Congratulations—you’ve launched your own small business and it’s a huge success. Maybe too huge; you find yourself growing at a healthy but unsustainable rate and demand for your products or services is starting to outstrip demand. Where do you turn to find new and talent employees for your small business? It used to be that small businesses would just put a sign in the window, but things have changed radically in the past two decades. So let’s look at both the old-fashioned and the new innovative ways to recruit workers to see what works best for you.Read More >
“Have it your way.” “Coke Is It.” Trademarks used to be simple. The common use of the term described words or symbols used by companies for sales, advertising, marketing and other uses of their intellectual property and branding rights. You've established your brand and products, but have you gone through the necessary steps to protect these things legally? Here's a quick overview to protect your business trademarks.
Determining the Legal Requirements of Your New Small Business
As a freelancer, entrepreneur, startup, or small business, working from home can often seem like the best option, and it can definitely have its perks. Essentially, you can roll out of bed and start working, watch some tv, and spend time with your family, as long as you have your computer nearby. This flexibility is what attracts people to freelancing and remote work to begin with. However, flexibility brings heaps of distractions and blurs the lines between your work and your personal life. One of the prime benefits of renting a coworking space is the ability to separate the two and achieve a better work-life balance.Read More >
Wrangle Your Data With These BI Solutions for Small Businesses
These five marketing campaigns were truly out of the ordinary, yet they still resonated with customers. Here’s what they were and why they worked.
You’ve taken the great leap forward and opened your own small business. After working with the Small Business Administration, your lending institution, your partners, and suppliers, you must feel exhausted but also invigorated by the idea of launching your own small business. But now it’s time for the real test of your small business: actually selling your product or service to real people. One of the most critical elements of opening a small business is finding, reaching and communicating with your customers. That means getting the word out. But we’re a long way from just running an advertisement in the newspaper or buying an advertisement in the Yellow Pages. There are now literally hundreds of different ways to advertise locally, so let’s look at the most common methods to help you decide which approach is right for you.Read More >
Intelligent office members in the Tysons, Reston, and Arlington areas are in for an extreme Internet upgrade. 100mbps dedicated symmetrical fiber Internet is now available! With the upgrade, Internet speed, efficiency, reliability, and overall capabilities will improve drastically.Read More >
One of the primary benefits of virtual offices and coworking spaces is the enormous opportunity for networking. However, it’s also beneficial for workers to meet up outside the office. Bonding and connecting in a unique environment can help build stronger relationships. The 11th annual Ultimate Crab Feast & BBQ Bash Networking Event is the perfect opportunity for the Intelligent Office community to do so.Read More >
It’s no secret that investing in a physical office space can be extremely expensive. Since many businesses don’t necessarily require a brick-and-mortar location, they often opt for operating virtually rather than paying traditional office rent. Consequently, this leaves them without a physical company address. In order to establish trust and a positive reputation in the community, an address is essential.Read More >