How to Create a Training Plan for your Employees

Hiring and retaining good employees are essential to small business growth. Many small businesses lack the resources to hire top talent and find themselves fighting for scraps in the employee gene pool. Small businesses tend to be the entry point for the unemployed and underemployed. On the rare occasion that

5 Reasons to Outsource Your Payroll

Businesses are forever changing, whether it is through advances in technology or branching into new markets. However, one thing in business that will never change is the importance of paying your employees. While many businesses still choose to manage their payroll internally through manual bookkeeping or payroll software, more and more

5 Steps and Useful Tools to Create Your Website

Yes, you can design and build your own website—even if this is your first foray into web design. While you may benefit from hiring a professional designer, creating the site you want is really a matter of having the right tools. With no further ado, read on to learn how

Sales Best Practices: How To Handle Your Competition

Competition is one of the most challenging obstacles any business has to overcome. According to McKinsey & Company, 85% of business executives believe their industry is more competitive than it was five years ago, while research from 24/7 Inc. shows that 79% of customers are willing to try a competitor

Why More Women Are Starting Day-Trading Careers

Forex and stocks trading has long been a “boy’s club,” as the industry has traditionally been dominated by males. But thanks in part to electronic retail trading, that’s starting to change. Women are entering Forex trading en masse, and they’re well-positioned for lucrative careers in the field. In Japan, for example,

Bankruptcy Could Help You Keep Moving Forward

Sponsored by Suzzanne Uhland: Bankruptcy should be avoided at all costs. That’s the conventional wisdom. Listen to any call from a creditor seeking to collect a debt and they’re likely to tell you people who fail to meet their financial obligations are the worst of the worst, the lowest of the

How to Know if It’s Time to Expand Your Business

Thinking about expanding your business is a big deal for obvious reasons. If your clientele is growing and you need to move to a bigger space or increase the number of employees, you need to make sure that you’ll continue to operate efficiently and effectively. More importantly, you need to

Human Resources for the 21st Century: Hiring and Training

The human resources department is an important part of any organization. From hiring new staff members to training them in an online training software, and then potentially transitioning them to a different organization, HR takes care of employees start to finish. In a knowledge economy, people, more than machines, are the