Used to Putting Out Fires? Not This Kind You Aren’t

Used to Putting Out Fires? Not This Kind You Aren’t

When you own your own business, you are responsible for all aspects of its operation - from making sure the phones are answered promptly and customers are satisfied to ensuring that the office supplies get ordered and the bills get paid. Even more importantly, you are responsible for the protection of your employees, customers, visitors and anyone else who comes to your business. Whether you run a retail store in a busy strip mall or a fabrication plant in the suburbs, having a fire suppression and response plan is an essential part of workplace safety.

Why Facebook is a Great Place to Run a Business From

Why Facebook is a Great Place to Run a Business From

To keep costs down, there is an increasing turn to Facebook as a company’s primary online presence. It is more prevalent in small towns and areas of a small population. Having a Facebook presence alone can be sometimes frustrating; a great example of this is where a restaurant only markets itself on this social medium, and does not have a visible menu. However, there is a lot to be said for Facebook for business, and here are just a couple of the benefits.

Struggles Women Still Face While Trying To Excel in the Workplace

Struggles Women Still Face While Trying To Excel in the Workplace

Women’s role in the workplace has greatly improved over the past couple decades. Women now run companies as CEOs and in effect have broken the glass ceiling that many women faced not long ago. While it seems like women have may achieved an equality to men in the workplace, there are still many obstacles that women must still hurdle to prove that they are just as effective in power positions as their male counterpoints.

How to Get Yourself Out there to Build Your Business

How to Get Yourself Out there to Build Your Business

Setting up a business is relatively easy when you have a good idea, internet connection and laptop. Sustaining said business is a bit more complex, particularly from a sole trader perspective. Budget constraints are often sighted as being the leading barrier when it comes to business marketing. How then is it possible to market your company on a budget? Effective networking is the answer to this, and we have set out a few tips on how to achieve this on a shoe-string.

Four Reasons to try the Lean Canvas Business Model

Four Reasons to try the Lean Canvas Business Model

One of the most exciting aspects of creating your business model via the Lean Canvas approach is that it is an organic, intuitive, and agile process that lends itself to brainstorming and thought provocation. All the while, it keeps ideas reined in, focused and organized. Preparing a Lean Canvas can help you identify value for your business that differentiates it from others. It is a fresh approach to business planning that is perfect for the startup since it replaces the traditionally taxing, overcomplicated, and outdated process of business model planning.

What Everyday Technologies aren't as Safe as They Used to Be?

What Everyday Technologies aren't as Safe as They Used to Be?

It’s important for business owners to keep abreast of developments that make life and work easier. It’s important also, however, to keep an eye on developments that make life easier for a different crowd – criminals and scammers. For the sake of the safety of your business, it’s vital to know what you can no longer trust. Caller ID and Email IDs Caller ID spoofing services readily help anyone manipulate caller ID technology.

Five Career Tips for New College Grads

Five Career Tips for New College Grads

It’s almost that time of year when throngs of new college graduates flood the marketplace. Perhaps you are one of them. If so, this advice is for you. So here we go, the five most important tips for new college graduates. Before the Interview Do Your Homework. By homework, we mean social engineering the heck out of your prospective employer. The more you want to work there, the more you need to know.

Awkward Things You Might Encounter as an HR Manager

Awkward Things You Might Encounter as an HR Manager

Human resource managers learn to be a jack of all trades. As the HR manager you are responsible for the hiring and firing process, benefits, grievances, training, team building, and overall workplace harmony. If juggling these things wasn’t hard enough, you will also run into the awkward issues that may leave you to question why you chose your job. Below are some of the most awkward and uncomfortable things HR managers may have to deal with.