As a small business owner, do you ever feel like you’re treading water just to keep up with the evolution of the World Wide Web? Well, you’re not alone, according to a new survey that has discovered that a lag in adoption of new technologies and outdated websites are plaguing small businesses in general.
Whether you are a new entrepreneur or have been in business for years, you should always be aware of all labor laws and understand that they constantly change. If your small business can afford one, it’s a good idea to hire a labor law attorney. If you don’t have the capital to keep one on retainer, then you should do your own research on the government agencies’ rules and standards that you must adhere to as an employer.
An ongoing study of the behaviors of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) reveals that they are increasingly adopting mobile and social platforms — including mobile credit card processing — to improve operational efficiencies and promotion.
If you have ever thought about starting your own business and being your own boss, you may want to consider if you have the personality traits and necessary skill set to become a successful entrepreneur. The following is a top-ten list of behaviors that can be essential to one seeking entrepreneurial success.
There are many good reasons for outsourcing jobs at your small business. Contracting work out to a third party instead of hiring staff — especially for special projects — can be very cost effective, allows existing staff to concentrate on the work at hand and gives you access to highly-skilled and specialized workers you might otherwise not be able to afford. However, under certain circumstances, outsourcing may not be your best option.