As the use of paper checks grows increasingly archaic and inefficient, a fast-growing field of electronic payment options are battling for your business. [...]
Mon, May 02, 2016
Source: Entrepreneur
Trends Impacting Customer Service
Customers have grown to expect top-quality customer service, with little patience for brands that don’t provide it. With so much competition for every product and service available, consumers can easily conduct a Web search for a better option, leaving bad reviews for poor-performing brands as they go. As a result, [...]
Wed, Apr 13, 2016
Source: Small Business Trends
wordpress freedom
At its most basic core, the inspiration behind WordPress is, put simply, to make designing and building one’s own website a much more efficient and generally easier process. To a very large extent, WordPress has succeeded in this aim with flying colors. Now, more than ever, it’s fairly simple to [...]
Tue, Apr 05, 2016
Source: Small Business Trends
If you work in any of the following professional fields, read on to improve your marketing techniques. [...]
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
Source: Entrepreneur
Virtual reality, facial recognition technology and a new and improved Siri are just a few things to be on the lookout for throughout the year. [...]
Wed, Jan 13, 2016
Source: Entrepreneur
Some of it is already happening: tablets replacing servers and ordering and prepaying for food with an app. Now it's time for restaurants to really embrace new technology. [...]
Thu, Jan 07, 2016
Source: Entrepreneur
Take a look across the Pond to find a new crop of exciting young go-getters. [...]
Fri, Sep 04, 2015
Source: Entrepreneur
There are times when you need to hire employees for your business to complete specific projects. For example, if you create logos for your clients, your business may need a part time or full time graphic designer. But if you need a new logo developed for your business, it’s a one-time [...]
Thu, Jul 09, 2015
Source: Small Business Trends
small business training new employees
When you tell your employees it’s time for the weekly training meeting, you can almost see their groans. Training is generally not anyone’s favorite hour of the day and it can be expensive, especially for small business startups. However, when it comes to a small business training new employees, putting training processes in [...]
Fri, Jun 19, 2015
Source: Small Business Trends
monitor competitor website traffic
The entire goal of SEO (search engine optimization) is to get ahead of your competitors, by whatever Google-friendly means necessary. And just like in warfare, if you want to know how to get ahead of your adversary, you need to know their strategies. Luckily, Google and other search engines make it pretty [...]
Tue, Jun 02, 2015
Source: Small Business Trends
In an age where it’s a constant struggle to improve search rankings and maintain consistency, every business is looking for a way to enhance their SEO campaign and overall digital marketing strategy. Well, believe it or not, online coupons might be just the ticket. According to this infographic from CouponLawn.com, [...]
Wed, May 13, 2015
Source: Forbes
Running a remote team has many advantages: lower overhead, flexibility, ability to source talent from a variety of locations, and often faster response times to resolve disastrous situations because of overlapping time zones. With a rising number of startups and even larger corporations opting for remote teams, here are five [...]
Thu, May 07, 2015
Source: Forbes
Advertising technology may not be the sexiest startup material out there, it’s helping companies make revenue and powerful experiences for their fans and users Though we don’t want to admit it, we’re willing to watch advertisements, especially on our mobile devices according to the $3.32 billion Facebook made on ads [...]
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
Source: Forbes
The word “community” has grown a great deal in the last decade thanks to the advent of social media. While we’ve always had local communities where we live, we now have online communities large, like the San Francisco Giants’ 2.8 million Facebook fans) and small, like scrappy groups of gamers [...]
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Source: Forbes
While everyone knows social media is a valuable medium for customer engagement and lead generation, most industries still don’t know how to effectively use networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to unlock these benefits. However, if you look closely enough, you can find some industries that simply ‘get it.’ [...]
Thu, Apr 09, 2015
Source: Forbes