Contracts form the lifeblood of any enterprise, and they’re often a company’s single greatest economic asset. Yet, according to the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM), poor contract management is costing companies an average of 9 percent of their annual revenues.
If your email inbox looks like mine, you’re bombarded with generic email after generic email every day. I get it — it’s hard to make emails sent by the hundreds or thousands feel personalized. Nonetheless, nobody wants to feel like a number.
2017 has come and gone, and I’ll bet you’re already forging onward into 2018 with much to do and many goals to reach. Whether you’re working on launching a company or running an existing business, there never seem to be enough hours in the day.
Staying on top of complex and continual changing HR regulations is challenging, but a self-audit can help you avoid costly lawsuits or penalties due to non-compliance or misconduct. Here are three specific HR areas you should include in your audit based on recent trends.
Staying current with small business technology is getting harder all the time, as tech seems to be in a state of continuous evolution. Your small business cannot grow unless your technology is up-to-date. What technologies are small business owners using this year? How do you stack up?
Traditional performance reviews are great in theory, but companies can go through many changes throughout the year, from restructuring to leadership changes to pivoting their offerings, that an annual hour-long session can't adequately address.
Having a hobby can help you unwind, energize you, be a conversation starter, and yes - even earn you some cash. Exactly how you can make money with your hobby can vary depending on exactly what your hobby entails.Here’s how to use your woodworking hobby to make money.
Strangers to online focus groups sometimes assume they’re inferior to their in-person counterparts. The very nature of business today debunks this myth. Most interactions already happen through email or other text-based media, which convey ideas and emotions just as well as in-person conversations.
When was the last time you decluttered your office? It will realistically take you a day or two (or three, depending on how disorganized you are). But when you’re done, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to start the New Year with a clear head—and office.
Many small business owners sometimes get into a sales routine that then becomes a "rut." Usually the real problem is that they are feeling isolated, like no one else can help them with their challenges. But this is not true! Here are 4 tips to get re-energized for business success.
Small business owners work tirelessly year-round and may only get a short reprieve during or after the holiday season. But coming back from that brief break can be difficult after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Try one or more of these five ways to feel rejuvenated for the new year.