5 Ways to Promote a Healthy Work-Life Balance in Your Small Business

When it comes to maintaining a healthy work-life balance, startups are leading the charge. In fact, thinking like a startup is one of the best ways to attract top talent and keep them happy. From flexible work hours to company retreats, 53% of surveyed employees say job perks offer a better quality of life both in the office and outside of it.

Work-life balance

Keeping employees engaged and happy in their jobs is key to success, especially in a highly efficient, small team. If you’re considering implementing more perks to excite employees, here are some tips from other small business CEOs and managers who introduced new strategies to help their employees maintain a healthier work-life balance.…

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CEO Interview: Ofer Tirosh, Tomedes Translation Agency

Ofer Tirosh has been running a successful, global translation agency – Tomedes – for over ten years. Today, he has taken time out of his busy schedule to share his experience with SMBCEO readers.

Translation service

1. When did you set up Tomedes and why?

I established Tomedes back in 2007. I had previously worked for several global companies and had noticed a gap in the market for high quality translation and localization services. At the time, the existing solutions for large companies’ translation needs were archaic and out of sync with the diversified and challenging localization needs of organizations in the today’s digital world.

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How Scheduling Software Helps Overcome Common Employee Management Problems

There are a number of ways you can streamline your workforce to increase productivity. Probably the most effective tool for this is scheduling software. It enables you to make better use of each and every minute of the work day. How exactly does scheduling software fit into the average workplace? This article will examine exactly how to use work scheduling software and the benefits that will come from using it.

scheduling software is a necessity in business

What Is Scheduling Software?

Scheduling software is a digital tool that permits that organizes staff, assigns and tracks tasks, among other things. Ximble has an effective version of this type of scheduling.…

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Grow Your Business with These 5 Social Media Tips

Social media offers plenty of benefits to businesses that are able to fully grasp the power that this form of media possesses. Not only can social media be an effective marketing tool, but it can also be an essential part of your plan to make your business grow.

Using social media for growing business

We utilize social media to assist us in marketing houses for sale in Calgary as well as to build our brand. With these five tips, you can fully harness the power of social media to create the business growth you desire.

Tip #1: Set Goals

Before you start putting any work into your social media accounts, you need to establish goals that you can effectively monitor and track.…

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5 Signs Your Business May Need More Employees

There are a few employees that companies and corporations need to function properly, without turning to bankruptcy in a few years. Being a good employee, at a good job, is the ultimate dream; as business owners, are we hiring the right type of employees?

New job applicants to fill in new positions

Let’s take a look at 5 signs we need to watch out for to ensure our business has the right type of employees.

1. Not Enough Diversity

Take culture, race/ethnicity and gender out of the equation. One of the signs your business needs more employees to do their job… is to hire employees with as wide and distinct skill-sets as possible.…

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5 Top Service Provider Tricks for Optimizing Workforces in the Field

Running a service company is about staying focused. Each job has limited money-making potential, so it’s vital to do them all as efficiently as possible. These five tips make it easier to sustain profitability starting with the workforce in the field.

Tips to maximise a service-based workforce

1. Get Smarter About Metric Tracking

Maintaining a cost-effective workforce in the field can be difficult. Some business leaders baulk when asked to make tough cash flow decisions about which projects are important, while others do this by instinct. For instance, experienced managers might have a “gut feel” for what’s a good use of company time but the data may show otherwise.…

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5 Collaborative Tech Apps Every Business Should Know about

When it comes to corporate innovation, change doesn’t just happen. Half the battle is making sure that your team is running as efficiently as possible, so you can find the time and space to have big conversations without dropping the ball on any essential daily tasks.

5 collaboration apps to take your business to the next level

With that in mind, here are 5 collaborative tech apps that every corporation should be using. Whether you have five or five thousand employees, you might find that one of these tech solutions is exactly what you need to whip your workflow into shape, and open the door to collaborative innovation.

1. Google Drive (Safely store and share your documents)

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You might already use Google Drive as a backup location for your most important files, but it’s so much more than that: it’s also one of the best collaboration platforms around.…

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Best Management Practices and a Tip from Russell Ruffino

Business consultants are always eager to offer up advice about what business owners should do, and what they should avoid doing. The short and sweet of it is this: Business owners should always stay actively engaged in the day-to-day operations of their enterprise.

Engaged and happy employees

It’s less about management style and more about engagement. Business leadership spans the full spectrum including a laissez-faire approach through autocratic management styles. Depending on the nature of business operations, one may be more conducive to productivity than another, although this is not ironclad.

In management school, they teach that planning, organizing, leading, and controlling (POLC) are the core tenets of effective business management.…

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How Retailers Use Business Intelligence to Turn Data into Dollars

What is Business Intelligence and Why is it Important for Retailers?

Developing business strategy for decision making using BI reports

Business intelligence, also called BI, or analytics, is an umbrella term referring to the numerous tools in place for collecting, analyzing, and presenting business data. Numerous modes of technology, including applications, can be implemented in the capture of this valuable information. With accurate BI, retailers get to see the current state of business operations.

Business intelligence is important for retailers because it offers a new perspective on the big picture. For instance, BI can be used to prevent fraud and stop revenue loss early thanks to verifiable data trends. BI can also help teams make better decisions when it comes to retail purchases and allocations.…

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Choosing Office Chairs: Your Essential Guide (Infographic)

The stakes are high when you’re choosing new chairs for your office. Get this right and you’ll provide your employees with a comfortable, attractive base to work from; get it wrong and you could cause your personnel to experience discomfort and at the same time make a serious style faux pas.

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To keep you on track during the deliberation process, here’s your essential guide to selecting the right workplace chairs

Know your spending limit – and shop around

If you’re not careful, you could end up overspending on your seating solutions. To prevent this from happening, it pays to set a strict spending limit before you start perusing your options.…

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