November, 2016

Tricks to Creating a Company Party That Can Cater to Kids of All Ages

Many corporate party hosts think parties for adults are easier to plan. There aren’t as many games and entertainment you’ll have to spend on or plan since family parties usually require accommodations for kids of all ages. Including a chance for your employee’s families to mingle can be a good not only for morale, but for added networking and connections though. Luckily, you do not need past experience hosting events for families or children to plan a family-oriented corporate party. All you need to do is keep the following three tricks in mind.

What Is Realistic For Small Business Owners To Handle Themselves?

Small business owners come from all walks of life, and each has their own unique skills and talents to bring to the table. Whether your business is a steady, one-man operation, or is booming faster than you can keep up with, there are several areas where it might be better for you to outsource work or hire a professional contractor. This all depends on your goals, as well as your own knowledge and your willingness to learn new tasks. Read on to find out what might work best for your individual business's needs.

How Non-profits can combat the skills gap

Despite an increasingly educated workforce, wages across industries are stagnant, particularly for entry level jobs. The explanations for this are many, but some of the most cited reasons are:

  • Applicants don’t have enough experience in the field to have earned higher wages
  • There’s still a skills gap, meaning that students are not graduating with the skills they need to be successful

Want to Feel More Secure About Those You Hire?

As you stop for a moment to look and see as to why your business is or isn’t successful, where does hiring rank?

When it comes to hiring the right people for your company, you can prove to be quite a genius or much less than that.

Keep in mind that there is no 100 percent guarantee you are always going to get the best of the best when it comes to employees. That said you can’t afford to be making bad hires over and over again. Not only will this impact your overall financial well-being, but it can also greatly impact company morale.

Thinking About Selling Your Online Business? This Checklist Will Help

Are you thinking about selling your online business? Growing an e-commerce business up from scratch is tough, so selling it should be easy! When you have a business that you've put your blood, sweat, tears, and time into establishing and growing, selling it is always in the back of your mind. Not to mention that selling your business at the right time can help you sell at maximum value.

Business On The Rocks? 4 Ways To Make A Comeback

Most businesses experience tough times. When circumstances start to close in, it is easy for owners and management to start planning for disaster instead of doing what is necessary to keep the company moving forward. Here are a few things you can do if your business is on the rocks and you need to start engineering some good news.

Innovative Offline Methods of Marketing

These days, a lot of businesses make the mistake of focusing all of their attention upon online marketing strategies. And while it’s certainly important to market yourself online and reach your target audience that way, you shouldn’t neglect the benefits of offline marketing methods, such as the innovative offline tactics, listed below.

Business Continuity and Project Planning Ideas for Managers

According to, natural disasters cost over $1.5 trillion between 2003 and 2013. Creating a business continuity plan with strong project management fundamentals can minimize your impact. Below are four steps to ensure smooth sailing, even during the roughest storms.

Identify Milestones

Keeping Employees Safe from Cyber-Attacks: Easy Strategies for Every Business

Cyber-attacks are at an all-time high; even just recently we’ve seen a host of attacks which caused a blackout of such services as PayPal, Twitter, and Reddit, many of which could have been protected through the better use of encryption technologies in email servers. This includes distributed networks to reduce data loads, sweeping changes to security policies, and the use of encrypted drives like those from SecureUSB, to prevent petty theft which results in felony-level privacy leaks.

How to Make Your Warehouse and Shipping Processes a Piece of Cake

Whether it is fulfilling orders from customers or distributing needed parts to employees, for any company that relies on material distribution, having control of the warehouse and shipping process is a crucial factor in its success. Fortunately for those companies, setting things up properly can make instituting processes and procedures for a better warehouse system a much simpler matter.