Small business owners are feeling bullish about the New Year finds Yelp in its first annual Small Business Pulse Survey. Among the small businesses active on the crowd-sourced review site, 85% across a variety of industries – from food service, health and medicine to retail and home services – indicated that they expect their revenues to grow as much as 26% in 2016. While optimism … Continue reading How mobility helps your small business grow Part 1: Mobile marketing
You won’t always get consensus among your small business employees, but one thing most will agree on — noisy colleagues are the number one productivity killer. When Ask.com polled over 2,000 office workers a few years ago, 61 percent cited loud office workers as the number one distraction. The growing popularity of open-space office environments, which were designed to foster collaboration, has only added to … Continue reading Small business productivity goes up when employees can tune out noise
Among the key issues identified by attendees at the recent UC Summit 2015 was the growing need for mobility. Mobile devices, apps and cloud computing enable employees to boost productivity by accessing critical company information wherever they are – working remotely at a customer site, on the road or at home. Employees even can launch a web or video conference to confer with a colleague … Continue reading Don’t let BYOD open the door to cyber criminals at your small business
This coming Sunday, Nov. 15th, Unified Communications (UC) vendors, integrators, consultants and leading industry experts along with end-users will gather in La Jolla, Calif., for the UC Summit 2015, of which Plantronics is a sponsor. At the forefront of the market since its inception in 2008, the UC Summit, which runs for four days, provides an opportunity to discuss the key issues and trends that … Continue reading Plantronics a sponsor of UC Summit 2015 – the industry gathering on unified communications solutions and strategies
Imagine a single room with 2800 workers in it. It may seem hard to believe, but that’s exactly what Facebook has created at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Touted as having the largest open floor plan in the world, the 430,000 sq. foot one room, warehouse-like building covered by a 9-acre rooftop park, which opened this year, provides a highly collaborative environment for Facebook’s … Continue reading Moving your small business to an open-space office environment? What you need to know.
At Reavis Rehab and Wellness Center in Round Rock, Texas, the billing department is handled by billing manager Marlene Koster and Paula Maidlow, billing assistant. Throughout most of the day, both are on the phone with insurance providers to ensure patient costs are covered. They also are on the phone a lot with each other. That’s because Koster works remotely out of her home office … Continue reading 7 steps for communicating and collaborating with remote small business employees