You want the business to grow. You know how hard the sales and marketing teams work to get new customers. You know how long it takes to tempt clients away from your competitors. Yet, at times there’s an attitude of inevitability that when you lose a customer there’s nothing to be done.
You wouldn’t just hand over your books to anybody on Craigslist who claims to have ‘experience with accounting’ would you? Of course not! Why, then, would you trust a security, networking or communications company simply because they have a website? The answer, of course, is that you wouldn’t. You would make sure that any company […]
Outsourcing is often seen as a taboo topic by aspiring entrepreneurs. On one hand outsourcing is great for reducing overhead, something any smart business leader wants. On the other, it’s consistently cited as one of the most disliked aspects of modern free enterprise.
No matter how large or small a construction project may be, one can agree that there are various facets and dynamics that must be communicated at all times and, often, immediately. Without effective communication practices in place, completing projects on time, within budget, and to the expectations of a client is nearly impossible. Stakeholders, construction […]
They say that sometimes you have to fake it until you make it. In the business world, image is sometimes everything. If potential clients think you’re small and unimportant, they will treat you like you are small and unimportant.
Business owners have a great deal of responsibility when it comes to following guidelines, laws, and policies. Owners are responsible for the upkeep of their facilities to protect the health and safety of their workers and the general public. Failure to maintain a safe and decent environment most certainly puts businesses at risk for significant […]
Take just a moment to think about how you spend your time at work. Do you work all the time you work? If the answer is yes, then you belong to the 7% destined to a life of wealth and success. But, if you like the remaining 93%, then you struggle to stay on task.
Starting a business, no matter what situation you may be in, is not an easy task. You may take on a business partner for various reasons – money, brainstorming, etc. – and take the risk of clashing heads at some point because of differences.
It is best to choose your business partner, just as you would your spouse – or so they say. You’ll spend more hours in the office working with your business partner, than you will likely spend at home caring for your spouse.
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy, but it is not easy to run one and succeed. Indeed, it is much easier to start strong and find yourself struggling down the road – and not too far down.