Crowdfunding for Startups: 7 Kickstarter Alternatives
Crowdfunding for Startups: 7 Kickstarter Alternatives
Despite being one of the most well-known platforms for crowdsourcing, Kickstarter isn’t necessarily guaranteed: There are dozens of projects that simply didn’t get enough traction to receive funding. So, what other options are there? Here are 7 websites that can help you find the funding you require, whether you’re seeking for a little investment to kick-start your...
Steps to Eliminate Workplace Stress
Steps to Eliminate Workplace Stress
Workplace stress can have a physical and psychological impact on your employees. Learn how to identify stress and then eliminate it. According to 2021 research by the American Psychological Association (APA), 66% of workers consider their jobs to be very important or fairly significant stressors, which is an increase of 2% over the previous year....
10 Financial Tools Your Small Business Can’t Live Without
10 Financial Tools Your Small Business Can’t Live Without
Owning a small business and managing the finances can seem like an endless task. From invoices to expenses to day-to-day accounting and dealing with the IRS, it’s a wonder that entrepreneurs ever find the time to deal with actually producing goods or providing services. Fortunately, technology has created a wide range of solutions that can...
5 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Prepare For
5 Tax Changes Small Business Owners Need to Prepare For
For the 2023 tax season, there are numerous new and pending changes to tax regulations and deductions that are crucial for small businesses. For instance, in recent years, there have been pandemic-related business assistance programs, the most of which are now coming to an end. High inflation has also occurred, which has necessitated changes for...
Social Media Marketing Benefits
Social Media Marketing Benefits
Social media is one of the most powerful marketing platforms, which is no secret. However, have you ever considered what it might mean for your company? The main social media marketing advantages for 2023 are broken down in this report, from better brand recognition to improved conversion rates. So without further ado, let’s dive in!...
Deal or No Deal: Are Coupons Good for Business?
Deal or No Deal: Are Coupons Good for Business?
Everyone enjoys finding ways to save money, and using coupons is one such strategy. Online coupon aggregators have emerged as a result of the couponing boom, and some people have turned traditional coupon clipping into a hobby to increase their savings. Even celebrities and coupon influencers post advice on social media. But do the small...
What is Workforce Optimization? Ultimate Guide
What is Workforce Optimization? Ultimate Guide
Have you ever wished there was a way to guarantee that the personnel you employ operate as effectively and efficiently as possible? The solution is to optimize the workforce. With the correct equipment, you can improve productivity, employee morale, and the working environment. We will go through the fundamentals of workforce optimization and offer useful...
HR and Marketing: Bringing Both Together for Better Business
HR and Marketing: Bringing Both Together for Better Business
Typically, when we think about human resources and marketing, we picture two distinct departments within a business, one concentrating on external factors and the other on internal factors. But the collaboration between these two departments is growing. Consumerization of HR Many refer to it as the consumerization of HR. Employee recruitment, engagement, and development are...
How Does Outsourced Accounting Work?
How Does Outsourced Accounting Work?
Any business trying to meet the financial needs of their organization can benefit from outsourced accounting firms. These services can cater to the particular demands of your company and range from straightforward bookkeeping to fully fractionalized CFOs. This article explains the operation of outsourced accounting services and how they can help your company. Your business...

As a business buyer, keeping the seller onboard for a reasonable and effective transition period can be the difference between success and failure.  This helps get the business off to a smooth start under the new ownership.  There are of course potential issues that can arise depending upon how long the former owner stays on,...

4 Tips to Improve Process Efficiency

An efficient process is like a beautiful well-oiled machine.  Each part firing as it should, everything seamlessly flowing together without issue. While we target this as the goal, it’s unfortunately not always reality.  We often see businesses stuck in a cycle of inefficiency because they fail to update and innovate their processes. They hang on...

What is Human and Organizational Performance? Human and organizational performance examines the coming together of systems and people. Where as people are highly variable, systems tend to be static and constant.  These characteristics are very important to overall success.  We want stability and predictability in our systems, but we need variability in the people who...

QuickBooks Tips for Beginners

QuickBooks is a complete accounting software suite used by countless business owners on a daily basis. It has a very simple user interface, excellent security, and more than enough accounting features for different types of small businesses. QuickBooks also has a good price point making it a popular choice in the business world. The Best...

How to Estimate Startup Costs for a New Business

  Confused on how much money you’ll need for your startup business?  Don’t worry, we have put together a simple approach to breaking down this mystery and creating a clear picture of the funds that your startup business will require. COST CATEGORIES Keep in mind that different types of small businesses will have different types...

How to Pitch Startup Investors Over Zoom

As most founders know, fundraising isn’t easy!  The process can be long, emotional, and can be extremely difficult.  To compound the problem, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the fundraising landscape literally overnight.  In today’s environment, the vast majority of pitching and fundraising happens over Zoom.  Founders are no longer asked to drive or fly up to...

How to Address a Messy Employee in the Workplace

When it comes to cleanliness, everyone has their own definition of what that means.  While some keep their homes spotless, others go weeks between cleanings and allow clutter to accumulate on tables, chairs, floors and just about every other nook and cranny. When a person’s space is shared with others those types of cleaning habits...

Agile Vs. Waterfall Project Management

At MCDA CCG Inc., we see project management requests from government and private sector clients. In most cases, our clients are interested in an “agile” approach to project management. In comparison, other clients are more familiar with a traditional “waterfall” approach. We see benefits in both project management methodologies, depending on the project’s parameters. WHAT...

In Today’s Tight Labor Market, How Do You Access More Hourly Workers?

  Millions of Americans are leaving their jobs as a result of the Great Resignation, which is straining the labor market. There is a big shortage of hourly workers in low-wage sectors like hospitality, leisure, and retail that are directly affected by the pandemic. Raising wages and promoting employees, as well as recognizing and valuing...

What If I Don’t Have an Employee Handbook?

  A company’s employee handbook is not required by law, and many companies choose not to have one even though many laws require employers to inform employees of their workplace rights. Despite these reasons, I strongly advise writing an employee handbook based on my experience in human resources for more than 15 years.   Communicate...

Mixer Hosts: 3 Keys to Success

Meeting fellow business professionals, developing business relationships, and socializing with like-minded people can all be accomplished at business mixers (also called networking events). Business mixers are excellent venues for establishing brand identity and spreading awareness of new products and services among company owners, executives, and employees. You can put your company on the map with...