Tag Archives: remote workers

Tips for a smooth transition when small business employees want flexible working

29 percent would actually give up chocolate for the privilege of working from home! Just how much would someone give up for the privilege of working at home? Apparently quite a bit, according to a survey published early last year by TeamViewer, the online communications provider. When asked what they would give up to work … Continue reading Tips for a smooth transition when small business employees want flexible working »

Is your small business ready for growth when opportunity knocks?

Some years ago, a friend of mine who ran a small marketing firm was invited to pitch to a large division of a Fortune 500 company. She was very excited about the prospect, but at the same time was worried about her firm’s ability to meet the challenge. There were hiring considerations locally and regionally … Continue reading Is your small business ready for growth when opportunity knocks? »

Should you choose the cloud or a VPN to support your small business mobile users?

With many small business owners reporting gains in productivity up to 30 percent by adopting  mobile work styles, you want to be sure to provide the right support for your remote workers. That means ensuring your mobile team has access to your company data; and there’s more than one way to do that. Cloud storage … Continue reading Should you choose the cloud or a VPN to support your small business mobile users? »

Is it time to hire a business coach for your small business?

Feeling stuck in your small business? Maybe things aren’t moving ahead the way you want and your goals seem out of reach. Friends and business associates can offer advice, but you may need a business coach to help you get out of the rut you are in. Think of a business coach as a personal … Continue reading Is it time to hire a business coach for your small business? »

Tips for writing your small business employee handbook

If you don’t have an employee handbook, it may be time to write one. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) (now celebrating its 70th Birthday by the way) provides three good reasons why an employee handbook is of value to your small business. Top of the list is the process itself, the NFIB advises. … Continue reading Tips for writing your small business employee handbook »

How rising tablet use is helping small business operations

The demand for tablets continues and is driving worldwide shipments of smart connected devices.  That’s the word from analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) in its just released Smart Connected Device Tracker report. Last year global shipments of smart connected devices, which include PCs, notebook PCs, tablets and smartphones, reached the 1 billion mark. IDC … Continue reading How rising tablet use is helping small business operations »