It's generally a good idea to keep overhead costs low so that your business profits will be higher. This is especially true with items that are easily commoditized and fairly standardized, such as utilities and rent. But there are times when increasing expenses pays off nicely, and here are five areas to consider so you can reap the rewards. Training Whether it's for you or your staff, good training can pay back for years … [Read more...]
Five Ways to Ring in 2018
January is the month of new beginnings and a perfect time to strategize about projects that will boost your business prosperity. Here are five ideas to get you thinking about new beginnings for your business in 2018. 1. Learn new technology Every year, tens of thousands of new online software applications are invented that will save us time and money. Learning at least one new app will keep us sharp and hopefully improve our … [Read more...]
Is it Profitable to Blog?
One of the many online marketing options available for businesses is blogging. A blog can act as a company's daily newspaper, letting customers and followers know the latest news about what's happening. It can also be a wonderful revenue-generator. As long as the content of your blog is relevant to your readers, you can post on a wide variety of topics. You might want to let clients know about an upcoming sale, a new … [Read more...]
Could Your Business Survive a Disaster?
As business owners, we want to remain optimistic about our business's future. But life can happen, and we need to be prepared. A good business owner thinks about all the risks to their business and has a plan in place to reduce or eliminate them. In 2017, we've already had floods in the Midwest and California, a healthy dose of tornadoes, and an ice storm earlier in the year. And those are just the weather disasters. Are … [Read more...]
When you hear the word “budget,” what do you think about? Most people would say something similar to “Ugghh!” If you would rather do just about anything besides create a budget, you’re not alone. The word “budget” brings up connotations of endless numbers, constraints, the opposite of freedom and creativity, and hard work, none of which are very desirable. Yet, the benefits of a budget are huge. Budgets can help you with … [Read more...]
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