8 Ways to Make Your Employees Happier

Keeping your employees happy is about more than just reducing the complaining that happens around the office water cooler. It can help make your team more productive, more creative and even turn them into better leaders. Here are eight tried-and-true tips and tricks to help you make your employees happier in the long run, in... Read more »

How to Plan for Business Growth

Everyone wants their small business to be successful. But not everyone is prepared for success. To ensure that you can keep pace with the growing demand for whatever popular product or service you provide, take time to lay down a solid foundation. Don’t build your business on the sand of assumption, but rather on the... Read more »

Why You Should Always Test Your Products

Quality control is one department that no one wants to think about, but it should be on everyone’s mind if you run a small business or provide a product to the populous. Whether you’re starting a new product line or have an existing one already, why should you always test your products? Safety Product safety... Read more »
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Does Your Business Need Motion Detectors?

The need for security in business is almost as important as the need for customers. You need to make sure your inventory is protected, especially after hours, and that your customers are safe. One way to do that is to install motion sensors. What kind of motion sensors do you really need, and what can... Read more »

What You Should Know About Workers’ Comp

As a small-business owner, workers’ compensation is probably one of the last things you want to worry about. However, it is an important part of being a business owner and taking care of your employees. What do you need to know about workers’ compensation, and what do you need to make sure you don’t overlook?... Read more »

How to Protect Your Company From Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are a reality for all types of business, from giants like Yahoo and Equifax to small, independent companies. Still, many businesses are not prepared to protect themselves from cyberattacks. A recent survey found that only 5 percent of CEOs say their companies are fully secure against cyberattacks. Half of those participating in the survey... Read more »

Tips for Hiring Older Workers

If you’re reading this article, you’re already contemplating one of the brightest and most innovative strategies for small business growth and goal attainment — searching for, engaging and hiring older workers. Employment candidates in the second half of their life possess a skill set far different than their younger counterparts. Studies report older workers excel... Read more »

What to Do After an Office Fire

Office fires are terrifying and heartbreaking, but they do happen. Whether your fire was the result of an electrical short, a poorly tossed cigarette, a lightning strike or an act of arson, all that’s left after the fire department does their job is for you to pick up the pieces. If a fire strikes your... Read more »

Should You Teach Self-Defense to Your Employees?

Learning self-defense is a great way to work out and help you feel safer in potentially dangerous situations. If you work in an unsafe area of your home city, it can make you feel a little safer while you’re walking to or from your car or public transportation. As a small business owner, should you... Read more »

7 Unique Ways to Make Your Customers Happier

Customers are the core of every single business, whether it’s a restaurant, retail store, service-based company or something else. A happy customer is one who will come back and spend more money, so what can you do to encourage them to return? Here are seven unique ways to make your customers happier, so they continue... Read more »