The Importance of Business Valuations

  Selling your small business is never a simple decision. Selling a business can be emotionally difficult, regardless of whether you want to retire, are having financial difficulties with business expenses, or simply no longer have a passion for the sector. Let’s simplify things by talking about the value of a third-party business valuation. When...

How Ongoing and Diverse Training Benefits Businesses

Employee training is a crucial business strategy that is frequently neglected and undervalued. It’s possible that business owners may not invest the necessary time in properly training people, and that the staff will just want to get to work after learning what is necessary. Training is sometimes viewed by small organizations with little resources and few...

How To Master Cold Calling

  Reaching out to potential clients via cold calling offers both many advantages and difficulties.   The practice of calling prospective clients whom you have never spoken to before is known as cold calling. Some advantages of cold calling include strengthening your marketing and enhancing your sales pitch. Cold calling has a number of drawbacks as...

“Quiet Hiring”: A New Method of Hiring

“Quiet Hiring” In today’s world, “Quiet hiring” is the new method of hiring for many employers. Companies like Google are trying to hire people who work in overdrive, despite the fact that some people want to be on record as working in cruise control. More specifically, Google employs “quiet hiring,” a covert recruiting approach. It...

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...

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...

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...