5 Ways Small Businesses Can Reduce Their Overhead Costs

Have you heard the saying, “It takes money to make money?” It means that there are things you have to invest in for your business, from office space to technology. For a small business with razor-thin margins, there may not be much money to invest. Often, it can take a few years before a small ...

5 Employee Engagement Trends to Bring Into Your Business

Understanding the relationship between employer and employee is a ticket to a stronger, more productive team. Long gone are the days when people stayed in jobs where bosses reigned over their wards with an iron fist. Today, the emphasis is on sensitive, caring, and professional relationships amongst all parties involved. Making engagement your priority can ...

8 Tips for Hiring New Employees in a Start-Up Environment

Behind every successful business is a team of talented people who are passionate about what they do. In the world of startups, where 30% fail in the first two years and 66% in the first ten, a powerful team is imperative to the continued viability of the business. When hiring new employees in a start-up ...

What Your Small Business Can Do to Keep Taxes Low This Spring

Taxes are complicated enough for an individual. Adding in the additional complication of owning a small business can cause stress, anxiety, and concern over whether you’re fulfilling all of your tax obligations. Additionally, a large tax bill can take a toll on the razor-thin profit margins that small business owners often contend with. Your small business ...

Employee Retention Starts with Excellent Leadership

There’s a saying that says, “Employees don’t leave companies, they leave managers.” The best bosses know that investing in great people and keeping them in the company keeps morale up and profits high. Employee retention requires some forethought before the hiring process even begins, but a little extra work in the beginning pays major dividends ...

Planning for Life After Selling Your Business

There’s no way around it: Selling your business can be absolutely devastating. Unfortunately, it’s often a necessary and beneficial move for both you and the business. It’s not often enough that we, as business owners, discuss the emotional attachment that we have to our hard work. That’s why planning for life after selling your business ...

Strategic Planning for the Upcoming New Year

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Though it’s only October, there’s no denying that the new year is coming swiftly upon us. Soon enough, business owners will be wrapped up in the whirlwind of the holidays. While spending time with loved ones is important, so is strategic planning for next year. Getting a head start on evaluating your business will let ...

Want to Move Up? Start By Developing Strategic Planning Skills

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As you move up in your career, the cognitive abilities that you need to possess increase. Everything from your ability to handle conflict to your creativity will have to evolve along with the responsibilities you’re asked to take on. Strategic planning is one of the most invaluable skills that you can develop. It allows you ...

What Is A Business Appraisal and Do I Need One?

There’s something to be said about knowing your worth. Your business is no different. Understanding when a business appraisal is necessary and what it can do for your company can help you take on transitions with confidence. What is a business appraisal? Sometimes called a business valuation, a business appraisal looks at your income, your assets, and ...
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What’s The Difference Between a Strategy and A Tactic?

Jereon Flanders is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on strategy execution and a highly regarded keynote speaker. One of his favorite motivational quotes is by Sun Tzu, a revered Chinese military strategist, philosopher, and writer. He once wrote, “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before ...