Here is How to Hold a Meeting with Your Location-Independent Team Members for the First Time

Many people envision team meetings as stuffy office-based meetings between employees and management, but today’s economy is simply different. Whether you run an ecommerce business or a digital agency, you might be collaborating with a team across the state, country, or even the world. So, when it’s time for a team meeting, and your team doesn’t have a single location, what do you do?

Location independent team meeting

If this is your first time trying to put together a team meeting for your location-independent team, then we’re going to give you some tried and true tips for creating an exceptional and productive meeting experience by setting up a Virtual HQ.

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How to Prioritize Workplace Safety

There’s no doubt that workplace injuries are likely to happen anywhere, whether you are working at an office building or a construction site. Nonetheless, employers have the responsibility of ensuring that their employees are secured from injuries and other incidents that can take a toll on their bottom line.

Prioritizing workplace safety

That being said, safety has to be prioritized regardless of the size of your business. Sure enough, there are several ways you can reduce the likelihood of accidents and injuries and protect the health of your workers.

Here are some of the best approaches to ensuring workplace safety for your small business.…

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VPN Services: 5 Major Benefits Even the Little Guys Will Get

VPN’s or Virtual Private Networks have been part and parcel of big company life for a long time now thanks to the exceptional level of security and exclusive access they offer. In recent years, we have also seen the rise of personal VPNs. These are a pared down service that offers benefits such as the ability to disguise one’s location and encrypt personal data and browsing behaviour.

Using VPN service

But what about those in the middle, the small business owners looking to get in on the act but who are unsure where they fit in the scheme of things? The truth is, business VPNs can be a viable investment for even very small businesses for a number of reasons.…

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Ways to Deal with Negative Comments About Your Business Online

It is inevitable that you to face some people in your life that will try everything to destroy your business, as some will spread false information to prevent people from benefitting from what you have to offer. However, you can’t let them win and end the day controlling the narrative, so here are some ways to minimize the impact of their comments and come out strong.

Businessman dealing with negative comments

Determine who posted the comments

You can check if the comments came from a suspicious account. If it has, the said comment might probably be from your opponents and you’ll need to deal with the problem head-on and tell the truth.…

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Is It Time to Find a New PEO for Your Small Business?

The benefits of using a PEO (professional employer organization) for small business are undeniable. However, not all PEO services are equal, so you need to reevaluate your partnership regularly.

Professional Employer Organization (PEO) staff

Does the company provide the exact type of help you need? Has your business outgrown its capabilities? Are there better offers available? Answering all these and some other important questions will help find the best PEO for you and ensure your business gets maximum of the benefits these services can offer.

Do You Need to Change Your PEO? 4 Signs to Watch Out For

1. The cost is getting too much

The majority of PEOs charge a fee per employee, but there are usually many factors affecting the total amount you have to pay.…

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When Should You Outsource a Business Task?

As your business grows, you’ll encounter dozens of important tasks and responsibilities that must be handled in order to keep operations running smoothly. And, in many cases, one of the toughest parts is knowing when to outsource.

Business operations and management

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

Outsourcing is simply the act of assigning a business responsibility, challenge, or need to someone outside of the company. In some cases, it’s a smart idea. In other situations, it makes much more sense to handle the task in-house. So before diving much deeper into this discussion, let’s examine some of the pros and cons of outsourcing.…

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Beyond the Cubicle: Deskless Workforce Getting Left Behind

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 3 billion (80%) of the global workforce now works in a deskless environment.

Deskless warehouse manager

Strange, when one considers the digital shift that’s been occurring these last two decades, with many physical labor jobs having been replaced by automation technology and apps that can do the most complicated of tasks. Traditional deskless jobs still abound with people still working while on the move in construction, transportation services, retail, and healthcare – all sans-desk.

Changing landscapes in the workplace

Gen X worked so hard to become a generation of office drones sitting at a desk and changing the world from behind their computer and talking on their old-school phones.…

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5 Processes Every Business Owner Should Automate

Across all industries, automation has become a critical factor in a business’ success. According to a study conducted by Gleanster, almost 80% of top-performing companies use automation for marketing and have done so for years.

Business process automation

What’s great about automation is that it can be used by companies of all types. Big corporations, startups, small companies, and even freelancers can benefit from incorporating automation in many business processes, to include capturing leads, communicating with customers, and completing routine tasks in the office.

When processes are automated, business owners can devote more time and energy towards growing the business and ensuring it stays on the right path.…

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Still Using Manual Processes? 5 Reasons To Automate Your Systems Today

Businesses from every industry use automated systems to some degree, whether it’s automated payment processing, point-of-sale systems, or simple invoicing software. No business is too small to benefit from automation. However, many small businesses have been slow to adopt automation. Perhaps it seems too technical for some, or maybe they’re afraid of change.

Business owner using automation software

If you’re hanging onto manual methods to run your business, let the following reasons be an invitation to consider automation:

1. Not using automated systems will keep you in the past

There will come a time when your old software applications no longer function. You know, the applications you downloaded as freeware back in 1996?…

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5 Business Vehicle Considerations You Need to Make

When using a vehicle for business purposes, there are a lot of things to consider. These include taxes, mileage deductions, depreciation expenses and whether to use a personal or business car.

Businesswoman gets out of a business car

Just like any aspect of your business and personal life, it is important to keep vehicle and other expenses separate. So before you start using a car for your business, address these five issues first.

1. The Driver

The driver is one of the most important things to consider when using a vehicle for business purposes. Will the owners, staff members or both drive the vehicle for business? Business owners obviously have more control over their driving behavior than that of staff members.…

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