Tips every startup can use

FAST GROWTH IS A GOOD PROBLEM, BUT WITHOUT GUIDELINES AND STRUCTURE, CAN BE A DETRIMENT TO YOUR NEW STARTUP. HERE'S HOW ONE FOUNDER GREW HIS COMPANY, AND WHAT HE LEARNED IN THE PROCESS. BY MATT EHRLICHMAN Over the past eight months our company has tripled in size, expanding from 25 employees to 125. During this time we transitioned from working in the basement of my home to a 17,000-square-foot office in Seattle, outgrowing two other temporary spaces in the process. Growing so … [Read more...]

5 non-digital tips for business growth

5 NON-DIGITAL TIPS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH BY Frances Dickens SMEs are constantly searching for the next technological advancement but digital isn’t the sole driver of business success. Here are five non-digital tips for growing your business. 1. Stay true to your values Clients and consumers want to do business with companies whose values they can respect and share in. Work out early what your company’s values are and make sure they underpin everything you do. This includes being … [Read more...]

How to be more productive in the meeting room

5 TIPS FOR MAKING MEETINGS MORE PRODUCTIVE  - Lou Orfanos Whether taking place over the phone, online or face-to-face, meetings are where deals are made, decisions agreed, and relationships with clients and colleagues strengthened. Yet, despite offering many benefits, they can also be a big drain on workers’ time if they aren’t managed effectively or organised with a clear purpose. A study by Epson and the Centre for Economics and Business Research suggests that less than half of … [Read more...]

Marketing tips for small businesses

BE IMAGE CONSCIOUS AND FLEXIBLE: MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES. IT IS ESSENTIAL YOU THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT THE IMAGE YOU WANT TO PROJECT AND SPEND TIME ON A MARKETING PLAN - BY JAMES CAAN Marketing is essential for the success of any business. It doesn't matter how great the product or service you are offering is if nobody knows about it. You need to market every strand of your business – and that includes yourself. Businesses are built by people and their success is dependent on the … [Read more...]

Meeting Room Special: Book One, Get One 50% off

    After a long and dreary winter, we are ready to celebrate SUMMER. We are excited to be offering a summer special for meeting room reservations. Book your meeting online with one click! During July and August, when you book one meeting room, you get the second one for 50% off.  Simply book both your meetings at the same time and get 50% off the second one. Please note that the discount is applied to a second meeting reservation of equal or lesser value and does not … [Read more...]

Hiring For Small Business — Overcoming Challenges And Tips For Success

By Jason Whitman (Huffington Post) According to the most recent ADP employment report, small businesses added 82,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in April. Also, according to the Small Business Administration, small businesses provide more than half of all jobs in the U.S. But, as every small business owner knows, each and every one of these individuals within your business makes a difference and has the opportunity to move the needle depending on whether that individual is the right fit for the … [Read more...]

Working on the Go? 5 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Device

Published Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, by Jo Disney - News and Features Editor, U.K. (Officing Today) With mobile working and BYOD becoming the norm, the question of security is nudging its way ever higher up the priority list. We live in a world where there are more mobile devices than people. Research suggests that soon, the average person will carry 1.5 mobile devices (although, you’re probably already on 2 or 3 yourself). The question is, in a world obsessed by mobile technology, how do … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Launching a Successful Product

GroundReport | Author: KM123 Filed Under: Health, Lifestyle | Posted: 05/13/2014 at 6:28PM Region: Colorado | United States According to the Small Business Association,small businesses have provided 55 percent of all jobs and 66 percent of all net new jobs since the 1970s. In today’s economy, small businesses are struggling; although many people have great product ideas, few of them follow the fundamental steps necessary to successfully bring those products to market. A success story, Peter … [Read more...]

Can you use Pinterest to build your Small Business?

By Janel Martinez (Madame Noir) Sure, Twitter and Facebook are great for marketing your small business online, but have you considered Pinterest? Many people think Pinterest is only for home décor collages and party-planning tips. Not true! Small business owners have the potential to take their brand marketing to the next level if they use the social media site wisely. Last week, Pinterest unveiled its new business site where entrepreneurs can check out Pinterest buttons and widgets to add … [Read more...]