Business Blind Spots

  As business owners, leadership (and the pressure to be good at it!) comes with the job. All leaders have blind spots – areas in which they typically neglect, yet have a big impact overall in the business. Business blind spots have been described as an area in the lives of people in which they continually do not see themselves …

How to Avoid Financial Pitfalls

    Creativity, determination and perseverance are some of the top qualities successful business owners possess. One they often lack is the ability to manage the financial side of the business. More often than not, failure due to financial hardship can be traced back to the very beginning of the process. A startup costs money – lots of money – …

Taking Control of Your Supply Chain

  Second only to labor costs, supply chain management can eat up a hearty chunk of your operating expense budget. The process of negotiating with suppliers can also take up a hefty amount of another valuable resource: time. Don’t let your supply chain manage your time and money. Take back control! It is no surprise that businesses in control of …

Secrets to Keep Your Business Looking Good

Just as business health should never be neglected, it is equally important to present a tight, clean and stream-lined look to your customers. We tend to be attracted to order and cleanliness, and will usually choose the business that seems to have it together on the outside, regardless of their internal situation. Presenting a well-cultivated persona, both online and in …

5 Website Mistakes Small Businesses Should Avoid

“Your website is your opportunity to showcase the value of working with your business, as an employee or as a customer. It also allows for you to project your product offerings and messaging exactly as you wish them to be seen.” Eek, sounds important! It is important, and it’s worth the investment to build up a website that represents your …

Midyear Tax Planning Should Be A Business Priority

It’s midyear 2013 — time to take a serious look at your business tax planning. Here are some places to start.

Debt Problems Still Plague Workers

A recent survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) indicated that 55% of workers have debt problems and aren’t able to set aside much for retirement.

Identity Theft Happens On College Campuses

If you’re a young college student and believe identity theft is something only older folks need worry about, think again!

SWOT: Your Business Health Check

A strong, healthy business strategy is necessary to build a successful company, but what makes a business strategy vital? One of the most effective ways of analwww.wwyzing the health of your business strategy is to utilize the SWOT matrix.