April 8th, 2014

Nextiva Tuesday Tip: Is It Time to Invest in New Employees—or Is New Technology Enough?

Do you really need to hire new employees—or would new technology serve the same purpose? According to the fifth annual Brother Small Business Survey, a whopping 72 percent of small business owners believe new technology would provide a better return on their investments than hiring new employees (28 percent) this year. No wonder nearly half [...]

April 7th, 2014

Mondays with Mike: Productivity Killers – Apps You Should Prohibit in the Office

I don’t consider myself a dictator, but I do operate on the principle that no one cares about my company as much as I do.  I keep up on current research, and I’ve experimented with ways to boost my own productivity, and one thing is certain:  there are applications that have NO business in your [...]

April 4th, 2014

The Small Business Advantage to Snagging the Best Employees

Author: Carol Roth

One of my contacts worked for a young, growing company that paid top dollar for software engineers in preparation for the day that they would be needed to meet client demand.  When she expressed concern about the overspending, one partner told her that if she was in charge, the company would be defunct in a [...]


April 3rd, 2014

Where Small Businesses Are Stuck in 2014

During the course of their career, every small business owner gets stuck. The key is to know where and how to get unstuck. My annual survey of 5,000 small business owners identifies the problem areas. Here are a few excerpts: Treating their company like a job. The Survey: Over 40% of owners do whatever customers [...]

April 2nd, 2014

Nextiva Customer Success Story: Lorddys Healthcare Solutions

Nextiva understands the importance of being able to confidently rely on your phone system to provide you with message alerts, mobile capabilities, and quality voice services throughout your work day. These features are especially critical for professionals in the medical industry who are in constant communication with patients, doctors, and hospital staff. Companies like Rocky [...]

April 2nd, 2014

Work Your Biz Wednesday: How to Leverage a Daily Deal Promotion

In this week's Work Your Biz Wednesday video, Small Biz Lady Melinda Emerson gives you tips on leveraging a daily deal promotion through companies like Groupon and LivingSocial.


April 1st, 2014

Nextiva Tuesday Tip: 10 Warning Signs an Employee’s Ready to Quit

Do you think taking lots of sick days, coming to work dressed up and then going to a “doctor’s appointment,” or leaving on the dot of 5:00 are warning signs an employee is about to quit? Then you could be missing subtler, more serious signs. A study by Utah State University associate professor Tim Gardner [...]

March 31st, 2014

Mondays with Mike: Secret Short Cuts – Legal Aid

What’s the difference between a bad lawyer and a good lawyer?  A bad lawyer can drag a case out for years.  A good lawyer can make it last even longer. All kidding aside, legal fees aren’t necessarily the first thing entrepreneurs think of when they’re adding up the costs of doing business.  As litigious as [...]

March 28th, 2014

How to Keep the Rule of 3 from Ruling your Business

Author: Carol Roth

Even with the best laid plans, it has become clear to me that every business project follows the “Rule of 3”: it takes three times longer, costs three times as much and is three times as difficult as it should be.  This is a universal truth, so if you can accept it and even embrace [...]



 
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