International trade can bring some amazing goods to your neighborhood and allow you to export your products to other countries. However, as a new exporter, you've likely figured out that getting your goods overseas is not as easy as it looked at first. The tangle of rules that you have to deal with for each country can be confusing, especially if there are additional issues like tariffs that you have to account for.
29 July 2020
To say that a small business owner has to multi-task is an understatement. While business owners often do an impressive job at managing their operations, there are certain areas where it's essential to bring in a professional who has expertise. One of these areas is human resources. Even if you think you have everything under control, there are some telltale signs that might indicate otherwise; learn how to spot them.
9 December 2019
If you have a construction company, you know that it can be a very up and down kind of business. Sometimes you have enough work for a whole lot of people, and sometimes you don't. While you do everything you can to make sure that you always have work for the employees you have, sometimes it just doesn't work out. But then, when you do end up with more work, you don't need to end up having to hire people that you eventually have to lay off — you have other options too.
29 July 2019
Even though many businesses have in-house human resources departments, this isn't the case for all companies. For many smaller businesses, outsourcing human resources tasks to a human resource services company can be a good choice. These are a few reasons why this might be a good option for your business. 1. Cut Costs In a bigger company, there might be tasks for human resources staff members to do all the time.
25 April 2017
As a business, being available to speak with current and potential customers is essential. When customers reach a voicemail when calling to place an order or ask questions, they may become upset. An easy solution is to hire an answering service company to take care of after-hours calls when your company is not open for business or when receptionists are not able to take calls. There are a number of reasons to hire an answering service company, such as:
7 April 2017
The threat of a fire destroying the business that you have worked so hard to create is always a concern, but in the restaurant business, this kind of threat is even bigger than usual. At any given time in a restaurant, there could be open flames, hot oil, grease, and many other opportunities for a fire to get started. One of the most important things you can do to protect the livelihood of your business is to schedule a consultation with a fire protection engineer.
10 August 2016
As an employer, it is essential that you remain competitive in the marketplace, not only with your customers but also with your employees. After all, if you don't have a competitive compensation package, you'll risk losing your best employees to companies that are offering more and better benefits. One of the best ways to ensure that you remain competitive is to create a clear compensation policy. This eliminates the guesswork from determining fair compensation packages.
22 April 2016
When you have a creative hobby, earning a living from your craft can seem like the perfect job. Before you move forward with turning your hobby into a business, though, you need to find ways to make your handmade items a sustainable business while keeping it fun. Start with Pricing Pricing is a difficult topic for anyone who makes items by hand. It is difficult to gauge the value of an item because it is easy for customers to undervalue the time and effort it takes to create a piece.
12 January 2016
When you need to hire some new employees for your business and receive hundreds of applications, where do you begin? Hiring the right individuals is the goal of the process, but this is not the easiest thing to do. As you begin this process, you may run into some issues. Here are three common issues you may face and some tips to help you overcome these. Narrowing Down The Applicants
8 December 2015
Running a successful health clinic depends on your ability to retain clients so you can maintain a steady work load. Relying on drop-in and one-time clients tends to result in an unstable workflow that can negatively affect your expected profit margins. The key to retaining clients is ensuring that their experience while dealing with your clinic is a positive one from beginning to end. Making your clients happy from the get-go helps ensure that they'll become regular patients – and there is a good chance that many of them will provide your clinic with free advertising in the form of word-of-mouth recommendations.
7 December 2015