested, capital and capital sources are still limited, and the list of challenges continue. Despit...
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5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Save Money

When you’re a small business owner, it can be hard. You know that it’s a competitive landscape out there, which is why so many small businesses end up failing . You know that 9 out of 10 startups fail , and that almost half of all small businesses do...
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Five Tips for Dealing with Business Stress

Everyone likes to admire the freedom which comes with being a businessman, but that freedom comes with different restrictions and responsibilities. Dale Carnegie talked about how a person may start a business in a field in which he enjoys, only to lo...
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A Brief Guide to Integrated Content Marketing

A good content marketing strategy is stronger than the sum of its parts, and by integrating several different content streams, businesses can leverage the benefits of each medium or publishing channel. Integrated content marketing is the key to maxim...
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9 Online Business Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Cost

Even though businesses that exist solely on the internet can be very successful, they also pose some special challenges not faced by traditional brick-and-mortar businesses. Entrepreneurs who choose to start online businesses should be aware of these...
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5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Need To Invest More Into Sales Training

Many small businesses assume that because of their size, there is no point spending extra money training their sales staff. This is a serious risk on their part, as sales training is required to help improve sale strategy, business development and mo...
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First-Time Renter: What to Know Before Choosing Office Space

An office can quickly become your home away from home. You rent an office to be productive, but that only happens if you choose the right one. First-time renters should know a few important tips on how to rent properly and what to look for in your ne...
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How To Make Your SME More Efficient in 2017

The cause of business inefficiency is a much debated topic, with various triggers thought to be prominent within specific industries. There are also contributing factors that are universally prevalent, however, with an underlying lack of clarity one ...
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5 Planning Problems Entrepreneurs Run into and How to Avoid Them

A successful entrepreneur might become a millionaire, but just making a profit is enough for most new startups. For many entrepreneurs, the idea of setting your own hours and designing your own process is nirvana. However, many new entrepreneurs run ...
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How Entrepreneurs Can Brainstorm Unique Ideas for Their Ventures

In many ways, the notion of businesses using a restricted creative team or resource is outdated in the modern age. After all, there is a finite limit on the creative output of any individual resource, while ideas that emerge from the same perspective...
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