Monthly Archives: January 2015

Tips for leading your small business team through uncertain times

Small business owners are feeling more optimistic about their prospects for growth. The latest quarterly Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index survey, which was conducted November 10-14, recorded the highest level of optimism among small business owners since 2008. The Small Business Index score increased to +58, a significant climb from +49 in July and up … Continue reading Tips for leading your small business team through uncertain times »

How big data help your small business deliver a better customer experience

Is Big Data playing a big role in your small business? It is for many small business owners. As noted in “2015 small business tech predictions,” the use of some form of business intelligence software continues to climb among small businesses to help make key strategic decisions in operations, financial forecasting, staffing and marketing. Managing … Continue reading How big data help your small business deliver a better customer experience »

Focus on team building to foster a winning spirit among your small business employees

With the Super Bowl just around the corner, it seems timely to talk about teams and team building. Where would your small business be without a group of employees working together to promote your values and achieve your small business goals? Since strong teams are built and don’t just happen, you need to make team … Continue reading Focus on team building to foster a winning spirit among your small business employees »

Why mobile apps matter to your small business customers

Consider the importance of mobile apps to small business these days. As we point out in Plantronics guide on How to Get the Most from Apps and Devices for your business, mobile devices are having a major impact on small businesses as employees opt for more flexible work arrangements. As a result, apps that enable … Continue reading Why mobile apps matter to your small business customers »

Small business loan approval up at big banks and institutional lenders

There is encouraging news for small business owners looking to borrow money this year. Alternative lender Biz2Credit reports that its latest Small Business Lending Index indicates that small business loan approval rates by big banks and institutional lenders reached post-recession highs in December. According to the Index, which is a monthly analysis of 1,000 loan … Continue reading Small business loan approval up at big banks and institutional lenders »

Make cyber security a team effort at your small business

It’s nearly a month now since the Sony hack. While other global events now dominate headlines, the Sony breach should serve as a constant reminder to remain ever vigilant when it comes to protecting your company data. Research suggests that protecting data begins right within your own organization by ensuring that small business employees follow … Continue reading Make cyber security a team effort at your small business »