A good business credit score offers huge advantages, including low interest rates on loans, higher credit limits, lower insurance premiums and better supplier financing. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs inadvertently damage their company credit ratings due to bad habits and poor decisions. Here are some of the most common ways business owners harm their credit scores.Read More >
Good service is good business, according to American Express, which in its 2011 Global Customer Service Barometer found 70 percent of Americans were willing to spend an average of 13 percent more with companies they believe provide excellent customer service.Read More >
For small business owners, the holiday season can come with unique stressors. With some good planning, however, you can sidestep complications and streamline the experience. From time-off to holiday pay, here is how you can keep things running smoothly during the holidays.Read More >
At it’s most effective, influencer marketing is a great way to gain new customers through social networks. Today, so many purchases are decided upon via word of mouth recommendations. Social proof is powerful, and working with influencers in your industry allows you to tap into that power.
When we last talked about company culture, good communication was at the crux of many of the suggestions shared. But, what exactly does “good communication” look like, and how can it be achieved?Read More >
These days, more and more companies are looking to create diverse office cultures that lead to better teams. Here are some ways you can build a more inclusive work environment.Read More >
Whether you’re bootstrapping a new startup, trying to get your small business off the ground, or are looking for more ways to grow your income as a freelance, it often feels like there’s too much to do, and not enough people to help get it all done. It might seem like hiring more people is the best solution, but there are definite downsides to that route, too:Read More >
Black Friday and Cyber Monday bring tremendous opportunity and an overwhelming amount of competition. Here's how you can prepare your business to take advantage of these timely opportunities.Read More >