Stress management tips for small business owners

Posted on 5:04 am, April 2, 2015 by

Stress Management

No one is immune to stress, especially small business owners. The latter wear many hats ranging from receptionist, marketer, salesperson, administrator, accountant and more. They are usually on a tight budget, overworked and have to meet tight deadlines. In short, they are usually under considerable stress. Stress can negatively impact both health and productivity; hence, the need to tackle it … Read more


How to make small businesses stand out from the competition

Posted on 2:25 pm, March 11, 2015 by

There are a huge number of small businesses across the globe. Small businesses consistently face the challenge of how to be different from the existing competition. If small businesses are doing the same as others, why would customers prefer it over the rest? In short, small businesses need to be both better and different from other small businesses. We look … Read more


Effective social media marketing strategies for small businesses

Posted on 11:18 am, February 27, 2015 by

Social Media

Social media is a widely used marketing tool currently and small businesses are no exception. Today, millions of people and potential customers are using social media on a daily basis. Facebook has become a verb pretty much the same way Google became a verb earlier. Spending a few hours on social media has become the norm and not the exception. … Read more


Effective email marketing strategies for small businesses

Posted on 12:03 pm, February 17, 2015 by

Email_Marketing

Email marketing existed even before social media came of age. This is one of the most cost effective channels of communication that the small business owners used earlier and which is still in vogue to keep in touch with their potential market and current customers. Therefore, small business owners should consider including email strategy into their marketing plans and reach … Read more


How to retain your best employees

Posted on 11:50 am, February 3, 2015 by

Best Employee

Your employees are both the face and engine of your business. Retaining good employees is critical to any organization’s success. We look at ways to retain the best employees. Recognize and appreciate accomplishments – Take the necessary time and effort to recognize and appreciate good work. It doesn’t cost much and raises the morale of the employees. Employees tend to … Read more


Advantages of going paperless for small businesses

Posted on 11:35 am, January 19, 2015 by

Paperless

Generally small businesses have to struggle harder for financial success and growth as compared to the larger players. Going paperless is an effective and useful strategy to help small businesses compete in the marketplace today. We look at some of the advantages of going paperless. Saving Space Real estate is costly today especially in large cities. Substituting electronic documentation for … Read more


Small Business Events 2015

Posted on 3:33 pm, January 5, 2015 by

Small Business Events

With the New Year around the corner, you as an entrepreneur would have already made your resolutions, strategies and other relevant plans to take your business to the next level. There are many who would be planning to venture into business and those who would like to diversify their business. There are many small business events that give an insight … Read more


Top 5 Digital Marketing Trends to watch out for in 2015

Posted on 12:11 pm, December 15, 2014 by

Digital Marketing

In a couple of weeks’ time 2014 will draw to a close. Startups and established businesses would be burning the midnight oil to figure out various marketing and advertising strategies for next year. Though the basics of marketing has not changed much, the landscape of marketing has changed drastically. It’s an era of digital marketing. Therefore digital marketing has to … Read more


Advantages of partnering with other businesses today

Posted on 1:30 pm, November 13, 2014 by

Partners

Today the business environment is very competitive. Organizations need considerable financial strength and constant innovation to both survive and thrive. It may be a wise move for firms to partner with other businesses to stay competitive and boost business prospects. We look at the benefits of doing the same. Increased strength and credibility – When companies partner with other successful … Read more


Tips on Business Etiquette

Posted on 2:24 pm, November 11, 2014 by

Business_Etiquette

Today, business is more than just generating more revenue and profits.  It is also about establishing and nurturing goodwill and relationships. We look at what business etiquette to follow in the workplace. Get up on your feet – Don’t follow the laidback attitude by remaining seated when being introduced to somebody new. You need to show at least the basic … Read more