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6 Ways to Stay Productive While Working from Home
  • 08 March 2021
  • Jelani Markus

6 Ways to Stay Productive While Working from Home

It’s almost hard to believe there was a time when working from home was seen as a novel occurrence. Before 2020, many employees went to their dedicated offices surrounded by co-workers and completed their work duties. But things have changed. And as a result, the small business landscape now requires a lot of fresh perspectives. That starts with productivity maintenance. In order to keep your small business engine moving, it’s important that all employees contribute as they would in the office. The following six practices can help you get the most out of your employees working from home.

4 Ways to Become a Fixture in Your Community
  • 23 November 2020
  • Jelani Markus

4 Ways to Become a Fixture in Your Community

As a small business, one of your best paths to success can be found in your own neighborhood. When you are seen as a reliable fixture within the community, you are more likely to see reliable traffic, which can result in a benefit to your bottom line. But how do you transform your business into a staple of your local community? The following four tips may help you reach that goal.

5 Tips for Hosting Your Small Business Virtual Events
  • 28 September 2020
  • Jelani Markus

5 Tips for Hosting Your Small Business Virtual Events

While the technology required to host events virtually has been around for a few years now, you could say it wasn’t remarkably popular. Some companies would host webinars and special events for consumers outside of brick and mortar locations, but it wasn’t considered a ubiquitous aspect of business. That all changed this year. With indoor gatherings restricted and more people avoiding big crowds due to COVID-19 guidelines, the moment is ripe for learning how to create virtual events that are effective and interesting. The following tips can help you on your way.

Customer Acquisition and Retention Models
  • 22 June 2020
  • Taylor Miller

Customer Acquisition and Retention Models

As business owners, you may occasionally forget about retention and mostly depend on advertising dollars to reach people. But never forget the people who have already done business with you. Here are four key guidelines to follow for acquiring and retaining customers.

Make the Most of the Time Your Customers Are Spending Online
  • 08 June 2020
  • Jelani Markus

Make the Most of the Time Your Customers Are Spending Online

The current global and nationwide situation has forced small business owners to look at other options for operating and marketing. Stay-at-home orders mean that instead of daily commutes, many customers are spending their time at home. And much of that time is spent online. With this shift in internet use, we compiled a few tactics to make the most of capturing some of your customer’s time online and benefit your business.