Posts Tagged“business”

One of the primary factors that can slow down your business is server downtime. In many instances, downtimes are unanticipated and, therefore, take many companies by surprise. And if a swift response plan is not in place, consequences can be catastrophic. Since we are all not tech-savvy, let’s level the technology playing field by defining server downtime. Downtime is a duration when a system fails to perform its primary function. You could say it’s a period when servers are offline or there is a network outage. For some businesses, downtime is a minor inconvenience. But for others, the aftermath is…

One of the significant challenges for every business owner is being able to make their company profitable, and even the most in-demand or successful companies can struggle to do this. To make sure that you can gain enough revenue to support the future of your company and to reinvest into your brand, here are some top tips for increasing your company’s profitability. Keep Input Costs Down One of the most important steps you can take to make sure that your business remains profitable throughout 2020 and beyond is managing your input costs. You can do this by investing in low-cost…

Starting your own business seems like a great idea until you meet the inevitable roadblocks along the way. Most people think that entrepreneurship is an easy way of making a couple of million, investing in OTCMKTS, and becoming famous, and winning a few awards. On the contrary, entrepreneurship requires a lot of hard work and discipline to break even. With so many businesses failing within the first two years of operations, it is understandable why you might be on the fence about starting your own venture. If you are still convinced that having your own business is the path for…

Content is your most potent tool when it comes to increasing your brand awareness online. However, like most tools, it needs the occasional sharpening and upkeep to make sure that it stays effective and relevant with your evolving needs. Hence, the need for an annual content audit of your website. A surprising 90% of all online content does not get the coveted traffic from search engines like Google. This translates to precious marketing dollars and effort buried in obscurity. How does auditing your content help with this problem? Read on to find out. What is Content Audit and Why Is…

These are perilous times for small businesses, sole proprietorships, and entrepreneurs. The COVID-19 pandemic and the attendant government shut-downs and slow-downs, combined with masking and social distancing, have changed the way we conduct business as well as the way our customers procure our products and services. Unfortunately, not every small business has been able to adjust to the new economic climate, and many have closed their doors. If your small business is struggling, bankruptcy provides opportunities to close in an organized way or to reorganize into a leaner and meaner company. This article comes from the office of a prominent…

If you are new to this business, then to clarify: Jira is mainly used for project management, in particular for tracking bugs. This flexible tool, owned by Atlassian, was created in 2002 for software developers. Jira helps you keep track of your daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly tasks and projects. Jira allows you to create tasks, write detailed descriptions and reports, and distribute tasks relatively quickly across your entire team. Tasks and plans in Jira are fairly easy to organize, giving you the ability to see the direction your project is heading. Jira, already used by 65,000 teams, can…

All the business tasks are converting to digital. Meeting, drafts, emails and report making have transferred to the digital platforms, but the old school idea of a business card is still the same. You might have encountered several business cards and have given to others too. With colleagues or clients, you must have swapped your contact cards many times. Many cards have thrown in the trash can by the holders without knowing the business cards’ purpose. You should know the importance of business cards to make a networking medium and understand the idea behind using the contact card in this…

Here’s the story: Once upon a time, there was an evident imbalance in the business ecosystem. Advanced facilities and smart tools were available only to tech-giants. Then came to a wave of technology equality and most of these tools were dispersed to small businesses as well. Now it was on Small Businesses to leverage these tools. The ones that did, found an edge in the industry. A Virtual phone number for small businesses is one of the tools I am talking about. And today we’ll be discussing why startups must have it. See, the fact is you need to treat…

How good of a job do you do as a business owner when it comes handling money? In the event things could be better, don’t you think now would be a good time to put more focus there? If you are not doing a good job of handling your finances, you could end up losing your business down the road. So, what can you do to avoid having money be an issue for your company all too often? Do You Have People Managing Your Finances? One of the key things you can do for better money management is to have…

Have you ever been to an ineffective team building event? The kind where nobody is getting involved and everyone is staring at their watches hoping for the end of the day? It’s pretty excruciating isn’t it? And yet, team building events can also be an effective tool for improving relationships between staff and helping people work together more efficiently. So, how do you organize a team building event that will actually build your team and not bore them to tears? Include a learning element If you arrange a team building event that is structured around learning something new, your team…