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How to Plan a Corporate Retreat

Planning a corporate retreat comes with a lot of benefits, including improving employee morale, building team relationships and even providing a platform for spitballing new strategies and ideas. They are also an excellent time to play games and have fun outside the office environment. If you want to plan the ideal corporate retreat, follow the... Read more »

How to Heat and Cool Your Business

At home, it’s easy to monitor how much energy you use — and how much you can save with smart practices. At work, though, it might be a bit more difficult to oversee all of the resources your company and employees go through in a day, month or year. Whether you’re tired of extra-high bills... Read more »

5 Tips on How to Do Taxes for Your Small Business

Tax season is here again. It’s difficult enough doing your taxes, but running the gauntlet of preparing small business taxes can be enough to give you an ulcer without help. There’s no getting around this yearly ritual, but you can make it simpler. For many small business owners and accountants, the real challenge is knowing... Read more »

How to Improve Your Company's Cybersecurity

Target, Equifax, Facebook — the list of major companies affected by breaches is enough to make any business owner or security analyst cringe. Cyberthreats are ever-present and ever-evolving, and sometimes it feels like you’re powerless to do anything about it. You’re not. The day will come when we can proactively police the internet, but until... Read more »

What to Look for in a Candidate When Hiring

You’ve probably felt the butterflies in your stomach while interviewing for a new job, but you might not be as familiar with the nerves that can accompany being on the other side of the table. Hiring is challenging. Choosing the right candidates for your open positions can determine the success or failure of your vision... Read more »

How to Prepare for a Client Visit

Small business owners know client visits can be the beginning of rewarding and long-lasting relationships with other pillars of the community. A little less frequently, they can be a recipe for disaster. There’s a lot of middle ground between these extremes, but what’s certain is that pulling off a successful client visit requires some thoughtfulness... Read more »

What to Do if Your Small Business Loses Power

At home, a momentary loss of power is a little irritating, but it’s nothing to stress over. However, when the electricity shuts off without warning in your small business, it’s a serious setback. Small business owners have many more variables to keep track of during a power outage. From injuries to data loss, many kinds... Read more »

How to Keep Your Work Vehicles Running Smoothly

Depending on the time of small business you have, you probably have a designated work vehicle. Maybe several, and maybe even a whole fleet. Ah, the fleet truck—red-headed stepchild of the automotive world. Enthusiasts have no problem sinking thousands of dollars in service into their personal toys, but the vehicles that we need to make... Read more »

5 Creative Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Ask any corporate executive what the most difficult part of running a business is and you’re bound to hear “just getting people to show up.” Sometimes that’s a literal statement, because keeping butts in seats can be hard. Sometimes, though, it comes down to motivation. Leaders don’t want teams that do things in half-measures. To... Read more »

How to Send Your Employees on a Business Trip

Technology is making the world a smaller place. But in business, some things still just require you to be there in person. Depending on the type of work your company does, traveling to offsite meetings, conferences and appointments might be something your employees do every day or very little. When they do travel, it’s important... Read more »