How to Remove Snow From Your Parking Lot

Welcome to the Small Biz Blog guide to small business parking! This is the first in a series of posts all about your parking lot, from employee parking, reserved spots, snow removals, and more. Enjoy! Most of us aren’t thinking about snow right now while cities across the country are facing record heatwaves, but it’s the... Read more »

What to do if your office gets robbed

It’s one of those things that you never want to think about and that you definitely don’t want to have happen to you, but it does happen – office robberies. For small business owners, a robbery can be terrifying and devastating, both emotionally and financially.  What should you do if your office gets robbed, to... Read more »

What to Do When Your Best Employee Retires

Many businesses are fortunate to have an employee — or several — that excel in most areas. They’re excellent with clients, complete work effectively with timely fashion and have been integral in the business’ growth. Retirement is imminent at some point, though, which means that businesses must brace for their best employee to make an... Read more »
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How to Help New Employees Feel at Home When They Move to Chicago

Chicago is an exciting city full of opportunity and activities. However, like any major city, Chicago can be intimidating to new residents. Fortunately, small businesses can help new employees feel at home through a variety of ideas that acquaint them with the city in a way that’s fun, relevant and informative. Show Weather Is No... Read more »

Should You Have Reserved Parking for Your Employees?

Congratulations on opening a small business and reaching the point where you can afford to hire and pay employees to help balance out the workload. Now that you’ve established your small business, it’s time to start considering whether you should have reserved parking for your employees. What are the pros and cons of reserved employee... Read more »

What Happens If Your Storefront Gets Damaged in a Storm

A storm can wreak havoc on your storefront. Each year, severe winds from storms result in billions of dollars in damages for homes and businesses across the United States. After a severe storm, many business owners wonder what’s next. A prompt response to the damage is crucial for businesses to get back up and running,... Read more »
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Does Your Small Business Need Backup Power?

Your small business needs backup power and adequate protection of data, no matter what type of industry you’re in. About 140,000 hard drive failures occur in the United States every week, with 60 percent of businesses who lose their data shutting down within a six month period. Although a power failure doesn’t always mean you... Read more »

What to Make Your Employees REALLY Happy? Update Your Bathrooms

People spend roughly 90 percent of their time indoors, so it makes sense that the quality of indoor spaces matter. The cleanliness and organization of your restrooms directly reflect your business and how it’s run. If your company’s restroom looks like a scene out of a horror movie, chances are people aren’t going to want... Read more »

How to Host a Stunning Business Conference

Depending upon how you define “conference,” there are thousands upon thousands of events each year. If you’d like to host a business conference, you’ll need to make sure it is absolutely captivating to attendees. After all, if you expect event attendees to choose your conference over all the other options out there, you need to... Read more »
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How to Keep Your Warehouse Employees Happy

Welcome to part 2 of our Warehouse Employees series! Previously: How to Keep Your Warehouse Employees Safe Warehouse work has a reputation as a hardened place. Your company does not have to add to the negative entourage of warehouses where employees are miserable, or worse — dropping dead. While a corporate office model for happiness... Read more »