Desiring to be “always on” and connected, today’s workers are employing a range of devices to get work done. (See: “Are small business employees using multiple devices for work? Tips to protect data.”) However, thanks to an abundance of mobile apps and cloud computing, it’s very possible to run a small business strictly using a … Continue reading How to run a small business from a smartphone
Are mobile working small business employees missing customer calls? When they are out of the office, mobile workers may be taking calls on their smartphones, using noise-canceling headsets to block out background noise. But if calls are coming into traditional desk phones that can’t switch to a mobile device or another desk; customers and prospects … Continue reading Is it time to update your small business phone system?
Considering the challenge many small businesses face in finding and retaining good employees (Plantronics survey found that 44 percent of small business owners say attracting and finding quality labor is the biggest HR pain point); you don’t want to lose team members because they feel their opportunities are limited and the company is not investing … Continue reading Cover all the bases when training remote small business workers
Small businesses are hanging out “help wanted” signs. The 2016 American Express OPEN Small Business Monitor released in April indicates that 39% of small businesses plan to hire over the next six months up from 34% last year. Among their staffing needs, 16% of small businesses plan to hire part-time only employees, 11% are looking … Continue reading Small businesses are hiring as they gear up for growth, survey finds
Is your small business in the cloud or is it heading in that direction? Many small businesses are moving some or all of their operations to the cloud in order to enable remote and mobile workers to access company information and services from anywhere and to save on IT and infrastructure costs. By 2020, 78 … Continue reading Moving your small business to the cloud? Avoid common mistakes
There are a number of ways that Steve Jobs taught us to ‘think different.” Not only did his innovative spirit transform the computer industry to provide a host of groundbreaking technology products for work and play, he also left behind a number of valuable leadership lessons for business. In “The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve … Continue reading Keep collaboration alive and well at your small business