Keys to Effective Communication for Company Leaders

Effective communication and effective leadership are closely intertwined. Small business leaders need to be skilled communicators in countless situations and relationships, both inside and outside of their organizations. This is more challenging than ever in a...

Small Business How To: Avoid a Data Breach

Cyber attacks were up 32 percent in the first quarter of 2018 and 47 percent from April to June compared to the same periods in 2017, according to USA Today. Although there was no single data breach of the magnitude of the 2017 Equifax breach, which put an estimated...

Employee Education is an Investment, Not an Expense

Having knowledgeable, well-trained employees has a positive impact on productivity, customer service, and revenue for businesses of all sizes. However, many small business owners consider employee development to be an option, rather than essential, to their business...

Your Small Business Needs Financing When…

Tax time can be challenging for small business owners – especially when they expect a refund and end up owing the IRS instead. If your cash flow takes a hit each time your business incurs an unexpected expense, it could be a sign that it’s time to consider financing....

Saving for a Rainy Day is a Smart Business Strategy

April rain storms are synonymous with the arrival of spring, making carrying an umbrella essential to avoid being soaked by an unexpected shower. For small business owners, rainy days can appear as suddenly as a spring downpour, bringing with them a flood of...

Direct Mail vs Email Marketing

The benefits of email marketing are undeniable. Emails have become ubiquitous in our personal and business lives, and in an increasingly digital world, a strategic email campaign has become the penultimate way for small businesses to communicate with current and...

The Challenges of Growing a Small Business Too Fast

While it’s true that most people start businesses with the intent of growing them, the size or speed of this growth may not be the ultimate measure of success. Becoming too large or expanding too quickly can create unexpected challenges, and many small businesses have...