January, 2014

Five Ways To Keep Your Employees Happy

The happiness of employees should be a major concern for any manager or business owner. Unhappy employees will make mistakes, have a negative attitude and work less efficiently. Happy employees will be highly productive and supportive of the brand and business goals. There are five ways to keep employees happy.

How To Make Moving To A New Office Easier On Everyone

Regardless of the nature of a business, committing to a physical move is never an easy project. A poorly planned move will easily upset the daily routine, and may even result in lost profits and unhappy customers. A seamless move from one location to another is very possible, but it takes a great deal of patience and planning. These simple but effective pointers will help any business owner to ease the pain of relocating.

Six Benefits of Going Back to School During your Career

In recent years, American society has become very transient. People are always on the move changing homes, cars, friends, lovers and jobs. When it comes to career development, individuals are only staying at their jobs for an average of about 6 1/2 years. The fact is people change jobs frequently.

Fundraiser Fiasco: Six Reasons Why your Fundraiser Flopped

If you're currently struggling to figure out why the fundraiser you had been planning for months barely broke even, there are a few things that you may have overlooked in the haste to plan it. Here are some cardinal items that all fundraisers need to avoid if they are going to succeed.

4 Ways to Prepare Your Company for SXSW 2014

A rousing mix of music, film, and technology, SXSW is an exciting venue to connect with your clients and build brand awareness. With solid event planning and a few fun, creative strategies, your company will stand out from the crowd and make a lasting impression.

The 5 Essentials of Conducting International Business

The nature of business continues to become increasingly global as more goods and services cross international boundaries, while growing economies in Asia, Europe, South America, and other regions continue asserting greater influence over the global economy. It is critical to establish meaningful relationships with international contacts around the globe to ensure continued business success during an era of globalization. Even if you have a small business, there are numerous benefits that come from expanding your company out of the country, giving you the flexibility and additional customers that can help you to beat out competition. The problem is that international business is often filled with confusing laws and concepts, which can make it difficult to do properly. Here is a quick look at some of the essentials of conducting international business that will help to guarantee success with your efforts.

5 Tips for Turning Your Online Store Into a Local Sensation

The internet is the most effective way to grow local online business. The trick is finding the best ways to reach your audience, which can be difficult since the web is a big place and it’s far too easy to get lost. Here are five tips that can help make your online store a local success.

Offline Marketing, Advertising and Branding Still Work

Despite the overwhelming success of online marketing, offline marketing remains an effective way of attracting new customers and opportunities. Whether it takes the form of print advertising, word of mouth or trade show displays, there are still plenty of opportunities to showcase your products and services that don't involve a computer screen. No matter what type of business you own, offline marketing and advertising are effective tools you can't afford to ignore. Offline marketing remains a force to be reckoned with and how it can benefit your business.

Is Small Business Consolidation a Good or Bad Thing?

Some small business owners have more than one business that they run.

At some point, they may think about the possibilities of merging the businesses into one large company. After all, that's what some of the big name businesses have done and they have done quite well.

How To Promote Your Business The Easy Way

The custom carabiner is a great way to promote your business with a unique item that is fun to play with and good for holding your essentials. HALO tradeshow products help businesses get noticed with items that customers will always have with them. These affordable promotional gifts will ensure that your company remains uppermost in your customers’ minds.