3 Benefits the Most Talented Employees Look For in an Employer

For many small business owners, there’s a difficult balance to strike between being fiscally responsible and giving employees incentive to stay with your company. While some business owners feel that taking a very minimalistic approach will give them the most financial reward, this point of view may prove to be very short-sighted. If you have grand ideas for your small business and plan to expand in the future, you’re going to want to acquire the talent to get you there—and that talent typically won’t work for nothing.

Employer and her employees

Hard working, valuable employees understand their worth to a company and want to be compensated accordingly.…

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5 IT Solutions for Common Small Business Issues

It used to be that small and large businesses were separated by a lot more than just size, but technology has leveled the playing field. As small businesses seek to increase their tech budgets, they’ll find several innovative solutions to some common business problems.

Business people using IT solutions

1. Problem: Secure Storage

Small businesses are at higher risk for security issues than many believe. A majority of small businesses operate under the assumption that they’re not at risk because of their size. However, small businesses are at greater risk for storage breaches than they realize, and it’s essential that they become informed.

Solution: Adopt Cloud Storage Solutions

Cloud storage is a great, affordable option for small businesses.…

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The Top 3 Small Business Problems That Are Keeping You From Growing

In today’s economy, it can be hard for a small business to succeed. From bigger competitors to an ever-changing consumer space, getting your small business to effectively grow can be a real challenge. However, there could be things you’re doing as a small business owner that’s making it even harder for you to find the success your company needs.

Business growth

To help get you on a more upward trajectory, here are three of the top reasons small businesses aren’t growing and how to fight against them.

1. Lack of Liquid Funds

One of the biggest reasons small business can’t grow at the rate they’d like is a lack of funds.…

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How to Market your Business and Score the Best Employees

Hiring quality employees is one of the most important parts of running a successful business. You have to have workers you can rely on to get the job done so you can spend your time doing work on the company rather than for the company. However, it can be difficult to know how and where you can find the best employees to work for you.

We are hiring!

To help busy business owners who need outstanding employees but don’t have months to go through the hiring process, here are three tips for how to market your business to get the best employees quickly.

Have Your Website on Ready Alert

When you have an available position within your company, you’ll likely only get resumes and applications from people who are currently on the job hunt.…

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5 Kinds of Insurance Every Business Needs

You already have at least one kind of insurance. You probably have auto insurance to protect your car and cover your liability if you get into an accident.

You might have home insurance to protect your real estate. You might even have life or other types of insurance to protect yourself financially. All forms of insurance share something in common: They protect your investment and ensure you aren’t ruined in the event of an unexpected twist of fortune.

Business insurance protection

Protect Your Business

It’s not hard to anticipate an “unexpected turn” like a house fire or an auto accident, but for some reason, many entrepreneurs fail to plan for the bad things that can happen in business, as well.…

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3 Tips for Updating Your Marketing Plan for the Coming Year

If you’re looking to grow your business into new areas and demographics this year, or even if you’re just wanting to get a greater slice of your market share—and who isn’t?—then you’re going to want to take a hard look at your marketing efforts. The time and energy you put into marketing, whether it’s traditional marketing or online marketing, is going to be what gets you cresting over the hill into new markets.

Creating marketing plan that works

So to help you make that trek a little easier on yourself, here are three tips for recalculating your marketing plan for the coming year.

Recap How Last Year’s Marketing Went

You can’t very well know where you need to go unless you know where you’ve been.…

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5 Tips for Converting a Skill Into a Small Business Practice

There are billions of people in the world who feel like they are cogs in someone else’s wheel. And then there are those who do something about it. These are people who somehow attempt the small business angle. And, if you already have a skill, there’s no time like the present to see how well that would convert into something profitable.

Businesswoman achieving success

If you are thinking about converting a particular skill of yours into a small business practice, consider the following five tips to help you organize your mind – think about the health care route possibilities, learn to create an online craft business, trying virtual work like editing from a small office, making sure you understand tax differences, and looking for stories from people who have made similar decisions.…

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5 Reasons to Have an Office Space for Your Small Business

Growing a small business can be an incredibly difficult and rewarding process. One thing necessary for this process is an effective workspace. Now, even though you may have started your business in your basement, you will need a more professional looking space to facilitate further growth. Knowing what you need and finding it is an entirely new process of itself. Included here are a few reasons you should upgrade your small business to your own office space.

Office space at downtown Vancouver

Benefit from a Central Location

Many people prefer to live in the outskirts, or suburbs, of a town. This is perfect for raising a family, but may not be the ideal location to grow a business.…

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Tips For Starting Your Own Medical Practice

Entrepreneurship is well rewarded in the medical field.  If you are strongly competent in your field and know how to take care of business, you could really do well for yourself by owning your own practice.  Sometimes it’s hard for us to know where to start in the beginning, though.  There’s no shame in following the path of others to a successful ending.  Here are a few tips that will help smooth out the rough edges of your journey into business ownership.

Doctor running a medical practice

Education is key

Without a good education under your proverbial belt, you won’t be able to gain a solid reputation in the medical field. …

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