One thing you’ve probably learned about running a small business is that you need to quickly adapt to change. That’s why having flexibility to respond to emerging trends, new competitors and evolving customer needs is so important. The need for flexibility is one of the driving forces behind the growing adoption of cloud computing by small businesses. According to a study conducted by Emergent Research … Continue reading Want more flexibility in your small business? Look to the ‘cloud’
With today’s mobile devices and the Internet, you no longer need to go to the office to get work done. People are working from home, on the road, in coffee shops and even on the beach, and the trend is not about to reverse. A survey conducted two years ago by the Society for Human Resource Management found that employer-offered flex work options will increase … Continue reading How mobility helps your small business grow Part 3: Mobilizing your workforce
While you may not read a lot about noise pollution as an environmental concern; there’s little question that the world has become a lot noisier. As if loud neighbors, construction sites and barking dogs weren’t annoying enough, we now have a growing list of technology culprits adding to the din. Car alarms and boom cars are just some of them, along with the proliferation of … Continue reading Is your small business team sounding the alarm about noise?
Some meetings with customers or remote workers can be handled over the phone. But there are times when you need to see each other. That’s because a good deal of communication is non-verbal – up to 93 percent. When you are on a call, you may be missing a lot of important cues by not seeing someone’s facial expressions or eye movement. (Now you know … Continue reading How video conferencing can boost your small business productivity and cut costs
Are you beginning to understand the meaning of growing pains? Your small business has finally achieved that first stage of growth that you worked so hard to achieve. But now a whole new set of challenges faces you as you try to keep up with new opportunities, growing customer demands and adding more – and the right – talent to your workforce. On top of … Continue reading Keep sound down and productivity up with noise-canceling headsets as your small business team grows
A few weeks ago, #thedress became the latest viral phenomenon sparking a global social media debate over the color of a dress to be worn by the mother of a Scottish bride to be. The science behind why some saw the dress as black and white, which it actually is, and others perceived the colors as white and gold, is pretty fascinating in and of … Continue reading What you can learn from #thedress to help your small business marketing