Small Business Operations

Suzy Fielders
November 20, 2019 - 5:03 pm
Sitting in an office all day can dull the senses. If your job requires any creativity at all, this can be disastrous. Even for employees who are not in super-creative roles, imagination, ingenuity and inventiveness are still professional skills you want to foster and encourage in the workplace. Don...
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Crystal Hessong
November 18, 2019 - 1:23 pm
Company smartphones are not just for big corporations. Even small businesses can reap benefits from giving their employees phones. However, this practice may not be for every small business. Evaluating the pros and cons can help you make a more informed decision on whether to invest in company...
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Small Business Pulse
November 15, 2019 - 12:46 pm
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Randy Yagi
November 12, 2019 - 7:30 pm
One of the biggest mistakes a small business owner can make is to fail to identify and understand his or her target audience. In other words, if you don’t know where to focus your advertising efforts, chances are you aren’t maximizing your profits or reaching your largest group of potential...
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Gillian Burdett
November 11, 2019 - 12:11 pm
A cash flow crunch can kill a growing business before it has had time to establish roots. Meeting unplanned expenses by taking on debt can put your enterprise into a downward spiral of loan payments and finance charges. A budget is one of the most powerful financial management tools you have to...
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ComEd
November 06, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Efficient and effective business operations are key to a successful business. With energy use being a necessity to run most businesses, cutting costs by upgrading to energy efficient equipment can give entrepreneurs the opportunity to spend money in other areas, such as employee satisfaction or...
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Small Business Pulse
November 04, 2019 - 12:01 pm
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Mark G. McLaughlin
November 01, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, people with disabilities frequently could not access some businesses either for employment or to be served as a customer, although many offices were otherwise open to the rest of the public. The ADA requires businesses to...
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Suzy Fielders
October 31, 2019 - 3:25 pm
Accepting mobile credit card payments is almost a must for any small business. Clients expect to be able to pay via credit card when they are purchasing a product or service. More importantly they expect for it to be an easy and trustworthy transaction. Small businesses can increase customer...
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Laurie Jo Miller Farr
October 24, 2019 - 4:45 pm
Is your small business one of the 80 million actively using a Facebook page for marketing purposes? With currently 2.7 billion monthly active users, the social media platform has morphed into a massive advertising media channel. Facebook's ability to highly target audiences and build a custom...
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