small business

Think about supporting your local business community

There is often talk about how important it is to support our local business community.  In this piece, we take a look at why: Customer service It may sound like somewhat of a cliché, but you cannot beat a good honest conversation. Although major brands focus a significant emphasis on delivering quality customer service, the owner of a local business will often make it their … Continue reading Think about supporting your local business community

contractors

How Contractors Can Get Ahead in 2019

Contractors, freelancers and the self-employed made up a record high of 15.1% of the workforce in 2017. Contracting has many benefits, but the unsecure nature of the work means financial security is one of ebbs, flows and unpredictable income streams. Successful contractors know that planning ahead is key to staying at the top of their game. This is especially important as we enter the somewhat … Continue reading How Contractors Can Get Ahead in 2019

entrepreneurs

5 Effective & Smart Tips for New Entrepreneurs

Thinking of a smart and competent business idea that holds the potential of beating others? It is believed that running a giant well established company is like digging a mine that demands a lot of hard work, sweat and determination, but only a few realize that planning a new startup business is even difficult than that. It’s the primary block that if not placed correctly … Continue reading 5 Effective & Smart Tips for New Entrepreneurs

technology books

Starting a tech business? These are the 7 books you should read

How do you get ahead of the competition in the crowded technology sector? In business, knowledge is power, and having more than your competitor could be all it takes to give you the edge. We’ve compiled a list of informative, inspiring and instructional books that might just help you be the next big thing in the tech industry. Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth … Continue reading Starting a tech business? These are the 7 books you should read

marketing

Best Practices for Marketing Your Small Business

When you first started your business, it’s likely you followed your passion or an industry you are greatly interested in. While these things are great, it doesn’t necessarily mean that marketing your business comes natural, or that it’s even something you picture yourself doing. If you’re not at the stage of hiring someone full-time in a marketing role, don’t worry. There are a lot of … Continue reading Best Practices for Marketing Your Small Business