:: How the Cloud Will Transform Business
The cloud can save you time and money, but it also
has the potential to change the way you do business.
The percentage of U.S. small businesses using cloud computing
is expected to more than double during the next six years,
from 37 percent to nearly 80 percent, according to a study
from consulting firm Emergent Research and financial software
While use of the cloud today is generally associated with
the ability to reduce costs and improve efficiency, widespread
adoption of this technology is projected to have a transformative
effect on small businesses, but also on large companies
and government organizations.
:: Facebook Advertising
When it comes to advertising on Facebook FB -0.15% these
days, small-business owners are competing for more limited
ad space—and paying more for ads even if they do not result
:: Why Pope Francis is So Effective Tips
Pope Francis has approval ratings any leader could
envy: 88 percent of American Catholics think he's doing
a good job, and nearly three quarters of Americans in general
view him with favor. What is he doing right?
:: Preparing Small Business
Owners for Retirement
Small-business owners often are so busy working
that they do not take time to plan for their retirements.
But that is clearly a mistake, financial advisers say.
:: Facebook for Business
Perhaps you have a Facebook page to keep up with
your college friends, cousins and golf buddies. But do you
need Facebook for your small business?
Well, here is a fact to help you decide: 20 percent of all
time spent on mobile devices – smartphones and tablets
– is spent on Facebook, according to market research firm
:: Why Over Sharing Might
Be Hurting You
We all know someone who divulges a little too much
information on the Internet. Whether it is the friend who
Instagrams every meal or the relative who constantly posts
updates on how Fidos doing, this phenomenon seems well on
its way to pervading all the social media we use. Maybe
you have even caught yourself posting a bit too much. While
something that everyone seems to be doing may appear harmless
enough, oversharing can have some negative consequences
of which all social media users should take note.
Over Sharing Might Be Hurting You
:: Why You May Be Hiring for All the
Sadly, the resume is often full of fluff that really
does not tell you very much. Do you really care where the
candidate went to school, or how many years he or she spent
at the last job? Do those qualities really help you predict
this candidate's potential to succeed at your company? Or
do they only tell you whether or not this person was capable
of warming a seat in relatively inoffensive fashion for
the past 5 years?
:: Social Media and Your
Facebook. Pinterest. Google+. Instagram. Twitter.
LinkedIn. YouTube. So many social networks, and so little
:: Business Plan Tools for Startups and
Have a killer business idea? A killer business
plan can help you turn it into a successful business. Creating
a well-crafted business plan is no easy task, however. You
will need to not only flesh out your idea, but also have
a deep understanding of the different aspects of running
a business — before you even start one. Figuring out how
to do this correctly is hard enough, but there are several
tools available to make this arduous task a little bit easier
for would-be entrepreneurs.
:: Tips for Performance
Whether your business is just getting off the ground
or you are a well-established small and growing company,
managing employee performance is a key ingredient to a productive
and happy workforce.
Managing Employee Performance
And yet without a formal human resources department, many
small business owners lack a formalized way to manage employee
performance. The good news is there are simple practices
a small business owner can start to successfully manage
:: Is it Time to Update Your Business
To succeed in todays world, one must adapt to todays
developments, including the ever-expanding implementation
of technology. One small way to do this is to modernize
your business card; because the means by which businesses
communicate have expanded, you may want to rethink what
is included on your business cards. By doing this, you can
unite your offline marketing with your online marketing
efforts. Below are a number of tips for updating your card.
it Time to Update You Business Card
:: 5 Tax Planning Tips for
Your Small Business
Here are some tips to discuss with your tax pro
to improve your tax situation and hopefully keep working
capital in your bank account rather than in Uncle Sams pocket:
Start a retirement plan. If you are finally a few bucks
ahead and don’t have a retirement fund, now is the time
to start one. Here is the bonus: it is deductible!