Small business owner hanging open sign on front door
If your small business keeps traditional business hours, it might be time to rethink your approach. Customers — particularly younger Millennial clients — increasingly expect to be able to engage with you…
Five co-workers eating a healthful lunch at the office
Having healthy employees not only makes for a happier workplace, it’s also a smart way to run a business. After all, healthy employees use fewer medical and mental health services —…
Green small business practices and recycling icon
If you’re thinking of implementing “green” practices in your small business, it’s natural to want to make sure they’re cost-effective. After all, the point of running your own small business…
How to Recover from a Business Mistake With a Client
No matter how careful you are, it can happen: You may anger an important client by missing a meeting or making a mistake on a project or sale. When you’re…
I Want to Make a Business Preparedness Plan: Now What?
Crossing your fingers and hoping for the best aren’t enough when it comes to business preparedness. Developing a sound plan to sustain your business in the event of an emergency is…
7 Ways to Save Money on Small Business Travel
If you consider a business trip an inconvenience, an interruption from “real work” or an unnecessary expense, you’re not alone. With email, texting and videoconferencing available today, why would you…
Networking Tips for Introverts (And People Who Just Hate Networking)
Networking is one of those “must-do” tasks for all small business owners. After all, new clients and projects don’t automatically show up at your doorstep. They’re often the result of…
4 Things to Know Before Hiring Your Teen
If you’re a small business owner with simple tasks you’d like to delegate, hiring your teenage kids can be a win-win situation. Your kids learn basic job skills and earn a little…
4 Reasons Taking Vacation Is Crucial for Your Small Business
If you can’t remember the last time you took more than a day off work for fun, you’re cheating your small business. Say what? It may sound counterintuitive, but taking…
5 Low-Cost Ways to Recognize Your Employees
Big companies often have large-scale programs to reward star-performing employees. As a small business owner, you probably don’t have the resources to give workers big bonuses for landing new clients…