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Public Relations for Small Businesses -- Does That Exist?

Public Relations for Small Businesses -- Does That Exist? - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by SJC under Franchises
From http://smallbiztrends.com 2693 days ago
Made Hot by: DigiTechBlog on May 25, 2015 9:07 am
There’s an overabundance of public relations agencies and despite their high costs — or maybe because of them — they’re not trusted. If you do hire one, you’ll get no guarantees.
There are 29 million businesses in the U.S., but fewer than one percent are represented by PR agencies.
“When you come Read More
Today’s newer payment apps and platforms can be pre-programmed for certain tipping amounts and seem to be resulting in higher tips for wait staff, cab drivers, and others.
For some entrepreneurs, this is good news. Even restaurateurs can benefit from their wait staff getting higher tips. Big tips Read More

Join Us in the #MSFTBizTips “Grow a Dynamic Business" Chat

Join Us in the #MSFTBizTips “Grow a Dynamic Business\" Chat - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by SJC under News
From http://smallbiztrends.com 2693 days ago
Made Hot by: JoshRed on May 27, 2015 6:18 pm
Productivity is imperative in your small business. It leads directly to profitability.
But productivity means different things to different people.
Certainly it involves effectively managing your team and workforce. It includes things like effective time management and good communications and col Read More
Arjun Arora, creator of ReTargeter, which presents highly targeted ads to consumers, moved on quickly after selling his six-year-old startup this past March. And now a new app called Immediately is his new gig.
The Immediately app is designed to integrate deeply with Gmail and Salesforce to help s Read More
Many tea drinkers will tell you that for superior flavor, the best option is loose leaf tea.
Unfortunately, the drawback to using loose leaf is the mess involved with brewing it. This is especially true if you are away from home.
But a group of Western Washington University students have created Read More

Next Level Jumping the Shark

Next Level Jumping the Shark - http://smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by SJC under Management
From http://smallbiztrends.com 2699 days ago
Made Hot by: sundaydriver on May 20, 2015 3:22 pm
I read a lot of business news, listen to business reports on the radio, and watch my share of business stuff on TV, so I come across the phrase “take it to the next level” constantly. If as many people took things to the next level as say they will, we’d have our flying cars already.
I simply can’ Read More
Lots of gamers likely dream of quitting their jobs and playing video games full time. But for Robert Hohman, that was just one step on his path.
The former president of Hotwire quit his job in 2006 to play World of Warcraft professionally. He did so for about a year. But when he got to the highest Read More
What do employees want from their employers? It’s not free food in the fridge, Foosball tables or dry-cleaning delivery services. According to a survey by 15Five, the majority of employees would rather have better communication at work than perks.
The poll of more than 1,000 full-time U.S. workers Read More
Rhonda: How’s your day going?
Me: Ughhh … I’ve been busy all day, but only got one important thing done!
“Shadow Work” Is The New Time Bandit
There’s a new villain in town — well, it’s not “new” exactly. It just now has a name and it’s “Shadow Work.” The idea is that you are doing all kinds of “ Read More
What is it with me and my attitude about the books I’ve been reading lately? You can’t see it, but I’m being very obstinate and ornery.
I’ve just received a newly published review copy of Tom Rath’s (@TomCRath) “Are You Fully Charged: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Your Life” and already I Read More
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