Archive for April, 2013

Social Discussion for Small Business

Social Discussion for Small Business

According to a recent small business study conducted by Manta, more than half of the 1,200 small business owners surveyed boasted of a fruitful Q1 and 79% are optimistic about Q2.  The optimism isn’t translating into new hires, but rather an increase in social media efforts, online advertising and marketing. The number one goal of the small business owners in this study (in regards to social media) was to acquire and engage new customers.  Other important factors were gaining lead generations/referrals, as well as, driving awareness and marketing their business. If any of these goals sound familiar, maybe it’s time […]

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Happy Employees Are the Secret to Success.

The jobs site CareerBliss.com analyzes 50,000 company reviews and evaluations it receives each year from employees.  The most content workers in the U.S. credit their happiness to first-rate employee incentives, ample benefits, career advancement programs, and great work-life balance. Happy employees save companies money, provide excellent customer service, make fewer mistakes and work more efficiently. What are you doing to create a happy work environment for your employees? Here are a few ideas to keep your team in high spirits and your profit margins growing: 1. Pay your employees accurately and on-time.  Every time. Create staffing worksheets to inform full […]

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