Exhibiting at a Trade Show? Here’s How to Do It Right

Exhibiting at a Trade Show? Here’s How to Do It Right One of the most exciting ways to build your brand is by exhibiting your wares at a trade show. A trade show can be a lively and glamorous affair. Plus, you’ll be able to learn a lot about what’s going on in your industry while you’re there. To make the most of your trade show experience, start planning well in advance. You’ll want to have all the elements in place well before the show… Read Entire Story

5 Tips for More Efficient Warehouse Operations

5 Tips for More Efficient Warehouse Operations Efficiency is a top concern for any business with an onsite warehouse or distribution center. To keep customers happy and remain profitable as a business, your warehouse needs to operate with no significant hitches. While it’s easier said than done, you can implement some simple tactics to help your warehouse run with less friction and greater output. RELATED ARTICLE: THE BASICS OF EFFICIENT INVENTORY MANAGEMENT 5 Tips for Maximum Efficiency Investopedia defines efficiency as “…a level of performance that describes a process that uses the lowest amount of inputs to create the greatest amount of outputs.” Efficiency, then, is all about the ratio of output to input. In the warehouse, there are some specific ways you can improve … Read Entire Story

Moving into a New Home or Office? Consider These 5 Home Cleaning Tips

Moving into a New Home or Office? Consider These 5 Home Cleaning Tips When you move into a new home or office, you should take a few minutes to take inventory of all the items that need to be cleaned. It is ideal to do this prior to moving your items in, as you will be able to reach more surfaces and get a more thorough clean in this way. However, if this is not possible, you can clean around your… Read Entire Story

Breaking Down I-9 Compliance Best Practices for 2018

Image Credit: awrangler / 123rf.com Breaking Down I-9 Compliance Best Practices for 2018 Every employer knows that federal law requires them to have each employee complete an I-9 employment eligibility form before he or she can start working. To this end, the I-9 form verifies identity as well as the right of the new employee to work in the United States. Additionally, he or she must also provide documentation that confirms identify and citizenship. Overlooking this step or turning in forms containing mistakes subjects the employer to large fines and penalties. It seems like it should be a straightforward process. However, verifying employee eligibility… Read Entire Story

How to Start a Private and Lucrative Recycling Business

Image Credit: aremac / 123rf.com How to Start a Private and Lucrative Recycling Business Starting a recycling business is a responsible environmental decision. What’s more, it’s an opportunity to earn a good living. One of the biggest things that prevents people from doing it is the misconception that these businesses focus only on collecting old paper, bottles, and soda cans. In reality, though, the biggest profit comes from removing gold from cell phones and computers as well as refurbishing and selling household goods. RELATED ARTICLE: JUNK REMOVAL VANCOUVER: A SMALL-BUSINESS SUCCESS STORY Skills Needed to Start a Recycling Business People who enjoy the most success in this … Read Entire Story

5 Profitable Businesses You Could Start Today with Little Money

5 Profitable Businesses You Could Start Today with Little Money Jumping from the daily 9-5 routine of working for someone else to becoming your own boss can seem like an all-too-distant dream. Nonetheless, ideas for profitable businesses you might want to start float through your mind day and night. However, you fear that there simply isn’t a sufficiently strong market for the business idea that most appeals to you. Or you might be afraid that most businesses would require you to spend money you currently lack. But wait. You could actually be mistaken on both counts. Here are some ideas for exciting and profitable businesses that would require only a modest financial outlay. RELATED ARTICLE: 4 … Read Entire Story

3 Pieces of Business Software for Startup Owners to Consider

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3 Pieces of Business Software for Startup Owners to Consider When you start a new business, you’re often tasked with doing a majority of the work yourself. Therefore, sorting through your options for various pieces of business software is likely low on your list of priorities. First, you need to find all of your employees. Then, you’ll have to decide what types of products and services you want to offer. Next, comes strategizing about how you’re going… Read Entire Story

Your Customers Are the Key to Expanding Your Business

Your Customers Are the Key to Expanding Your Business As a business owner, you know only too well that without your customers, your business would grind to a halt. Your customers are your business’s lifeblood. You also know that the key to improving your bottom line is expanding your business. Depending on the nature of your business, expansion could mean opening new stores in multiple locations or adding new products or services to your current offerings. However, regardless of your expansion strategy, one thing remains constant: Your customers make expansion possible. Customers Are a Source of Revenue Your business needs money not only to stay operational, but also to spread its wings… Read Entire Story

5 Hacks for Launching an Events Management Startup

5 Hacks for Launching an Events Management Startup If you’re a good communicator and have the knack for making sure people have a good time, events management could be your calling. With the right equipment, staff and savvy, you could soon be earning a decent living. What’s more, you would be doing so by pulling together product launches and sumptuous soirées for exciting clients. But your new career requires research. Here are 5 hacks for launching an events management startup. RELATED ARTICLE: HIGHLY ENGAGING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EVENT INDUSTRY Marquee If you’re running an events management company in a country with a changeable climate, invest in a marquee to shade guests from the sun or keep them dry during … Read Entire Story

The Ultimate Way to Track Your Influencer Marketing Campaign

The Ultimate Way to Track Your Influencer Marketing Campaign While influencer marketing works well, it’s important to know exactly how well your influencer marketing campaign is working. Each company wants to see how influencer marketers improve their branding. Hence, tracking your campaign is important. Here are a few ways to do that. 1. Watch for Traffic An influencer’s job is to drive traffic to your campaign. Seeing how many people have visited your social media page, your blog, website or vendor page is a good way to know if an influencer is … Read Entire Story

How to Motivate Employees to Track Time and Improve Productivity

How to Motivate Employees to Track Time and Improve Productivity Productivity precedes profit. Thus, every business manager needs to improve productivity and keep their employees productive. Some create lavish break rooms equipped with game consoles, snacks, and cold drinks. Others resort to scrutinizing behavior and applying constant pressure. However, there are cheaper and friendlier ways to improve your employees’ day-to-day productivity. Chief among these is time tracking. In this post, you’ll learn how you can track employees’ time without insulting … Read Entire Story

4 Up-to-the-Minute Online Business Ideas for 2018

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4 Up-to-the-Minute Online Business Ideas for 2018 In today’s post, I’m going to share with you the top 4 online business ideas you could start in 2018. Of all of the dozens of ideas you’ll find for starting an online business, these 4 are the most timely and promising. However, if you think you want more ideas than these 4, check these posts for more ideas: here and here. First one? Idea #1: Dropshipping This online business idea became quite popular last year. And it’s getting even easier now, with all of the tools available at the beginning of 2018. Dropshipping is a method of being a retail seller without having to buy inventory in advance. All you need to do is to collect the information from … Read Entire Story