5 Tips to Help You Manage Remote Employees Effectively

Managing employees situated in different locations around the globe isn’t easy. Hiring remote workers has a number of challenges. Reviewing their work and providing timely feedback is can be difficult since you can’t physically monitor them.

Busy remote worker

But most businesses (especially startups and small companies) find hiring remote employees to be very beneficial. Here are some of the benefits:

  • You can hire top talent regardless of the location
  • Remote workers are often more productive than office workers.
  • You’ll save plenty of office expenses

If your company has multiple remote workers, it will be a challenge to keep all of them coordinated and productive.…

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Buy Or Lease? Exploring Property Options For Your Business

Property is one of the largest expenses for any business, whether that means renting a storefront or purchasing a warehouse, but expense isn’t the only challenge facing business owners.

Office building - buy or lease?

When it comes to investing in real estate, business owners need to project well into the future, determining whether a property will still meet their needs a few years down the line. Companies don’t want to be trapped with a too-small property because they already took out a loan on it, but they also don’t want to overpay on a rental they plan to remain in for years to come. So how should a business owner decide?…

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4 Strategies for Inspiring and Guiding Your Team

Not every leader has the foresight or faith of Norm Miller, which is perhaps why Gallup’s research indicates that only 14% of workers feel inspired to grow after receiving performance reviews. Yet Miller’s not exactly radical; he just takes a fresh approach to managing a workforce.

CEO guiding team in a meeting

As Interstate Batteries’ board chairman and former CEO, Miller leads from a humble, centered place. Not only does he shower his employees with resources and investment, but he carries his religious beliefs wherever he goes. It’s a beautiful blend of fiscal and people stewardship that’s resulted in a $2 billion company fueled by his creativity, risk tolerance, and spirituality.…

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Rapid Application Development: Smooth and Effortless Business Processes Automation

Some say people are lazy. We are constantly seeking easier ways to do things. We are seeking for someone or something to do things for us. Especially, boring and monotonous things and tasks that require too much attention and repetition. First, we have learned to delegate those tasks to people. Later, we also learned to delegate them to machines. That is how the concept of automation evolved.

Rapid Application Development (RAD)

More and more of our daily life processes become automated. We gladly use machines to help us live our lives with more ease. We also create apps that help us to deal with the repetitive, tedious and difficult tasks.…

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3 Trade Show Networking Tips for Success

Networking is the single most powerful tool you can use at a trade show. You cannot afford to not have your whole staff networking at all times at the trade show. Spend some time before the show perfecting the finer points of your product or service you are providing.

Networking at trade shows

Make sure that these come off as conversational and not too pushy. Any connection you make at the trade show could be a potential sale now or down the road. If you are personable and likable, even if they don’t purchase from you, they may recommend your services to friends and colleagues.…

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5 Tips For Successfully Navigating Your Online Business

Building a successful online business doesn’t happen overnight. You may be riddled with good intentions, but it takes much more than that to find your way as an entrepreneur. Mastering the art of running an online business means you’ll need to know how to play the game of the web.

Managing online business

Don’t wait until your business falls on hard times to get educated. Take a few moments now to check out a few tips that will help you successfully navigate the road to a successful online business.

1. Optimize all of your web assets

Your web assets are the whole of all the digital content your business disburses online.…

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Need Tech to Boost Your Restaurant? Use Employee Scheduling Software

Breaking into the restaurant industry is notoriously difficult. The dire statistic everybody knows is that one of every two new restaurants close after only being open for a year or two. Of those that survive past this point, their financial situation is often still precarious.

Restaurateur using employee scheduling app

In the last few years, many restaurants across North America have taken advantage of new software that has empowered them with various tools which give their budget a boost. Read on to see how employee scheduling software can give your restaurant a major advantage.

Perfect Schedules, Quickly

Employee scheduling software’s primary function is to create responsive, flexible schedules in up to 80% less time than it would otherwise take.…

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10 Tools a Small Business Needs for Streamlined Communication

If you own a small business, then you know how important communication is – yet how overwhelming it can seem at times. That said, you need tools that can help you in streamlining your business communication.

Using tools for streamlined communications

Without further adieu, in this article, we’ll outline ten communication tools that can help you in handling inquiries from customers and even how your team works together.

1. Social Media Platforms

Through social media pages on platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter, you can effectively connect your business with prospects and existing customers. Thanks to built-in messaging, people can easily message you anytime, and it’s essential to be sure that you are replying quickly.…

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Why Dash Cams Are So Important (Infographic)

As you already know, life can bring many unexpected events. You never know when something odd or unbelievable is going to happen. Using your smartphone to capture evidence can help but this can be tough when you’re driving an automobile. Instead, you should think about buying a dash cam.

Dash cams in a car

photo credit: Wikimedia Commons

The dash cam benefits are immense, especially for your business fleet. With a good dash cam, you can guarantee that you’ll be able to record footage of unexpected incidents.

For instance, you can record car accidents, meteors, and strange weather events. This footage could prove to be very beneficial to you in the future.…

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Top 5 Successful Ways to Expand Your Small Business

Starting a business is a significant achievement, but scaling one is a huge challenge. Small enterprises are critical to the development of global economies The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) confirms that small businesses create income and employment, they react to new or narrow demands and they strengthen social inclusion rates.

Small business owners discussing expansion

According to the National Business Confidence Index for 2019, about 84% of surveyed business owners confirmed their plans to grow the business in 2019. However, 30% reported they don’t expect the economic climate help their development, while 60% are focusing on boosting sales, expanding their customer base and volume.…

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