We want you to succeed in your business ventures. To make that happen, we’ve compiled a series of tutorials on simple ways to build your business. We’ll talk you through your marketing and advertising strategies, hiring and firing employees, effective communication in the workplace, business etiquette, operations, human resources, and of course, accounting. Check out each of the articles in our “Build a Better Business” series to grow your business into a thriving enterprise.
Most people will learn about your business online, so you need to make sure that your website up to date. A great website is user friendly, helpful and interesting enough to draw people in. Check out our list of to-do’s to make sure your website is an asset to your business.
Social media is essential to marketing and customer service. It’s important to do a social media audit to make sure your information is up to date and that your customers can contact you through it. Planning out content for your social media platforms is another sure-fire way to make sure you don’t neglect it.
Over the life of your business, your web presence increases. It’s important to make sure that your contact information is always up to date so that people can find your business. It’s fairly simple to make sure your website is up to date, but what about the other places your information can be found online?
Growing your team can seem like a costly and stressful venture, but we’ve outlined 4 ways you can add people to your team without spending a lot of money.
Summer is a great time for marketing because there are a lot of events you can attend in order to spread the word about your business. It’s a great time to get out and meet your community. So take stock of the who, what, when, and where of your marketing.
While summer holidays may mean that your team is in the office less, it’s still a great time to take full advantage of marketing! Use summer celebrations as a way to do a promotion or giveaway. Because people are busier you can also increase your correspondence with your clients. Remind them how you can help out while they’re busy spending time with their friends and families!
You’ve pumped money and man power into your marketing campaigns through attending events and giving away swag. Now it’s time to pull in the reigns and save some money while still boosting your advertising.
Employees can make or break your business. Like we mentioned in 4 Low Cost and Low Risk Ways to Grow Your Team, it’s important to get the right fit before you hire anyone. These tips will help you make sure that you’re hiring the right people the first time.
If you want to get a better handle on your finances this is the best place to start. With simple steps you can remove the gray areas from your business finances.
The holiday season can be the busiest time for small businesses. While you may not be able to afford another full-time employee, you could definitely use some help around the busiest time of the year. Here are a few best practices to make sure you’re going about it the right way.
Sure, your small business may be your life right now, but what about when it’s time to move on to something bigger and better? Set up a succession plan now so that your baby is always taken care of.
Theft can come from many angles, and it happens to more than just brick-and-mortar businesses. Learn how to protect your business from all types of theft.