Ah, cash flow. Is there anything more terrifying or essential to a small business’s survival? Manage it well, and you won’t just feel amazing, you and your business will be. Manage it poorly, and the last business-related sounds you may ever hear are the sounds of your own tears being drowned out by the repo […]
Whatever your field, running your own business is one of the most difficult career steps you can take. Knowing that you’re responsible for not just your own livelihood, but potentially your employees’ too, can put unimaginable pressure on an individual. There are various different signs that you’re suffering from stress, or “burnout,” such as becoming […]
The interview process generally isn’t enjoyable for either party. The interviewee will inevitably be nervous, and the person asking the questions knows that many of the answers they’re getting will pre-rehearsed and not representative of the individual. In order to get the best results out of candidates, you’ll need to think outside the box. Here […]
At some point, most business owners need to develop a hiring process that helps them find, evaluate, and train new employees. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs do know how to do this. Even businesses with dozens of workers may be able to improve their hiring systems to save time and money, and to find more qualified applicants. […]
With the ever increasing importance of technology in the workplace, downtime caused from I.T. disasters have a significant impact on your productivity as well as your company’s finances. In 2011, a survey from CA Technologies found that there was a combined $26.5bn loss in revenue on an annual basis. These businesses stated that, on average, […]
Employee happiness matters. Research from the University of Warwick shows happiness at work makes people more productive – about 12% more productive, at that. Google has invested more into employee support, and employee satisfaction has risen by 37%. The bottom line is, people perform better when they are happier.
If you’re self-employed and run your own business, you already know just how much that self-employment tax can hurt. Self-employed people typically pay higher Social Security and Medicare taxes than those who are employees of a company, as they must pay their share as well as their employer’s share. One way to reduce your SE […]
There is no denying that a company’s greatest asset is its employees. Having the right person in the right position – and in today’s global economy, the right place – is a major key to success. However, employee relocation can be a pricy and complicated endeavor the company needs to be well prepared for. Here […]
Is my data safe on the Cloud? It is an often asked question but not one that has a straightforward answer. Being online to advertise your services, communicate with your customers and to compete in markets that are becoming more and more competitive and saturated is a must for any business. In the modern day, […]
An ergonomic office is beneficial for employees, we all know that. It improves their health and well-being, keeps them safe from injury, and makes them happier overall. But businesses exist to make a profit and, on the surface, it seems like retrofitting offices with ergonomics is an expensive undertaking that would reduce profitability, right?